India is a country that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. It is impossible to fully describe the intensely rich fabric of sights, sounds and smells that make it unique. Having just returned from my second trip, I have an even greater appreciation for its beauty. Below are three hotels we stayed in around Rajasthan that are worth the trip alone!
Amanbagh lies within a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar to site his mobile hunting camps in search of the tigers known to roam the nearby hills. The resort is very much a modern day 'Mughal Palace', conceived in the present, but paying homage to the architecture and design of India's golden age. This place was a little of the beaten path but definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas is located on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The luxury tents with embroidered canopies, and private walled gardens are in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle. I was lucky enough to see a Bengal tiger up close on two of our safari drives.
Set in forty-seven acres of landscaped gardens in the center of the Rajasthan capital, this is one of the world's most famous palace hotels. After hectic days shopping in Jaipur, nothing beat the luxury of our suite.