Staying in forts, palaces & havelis
Rang Mahal Hotel, Jaisalmer
|Staying in palaces and forts|
|India in general and
Rajasthan in particular is full of interesting places to stay. The laws of
economics have obliged many Maharajas, Rawals and rich men to turn their
private forts, palaces and havelis into guesthouses. We have slept in our
tent most of the time in China and Northern Pakistan before hitting the
heat of an Indian summer and we will have to spend more time in our tent
in the future ! In the meantime, we have been enjoying a second honeymoon
in these splendid places !
|Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur|
|A small but very cozy Haveli in Jaipur with a manicured garden. Room 24, one of the prettiest rooms we have ever had.|
|Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur|
|One of the most romantic
hotels in the world ? Certainly not the rooms themselves but the 200 year
old palace has "shady courtyards, lotus ponds and a small mango-tree
shaded swimming pool" ! Unforgettable.
|Bikaner, Bhairon Vilas hotel|
|Our room number 102 in the
Bhairon Vilas hotel in Bikaner must qualify as having the craziest
decoration we have ever had in a hotel room ! The walls were full with old
bits and pieces from colonial era India : pictures, rifles, stuffed
animals, old carpets.. We recommend it. http://hotelbhaironvilas.tripod.com
|Mandawa, Heritage Hotel|
|The heritage hotel in Mandawa is an old Haveli or merchant's house with beautiful courtyards.|
|This palace was built in
stages 400 years ago. This was going to be the last time we treated
ourselves and wanted it to be something special. It was better than that.
More on this amazing home in the next page.
We are doing well !
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