The fascinating Moorish architecture blends with the richness of Indian mirrors. Legend has it that this palace was built by King Jaipur to get rid of a nobleman who wanted to woo his queen. His goal was to secure a withdrawal of the court. There was a noble highly-valued for his exploits to kill him. For this reason, he was given a palace away from his. The palace inside has rhinestones, fine marble, arches and golden chandeliers. A palace of tales and legends.
One of the biggest private residences in the entire world. It has 347 rooms and used 70000m of sand and marble in its construction. It was built in the 20s, during the great famine that was ravaging the zone and the government decided to make the investment in its construction to give people employment. The construction lasted 15 years. The inside is art deco. It has 2 theaters, pool and AC power plant. It is beautiful inside, the lobby was built with marble staircases and hunting trophies, the center dome is 60m high, the reception room, there is a billiard room, office of the Maharajah (who lives on the 1st floor). The rest of the palace is a luxury hotel.
There are some incredible views from this luxury hotel in the middle of a lake. This has to be one of the most romantic places on earth. This place so magical it'll seem like you're in a fairytale, lost in a corner of India, where palaces bloom like desire.
Like many historic homes, Castle Mandawa is a curious mixture of old and new. Medieval towers with battlements and roofed balconies, it blends modern comforts with the ancient world. A family-run resort where tradition is still present. There are 70 rooms divided into different categories like standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and royal suites. The rooms are designed independently, adding a unique element to each one.
This hotel is a former palace that has been transformed, and is simply but tastefully furnished. The gardens are large and well-maintained, with a giant chess set where you can pass a lazy afternoon. There's also a large swimming pool where you can refresh yourself after a busy day in the streets of Jaipur. Its location is quiet, the service is good, and the restaurant offers both Indian and Western food.
This hotel is situated in the region of Skhawati in the North of Rajasthan. It is located close to the town of Mandawa, known for its beautiful palaces, called havelis. From Jaipur, it is just over 150 miles to get there, but it is definitely worth it. I liked the hotel because of its style of dried mud and traditional style. It was only recently built, about 20 years ago. It is in the middle of the desert dunes and there are many excursions in the area. There are about 60 rooms decorated with style. You can see a collection of entrepreneurs who created, their classic cars for example. There is a pool for when you return from a camel ride or a session of bird watching, it is perfect. Each bungalow has a different style, you can ask the staff to show you some, but they are all beautiful.
This hotel does not disappoint because it has a special charm. We were putting the red dot on the forehead and when we went inside the hotel we discovered a huge and nice hall. The hotel itself is great, it is like a palace. It has ceilings that are very high. The room is amazing with a balcony with views of the pool, which is also very big. All very well decorated. At night in the pool had a kind of show with a magician and also there is a little shop where they sell slippers, handbags, jewelry ... The buffet dining and all the food was very good.
One of the best options for quality / price in Bikaner. Old rooms but with the advantage of being in a quiet area without traffic, something to be welcomed in India. It's a hotel-style palace in Rajasthan, with contemporary furnishing, average price, in-season around € 8 individually.
This hotel is a gem amid the chaos in India. It isn´t located in the center but very close, about 5 to 10 minutes walk. The rooms are beautiful, decorated with Indian style decor and every color with matching key. It's all very clean and best of all its owners are awaiting you at all times and every time you come out you have chilly water, coke, lemonade or chai already made for you, totally free, no charge. They have a restaurant on the roof from which there are amazing views of Jaisalmer Fort at night and they put some cushions on benches with dim lights and it makes you think you're in the middle of the story of the Arabian Nights. I recommend it one hundred percent.
If I had to go back to Udaipur I would probably stay at this hotel all over again, since I felt so at home when I was there the first time. The decor is very nice. It's all white with painted flowers everywhere. The food was really good although the service wasn't. In this hotel were also kind enough to let us bañáramos although the pool was closed and that is when you end up with visits and usually arrive at the hotel no longer bath time. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Udaipur (10 min.) In nature, is very welcoming. We were fortunate to meet with a medical convention in the hotel so it was full, busy
Pushkar, a holy city in Hinduism, can become tiresome sometimes, as there are hundreds of hotels and backpacker hotels and restaurants that compete among themselves stealing the name to lure any tourist. The scent in the hotel is something like the lake, and it is a tranquil and cozy place, with a family atmosphere.
Bikaner is usually a place of passage to visit the temple of rats in Deshnoke. The city is interesting because it was an important caravan route. It is a fortress city with many red sandstone buildings that retains its medieval walls. Marudhar Hotel is very convenient and within walking distance of the train/bus station. The staff is very friendly and quite clean, it costs about 5 € for accommodation. It is also very near the Junagarth Fort and other historical monuments of the city.
It is not easy to reach Sawai Madhopur, but the reward is a tiger reserve, Ranthambhore, which was the residence of one of the last maharajas and is now the home of more than 100 tigers, which are not easy to see because the reservation is quite extensive, and so the tigers have many places to hide. The Vatika Resort is a very nice place, with gardens, and above all has a naturalist who is a tiger expert, by yhe name of Chandra Kant.
A lovely little hotel in Mandawa, Rajasthan. The hotel is in the city castle, a old and uncared for building on the outside, but inside remains a pleasant surprise. Much of the interior is yet to be renovated, but the areas accessible to guests are in perfect condition. It has numerous gardens and a large pool. Work on a new wing was starting (in August 2008). Good price, good service, proper rooms, clean, some had four poster beds. As the city is small it is quick to walk around, swimming is the best thing about the hotel :)
Located in Nawalarh which is a city within the silk route, we can say that it is not all that well known, and it really allows you to get to know the real India. This hotel is an old merchant's house, and has been fully restored. It looks like you're in a tale from Arabian Nights. There are charming rooms and a restaurant with enough variety considering the area.
In the city of Jaisalmer we stayed in this charming hotel. It is situated just outside the city, outside the medieval walls. It's easy to reach the center by renting a rickshaw (after negotiation for the price). Our room was very conformable and had a terrace with views of a beautiful courtyard. We ordered room service for dinner and I have to say the service was great and the food was delicious.
This is a romantic old mansion turned hotel. The rooms are decorated with antique Indian furniture, and the atmosphere makes you feel like you're in the old marajahaas of Rajasthan. We couldn't enjoy the outdoor facilities (pool, gardens) because we were there during monsoon season and it rained a lot. It was very comfortable and the people were very friendly.
In Jodhpur, maybe the best option, opposite the fortress, an unexpected gem with a good view, great staff, great rooftop terrace where you can eat and enjoy a relaxed and good environment. The rooms range from about 7 to 20 euros. There are Many travelers, very good atmosphere
Former home of Kalifas, the Simla hotel has all the magic that this city exudes. Inside it has all the details of the luxurious rooms of the marahás, and the outside keeps the original charm, since the facade and surrounding area has been well preserved since it was built. The rooms are small yes, but considering the price ranges between 3 and 6 euros, there is not much we can complain about. It is located in the upper north part of Jaisalmer Fort. I recommend it because it is clean, good service and a haven of peace, to be in India.
The Khimsar Fort Hotel is at the midway point between Jaipur and Jaiselmer, and it has 50 luxurious rooms that are around a beautiful pool. You'll definitely be in the middle of nowhere, which makes it the perfect place to relax and have a great trip in the Thar desert. You can go to the Nagaur cattle fair, but on the other hand, you can go out for a walk, out to eat, or just sit around and do nothing! The people here are friendly and they'll take good care of you. The rooms aren't huge, but they're decorated beautifully in the traditional style. They have individual bathrooms, telephones and satellite TV. Activities you can do there include playing tennis, visiting the spa and there's also the possibility of taking a camel safari in the desert. The Khimsar Fort was built by Rao Karamsiki, the 8th son Kodha Rao, who was the founder of Jodhpur. The fort was built in 1523. After that, they added a part for women and another for the governor.