Vivaana Culture Hotel Shekhawati (Jhunjhunu district), India

“A delightful boutique hotel set in two renovated 19th-century havelis in Shekhawati. An idyllic and spoiling base from which to explore Rajasthan’s open-air art gallery, with lovely rooms, a gorgeous swimming pool and an Ayurvedic spa.”

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“Originally the home of the Nimani family, this captivating place is now owned by Delhi-based entrepreneurs Atul and Devna Khanna. The pair painstakingly renovated these two 19th-century havelis in the sleepy village of Churi Ajitgarh, Shekhawati, and opened their idyllic boutique hotel in 2010. A masterpiece in itself, its walls are adorned with magnificent frescoes, both inside and out, and the original courtyards, stone columns and stained-glass windows have been left in place. The suites and rooms are all unique, spacious and beautiful: one has bright-white walls, stylish silver lighting and duck-egg blue haveli doors; another is covered from floor to ceiling in exquisite paintwork. There’s a large swimming pool and, beside it, The Elephant House Spa, which was once home to the Nimani family’s elephant, Rani. In the evenings, you can sip a cocktail on the main lawn to the haunting notes of the sitar and the tinkling of a nearby fountain. Likewise, a scrummy breakfast of porridge, mutter ki bhaji and paratha can be enjoyed in the warm morning sun, surrounded by flower beds and ivy-covered walls.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

Address

Vivaana Culture Hotel
Churi Ajitgarh
Jhunjhunu district
Mandāwa
333701
India
+91 9811276231
vivaana.com

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Facilities

Spa
Ayervedic Spa
Bar
Roof terrace
Perfect for star-gazing!
Library
Sit-out Terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Serves local Rajasthani delicacies and international cuisine
Swimming Pool
Outdoor pool
Garden
With lawns terraces and courtyards
Child friendly

Activities

Mountain biking
Yoga
Private yoga lessons
Hotel Entertainment
Cultural shows in the evenings
Other Activities
Camel safaris can be arranged
Birdwatching
Riding

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23 rooms from $72 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation

Activities

Mountain biking
Yoga
Private yoga lessons
Hotel Entertainment
Cultural shows in the evenings
Other Activities
Camel safaris can be arranged
Birdwatching
Riding

Other highlights

Spa
Ayervedic Spa
Sit-out Terrace
Restaurant
Serves local Rajasthani delicacies and international cuisine
Artworks
Including rare interior and exterio frescoes
Historic
Restored 18th century haveli
Antiques
Child friendly
Traditional

Hotel size

23 rooms
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