The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recently concluded the second season of The Leela Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Polo Cup 2023 in Jaipur. Travel+Leisure India & South Asia gives you a recap of the fun day that it was.
Honouring the legacy of the legendary and royal sport of polo, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts organised the second season of The Leela Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Polo Cup 2023 in Jaipur last weekend. The echoes of loud stomping on the grounds of the Rajasthan Polo Club made headlines all over.
The Leela Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Polo Cup 2023
On one hand, was Team Leela comprising of polo players Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, Aryan Singh, Angad Kalaan, and Kuldeep Singh Rathore. Team Achievers, against whom they were playing, included polo players Vishal Singh, Lt Col Vishal Chauhan, Abhimanyu Pathak, and Daniel Otamendi.
The tournament culminated in a spectacular event at the Rajasthan Polo Club that commenced with a grand Lawazma, a royal procession. The occasion was graced by Manushi Chhillar, an Icon of India by The Leela who rolled the ball as the ritual for the final match to begin.
The match was followed by the trophy presentation ceremony and Champagne Afternoon Tea hosted by Anuraag Bhatnagar, chief executive officer of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts; and Abhishek Sharma, general manager of The Leela Palace Jaipur. At the afternoon tea, The Leela Palace Jaipur extended the signature Leela hospitality and showcased the Aujasya by The Leela menu.
Beyond The Match
The gala evening was a reminder of all things luxury, equestrian, and royal. The star-studded event’s guest list included names like actor Simone Singh, writer and filmmaker Fahad Samar, fashion designer Pria Kataria Puri, and model and actor Rashmi Nigam amongst others.
While the sporty celebration began a day later, The Leela Palace Jaipur ensured guests had a memorable evening with a regal dinner at Mohan Mahal. Inspired by the Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort, Mohan Mahal is adorned with over three lakh hand-cut mirror pieces. As for the menu, there was dahi gucchi ke kebab; broccoli dak bungalow; lifafa khurchan, millet and olive masala khichdi, roasted tomato curry; and baked gulab jamun, Alwari milk cake, and motichur ke laddu. The weekend was a true celebration of history, inheritance, and all things regal.