Travelling to Rajasthan and planning to make the trip special? Why not stay at some place not many people have heard about but do exist and royally so! In this article, I am writing about ten such destinations which I personally loved and pulled up more information about, so that you don’t have to google too much.
Khem Villas, Ranthambhore
A luxury jungle camp in Ranthambore, Khew Villas was practically built from scratch on the land with water bodies and natural habitat for animals being created on the land which was purchased way back in the year 1989. A bird watcher’s paradise, the camp also houses crocodiles, jackals, hyenas, desert fox, etc, along with luxury campstead. The main aim is to maintain the tranquility of the place and provide the best in hospitality.
The nearest airport from Khem Villas is Jaipur which is about 200 kms away. The nearest town as well as railway station is Sawai Madhopur which is about 13 kms from the camp.
The Green House Resort, Pushkar
In the holy town of Pushkar, you will find this luxurious boutique resort in a majestic location. The Green House Resort has 20 luxurious, air-conditioned tents with all luxury amenities. The nearest airport happens to be Jaipur and Ajmer is the nearest railways station, about 20 kms away. The resort is just ten minutes from the town of Pushkar and is set in the middle of landscaped gardens spanning across 10 acres.
Mihir Garh, near Rohet
An award-winning nine suite boutique hotel, Mihir Garh in Rohet is the dreamchild of Sidharth and Rashmi Rohet. Here, you are assured a stay of luxury and pampering amidst nature and its beauty.
Mihir Garh offers you varied experiences like horse riding, antelope watching, royal picnics, star-gazing and even village safaris. There are endless activities to do and meal times are specifically special as the recipes are traditional Rajasthani. The decor of the suites are also special as every small thing has been specially designed for Mihir Garh.
Shahpura Bagh, Bhilwara
Shahpura happens to be in district Bhilwara of Rajasthan, India. The estate of Shahpurabagh is spread across 45 acres of lush green pasture and garden, and houses only nine luxury suites. Yes, it is that exclusive! Nestled in the middle of nature, the expanse also houses Nahar Niwas which dates back to the 19th century and is a family home where one can experience personalised, traditional hospitality. Also in the premises is the Umaid Niwas which interestingly is a mix of Rajasthani as well as Gothic architecture. It houses six of the suites and also includes the swimming pool.
Every suite at Shahpura Bagh has been designed uniquely, so if you fall in love with the place, you’d love to go back there – the experience in each room is totally different.
Welcome Heritage, Mount Abu
A popular hillstation nestled in the feet of the Aravalli range, Mount Abu is also a place of pilgrimage. At Connaught House, Mount Abu you have the luxury of living in one of their 10 air-conditioned cottages which are enveloped in the lap of nature. Apart from being at a heavenly abode for the duration of your stay, you also have the option of indulging in outdoor activities like bird watching, picnic, sight-seeing and camp fire dinners.
Fort Barli, Ajmer
At Fort Barli, you will be experiencing more than 340 years of heritage. The property is now under the sixteenth generation which makes it a point to welcome the guests personally. The nearest airport is Jaipur which happens to be 180 kms away. The nearest railway station however is only 8 kms away, at Bijayanagar. Staying at Fort Barli gives a proper Rajputana feel amidst all the luxury and beauty.
Ramathra Fort, Karauli
Located in Karauli, Rajasthan, Ramathra Fort lies on the foot of a hill. It has a gorgeous view of the countryside with farmland, Kalisil Lake, Daang plateau, water birds, in your visibility at any given point of time. During your stay here, you can avail jungle safari, boating, body massage, go for picnic by the lake, go for nature walks or temple trail visits and even for a village safari. The beauty and calm of the place is bound to keep you spellbound.
Nahargarh is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, just on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. The experience here is no less than a dream come true – royal, grand, colourful and dreamy. The place houses eighty gorgeous rooms amidst peace and tranquility, ideal for you to get lost in. Some rooms on the second floor have a direct view to the national park. You will have access to multi-cuisine specialities during your stay here.
Hotel Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur
Located in a peaceful locale with Gaibsagar lake on side and a private reserve forest on the other, Udai Bilas Palace is the perfect place to spend your time amidst the old world princely charm. Almost secluded from the rest of the world, this place is ideal for honeymooners. The palace is pretty old and its origin dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Everything here is exquisite, grand and royal.
Savista, NH 8
Only 22 kms from Jaipur, Savista lies on NH 8. While you are staying here, you have easy drive access to Ajmer and Jaipur. Also accessible from this unique location is the town of Pushkar. You can also visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which isn’t far from here. The food here is vegetarian, local and organic. The vegetables and the pulses are grown in-house in Savista farm and without the use of any harmful chemicals. If you decide to spend the day in the resort leisurely, you have the option to learn block printing, yoga, cooking, or go for camel cart rides, village hikes and many such fun activities.
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