Boutique Hotels of Rajasthan
Relive the days of Maharajas, of Havelis and regal grandeur in the boutique hotels tucked away in the state of Rajasthan. Enchanting folk music and camels cruising through the golden sands towards forts resounding with the echo of their glorious past define the experience of contemporary Rajasthan. Discover the pleasure of escaping into a hidden sanctuary where time rewinds itself at the following royal retreats:-
Somewhere between Udaipur and Jodhpur, lies a 17th century village amidst the Aravallis with a fortress at its core- The Rawla Narlai. Everything about this heritage boutique hotel is enchanting, right from the view of the hills to the regal interiors of the rooms. Experience warm hospitality with a simmering cup of breakfast tea at the lounge in the swinging sofa and relive the glorious days of yore or dine at the centuries old step well in the tiny lights of the oil lamps leading to an evening that will linger on your memory for a long time to come. If youíre keen on revisiting the past at your next holiday, then Rawla Narlai is the place to be.
Take a step closer to life in Jodhpur as you drive through its baffling streets and discover The Raas, an exquisite boutique hotel situated at the fringe of the scenic Meherangarh Fort. Raas is about real people and raw appeal. The bustling streets beyond the boundaries of the hotel lend a local identity to its surroundings and ensure a unique experience for the wanderlust struck globe trotter in you. The view is never an issue at this fabulous retreat where 35 rooms face the fortress of Meherangarh and the rest four overlook the Haveli from their private lawns. Outside, the lively city waits to welcome you with its original charm.
The Serai, Jaisalmer
Ever thought of camping in the desert as a romantic getaway? If not, think now. The Serai gives myriad reasons for planning a plush escape from the routine, dedicated to you and your special one. In the midst of the mystical desert sands of Jaisalmer, this encampment features 21 luxury tents across a pool that lends the essence of an oasis to this fantasy. For a private paradise check into one of the tented suites, after all you donít get to plunge in your very own pool walled within a personal garden at the desert every day. Go for a safari at the daybreak and come back to relax for the dinner out in the lounge for a view of the night sky which is nothing short of a fairytale.
Udai Kothi, Udaipur
Is there a wedding on the cards? If yes, marry your prince in a princess style at Udai Kothi, a royal escape in the heart of the romantic city of Udaipur. With its alluring yet humble dťcor that enshrines authentic antiques and moments of the past captured in sepia toned photographs, the hotelís palatial structure will give a regal touch to any ceremony celebrated in its complex. The property is equally fantastic for a weekend getaway. Have a sumptuous breakfast on the terrace across the rooftop pool or dine in the dimming lights of the sunset with candle lit lamps casting a reflection in the waters of Hanuman Ghat, weaving a magical spectacle for the rest of the evening. At Udai Kothi, itís all about living life king size.
Rejuvenate and re-energize high atop a cliff that disappears into the depth of the Chambal River at the captivating Bhainsrorgarh fortress that dates back to the 18th century. A rare jewel in the crown of the land of Maharajas, Bhainsrorgarh is endowed with eternal beauty that draws people to this spot throughout the year. Water lovers can invigorate their senses while rowing through the stream, spotting Gharials or angling fish for the dinner. As for soul searchers, a sunny afternoon atop the fort amidst the panoramic views of the adjoining village and historical temples can be quite indulging. So pack your bags for an unruffled weekend at the magnificent Bhainsrorgarh heritage hotel.
No itís not a dream and youíre not hallucinating. Itís the Devigarh effect, intimately, uniquely and royally yours. Thatís what you need to know when you wake up to an exotic bath in your private pool within an ornate regal suite offering a stunning view of the Aravalis and someone knocking on the door. Well thatís your butler waiting to serve breakfast with a heartwarming smile that makes you feel at home (youíd wish it could be your home). Welcome to Devigarh- located northeast of Udaipur, it places emphasis on overdoing luxury within its 39 suites designed to deliver a holiday that simply cannot be defined by the word royal itself.