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Colourful land of romantic legends, Rajasthan is so full of wonderful sights that you could easily plan a trip of India's highlights and not leave this state. There's Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort, the views and lakeside palaces of Udaipur, Jaisalmer's giant gold sandcastle, colourful, magical Bundi with its storybook murals and traditional atmosphere, and Jaipur's fairytale pink, Hawa Mahal. And you’ll already be here a week just visiting these must-sees. Rajasthan also allows you to travel in style, as some of the state’s royal palaces have been converted into some of the best places to stay in Rajasthan, along with some beautifully historic mansion hotels and homely havelis (the old townhouses of the nobility centred around courtyards).
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Closest state to Pakistan, Rajasthan's harsh landscape has really shaped local cultures. The vast expanse of the Thar Desert and the beautiful Aravalli mountain range are attractions in their own right. This is a really spectacular backdrop for a camel safari. Or a hot air balloon safari. Or any safari at all.
Rajasthan is also one of the states traversed by the Palace on Wheels, one of the world's most luxurious trains.
You will need to come in off the desert into the towns and cities to see this state's wonderful man-made treasures, though.
Capital, Jaipur, the beautiful 'pink city' is a stop on many Indian journeys. The walled, old city is a historic gateway to this most flamboyant state. The same sea of motorbikes and rickshaws surrounds Jaipur's main sights, the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and the Jantas Mantas, but these majestic relics retain a certain peace, and you might even manage a moment of old India. As well as the city's buildings, the magical Amber Fort in the hills above is certainly worth a visit.
The very name Jaipur is synonymous with glamorous tales of Maharajas and their palaces. One such example is the Rambagh Palace, which went from a hunting lodge to a royal residence and today is a 5* hotel.
Famous with its sunshine and blue houses, Jodhpur is an age old market city on the edge of the Thar Desert, and another highlight on the grand tour of India. Once a key stop on the silk route, Jodhpur is still the region's central market for camels, cotton and cattle. And trade is in this town's blood. It feels like you can buy anything and everything in the mass of shops and stalls which spread out from the Clock Tower in the centre of town. The Mehrangarh Fort, with its epic stone walls and many palaces inside, and the 20th Century sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan are Jodhpur's two other main landmarks. This is due to their impressive scale and beauty, but they're by no means the only grand buildings worth closer inspection.
Udaipur’s domed, white marble palaces, winding lanes, and cobalt lakes with verdant landscaped gardens are perfectly romantic. Lake Pichola, the still beauty it sits beside, and the Aravalli Hills surrounding it, are another wonderfully and wonderfully atmospheric place to try to fit in. Udaipur provides an insight into traditional India, and the iconic Lake Palace and City Palace draw visitors from around the world.
Then there’s magical Jaisalmer: the Golden City like a mirage in the arid Thar desert. To pass through its ancient ramparts is to enter a world of winding alleyways littered with people, animals, cycle rickshaws and street hawkers. Look skywards and you will see intricately carved spires and turrets pointing toward the firmaments. With its Labyrinthine Fort, consisting of ninety-nine bastions surrounding its still inhabited twisting lanes it is a conglomerate of temples, havelis, shops and dhabas.
Then there are Rajasthan’s towns and villages: Raipur is peaceful and traditional, Kumbhalgarh has the vast fort second only in size to The Great Wall of China, Rudyard Kipling loved Bundi, and Pushkar is popular with backpackers these days.
The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Rajasthan is wide ranging: from cheap and cheerful homestay options to no holes barred luxury in a royal palace.
What not to Miss
- Along with Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal and the Jantas Mantas, the stunning Mehrangarh Fort and Sachiya Mata Temple in Jodhpur and Udaipur’s iconic Lake Palace and City Palace are architectural and historic splendours that are underlined on many bucket lists - and quite rightly so. These are some of the highlights many people are expecting from their visit to Jaipur. Before the surprises start…
- Take an elephant ride up to Jaipur’s Amber Fort, a wonderful 16th century building with magnificent architecture and gorgeous views of the city. Or explore the arid desert lands surrounding the oasis-like Udaipur by camel, horse or elephant safari? All novel and unforgettable ways to sightsee. Stay overnight in the desert if you can.
- Practice your Bollywood moves in Jaipur’s Sheesh Mahal Hall of Mirrors, with its beautifully tendered gardens and ornate interiors, a well used location for Bollywood films.
- Whilst most of Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace has been taken over by the Taj hotel, it's still a wonderful place to see and there's a fabulous collection of vintage cars on display that's worth the trip on its own.
- Udaipur became a centre for a specialised art form known as Mughal miniatures. A selection of these can be viewed at the City Palace. This penchant for design can be seen in the intricate latticework and coloured glass windows ubiquitous throughout the city.
- View Udaipur by boat on one of its several lakes. Lake Pichola is the most iconic, however the waters of Fateh Sagar also beautiful.
- Die hard Bond fans or just those keen on movie trivia might appreciate a visit to the beautiful Monsoon Palace, the lair of Ian Fleming’s classic Bond villain, Kamal Khan. Octopussy is shown daily throughout Udaipur so make sure to catch a rooftop screening whilst you are here.
- Appreciate Jaisalmer’s majesty and its sheer isolation by walking around its walls. Surrounded by shimmering sands, relentlessly baked by the Rajasthan sun you cannot see another city for miles. It’s a biblical sight.
- Visit the vast Kumbhalgarh Fort in the evening when it’s spectacularly lit for a light and sound show.
- Visit as many markets as you can and buy up as much textiles as you have space in your luggage.
- The rose-tinted Sujan Rajmahal Palace offers eight traditional rooms with chic colour palettes and classy interiors. There is also an outdoor pool. Enjoy al fresco meals out on the pretty terrace.
- The first five star hotel to be built in Jaipur, the Hotel Clarks Amer boasts spacious rooms furnished in a classical style. Enjoy drinks at sunset on the Ta Blu roof top terrace bar after a long day out sightseeing.
- The Kothi Heritage features typical Rajasthani interiors mixed with colourful stained glass windows and antiques. Tuck into traditional Mughlai cuisine and treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage.
- The luxurious Raas boasts wonderful views of the fort and exquisite accommodation. This designer spot also features an infinity pool and a spoiling spa, plus there's also a rooftop restaurant in which to enjoy excellent food. And, it's even centrally located.
- As well known as Udaipur itself Taj Lake Palace is the place to stay for honeymooning couples. Located in the middle of Lake Pichola it is accessible by boat and all rooms include lake views. There is a unique spa boat and it boasts sumptuous bathrooms and suites with ornate mosaic work and stained glass windows.
- Located just 15 minutes outside of the city Bujera Fort is ideally placed for city exploring and provides an escape from the bustling streets.
For a once in a lifetime experience
- Jaipur’s Raj Palace was formerly the Maharajah's palace and is now a fabulous luxury hotel. It has been exquisitely restored with immense attention to detail, using the finest materials. Rooms and suites are bedecked with original furniture. The excellent restaurant houses a unique collection of china and the Swarkovski chandelier is the largest in India.
- Samode Bagh is a luxury tented village just outside Jaipur. These aren't just any tents though, their impressive canopies are filled with antique furniture, four poster beds, and they even have marble bathrooms. The food is wonderful, and local, and the grounds are a real pleasure.
- If you fancy something completely different then stay at the Dera Amer Elephant Camp, aka glamping with elephants! Featuring lovely colonial style tents, you can dine out under the stars each night and join in with sunrise yoga sessions.
- As well as being on the highlights of any visit to Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is also one of the best places to stay in Rajasthan. Built by the grandfather of the present Maharajah this wonderful building with its vast proportions is famous all over India. Set in 26 acres of lush gardens, everything here is elegant and luxurious, from the squash courts to the billiards room and yoga studio.
- Samode Haveli is a quaint spot in the middle of lively Jaipur. Built around a central courtyard pool - which somehow manages to feel quiet and secluded, this is a romantic place to stay.
- The Narain Niwas Palace, set amidst acres of beautifully tendered gardens, offers traditional Rajhastani accommodation and an outdoor pool and a spa. Tuck into gourmet Thali or European cuisine.
- Pal Haveli is one of Jodhpur's best havelis. It's traditional and elaborately and colourfully decorated, with plenty of family heirlooms, and even some family photos. And you'll find excellent Indian food at Indique on the roof terrace, with the Mehrangarh Fort above, and great views over the old city.
- Udaipur’s Amet Haveli has it all - the stained glass windows, intricate lattice work and ornate arches. The bedrooms are jam packed with decorative tiles and fabrics plus antique furniture.
- The Rambagh Palace was once home to the Maharajah of Jaipur. You really feel like royalty here, amongst the marble floors, beautiful colonnades and acres of lush grounds - garlands on arrival are standard.
- Jodhpur's Bal Samand Lake Palace and Garden is a favourite of today's Royal Family. This summer palace overlooks a lake and 300 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. And even if you stay in the rooms converted from the old stables you'll still feel like a Maharajah. As well as peace here you'll find every luxury. And a spa. And the chance to birdwatch, or ride up into the hills, or play golf.
For complete relaxation
- The Samode Palace is a traditional Rajput palace in the hills above Jaipur. The views are incredible, but so is the hotel itself, with individually decorated rooms and terraces.
- Built as a hunting lodge in the Art Deco style of the 30s, the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is still a favoured summer retreat of the Royal Family. The lake it's built beside keeps it cool, but it also makes it one of the best places to stay inRajasthan for birdwatchers.
- Oberoi Rajvilas is a five star palace just outside Jaipur. Dripping with luxury, the romantic accommodation features plenty of antiques and four poster beds. There’s also private pools and splendid cuisine. Dreamy.
For a Romantic Retreat
- Shahpura House, in an ornate building in Jaipur, has opulent accommodation with rich fabrics and bright colours. Add to that top-notch food, a spa and a pool, you’ll see this is a fantastic and romantic retreat.
- Located 40 miles away from Jodhpur itself, Rohet Garh is a true haven - brimming in traditional Rajput style with exquisite rooms, marble flooring and landscaped gardens. Relax in the spa or read a book by the picturesque lake.
- The Ajit Bhawan Palace was home to the younger brother of the grandfather of the current Maharajah. But with its variety of room options - including cottages, rooms and permanent tents - it's a good choice for families.
- Outside Jodhpur, The Wilderness Camp has a remote, desert location and seven luxurious tents - complete with large beds, rugs and modern bathrooms. Watch the sunset by the campfire.
For great value
- Good value in India doesn't always mean basic, and Jaipur's Alsisar Hotel is a great example of this. The hotel is beautifully decorated with traditional treasures and antiques, there's a shady courtyard and a lovely swimming pool. Rooms start from £47.
- Narain Niwas Palace proves there's even such a thing as an affordable palace hotel in Jaipur. Surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens, the building is comfortable as well as palatial, and you're very well positioned for exploring the city.
- Jaipur's The General’s Retreat is a homely, comfortable guesthouse in a smart suburb, with ten rooms starting from from just £25 per night.
- The Pearl Palace Heritage is a classy property with ten individually designed, colour-filled rooms, starting from around £40 per night - and it was featured in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
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- Jaipur International Airport is the only international airport in Rajasthan. It is connected to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Bangkok. Rajasthan has a number of domestic airports, including Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap Airport and Jodhpur Airport, so, depending on your starting point, it may be easier to fly into one of India’s larger hubs.
- If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
- Rajasthan’s best weather is between the months of October and March. But it can also be truly beautiful during the monsoon season around July and August - rainy, but picturesque. Holi, India’s spring festival, is also an excellent time to visit. The contrast between the kaleidoscope of colours and the backdrop of white marble and desert sand and sandstone is quite the spectacle to behold.
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Best Hotels in Rajasthan
Pearl Palace Jaipur (Ajmer Road) 23 rooms from £10
Budget hotel in the heart of Jaipur with bundles of charm and a popular rooftop restaurant. The 23 rooms are packed with character and there is a pleasant lounge and well stocked library. Peacock Restaurant serves delicious Rajasthani dishes and is always thriving. Staff are happy to help.Sights nearby - The Amber Fort is an absolute must visit.Full of characterQuirky - An experience!Traditional
Dev Niwas Bundi (Opp. Purani Kotwali) 21 rooms from £14
Dev Niwas enjoys a wonderful location a short distance outside the centre of Bundi. This heritage hotel is set in a 17th century building once inhabited by royalty. Chic accommodation featuring period furniture, plenty of artwork and a splendid terrace restaurant. A fantastic budget city stay!Value chic - Lovely accommodation, a top spot and a great price-what more could you ask for?Local exploring - Dev Niwas is the ideal base from which to explore the historic city of BundiSights nearby - Make sure to visit the historic Garh Palace, Taragarh Fort and Sukh Mahal-all just a short distance away from Dev NiwasGreat walks - Wander around this splendid city getting a feel for its unique atmosphereRecommended by - Michelin Travel
The Blue House Jodhpur (Nai Sarak) 15 rooms from £14
This Blue City family-run historical guesthouse would have European boutiques begging for the same charm, antique furnishings and intimate atmosphere. Charming, unique rooms with access to a rooftop restaurant. A prime spot for panoramic views of Jodhpur and the 15th Century Mehrangarh Fort.Local exploring - A fantastic part of the Blue City to base yourself for exploring the countless sights.Families - Welcomes all the family to stay, offering babysitting services with prior arrangement.Value chic - Stay in The Blue City, in The Blue House for the best priceGreat walks - The 26 acres of manicured gardens within the walls of the Umaid Bhawan Palace make a memorable backdrop for a leisurely stroll.
Singhvi’s Haveli Jodhpur (Ramdeo Ji ka chowk) 12 rooms from £15
A 560-year-old haveli in the midst of Jodhpur’s Old City. Set apart from most of the other guesthouses and hotels, and yet still a five-minute walk from the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Family-run and full of character. Individual and colourfully decorated rooms complete the stay.Value chic - A quintessentially Rajasthani stay for a great value price.Local exploring - Located in the heart of the Old City.Sights nearby - Within walking distance of the Clock Tower and PalaceLocal markets - Mehrangarh Fort has to be seen to be believed.
Inn Seventh Heaven Pushkar (Rajasthan) 12 rooms from £15
An alabaster oasis in the heart of bustling Pushkar town. This 100 year old haveli provides boutique accommodation at a great price. Rooms are decorated in a fusion of Parisian chic and retro Indian style. Antique Rajasthani furnishings complete the look. Food at Sixth Sense is an Epicurean affair.Local markets - Pushkar market is a great place to pick up local pottery, clothes and homeware.Sights nearby - Give offerings and perambulate the holy Pushkar lake.Great walks - Up to the Savitri Temple for views across the town.Full of character
Haveli Braj Bhushanjee Bundi (Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £22
A 19th century haveli and a fine example of Rajasthani architecture. Awash with decorative arches, wooden pillars, colourful artwork and murals. Rooms transport you to another era and feature large living areas. The restaurant serves excellent Indian cuisine specialising in popular local dishes.Sailing - Take a boat out on Jait Sagar Lake and visit the nearby house that Kipling once stayed in.Sights nearby - Bundi Palace, which the hotel is directly below, has the most spectacular wall paintings.Great walks - All the way up to Bundi Fort with views across the town.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Hotel Ramgarh Fresco Shekhawati 12 rooms from £22
Lovingly restored historic city mansion with a timeless aura. Hand-carved period wooden furniture in simple but tastefully decorated rooms, each with en-suite. Frescoes adorn the walls. A comfortable, secluded haven in a historic Rajasthani gem. Dine on local cuisine in the restaurant with a view.Local exploring - Ideally located to get to know the area around ShekhawatiViews - Enjoy a view of the city from your bedroomGreat walks - Guided walking tour of RamgarhFull of character
Pearl Palace Heritage Jaipur (Ajmer Road) 10 rooms from £29
Featured in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Providing idiosyncratic rooms with decor from around Rajasthan. Each of their ten rooms are individually and intricately decorated - right down to the bathroom tiles. Dine and the popular Peacock restaurant (just 200m away). Excellent value.Great walks - Head out onto the streets of The Pink City with your personal guide.Sights nearby - You cannot visit Jaipur without seeing the Amber Fort.Full of characterQuirky - An experience!
The Kothi Heritage Jodhpur (Rajasthan,) 12 rooms from £31
Delightful, boutique property showcasing the best in Rajasthani interiors and Rajput hospitality. Colourful stained glass windows create a beautiful effect against its alabaster walls whilst antique furnishings complete the look. Mughals dishes are a feast and Ayurvedic massages a treat.Value chic - Traditional, colourful, Rajasthani decor at a great priceQuirky - An experience!Traditional
Dundlod Fort Jhunjhunu, Shekhawati 22 rooms from £32
A dilapidated but charming fortress in Shekhawati, the open-air gallery of Rajasthan. Here, you can enjoy wonderful hospitality, feast on delicious food and set out on a riding safari with a prince.Full of character - Filled with antiques and colourful traditional craftsSights nearby - Badalgarh FortLocal markets - Good for local colour.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Inn Season Jodhpur 10 rooms from £34
Charming, idiosyncratic collection of rooms and suites in 1930s Art Deco style. Lovely pool, garden and verandahs for dining. Comfort and character in a peaceful residential neighbourhood. Great value for money. There is a delightful pool plus in room massages are available.Hideaway - A little flower filled haven complete with lovely pool, on the outskirts, yet within easy access of town.Sights nearby - You cannot visit Jodhpur without a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort.Swimming Pool - Beautiful Outdoor PoolQuirky - An experience!
The General’s Retreat Jaipur (C Scheme) 10 rooms from £35
A homely, comfortable guesthouse with a large garden in a smart suburb. Pretty rooms feature tiled floors, white washed walls and attractive fabrics. Lovely sit out terrace, breakfast room and dining room. An affordable gem.Sights nearby - From Jantar Manter to the Amber Fort there is plenty to see in Jaipur.Swimming Pool - Outdoor Pool shared at nearby HotelSecluded setting - For escaping.Traditional
Dia Home Pushkar (Rajasthan) 5 rooms from £35
A modern Rajasthani home, opened to the public providing top class 'homestay' accommodation. Located down a quiet and unassuming street outside of town each of the five rooms is individually decorated. Breakfast is served and other meals can be taken at their sister hotel's restaurant, Sixth Sense.Sights nearby - Just a 30 minute drive the Ajmer dargah, with its nightly qawaalis, is an emmersive experience.Local markets - Pushkar market is great for picking up vintage sarees, homeware, rugs and ceramics.Great walks - A sunrise or sunset walk up to the Savitri Temple is a must.Full of character
Jaipur Homestay Jaipur (Rajasthan) 4 rooms from £35
Charming family home run by the ever welcoming Dilip and Tanuja. Feel a part of the family with cosy interiors and traditional Indian home cooking - meals can be enjoyed with the hosts. Rooms are homely and of a good size. There is a living room and sunny garden in which to relax.Sights nearby - The Pink City's sights and attractions are within easy reach.Local markets - Bapu Bazaar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists.
Bhola Bhawan B&B Jaipur (Rajasthan) 4 rooms from £35
Unassuming from the outside this retro-chic property is an absolute steal. Large, light, airy rooms, decorated with pop colours include bathrooms with power showers and complimentary toiletries. An excellent breakfast is included and other meals can be arrange. As can massages in room. A delight.Local exploring - Centrally located in C Scheme - one of the best areas in JaipurValue chic - Excellent value for such style and friendlinessLocal markets - Chandpol Bazaar is the place to go for the fabrics Jaipur is famous forSights nearby - The Pink City: Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and much more
Devi Bhawan Jodhpur (Defence Laboratory Road) 20 rooms from £36
Delightful old world charm and lush gardens in the centre of town at good value for money. Rooms overlook the garden and are decorated period furniture and Indian textiles. Lots of shady terraces to dine on. A characterful spot with warm hospitality.Value chic - Chic interiors and a comfortable stay for a great price, with massage sevices and beautiful outdoor pool.Great walks - This is a great city for wandering, head out from the hotel and explore the rabbit warren streets.Sights nearby - The Mehrangarh Fort, that stands tall over the city, is as impressive inside as it is from out.Local markets - The Clock Tower and its surrounding market is worth a visit.
Gulaab Niwaas Palace Pushkar (Rajasthan) 27 rooms from £36
This owner managed property provides respite from the hustle and bustle of Pushkar town. Large rooms are simply decorated but pleasant and all include private terraces or balconies. There is a quiet garden with views across the lake and a pool by which to relax. Local Indian dishes are served.Local markets - Pushkar market is excellent for shopping - sarees, perfumes, artwork and antiques they have it all.Sights nearby - The holy Pushkar Lake is a serene place and great for photographing pilgrims.Great walks - Up to the Monkey Temple with far reaching views of the town.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Kankarwa Haveli Udaipur from £37
In the same family for over 180 years this lovely, understated heritage hotel is slap bang in the centre of Lal Ghat: walking distance from the City Palace and other sights. Colourful rooms, some with private balconies, provide spectacular views of the Lake Palace. A charming stay.Local markets - Chetak Circle is perfect for picking up handicrafts and giftsSights nearby - Jagdish Temple, Lake Udaipur, City PalaceViews - Of Lake Pichola.Full of character
The Dera Kumbhalgarh Kumbhalgarh 24 rooms from £37
A good-value hideaway, just two kilometres from magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort. Simple but comfortable accommodation in a wild, scenic landscape. There’s a brand-new swimming pool and spa as well as superb local food.Local exploringViews - To Kumbhalgarh FortSights nearby - Kumbhalgarh FortFull of character
Pal Haveli Jodhpur 21 rooms from £38
Traditional old haveli elaborately and colourfully decorated. Beautiful intricate bedrooms and suites with artefacts, furniture and old family photographs. Shady courtyards and two restaurants - one on the roof terrace with lovely views and great food. Understated elegance and romance.City Style - Central location, beautiful rooms and impeccable views of Mehrangarh FortLocal exploring - Slap bang in the heart of Jodhpur's Old City - right by the Clock TowerRomantic Break - Quaint rooms, breezy rooftops: the romantic Rajasthani dreamValue chic - Simply stunning interiors at a simply delightful price
Roop Niwas Kothi Shekhawati 26 rooms from £45
A unique and exciting mansion with an authentic grand courtyard and riding stables. Over 300 years old, the hotel now offers comfortable spacious accommodation with hand carved furniture and all mod cons including outdoor pool. Enjoy Indian and authentic Rajasthani cuisine. A truly unique venue.Historic - A great base for exploring the wider area.Sights nearby - Picnics at LohargalSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Alsisar Mahal Rajasthan 51 rooms from £45
A fairy-tale palace turned heritage hotel, set in a remote village in Shekhawati, Rajasthan. With its enormous swimming pool, attractive gardens, massage centre and lavish rooms, it’s the perfect place to relax in style.Sights nearby - Painted region of Shekhawati with beautiful havelisFull of character - Rajasthani motifs and antique furnitureSwimming Pool - OutdoorLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur,, Rajasthan 30 rooms from £45
A great place to stay when visiting the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri, without having to stay in chaotic Agra. Boasting an impressive dining hall, manicured grounds and rooms decorated with traditional furnishings. Largely North Indian dishes are served, plus a continental breakfast. Well priced.Value chic - A stay in a palace for under £50 is a serious bargain.Sights nearby - The former Mughal capital of India Fatehpur Sikri, and the Taj Mahal are a short drive.Four poster beds - For romantics.Spa
Karohi Haveli Udaipur 26 rooms from £46
An exquisite heritage hotel in Udaipur’s Hanuman Ghat, overlooking Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace and the City Palace. Delicious food is served at the delightful rooftop restaurant, providing spectacular views, plus there is a swimming pool for an added bonus. A great choice.Local markets - Chetak Circle is great for picking up traditional Rajasthani pieces.Sights nearby - The Lake Palace is moments away.Views - Lake Pichola and City PalaceSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Vesta Bikaner Palace Bikaner (Himtasar) 40 rooms from £47
Enjoy a princely stay at this heritage-style palace. In the sophisticated rooms, canopies in textured fabrics drape elegantly from above, hardwood floors and tasteful design throughout. Dine in the inviting restaurant or take your meal outside into the courtyard. Gym, pool, massage, plenty to amuse.WeddingsSights nearby - Junagadh Fort, Gagner Place, and Camel Research FarmSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolKids Club - Fully staffed.
Pushkar Resort Pushkar (Rajasthan) 40 rooms from £47
Sewara's first eco friendly offering shows its neighbours how it's done. An oasis amidst the Aravalli hills this tranquil abode features green lawns, a tropical pool and traditional spa. Chic interiors come in earthy tones and cuisine is local in both its flavours and sourcing. A great option.Total relaxation - A little oasis outside of town complete with luscious gardens, pool, spa, hot tub and sauna.Eco break - Sewara Resorts uphold strict eco policies from homegrown food to solar energyLocal markets - Pushkar has a thriving market with all sorts of clothes, handicrafts, jewellry and perfumesSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool.
Killa Bhawan Jaisalmer (Near City Palace) 8 rooms from £44
Traditional townhouse property within the fortress walls. Stone walls and floors, Indian carpets, furnishings in deep, vibrant hues. Stunning views of Jaisalmer from the roof terrace. Vegetarian homemade Indian food can be served on request. Excellent location with tremendous comfort.Sights nearby - Located right in the centre of Jaisalmer, you can get to all the best sights on foot.Roof terrace - Roof terrace decorated with Indian floor cushions and stunning views over the cityLocal exploring - The perfect location and base for exploring Jaisalmer and the wider area.Value chic - Doubles from as little as £45 per night including breakfast.
Ravla Bhenswara Mavli, Rajasthan 40 rooms from £52
Another fantastic Rajasthani heritage property in an off the beaten track location between Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer - the perfect respite stop. Ornate decor, coloured glass windows, seating alcoves and regal Rajput architecture. There is a seasonal pool and local menu. Experience village life.Hideaway - Hidden in the depths of rural Rajasthan, this property allows guests to experience village life in comfort.Birdwatching - Get up with the birds and head out on a walking birdwatching tour with your private guide.Great walks - Head out with your very own guide for a tour of the local village and area.Full of character
Ratan Vilas Jodhpur (Near Bhaskar Circle) 20 rooms from £53
Built in 1920 by the present owner’s polo-playing great-grandfather. A family home boasting charming old world elegance. Bright spacious rooms with Indian fabrics and period furniture surround a central courtyard. Cookery lessons and traditional Rajasthani entertainment.Families - A charming property with plenty of space to run around, a lovely pool, and babysitting services- perfect for a family holiday.Total relaxation - A tranquil little oasis away from the bustle of the town, and with friendly hosts ready to answer your every need.Cooking classes - Guests can learn the art of Rajasthani cuisine at the in house cokkery school.Swimming Pool - Lovely outdoor Pool.
Vivaana Culture Hotel Shekhawati 23 rooms from £54
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.Spa - Ayervedic SpaSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolBirdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Traditional
Narendra Bhawan Bikaner (Samta Nagar, Rajasthan) 82 rooms from £55
A modern pleasure palace, Narendra Bhawan channels all the opulence of turn-of-the-century Rajasthan with state-of-the-art amenities. Gourmet food, an immersive list of activities, superlative service, and stylish rooms are a recipe for success. There really is no better place in Bikaner.City Style - The most stylish address in BikanerSights nearby - Explore the decorated havelis that Bikaner is famed forSwimming Pool - Rooftop poolFour poster beds - For romantics.
Malji Ka Kamra Purani Sarak, Churu,, Rajasthan 14 rooms from £55
Shekhwati is famed for its painted havelis and Malji Ka Kamra is no exception. This 1920s property is a beautiful example of the art nouveau influences on local architecture. Colourful rooms include four poster beds and local furnishings. Indulgent North Indian cuisine is served.Local exploring - Walk the famed streets of Shekwati, famous for its painted frescoesValue chic - Excellent value at this one of a kind heritage stayGreat walks - Around the Sethani Ka Johra reservoir. Sunset here is truly magical.Sights nearby - Explore the famous painted havelis of Shekhwati
Garh Jaisal Jaisalmer 7 rooms from £55
11th-century historic townhouse within the walls of Jaisalmer Fort. Jewel-toned furnishings on sumptuous, carved king beds in rooms with exposed stone walls. Languish in exquisite comfort, soaking up the old-world atmosphere & stunning city views. Restaurant serves Indian and international cuisine.Historic - 11th century townhouse situated within the walls of Jaisalmer FortOutstanding location - Within the Jaisalmer Fort, 100 yards from the sacred Jain templeViews - Balcony with view over the whole city of JaisalmerSights nearby - Bang in the centre of Jaisalmer
Pushkar Palace Pushkar (Choti Basti) 50 rooms from £57
An ancestral palace located in a prime position in Pushkar town, overlooking the holy lake. Traditionally Rajasthani in style the property is filled with ornate nooks and decorative murals. Antique oak beds dominate rooms. There is a charming rooftop restaurant serving continental or Indian dishes.Local exploring - Located on Pushkar's main market road yet maintaining a tranquil feel.Sights nearby - Pushkar Lake is one of the holiest lakes in the country. You will see many Hindu pilgrims bathing in its waters.Local markets - Pushkar market is a treasure trove of fabrics, clothing, jewellery and trinkets.Great walks - Trek the several hundred steps up to the Monkey Temple for panoramic views.
Bhanwar Niwas Bikaner 25 rooms from £58
Grand and princely manor house built in 1927, a sumptuous living testimony to the elegance and opulence of old India. Mouthwatering vegetarian fare served in dining hall. Rooms feature period furniture and traditional tiled motifs. Bright and airy central courtyard is an architectural delight.Restaurant - Dining hall serves delectable vegetarian foodTraditional - Stunning interiors reflect the popular style of Indian & European influences in the 1920sSights nearby - Situated within the walled city of Bikaner
Palm Court Homestay Jaipur (Jagatpura) 3 rooms from £60
A large, modern family home combining style with traditional interiors. The three bedrooms are immaculate, demonstrating owner Smitri's love of colour and textiles. Food is delicious and home cooked and vegetarian and 'free from' diets are catered for. Enjoy a cup of chai in the sunny garden.Sights nearby - The intricate architecture of the Hawa Mahal should not be missed - the heart of The Pink City.Local markets - Bapu Bazaar is a favourite for sarees and jewellery, sweets and perfumes.Cooking classes - Kitchen Craft offers lessons in traditional North Indian cuisine.Traditional
Hotel Clarks Amer Jaipur 211 rooms from £62
A big hotel with a warm heart and unrivalled business facilities. Bright spacious rooms with white washed walls and wooden floors. Excellent gym, reception rooms with jewel-bright furnishing, and spectacular Ta Blu roof top terrace bar.City Style - A sleek, modern hotel with a popular bar.Sights nearby - Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar: to name but a couple.Local markets - Johari Bazaar is known for its jewellery.
Shahpura House Jaipur (Rajasthan) 38 rooms from £63
A little off Jaipur's main thoroughfare Shahpura House enjoys a peaceful spot, within easy reach of town. Everything here is rich and vibrant from the fabrics to the food. Rooms are individually decorated in bright colour palettes and astoral chandeliers. There is a spa and pool. Sheer opulence.Local markets - Jaipur is teeming with markets but Bapu Bazaar and Jaipur Textile Market are two of the best.Cooking classes - Cooking classes with the head chef are available on request.Sights nearby - The Amber Fort: a must see.Romantic - Good for couples.
Castle Bijaipur Chittorgarh, Bijaipur,, Rajasthan 30 rooms from £63
A 16th century castle maintaining plenty of original features. Crumbling in places it only adds to the charm of this ancient abode. Rooms feature bright silks and Mughal arches. Yoga, massage plus a tranquil pool and cooking classes complete the stay.Total relaxation - Secluded location with yoga and massages, plus a tranquil poolCooking classes - Pick up some local Indian flavours in the family kitchenSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
Tijara Fort Alwar, Rajasthan 63 rooms from £65
Located in Alwar, just 2-3 hours from Delhi, Tijara Fort is the perfect spot to break up a long road trip. Its 63-rooms are spread across two buildings, the Mardana Mahal and the Rani Mahal, whilst the reception and dining hall are in the Hawa Mahal. Delicious Indian buffet meals are served.Country Escape - Escape the city and head to this rural fort, on the way to JaipurValue chic - An historic fort stay at a great priceGreat walks - There are some great walks right from the property, into the surrounding countrysideSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Amet Haveli Udaipur (Rajasthan) 20 rooms from £65
Situated in the town's old quarter this haveli is quintessential Rajasthani. White walls, stained glass windows, intricate lattice work and ornate arches. Bedrooms are jam packed with decorative tiles and fabrics plus antique furniture. There is a roof terrace with lake views and a pool.Local markets - Bada Bazaar is one of the most popular where you can find saris, ornate jewellery, fabrics and much more. Great for gifts.Sights nearby - City Palace and the Jagdish temple are within walking distance.Great walks - Mountain Ridge trekking includes morning pick up and drop off.Sailing - Take a boat out onto Lake Pichola.
The Gateway Resort Pushkar (Rajasthan) 81 rooms from £65
Conveniently located between Pushkar and Ajmer The Gateway Resort is the most luxurious accommodation option for a country mile. A more modern property it is decorated in a traditional Rajasthani style, with plenty of ornate arches and decorative marble. Boasting a pool, spa and great Indian dining.Romantic Break - Ensconced in the Aravalli hills, boasting a hammam, stunning pool and rooms fit for a maharajaLocal markets - Pushkar market is a great place to pick up local handicrafts and giftsSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSpa
Khas Bagh Jaipur (Rajasthan) 18 rooms from £67
This farm retreat tucked away amidst the Aravalli Hills provides a regal homestay. Eighteen large rooms include capacious beds, ornate fabrics and modern bathrooms. There is an inviting pool and plenty of activities from yoga to polo. Feel right at home in rural Rajasthan.Sights nearby - Amer & Jaigarh Forts are a must visit.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorTraditional
Hotel Diggi Palace Jaipur (Rajasthan) 70 rooms from £69
Delightful haveli hotel in large beautiful grounds. Simple, traditional and elegant rooms with cooling verandahs. A haven of tranquility in a quiet part of town. Rooms feature four poster beds and local artworks. Lots of quirky charm. In January it hosts the Jaipur Literary Festival.Sights nearby - The Water Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace are all must sees.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
Laxmi Niwas Palace Bikaner (Lal Garh campus) 58 rooms from 71
Travel back in time when you stay at this Maharaja's palace, a majestic architectural tribute to luxury and craftsmanship. Opulent rooms decorated with gilded filigree ornamentation and furnished in sumptuous fabrics. Tantalising Indian and Chinese fare. Outdoor pool and lofty central courtyard.Outstanding location - Former residential palace of the Rajasthani MaharajaPalaceRomantic BreakGreat walks - Desert trekking can be arranged upon request
Alsisar Hotel Jaipur 45 rooms from £72
A peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. Romantic rooms with antique furniture, intricately carved poster beds, and delicate medieval Rajasthani motifs on fabrics. Lovely swimming pool, shady courtyards and mosaic-work sitting room. Romance of another century.Sights nearby - Amber Fort, Water Palace, City Palace, Monkey Temple, Jantar Mantar: Jaipur keeps you busy.Local markets - Jaipur Textile Market is a treasure trove for fabrics and rugs.Swimming Pool - Outdoor PoolRomantic - Good for couples.
Udai Bilas Palace Rajasthan 23 rooms from £72
One of a kind. Handed down the generations each of the reigning maharajas has added their own twist - giving each room and wing a unique feel. There is a picture perfect outdoor pool, with lake views, plus two dramatic dining halls. Decor ranges from traditional Rajasthani to art deco chic.Romantic Break - The Maharawal Suite in particular is made for romance.Sights nearby - A visit to the family's former palace, the 13th century 'Juna Mahal' is just 15 minutes drive.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape
Orchard Pushkar (Ganehra) 15 rooms from £73
A superb luxury camp, in beautiful gardens, just a 10-minute drive from Pushkar. Tranquil and secluded, with beautifully decorated tents, excellent staff and, even better, camels in the vicinity.Local markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Cooking classes - Check for timings.
Bal Samand Lake Palace & Garden Jodhpur 36 rooms from £74
An utterly romantic summer palace overlooking a 12th century lake in 300 acres of landscaped grounds. The bedrooms are large, airy and elegant, and the dining room has the most sublime view across the lake. Sandstone waterways and pergolas, Mawari horses to ride in the hills. A regal experience.Romantic Break - Feel like royalty at this unique hotel, with elegant suites, candlelite dining and a stunning pool, in rural Pali.Birdwatching - Pali is a prime spot for birdwatching, don't forget your binoculars.Views - Lovely views of the lake from the restaurant.Sights nearby - Visit the famed Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur.
Patan Mahal Rajasthan 18 rooms from £77
A handsome 12th century sandstone palace set in the arid desert outside Jaipur. Majestic interiors perfectly mix modern comforts with typical Rajasthani style. Feast on local dishes served up using vegetables from the property's farm and unwind by the picture perfect swimming pool.Country Escape - A regal 12th century property set in picturesque rugged surrounds.Great walks - Take gentle ambles through the properties neighbouring farm.Swimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor poolFull of character
Umed Bhawan Palace Kota (Rajasthan) 32 rooms from £77
Impressive turn of the century residence built by Sir Swinton Jacob located outside of town. Get lost along its labyrinthine corridors amidst taxidermy tigers. Rooms are grand with high ceilings, chandeliers and Rajasthani accents. There is a smart dining hall, sitting room and well stocked bar.Sailing - Take a boat trip along the Chambal River - you might even spot the odd croc!Sights nearby - Make sure to visit Kota's City Palace and Fort.TraditionalOpulent
Castle Bera Rajasthan 7 rooms from £78
A heritage homestay in a ramshackle castle in the Aravalli Hills, one of the best places in India to spot leopard. Only a few hours’ drive from Jodhpur, yet feels marvellously remote.Local markets - Good for local colour.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.
Lebua Lodge at Amer Jaipur (Rajasthan) 40 rooms from £80
This modern resort, made up of 40 luxury tents, provides a change from Rajasthan's bountiful haveli properties. Offering everything you could wish for there is a pool, tennis, spa, kids playground and much more. Bedrooms feature ceiling to floor glass doors and white, minimalist interiors.Great walks - Up the hill to the Monkey Temple - where over 5000 monkeys are meant to live.Sights nearby - The famous Amber Fort is within walking distance.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Local markets - Good for local colour.
The Aodhi Kumbhalgarh Fort 26 rooms from £80
Offering seclusion in forested hills, this retreat provides you with luxurious comforts such as marble flooring, private balconies, and separate dressing rooms. Dine al fresco, in the atmospheric restaurant or in the terrace cafe with mountain views. Outdoor pool. Great for exploring the local area.Wildlife Area - The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary, the only panther reserve in India is very close to the hotelSights nearby - Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Dam are within 0.6 miles from The AodhiViews - majestic views of the Kumbhalgarh FortSwimming Pool - Outdoor swimming pool
Sultan Bagh Rajasthan 20 rooms from £80
Just a short drive from the Ranthambore National Park, Sultan Bagh offers safari style accommodation. Luxury en suite tents feature four poster beds & air con. A pleasant garden, swimming pool and bar for relaxing after a busy day in the Park. Traditional Indian cuisine is served in the restaurant.Wildlife Area - This tented camp is ideally located for viewing the tigers in Ranthambore National ParkBirdwatching - 350 species of bird in the nearby parkSights nearby - Ranthambore FortHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Fort Rajwada Jaisalmer 95 rooms from £83
Heritage hotel with impeccably designed interiors and authentic, ornate Indian architectural detail. Lavishly furnished rooms provide a taste of old-world princely comfort alongside modern amenities. Spa, gym, pool. Enjoy a drink in the bar, steeped in 16th-century charm, & dine on local cuisine.Local exploring - The perfect base for exploring the delights of Jaisalmer and the surrounding area.Sights nearby - Located close to the UNESCO listed Fort in JaisalmerDesigner - Opulent but gracious interiors designed by an eminent opera-set designerViews - Views onto the Sonar Fort from the in-house restaurant and bar
Brijraj Bhawan Palace Hotel Kota (Rajasthan) 7 rooms from £84
A charming ancestral home located outside of Kota with far reaching views of the town and Chambal river. With just seven rooms, decorated in a typical Rajasthani style there are pretty gardens in which to relax with plenty of quiet reading nooks. Delicious local cuisine is served.Great walks - Through the pretty Chambal Gardens - fortunately crocodiles no longer live here!Sailing - A wonderful way to get out of town is a boat trip along the Chambal River.Local markets - If visiting in October make sure to catch the Dussehra Mela.Sights nearby - The City Palace and Fort is a must visit.
Sariska Palace Ghausganj,, Rajasthan 5 rooms from £86
Within easy reach of both Jaipur and Agra this heritage hotel is ideally located for a relaxing break in India's 'Golden Triangle'. The Royal Chamber's suites are palatial with sparkling chandeliers and roll top baths. There is a grand dining hall, large pool, spa and tennis courts.Families - Plenty of activities on site, a large pool - great for all the familyTotal relaxation - There are 120 acres to explore and relax inSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolFour poster beds - For romantics.
Samode Bagh Jaipur (Rajasthan) 44 rooms from £86
This 300 year old resort, located just under 50km from Jaipur provides guests with a relaxing hideaway from the frenetic city. Luxurious tented rooms have ornate patterned ceilings and are filled with antiques. Fantastic local cuisine and beautiful gardens to stroll in. A romantic choice.Sights nearby - Amber Fort, City and Water Palace, the Monkey Temple, Jantar Mantar and much more are just a day trip away.Hideaway - Located out the way of frenetic Jaipur but still within a day trip of its sights.OpulentKids Club - Fully staffed.
Stepwell House Jodhpur (Makrana Mohhala,) 15 rooms from £73
Refined budget hotel ideal for discerning backpackers, with front-row seats of Toorji Ka Jhalra, an intricately designed stepwell. Fresh rooms feature elegant heritage decor, and there is a relaxed rooftop bar and restaurant with fine views of Mehrangarh Fort nearby. A cosy, practical base!Local exploring - Stay amidst the beating heart of Jodhpur, as daily life unfolds immerse yourself in The Blue City's colourful cultureSights nearby - Mehrangarh Fort and Chokelao Bagh garden nestled at the bottom;Lively area - In the thick of the action.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Deogarh Mahal Rajasthan 50 rooms from £94
Impressive 17th century heritage hotel located in the village of Deogarh, 80 miles from Udaipur. A vision in yellow each room in decorated in a unique style, reminiscent of the Mughal era with carved arches and stained glass windows. The mirrored lounge quarters is truly something to behold. Divine.Families - The island fortress of Seengh Sagar would turn any family holiday into a truly magical oneRomantic Break - Fine dining, spoiling spa and utterly whimsical rooms make this a most romantic staySights nearby - Gokal Garh Fort and Anjana Mahadeoji TempleGreat walks - Explore Deogarh village on footRecommended by - I Escape
Narain Niwas Palace Jaipur 37 rooms from £95
A comfortable heritage property in the pink city of Jaipur. Fantastic spa and pool in acres of garden, as well as specialty Thali dining. The fabulous Palladio serves excellent European dishes. One of the less expensive and less grand palaces in Rajasthan, but by no means less fantastical.Foodies - Boasting one of the best restaurants in town: Palladio.Local exploring - Enjoying a fantastically central location in Jaipur.Sights nearby - Jaipur has a bounty of sights: the Amber Fort, Water Palace, City Palace and much more.Local markets - Bapu Bazaar is a favourite amongst locals.
Gajner Palace Bikaner (Gajner) 45 rooms from £96
Romantic historic palace with captivating gardens and handsome architectural features, on the shore of a shimmering lake. This oasis in the desert offers regal accommodation in well-appointed rooms. Restaurant serves tantalising Rajasthani and international fare. A place of unparalleled splendour.Country EscapeWeddingsSights nearby - Junagarh Fort is less than a mile awaySecluded setting - For escaping.
28 Kothi Jaipur (Civil Lines Road) 5 rooms from £100
Jaipur's newest boutique offering provides stunning accommodation at an even more attractive price. Their attention to detail is key. Design touches such as ornate light installations and colour co-ordinated libraries are a perfectionists dream! Yoga classes and in room massages can be arranged.City Style - A tranquil oasis within easy reach of many of Jaipur's main sights.Local exploring - Perfectly located for exploring Jaipur's sights.Sights nearby - City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Monkey Palace to name but a few are within easy reach.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
Neemrana Fort Palace Neemrana, Rajasthan 72 rooms from £100
15th Century Palace sprawled over a hill with terraces and courtyards looking over the Rajasthan landscape. Large, antique filled rooms are charming and comfortable. With three dining options, two pools, a spa and a zip line - this is the true definition of an oasis. A once in a lifetime stay!Birdwatching - For the desert location, there are a surprising amount of birds. Notably the green parakeet stands out against the desert.Sights nearby - Visit the forts 18th Century Water Well that is nine stories deep and formely for the visiting, weary travelers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorFour poster beds - For romantics.
47 Jobner Bagh Jaipur (Rajasthan) 12 rooms from £105
A local gem designers and artisans have been flocking to 47 Jobner Bagh for many moons. Its owners have an eye for style and there is a nod to the 1920s amidst its blend of Italian and Indian decor. More luxurious than your average homestay yet more intimate than a five star hotel. A serene stay.City Style - An utterly chic way to explore the Pink CitySights nearby - Hawa Hahal and The City Palace are both a must visitGreat walks - The ancient ramparts of the Amber FortDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Dera Mandawa Jaipur (Rajasthan) 11 rooms from £107
Located but a few hundred metres from Jaipur's old city, Dera Mandawa boasts an enviable location. A traditional family-owned 'haveli' featuring eleven uniquely decorated suites. All of the colour and charm of old-world Rajasthan. Guests can try their hand at cooking, kite flying; even saree tying.Families - Run by a family, the Singh's are very accommodating of all agesLocal exploring - You are but 100m from Jaipur's old Pink CitySights nearby - Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Manter: all are within easy reachCooking classes - Take part in a traditional Rajasthani cooking demonstration
Samode Haveli Jaipur 39 rooms from £108
A quaint spot in the middle of a lively city. A great choice for individuals or couples. Fantastic central courtyard swimming pool and sun deck is perfect for lounging or sipping on a cocktail. Romantically decorated bedrooms, soothing spa facilities and stunning dining room.Sights nearby - So much to see in Jaipur: the hotel will gladly organise your tour.Local markets - Jaipur Textile Market is the place for fabrics and rugs.Sailing - Head out on the Ramgarh Lake by boat.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRecommended by - I Escape
Khem Villas Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) 22 rooms from £110
A lush, eco retreat set in an oasis of wildlife off the beaten track. Luxury cottages and tents provide comfortable accommodation in a glorious outdoor setting. A cooling plunge pool and small spa offer ultimate relaxation. Guests can enjoy the hotel bar and evening drinks around the campfire.Back to Nature - The land surrounding the camp has become a natural habitat and is home to jackals, hyenas, jungle cats and many more!Wildlife Area - Ranthambhore National Park, the best place in India to see tigers in the wildSwimming Pool - Outdoor fresh water plunge pool, the perfect way to cool offGreat walks - 6km of walking tracks within the propertyRecommended by - I Escape
Trident Udaipur Udaipur (Rajasthan) 141 rooms from £110
Fool proof accommodation courtesy of Trident. The impressive exterior makes way to airy interiors. Rooms are modern and fuss free including tea and coffee facilities with garden views. There's a classic bar and restaurant Aravalli serves Indian and Continental dishes. Enjoy the pool & relaxing spa.Local exploring - This hotel is ideally placed for exploring Udaipur's sights.Sights nearby - City Palace, the Crystal Gallery, the Monsoon Palace or the beautiful JagmandirKids Club - The Trident Kids' Club features games, play area and their very own tentCooking classes - Sushma's Cooking Classes are a great way to learn the local flavours.
Royal Heritage Haveli Jaipur (Rajasthan) 15 rooms from £111
An old-soul sanctuary on the outskirts of Jaipur. Fifteen special suites with colourful accents, a serene swimming pool, romantic grounds, and a delicious breakfast.Traditional - Rooms are furnished with traditional handpicked piecesSights nearby - Visit the spectacular City Palace in JaipurLocal markets - Explore the infamous Jaipur bazaarsSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Farm Jaipur (Rajasthan) 7 rooms from £113
A chic oasis just a short drive, yet a world away from town. This owner managed property reflects their young spirit. Retro rooms are decorated with wonderfully kitsch, Indian curios. There is an organic vegetable garden and room price is full board. Plenty of activities make it great for families.Sights nearby - Jaipur with its many sights is just a forty minute drive. Perfect as you can visit for the day and return to this haven.Hideaway - Located a forty minute drive from Jaipur the farm is an oasis of calm.Cooking classes - Just ask the chef!Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Rohet Garh Jodhpur (Dist. Pali) 34 rooms from £119
A welcoming haven in traditional Rajput style. Landscaped gardens, beautiful verandas, exquisitely decorated rooms, and a host of fantastic activities - desert riding safaris, flora and fauna, and relaxation in the spa to name a few. A wonderful taste of Rajasthan.Active HolidaySwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolSpaLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Ajit Bhawan Palace Jodhpur 69 rooms from £119
This Maharaja's royal residence is an oasis of hospitality and Rajput charm. A lovely garden hosts separate accommodations - you can choose between cottages, tents, or lavish rooms in the main property. Old-world elegance with all the modern comforts.Families - Attentive yet unfussy service, good value prices, a large pool plus spa and gym: great for all the family.Sights nearby - Venture back into the life of a Maharaja at the epic Mehrangarh FortSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Fodors
Talabgaon Castle Dausa, Rajasthan 24 rooms from £120
The Singh Rathore family promise guests an authentic stay at Talabgaon Castle. Dating back to 1818, this old property has recently been renovated to provide guests with luxurious accommodation. White rooms with marble floors, period furniture and pops of colour - and great food!Value chic - What could be more magical than a night spent in a historic castle- without breaking the bankHideaway - Getaway from the city and escape to this conveniently located castleSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolKids Club - Fully staffed.
Shahpura Bagh Shahpura 9 rooms from £120
Amidst sprawling gardens this historic estate oozes elegance and charm. Suites fit for a maharaja include four-posters, ornate textiles and large, airy windows. A feast of traditional Rajasthani dishes is served in the dining room or al-fresco whilst the heated outdoor pool is the place to relax.Historic - 120-year old property, once the seat of local princes and still owned by the Raja.Great walks - There are some easy nature trails around Shahpura and more challenging trekking routes depending on your ability.Local markets - The town of Shahpura is just a short walk away where colourful sarees and local leather shoes can be bought.Cooking classes - Take home some local flavours with a private cooking class courtesy of the head chef.
Suryagarh Jaisalmer 62 rooms from £120
Mesmerising hotel in the heart of the desert. Authentically prepared regional cuisine. Spa, gym, pool, billiards, yoga, meditation. Opulent interiors inspired by indigenous handicrafts. A remarkable location steeped in local culture offering a traditional taste of a luxurious lifestyle.Outdoor dining - Breakfast with peacocks in the desert, oasis picnic, dinner on the dunes or in the gardensSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorOpulentRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Savista Retreat Jaipur (Sanjharia, Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £123
Chic hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur. Each of its fourteen rooms are uniquely decorated in whimsical style. Think billowing curtains, bohemian dhurries and ornate fabrics. Home-style North and South Indian dishes are served. Admirable green policies it is the ideal break for the eco-warrior.Eco break - Employing admirable green credentials this property is ahead of its peersTotal relaxation - A relaxing retreat on the outskirts of JaipurSights nearby - Take a drive into Jaipur and visit its many sightsSpa
Rawla Narlai Rajasthan 36 rooms from £125
A renovated 17th-century fortress in an unspoilt area of Rajasthan, half-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur. With exquisite rooms, a sublime swimming pool and the Aravalli Hills on your doorstep, this is a truly magical place to stay.Sights nearby - Holy temples and historic villagesSwimming Pool - OutdoorOutstanding locationLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Sardar Samand Lake Palace Jodhpur (District Pali) 19 rooms from £126
Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933 this former hunting lodge is still a favourite retreat of the royal family. Located on the edge of a picturesque lake, large, art deco style rooms make the most of the views. There is an Oriental Garden plus an outdoor pool and tennis courts. A charming stay.Country Escape - In the bucolic surround of the scrubby Thar desert, this former royal hunting lodge is a true escape into rural Rajasthan.Great walks - The extensive grounds stretching along the lake make for great scenic walking.Birdwatching - The lake attracts a huge variety of birdlife, bring your binoculars!Sailing - A boat ride on the lake is a lovely afternoon activity.
The Tree of Life Resort Jaipur (Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £132
Set within seven acres of land amidst the Aravalli hills and just a 30 minute drive from Jaipur, Tree of Life provides daily yoga and meditation classes and a revitalising spa. The prefect way to explore from afar. Rooms are comfortable with private terraces and food is mainly organic. A haven.Sights nearby - Make a day trip into town to visit the Amber Fort and other sights.Great walks - Explore the local villages and farms.SpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Ramathra Fort Rajasthan 12 rooms from £144
Seventeenth century charm; twenty-first century luxury. This lovingly restored hilltop hideaway provides lavish accommodation for those prepared to venture the extra mile. Choose from palace or tented accommodation. Impossibly romantic, guests can enjoy candlelit dining and spa treatments.Hideaway - The tarmac roads disappear on the last 100km approach. A rural retreat totally worth the journey.Romantic Break - Escape with a loved one. Palace and tented rooms are made for romance.Birdwatching - Grey partridges, night jars, hawks, doves, peacocks, orioles, curlew, pelicans, kingfishers and cranes can all be spotted.Full of character
Dev VIlas Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) 21 rooms from £146
Well priced suites and luxury tented accommodation perfectly located for tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park. With a pool, concierge, restaurant and daily safari drives it has all the amenities of a hotel. All meals are included in the rate. A great value stay without scrimping on comfort!Value chic - Great value for tented luxury and all inclusive accommodationGreat walks - Guided nature walksSights nearby - Ranthambore FortViews - Great views from hotel
Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Sawai Madhopur 36 rooms from £148
Good value luxury offering from Taj group. This heritage hotel provides a comfortable stay amid the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park. Nestled amidst manicured grounds rooms are safari themed with lavish bathrooms. All this plus pool, spa and fine dining. A great choice.Back to Nature - A luxurious way to explore Ranthambore National ParkGreat walks - Guided nature walksSights nearby - Ranthambore FortSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Bhainsrorgarh Fort Rajasthan 5 rooms from £155
Overlooking the Chambal river Bhainsrorgarh Fort provides spectacular views. Dating back to the 18th century and surrounded by a small village it is awash with authentic old world charm. Rooms make the most of the scenery and are decorated in typically Rajasthani colours. Wonderful excursions.Romantic Break - Rolling rural landscapes and plenty of romantic activities (sunset boat rides) make this ideal for couplesTotal relaxation - Nothing but the sonorous rush of the Chambal River - a truly serene spotSights nearby - Go for a drive around the local villages and see the way of traditional Rajasthani tribal livingLocal markets - Nearby Kota is a bustling market town
Nahargarh Ranthambore Sawai Madhopur 68 rooms from £160
Magnificent nouveau palace hotel on the edge of Ranthambore National Park. Traditional elegance and regal opulence throughout its interiors. Marble floors, chandeliers, arched ceilings, mosaic walls and frescoed ceilings. Romantic rooms and suites have four poster beds. Fantastic Indian food.Safari - Tiger safaris twice a day in Ranthambore National Park.In/by a Nature Reserve - On the edge of Ranthambore National Park.Back to Nature - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.Foodies - Fantastic Indian food.
The Wilderness Camp Rajasthan 7 rooms from £165
Boasting a remote desert location, The Wilderness Camp consists of seven luxurious tents furnished in Rajasthani style. Features large beds, modern bathrooms and lovely rugs. Enjoy stunning sunrises, gorgeous sunsets and starry candlelit nights by the fire. A peaceful and truly unique spot!Birdwatching - The area is host to a wide variety of bird speciesGreat walks - Head off on walks around the local villageFull of characterQuirky - An experience!Recommended by - I Escape
Jawai Sagar District Pali, Rajasthan 12 rooms from £168
A small property set in one of Rajasthan's most spectacular settings. With craggy rocks behind and Jawai Lake stretching out in front the scenery is utterly breathtaking. Rooms are well appointed, spacious and benefit from large terraces to revel in said view. A gorgeous spot to simply enjoy nature.Back to Nature - Craggy rocks, lakes and grassland as far as the eye can see, inhabitad by leopards and crocodiles, a nature lovers dreamSafari - Jeep safaris are led by local naturalists. Leopards are the main attraction but there's plenty of other wildlife tooBirdwatching - With over 207 species in the area there's plenty to spot from flamingoes to damesoille cranesGreat walks - Head out from the property and explore the rocky landscape
Ranvas Jodhpur (Nagaur) 34 rooms from £177
Following a twenty year renovation by the Maharajah of Jodhpur this collection of havelis is a chic oasis in the heart of the Thar desert. Film set worthy rooms and impossibly romantic candlelit dinners make it ideal for couples. One of the best places to embark on a horse or camel safari.Honeymoons - A regal and romantic escape with candlelit dinners in the fragrant gardens and indulgent interiors worthy of the Maharaja.Total relaxation - Unwind in style in the frescoed halls, temples, and Mughal pleasure gardens, not to mention the spa.Sights nearby - The desert towns of Bikaner, with its incredible fort and Mandawa konwn for its painted havelis are a drive away.Great walks - Hike the perimeter of the 12th-century fort’s magnificent ramparts.Recommended by - I Escape
Lakshman Sagar Raipur (Rajasthan) 12 rooms from £180
A boutique hideaway in the truest sense. Part of the Sewara chain of hotels known for their organic produce and eco credentials this property upholds the good name. Twelve private cottages, made from local stone have private pools. Decor comprises local artwork and gorgeous pop colours.Hideaway - A quiet place for guests to relax by the pool amongst the sounds of nature.Romantic Break - Private cottages all with private pool and gorgeous rooms.Cooking classes - Learn some of Rajasthan's culinary secrets from the excellent in house chef.Great walks - A guided sunrise walk through the region's henna fields.Recommended by - I Escape, CN Traveller
Bujera Fort Udaipur (Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £183
New build Mughal style fort blending in seamlessly into the local village. Just fifteen minutes from Udaipur. Palatial suites include stunning interiors somewhere between a palace and English country home. Delicious three course lunches and dinners are served. An exciting new addition to Udaipur.Eco break - Bujera Fort aims to have as little impact on the planet as possible: recycled rainwater and local produce is usedRomantic Break - Lavish rooms, master suites with two bathrooms and the rolling Aravalli hills for a vista - utterly romanticValue chic - Excellent value for what is in many people's opinion the best hotel in townCooking classes - Learn from the best 'chef' in the kitchen, from traditional thalis to afternoon teas
Dev Shree Rajasthan 7 rooms from £145
A charming estate run by the royals of the the Deogarh Thikana. Light and airy rooms are traditionally styled with intricately carved dark Rajsthani furniture, tiled floors and regional textiles. Sample local cuisine in the restaurant, unwind by the pool and go on adventures in pursuit of leopards.Country Escape - A rural property owned and run by the royal family of Deogarh.Sights nearby - Embark on a day trip to the Jain temples at Ranakpur or the forts at Kumbhalgarh.Secluded setting - For escaping.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Raj Palace Jaipur (Nr Jal Mahal) 29 rooms from £197
This luxurious Maharaja's Palace has beed exquisitely restored with the finest Italian marbles, Egyptian cottons, mahoganies, and Swarovski chandeliers. The 38 suites are divine, as are the equally majestic verandahs, gardens, and food in the wonderful restaurant.Sights nearby - The Amber Fort is Jaipur's main attraction. Go at sunset for the best views.Local markets - Bapu Bazaar is Jaipur's busiest and most popular market.Swimming Pool - Outdoor PoolSpaRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Samode Palace Jaipur (Village Samode) 43 rooms from £199
A traditional Rajput palace just outside Jaipur. Wonderfully romantic rooms and suites, all individually decorated, but each as magical as the next. Terraces, pools, tennis courts, camel safaris, fantastic Rajasthani and European food. Regal and luxurious.Total relaxation - Located outside of town, in rural Jaipur with a luxurious spa. There are plenty of ways to unwind.Romantic Break - Candlelit dinners, sumptuous rooms and a divine spa.Romantic - Good for couples.Local markets - Jaipur's famous textile market is great for fabrics and rugs.Recommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
RAAS Jodhpur (Makrana Mohalla) 39 rooms from £200
Wow factor around every corner in this luxury, contemporary designed hotel. Stunning views of the Fort from exquisite sun-dappled rooms and a beautiful infinity pool and indulgent spa. Lots of clever design features. A very special place to explore the magical Jodhpur from, right in the heart of it.Romantic Break - This chic hotel boasts design suites with statement bathrooms, fort views from the terrace restaurant and unbeatable glamour.Local exploring - Located down an unassuming gulley this modern hotel enjoys a most central location in the Old Town.Local markets - Check out the next door Sadar Market, the perfect spot for buying spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts.Sights nearby - Overlooking the fort, within walking distance of the Clock Tower and Old City.Recommended by - I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
Chanoud Garh Rajasthan 10 rooms from £210
Ideally located on the way from Jodhpur to Udaipur this family owned 'haveli' provides an authentic rural Rajasthani stay between cities. Ten individually decorated suites include antique furnishings and splashes of colour. Sumptuous North Indian meals are served whilst breakfast is Continental.Great walks - Take a stroll through the village and meet the local shepherds.Sights nearby - Explore the mystical Ranakpur jain temples.Romantic - Good for couples.Secluded setting - For escaping.
RAAS Devigarh Udaipur (Delwar) 39 rooms from £225
Majestic Five Star 18th century palace restoration outside Udaipur. Minimal interior designs frame original historic architecture. Luxury boutique suites combine stone floors, marbles, hot tubs, balustraded terraces with all the mod cons. Fabulous views, excellent restaurant, extensive spa and pool.Total relaxation - Away from the hustle and bustle of town it is a wonderfully relaxing location to explore Udaipur fromRomantic Break - Luxurious suites and a romantic ambience make this a perfect couples retreatSpa breaks - A spoiling spa providing both Western and traditional Indian treatmentsArchitectural - 18th century palace renovation.
Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal Jodhpur 93 rooms from £236
This hotel is designed like a traditional palace, but aimed at younger and more modern Maharaja. Elegant rooms with equally fantastic technology, beautiful central courtyard with pool, and fantastic gourmet options. Heritage feel with a contemporary twist.Romantic Break - Sumptuous suites and pampering spa treatments make this a dream city break for couples.Families - Family suites, baby sitting services and a games room to occupy the little ones.Sights nearby - The Mehrangarh Fort is not to be missed.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor Pool.
Alila Fort Bishangarh Jaipur (Bishangarh) 59 rooms from £254
A fabulous 230 year old hilltop fort turned luxury hotel, in the Aravalli Hills. Indulgent suites have been beautifully restored to maintain the historic charm and real life palace feel. Get the royal treatment with a range of restaurants, a pool, organic kitchen gardens, and an impressive spa.Romantic Break - A stunning hilltop fort whose indulgent suites offer spectacular views of the Aravalli Hills from their scolloped window baysLocal exploring - What better way to explore this land of Kings and Rajputs than from a former palace and fortCooking classes - Take cooking classes from the hotel chefs and learn to whip up your favourite dishes from the menuSights nearby - Head into Jaipur to check out the City Palace and the Chandra MahalRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur (Rajasthan) 83 rooms from £296
As iconic as Udaipur. A shimmering white and gold vision located on Lake Pichola it is accessible only by hotel boat. Rooms are quite literally fit for a maharajah: stained glass windows, plush velvets, gilt work, and intricate murals. Plus a pool, famous rooftop restaurant and novel 'spa boat'.Sights nearby - Located in the heart of Udaipur, most of its sights are within walking distance.Local markets - Bada Bazaar is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike.Private Hot TubViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Fodors, Kiwi Collection