Photo of Shahpura Bagh

“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

'An oasis in unexplored Rajasthan'. Dating back to the 19th century, Shahpura Bagh provides a stay amidst history with the family of this ancestral mansion house. As you take the turning off the main highway spluttering traffic and screeching truck horns are replaced by stubborn bullock carts driven by be-turbaned Rajasthani farmers in dusty dhotis. Wandering distance from colourful town centre the white gates of Shahpura Bagh are a portal to a bygone age of refined luxury and undisturbed tranquility. Accommodation is spread across two colonial style bungalows, ensconced by 40 acres of verdant lawns and farmland, plus a heated pool. An intimate affair there are just nine rooms, all divine, packed with antiques and featuring lounge areas meant for lingering; bathtubs meant for soaking. Our favourites would have to be the Royal Suites for their capacious four posters and open fire places. Generous touches such as complimentary birdwatching and farm visits or sundowners at Dikhola Fort make one feel truly spoilt. Getting to know your fellow guests over drinks, canapés and an open fire make you feel right at home. Dine surrounded by family portraits and hunting trophies to the beat of a long unplayed rock n roll score. Another whiskey, sir? Why on earth not. A daily set menu of regional dishes (it is a veritable feast) is served, whilst a continental spread is provided each morning and lunch is set to order. Let's just say you will not go hungry here! But what is most impressive about Shahpura Bagh is how committed Jai, Sat and their families are to their local community. From monetary donations, personal property converted into schools and employing a team of all local staff, Shahpura Bagh and its town are one. For an authentic yet luxurious, rural Rajasthan experience stay here: no questions asked.
Recommended for
  • Historic
  • 120-year old property, once the seat of local princes and still owned by the Raja.
  • Romantic Break
  • Beautifully designed, spacious suites with four poster beds and rolltop baths.
  • Country Escape
  • Honeymoons
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • 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.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga mats are provided in each room and private classes are available on request.
  • Romantic Break
  • Beautifully designed, spacious suites with four poster beds and rolltop baths.
  • Cycling
  • There are bikes available for guests to use to explore the local conutryside.
  • Sights nearby
  • Enjoy sundowners at Dhikhola Fort or a rural village visit.
  • Other Activities
  • Take a bullock cart ride across the surrounding farmland.
  • Safari
  • Jeep Safaris in the Rajasthani desert can be arranged.
  • Birdwatching
  • Complimentary bird watching walks can be enjoyed.
  • Country Escape
  • Honeymoons
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Authentic Rajastani cuisine using as much organic produce as possible.
  • Eco
  • Solar panel heating is used and local staff are employed.
  • Traditional
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Quiet
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Owner managed
  • Secluded setting
  • Child friendly
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Authentic Rajastani cuisine using as much organic produce as possible.
  • Garden
  • Set in 30 acres of verdant gardens with shimmering lakes
  • Private dining room
  • Private candelit dinners can be arranged.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool.
  • Fireplace
  • Bicycles available
  • Parking
  • Outdoor dining
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Safe
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites

Activities

  • 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.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga mats are provided in each room and private classes are available on request.
  • Cycling
  • There are bikes available for guests to use to explore the local conutryside.
  • Sights nearby
  • Enjoy sundowners at Dhikhola Fort or a rural village visit.
  • Other Activities
  • Take a bullock cart ride across the surrounding farmland.
  • Safari
  • Jeep Safaris in the Rajasthani desert can be arranged.
  • Birdwatching
  • Complimentary bird watching walks can be enjoyed.
  • Fishing

Map & Location

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