Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 10am, also flexible.
Double rooms from $314.66 (INR20,500), excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and some local excursions.
If the old family recipes have taken your fancy, you can learn how to recreate them at home during a cookery lesson. Guests will also be able to improve their downward dog, and witness a demonstration in Phad painting, an ancient art form.
At the hotel
Gardens, bikes to borrow, table tennis, library, yoga,valet parking and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV and DVD player, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning and Biotique bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Of the rooms in the guest building, we love the Green Room for its soft colour palette, balcony and bath tub, though each suite features the same 25-foot ceilings, perfectly placed antiques and grand scale. A couple of the rooms are set within the family’s house.
The hotel has one of the biggest pools in all of Rajasthan and it has the added bonus of being heated. There’s a tented bar for snacks and drinks, and shade provided by the arched salas at one end.
There’s no official spa, but Pilates and yoga classes are on offer, as well as acupressure treatments.
Bring Sweaty Betty’s best yoga pants and a pair of binoculars – the area’s artificial lakes are a watering hotspot for several bird species.
In the unlikely event that you’re taking your dog to India, bowls and food can be provided. Six of the nine suites, as well as the ground-floor communal areas, are suitable for wheelchair access – and a butler is available for disabled guests.
Furry friends are welcome. The hotel provides pet food and bowls too. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rajasthan.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds for over-threes cost upwards of INR5,500 a night and can be put in all guestrooms; cots are free for under threes. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding countryside for kids to enjoy.
The hotel uses organic, locally sourced ingredients where possible, as well as eco-friendly bath products, the leftovers of which are donated to the area’s communities. Local artisans were employed in the restoration programme; and the hotel runs scholarships for underprivileged children and donates computers to nearby schools.