On this journey, our accommodations vary from an ancestral home that stabled the maharaja’s cavalry to a boutique hotel that sparked a city’s revival. Whether your bedroom window opens to Lake Pichola with a view of the City Palace, or to the Arravalli Hills with Kumbhalgarh Fort in the distance, “rest assured” you can sleep well overnight and awaken ready for daytime adventure!
The Imperial, a landmark of New Delhi, deals in both history and luxury. Built in 1931 and located in the heart of the capital, the five-star hotel pays homage to the days of Rajput royalty and satisfies the modern traveler’s taste for elegance. The Imperial’s iconic driveway, flanked by tall king palm trees, leads guests in for opulent experiences or out for cosmopolitan exploration.
Built between 1734 and 1752, this haveli is an experience in Indian heritage. The hotel was constructed with materials leftover from building Udaipur’s famous Lake Palace nearby. While the architecture and decor harken back to the magnificent Rajput era, the amenities and services cater to modern day sensibilities. Past meets present with grace and style in Udaipur.
Our desert safari lodge, a sanctuary in the wilds of Rajasthan, sits on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. Kumbhalgarh Fort can be seen in the distance, as both fort and hotel stand at a lofty 1,000-plus meters above sea level. A serene outpost with modern appointments, our Safari Lodge is a “boutique basecamp” for experiencing the best of Kumbhalgarh’s natural beauty.
On the banks of a lake in rural Rajasthan sits a beautifully restored heritage hotel that has been owned and operated by a local royal family for four hundred years. This estate offers welcome respite in traditional buildings, some of them four centuries old and skillfully renovated with both relaxation and preservation in mind. Noted for lush gardens and tranquil pools, this heritage hotel also boasts fine kitchens offering traditional cuisine and culinary workshops.
Forty kilometers from Jodphur is the tranquil village of Chandelao Garh. The landowner’s ancestral home now serves as an elegant hotel where visitors step into the Rajput life made modern. Beyond the hotel’s signature archway, an authentic experience of Indian village life begins. Traditional sights, sounds and spices of Rajasthani culture thrive in Chandelao Garh.
Jodhpur’s chic RAAS hotel stylishly blends the best of old and new India in the shadow of Mehrangarh Fort. Contemporary designs and amenities marry with intricately carved 18th century buildings made from the indigenous rose-red sandstone for a stunning effect. The alchemy of RAAS mixes bygone nobility with modern luxury to create renaissance splendor.