Our core values

26 09 2012

Every experience at Devraj Niwas, Jaipur is filled with happiness as it rests on a set of non-negotiable core values that we love to follow in every breath:

1. Environmental Sensitivity: We do our best to touch nature with sensitive hands. In fact, we love to pamper and replenish it as much as possible. Devraj Niwas has the largest verdure available at any hotel in Pink city a.k.a. Jaipur.

2. Adopting the local ethos: Devraj Niwas believes in participative ethos that draws both inspiration and wisdom from the cultures that surround us.

3. Upbeat sense of servitude: At Devraj Niwas, hospitality is not just a service. We derive happiness in serving with a sense of servitude.

These values provide not only the invisible pillars on which our efforts stand, but also serve as daily inspirations, made visible in a hundred little details. It is these details that unite to form a delightful Devraj experience every time you visit us.

Groove in the spirits of Forresta !!

24 09 2012

Apart from the exotic ambience, delicious food and best cocktails, we’ve always got something to shout about – this time, it’s our two new offers!!

How many of you simply love to sip a Tom Collins or a Cosmopolitan every time you visit Forresta with a group of friends? We are guessing a lot of you!! So now is the time when you can enjoy your favorite cocktails the most as they come with the finest brands of liquors.

The Tom Collins drink comes with Bombay Sapphire gin and Cosmopolitan comes with Grey Goose Vodka at the same price. So get ready to groove in the Bombay Sapphire Collins and Grey Goose Cosmopolitan at Forresta Kitchen and Bar 🙂

To keep up with the latest on our food menu and the next offer from our drinks range, keep coming back here for more.

Forresta Media Coverage

15 09 2012

Forresta Kitchen and Bar is an authentic fine dining restaurant and a part of Devraj Niwas, a cozy green hotel in Jaipur, situated in Bani Park, the center of Pink City. Devraj Niwas offers you an idyllic setting for a leisurely stay with the immaculately clean and stylish rooms combined with prompt service, a serene swimming pool, lush green environs and a delightful variety of luscious cuisines. The hotel has gained popularity in a very short span of time. Its recognition and fondness can be elucidated through the press coverage, articles and advertisements which have been featured in various newspapers and journals.

“By evening the graveled open space outside which was surrounded by trees and shrubs was ready to turn into a bar; tables were being laid out for dinner for those who wished to enjoy the cool evening breeze, undisturbed from the busy road outside which was just 100 metres away. The open air restaurant was humming with activity by dusk; people had started to stream in.”

-Blue Moon (A leading travel journal)

Forresta has also been covered by the most esteemed newspapers like DNA Jaipur, DNA Afterhrs etc.

A little boutique for your stay- Devraj Niwas

13 09 2012

Travelling- whether for leisure or for business-can be a disconcerting affair for some. Then there’s the hotel room, where you plan to stay.

Is it what you call “your home away from home”? Or is it a monochrome box? Are the dings of arriving elevators breaking the silence with maddening regularity? Do you feel like you never left the airport? This is the world of the conventional mass-market hotel. The big chains and their cookie-cutter ethos leave one feeling like yet another cog in a human assembly line.

It is this monotony and dehumanization that brought about the rise of the boutique hotels, Devraj Niwas being best among them in Rajasthan. Boutique hotel rooms are the very anti-thesis of the chain hotel.

It is the boutique ethos that drives us at Devraj Niwas. In our case, the anatomical parts that comprise a truly great hotel room are many and nuanced. Our rooms feature:

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  • Originality, with each of our suites designed and outfitted in distinctive style.
  • Air-conditioned, ground level rooms.
  • Fine, decorator quality furnishings.
  • Traditional wall motifs.
  • Antique four poster beds.
  • Opaque draw drapes.
  • Private quiet backyard.
  • Private sit-out area.
  • Decorations with old artifacts and wooden hand-carved furniture.
  • Individual designer toilets with complimentary herbal toiletries.
  • Well stocked mini-bar fridge.
  • Electronic deposit locker.
  • LCD TV, tea/coffee maker.
  • Down comforters and pillows.
  • Construction quality that preserves quiet.

We not only strive to be “your home away from home,” we strive to provide you with an experience that makes you rethink your return trip home.

Weekend Cocktail- Tom Collins

8 09 2012

The misty ambience and the greenery combined with the calm breeze at Forresta is perfect for lingering with a cocktail during pleasant weather.

The Tom Collins is a refreshing gin sour that is an excellent sipper for these days. There are a couple of versions of this drink, the second that uses sour mix in place of lemon and sugar syrup (a choice most often made in bars as a matter of convenience).

Tom Collins


  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz sugar syrup
  • club soda
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
  • lemon slice for garnish


  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup in a Collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with the cherry and orange slice.


Tom Collins (sour mix version)


  • 2 oz gin
  • sour mix
  • soda water
  • orange slice for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the gin into a Collin’s glass filled with ice.
  2. Fill with sour mix.
  3. Shake by placing a tin over the glass, giving a couple of good shakes.
  4. Add a splash of soda water.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice flag.


Do not forget to sip into this intoxicating cocktail this weekend at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, Devraj Niwas, Jaipur.

Avant-garde architecture, Devraj Niwas

5 09 2012

An icon of avant-garde architecture, Devraj Niwas rise high above the expectations of a traveler in Jaipur- one of Rajasthan’s most appealing cities.

The entire location has been landscaped for nature’s most wonderful gift- plantation. A unique display of color and comfort, the 21 guest rooms invite tourists worldwide to have a taste of opulent contemporary living along with a soft cultural feel of Rajasthan. Devraj Niwas brings an unprecedented sensory multiplex of entertainment, recreation, culinary delights, nightlife, and hospitality to one of the most exciting tourist destinations of India.Indulge in our signature restaurant The Forresta Kitchen and Bar, cool off near pool side, get caught up in various cultural and musical events scheduled throughout the year, take a guided tour of this historical city with us. Enjoy unparalleled sense of relaxation amidst the lap of luxury, while our services make your dreams come true.

We casually invite you to a virtual photography tour and if you’re tempted enough, make reservations for upcoming season here: http://www.devrajniwas.com/devraj-reservation.php








Table Etiquettes

1 09 2012

‘Dining out’ describes a plethora of eating experiences, but restaurant rules are universal. Although you are the customer, a little charm goes a long way, so treating your waiter or waitress respectfully will enhance your experience considerably. The point of etiquette rules is to make you feel comfortable – not uncomfortable.


  • Reservation

Whenever possible, make a reservation; always book if you are dining in a group, and discuss any special requirements with the restaurant in advance.

  • Napkin

Put the napkin in your lap as soon as you are seated. If wine is poured or drinks are served you will be prepared. When you are ready to leave the restaurant, take the napkin off of your lap and fold it neatly and place it on the table. If you have to get up during your stay, then place the napkin on the table out of the way of others.

  • Place the hand in the lap

While you are eating, always place the hand that you are not using to eat with in your lap. The exceptions for this are cutting meat and buttering and eating bread.

  • Don’t Talk With Food In Your Mouth

If you’re in a habit of talking while eating, wait until you finish the bite that is in your mouth. Talking with your mouth full is not only gross, but sometimes also makes the food come out with the words and spread on the person you’re talking to.

  • Elbows off the table

Sit straight with elbows off the table. We often relax and put our arms and elbows on the table, but we should not do this.

  • Keep your voice low

When dining in a fine dining restaurant, you must respect others’ privacy and keep your volume low while talking to each other.

  • Knife and Fork

If your food requires to be eaten with a knife and a fork then always hold the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right hand. Hold the food with the fork, by applying pressure through the index finger. Cut with the knife, in the same way and have a small bite with the folk.

  • Complaining

If you are dissatisfied with the food or service, say so discreetly and with minimal fuss, and request any necessary (and reasonable) changes. Keep things pleasant, and don’t shoot the messenger. Be aware that excessive complaining may spoil your companions’ evening.

  • Thank the staff and the chef

Say please and thank you frequently to the staff, in order to show them that you like their service. Also thank the chef and the waiter before leaving.

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