Rajasthan: Delhi Hotels
Delhi is a good start and end point for travel in Rajasthan. The capital city of India is made up of the Old and New Delhi. The Old part of the city was built by the Mughals in the 17th century and the New built in the 20th century as the British Imperial seat.
The highlights include a visit to the Red Fort, a stroll through New Delhi (designed by Lutyens), visit the largest mosque Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and then stroll through the Old town around Chandi Chowk.
The Salaam Balak Trust offers a 2 hour guided walk through some of the back streets of Delhi by former ‘street children’.
This 5 star hotel is a mix of Victorian, old colonial and art deco design and houses a treasure trove of paintings, sculptures and murals.
- Offers guests 233 gorgeously restored rooms and suites
- Relax and unwind at the Imperial Spa where you can enjoy a range of treatments
- Situated in the centre of Delhi within walking distance of Connaught Place
An oasis in the centre of bustling Delhi. The 2-storey, 15-room boutique hotel in a garden setting has been completely redesigned as a contemporary luxury hotel.
- Offers 16 Rooms made up of Rooms, Suites and the Manor Suite
- Tastefully designed with high ceilings with caramel and beige hues
- The hotel is a 30 minute drive from the centre of Delhi
The Aman Hotel’s 31 Aman Rooms and 8 two bedroom Aman Suites has been designed in a tasteful, contemporary style and are beautiful and spacious.
- A contemporary oasis of sophisticated calm providing extensive recreation, meeting and leisure facilities
- A superb base from which to experience India’s many seasonal festivals
During the 19th century the Maharajah of Alwar camped in the area during his hunting expeditions in nearby Sariska.
Amanbagh, meaning “peaceful garden”, lies in a verdant oasis and previously the site of the Maharajah of Alwar’s hunting lodge and pleasure garden.
- Situated within a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar and set amidst exotic and diverse perennials: statuesque palms, aged eucalyptus, fruit bearing trees, frangipani trees and lawns of manicured jade green
Agra is home to one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Built on the banks of the Yamuna River by the Emperor Shan Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the monument is the highlight of any journey within India. The best time to visit the Taj is early morning before the crowds arrive!
The Red Fort, built from red sandstone by Emperor Akbar is also worth a visit as is the World Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri, situated 40 kilometers west of Agra
Located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.
- Rated amongst the leading resorts in the world
- Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture
- Rejuvenate yourself with a holistic treatment at the Oberoi Spa
The Park became a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and years later was selected part of the Project Tiger programme. Although the number of tigers plummeted due to poaching, the conservation programme has witnessed a rise as recorded in the last census.
The Park is also home to over 300 species of birds, other members of the cat family, the sloth bear and varieties of deer.
Sher Bagh is the ultimate in authentic Indian jungle camps. The tents are arranged in a semi-circle around a garden and tented pavilion.
- Just a few kilometres from the Ranthambore National Park entrance
- Surrounded by the Aravali ranges, the oldest ranges in the world
- 12 very luxurious tents each with a double bed
The village nestles amongst the Aravelli Hills, roughly 40 kilomteres from Jaipur. The Samode Palace is well worth an overnight stay.
A majestic 150 year old palace situated on a small hillock, in a bowl in the eastern reaches of the Aravalli Hills.
- Boasts 4 royal suites, 20 deluxe suites and 19 spacious rooms
- Surrounded by countryside and overlooking the small, traditional village of Samode
Jaipur or the ‘Pink City’ is the capital of Rajasthan. Built by Jai Singh 11, the city has wonderful forts and palaces. It is also well known as a center for handicrafts and textiles.
The highlights include a visit to the City Palace, the Amber Fort and a walking tour of the city! (Not for the faint hearted!)
Rambagh Palace offers 79 rooms and stunningly restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja.
- Every part of the palace offers a new view or opportunity for princely leisure
- Guests are treated to millennia-old wellness and beauty treatments that were once the privilege of the maharajas and maharanis
Samode Haveli was built over 175 years ago within the city of Jaipur by Rawal Sheo Singhji as the manor house for the royal family.
- Accommodation comprises 30 rooms, made up of deluxe rooms and suites
- A self-contained, intimate, heritage hotel, hidden deep in the folds of the busy streets of old jaipur
The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations.
- Located in 32 acres of beautiful gardens, pools and fountains, in the peaceful Rajasthani countryside, the hotel is an oasis of elegance and luxury
- All rooms have large four poster beds and sunken marble baths
Located between Jaipur and Udaipur, Shahpura is an ideal base for a few days relaxation, bird watching and walking around the village and estate.
A 120 year old garden estate was formerly the summer home of the rulers of Shahpura and comprises 2 residences.
- Accommodation comprises 10 rooms. There are 5 suites and 3 standard rooms
- 1 suite and 1 standard room are in the main house where the family stays. They are situated on top floor and have a glorious, huge terrace all to themselves
The village surrounded by the Aravalli Hills is the location for the 39 suite Devi Garh and well worth a visit!
A stunning 200 year old hilltop fort-palace which has been beautifully restored in a very different and contemporary style.
- Spacious gardens and superb views, overlooking the surrounding hills and village below
- Situated in the heart of the countryside, just north of Udaipur
A very romantic City on the edge of Lake Pichola, Udaipur is a highlight on any of the journeys around Rajasthan.
Some of the most beautiful hotels sit on the edge of the Lake, which relies on monsoon rains to feed it. The Lake Palace Hotel (used for the filming of a James Bond film) is well worth experiencing for a couple of nights.
The highlights include a visit to the City Palace Museum and of course a boat ride on Lake Pichola
A visit to the temples at Eklingji and Ranakpur are worth consideration!
Fateh Garh, a Heritage Renaissance Resort, perched on the edge of Udaipur city in the Aravalli ranges, with 360° commanding views.
- 48 rooms offering traveler’s a spacious, peaceful and quiet refuge from the noisy and crowded urban India.
- Airy & comfortable rooms with great views of the surroundings hills and Udaipur
Set on an island in Lake Pichola, this deluxe hotel offers gardens and terraces and wonderful views of Udaipur.
- Every one of the 66 rooms and 17 suites offer stunning views
- A blend of modern and traditional Indian craftsmanship
- Taj Lake Palace, is one of 4 islands in Lake Pichola
The distinctive character of Shiv Niwas Palace ensures that guests return time and again for unparalleled splendor and spaciousness.
- Choose from 17 individually decorated suites carry original furniture and portraits that have been with the royal family for generations
- Enjoy a candlelit dinner at the Pool Deck
Located in the countryside, Narlai is home to the wonderfully intimate Rawlai Narlai hotel. Once used as a hunting lodge for the local rulers, the hotel is a perfect base from which to experience true rural life in Rajasthan.
This lovely little hotel lies, hidden away in a small village, deep in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a huge, granite rock.
- Accommodation comprises 25 rooms, suites and tents
- 10 are twin, 14 double, 1 single room
- Certain rooms have balconies and the 4 suites are large and spacious
The small village south of Jodhpur is home to the local ruler who has converted his home into a 34 room heritage hotel, Rohet Garh. Situated on the edge of a lake in a rural setting the hotel is highly recommended for clients wanting some ‘down time!’ Activities offered include a village safari, bird watching, cookery classes and riding Marwari horses from the owner’s private stables.
Nearby, the owner has built a 9 suite magnificent mud Fortress, Mihri Garh.
Located in the middle of the small village of Rohet and is surrounded by the scrublands of the Great Thar Desert.
- Accommodation comprises 29 rooms and 6 suites
- 15 are twin, 14 double and 2 single rooms
- Certain rooms have views of the swimming pool, lake or horses
Situated on a sand mound in the middle of the desert, approximately half an hour from Rohet Garh, “Mihir Garh” literally means the Sun Fortress.
- An exclusive nine suite boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sq.ft. of pure luxury
- A genuine ‘desert experience’ whilst being opulent and different
One of Rajasthan’s finest; Mehrangarh Fort towers over the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur.
Less developed than other cities, Jodhpur has a more intimate feel. The city is where ‘jodhpurs’ were invented for the polo playing Royal family.
Located at the foot of the mighty Meherangarh Fort, in the heart of Jodhpur’s Walled City. The Raas is the only luxury hotel to be based in the old town.
- Situated in the prestigious north-eastern quarter of the Walled City
- Spectacular views of Mehrangarh
- Accommodation comprises 39 rooms, 7 of which are suites
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world.
- Built in traditional style with beautifully carved balconies and attractive courtyards
- All Rooms are Air Conditioned and with Breakfast
- A variety of accommodation ranging from Standard rooms to Suites