At a Glance
- One of India’s best hotels, located completely off-the-beaten track in rural Rajasthan, about two hours from Jaipur
- Amazing experiences around Amanbagh from visiting local villages, temples and fascinating, immersive walks
- Exceptional rooms and facilities
- A Millis Potter favourite!
Amanbagh can quite literally be described as the perfect form of luxury, off-the-beaten-track. There are no other hotels in the area, and as such this little patch of Rajasthan is only really seem by the guests of Amanbagh, so the destination is very much yours exclusively. The hotel itself has all the trappings you would want from a dreamy pool, spa and rooms that feature marble bathtubs and lavish interiors. But to many, luxury is more than this, and Amanbagh allows you to experience the world outside the hotel in such a magical way. A sunset walk through the local village will see the resdient turbaned-farmers bringing in their cows in from the fields. Because so few tourists visit this area, the locals are so keen to meet you and you never feel you are intruding. Head off to the fantastic 17th century remains of Bhangarh, and again, you won’t see other tourists. Visit the fort of Ajabgarh, overlooking pristine paddy fields before tucking into a picnic prepared by the hotel. It really is a part of India that has been untouched by time, and at Amanbagh you have the chance to experience it.
Back in the hotel, and you will discover an oasis of verdant greenery, date and mango trees, surrounded a huge central pool. The architecture is drawn from Mughal influences with traditional arches and the use of subtle sandstone to blend in with the surroundings. There are four room categories; The Courtyard Haveli Suites are on the ground floor near the swimming pool and have a small private terrace. The Garden Haveli Suites, as their name suggests overlook the gardens, again with a terrace but with a larger living area. The Terrace Haveli Suite are upstairs and so have better views and a larger terrace. The top-pick are the Pool Pavilions which are more private and have a lovely garden at the back with a good size pool. The hotel has a superb spa and the restaurant opens out into the terrace which overlooks the pool, serving up both Indian and international cuisine.