Photo of Alsisar Mahal

“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

This beautiful honey-hued palace is an excellent base from which to explore Shekhawati, the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan. It’s owned and run by Gaj Singh Alsisar, a Rajput of the Shekhawat clan, and looks like something out of a storybook. The original fortress has been beautifully renovated and transformed into a heritage hotel. As you pass through those huge, wooden gates, you enter a cool, calm oasis: petals float in a bowl near the entrance and you’re handed a glass of rose water on arrival. The magnificent reception has rich-coloured rugs, crystal chandeliers hanging and portraits of the maharajas. The dining room has high ceilings, exquisitely painted archways, white walls and lavish gold detailing. The palace is a maze of cream courtyards, domes and harmonious archways. Signs of a wondrous past age are everywhere: family photographs, royal flags, bows and arrows, rifles and even a royal carriage. The suites are fit for a maharaja, with marble floors, antique furniture, huge four-poster beds and original art on the walls. There’s also a simple massage centre as well as an enormous swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, chalk-white umbrellas and verdant gardens.
 

Written by Laura Griffith-Jones

Recommended For

  • Sights nearby
  • Painted region of Shekhawati with beautiful havelis
  • Learning
  • Folk music and dance performances
  • Safari
  • Camel, jeep and horse safaris
  • Local markets
  • Great walks
  • Full of character
  • Rajasthani motifs and antique furniture
  • Less £
  • Owner managed
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Historic
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Four poster beds
  • Opulent

Facilities

  • Garden
  • With courtyards, lawns and trees
  • Shops
  • Souvenir shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Massage
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Painted region of Shekhawati with beautiful havelis
  • Learning
  • Folk music and dance performances
  • Safari
  • Camel, jeep and horse safaris
  • Local markets
  • Great walks

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