Tag: Rajasthan

Tijara Fort : The 19th Century Fortress, Hours From Delhi

Crawling through the vivacious village of Tijara, passing car mechanics, fruit stalls, carpenters and street vendors, I wondered if we’d taken a wrong turn? But as the traffic subsided, and settlements melted away into open road, the verdant Rajasthani countryside opens up ahead. Located in Alwar, just 2-3 hours from Delhi and almost equidistant between the capital and Jaipur, Tijara Fort is the perfect … Read More Tijara Fort : The 19th Century Fortress, Hours From Delhi

Bujera Fort: The Modern Mughal’s Abode

You’d be fooled for thinking that the little rural village had a long and colourful history with the imposing Bujera Fort. So seamlessly do its coral pink walls, cascading with bougainvillea, run through the town. One wonders about the tales of ruling Maharajas and long disbanded feudal systems. But in reality, this property is only a few years old. A miracle, that a new … Read More Bujera Fort: The Modern Mughal’s Abode

Rajasthan for Romantics: Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur

A world away from the frenetic Pink City and Jaipur’s modern metro city, The Tree Of Life exists in its own micro-climate of peace and tranquility. With a focus on Ayurveda, each of the rooms are named after a different tree, and their decor reflects its colour. We stayed in the Champa Villa, adorned from floor to ceiling with fuschia pink and splashes of … Read More Rajasthan for Romantics: Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur

A Jaipur Gem: 28 Kothi

As reviewed for i-escape: Hidden down an unassuming lane in Jaipur’s residential Civil Lines district, 28 Kothi brings a new level of luxury to the guesthouse experience. A joint venture between Siddharth Kasliwal (co-owner of Gem Palace, India’s most glamorous jewellery business) and Abhishek Honawar (eminent Bombay chef), it opened its doors in early 2016 to instant acclaim. It was envisaged as a place … Read More A Jaipur Gem: 28 Kothi

Rural Rajasthani Refinement at Shahpura Bagh

As reviewed for The Hotel Guru: 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. An oasis in unexplored Rajasthan. Dating back to the 19th century, … Read More Rural Rajasthani Refinement at Shahpura Bagh

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Jodhpur: A Hotel Guide

Working in travel one has to be sympathetic towards almost any whim, requirement and diet fad of a client. Life and people are full of surprises but when trying to second guess someones preferences it is necessary to (like it or not) pigeon hole. Luckily I am very familiar with each of the extremes. On the one hand we have myself: I will literally … Read More Jodhpur: A Hotel Guide