Seclusion: Amanbagh, a modern day version of a maharaja’s palace, is located in a serene environment, providing guests with a private and intimate Rajasthan haven.
Style: Rooms are decorated with unique hand-woven Indian silks, Udaipur marble bathtubs and pink limestone archways.
Cuisine: The Restaurant located on the ground floor serves Western and Indian food, made with local organic in-season produce.
The sumptuous Amanbagh hotel is located in the remote Alwar region of Rajasthan on one of the sites used long ago by the Maharajah of Alwar for his mobile tiger hunting camps. With 32 rooms and suites, Amanbagh, which translates as "peaceful garden" is designed as a contemporary interpretation of the great palaces built during India's golden age of architecture. The Restaurant serves a deluxe version of the region's home-style cooking as well as western specialties in a refined atmosphere including indoor and outdoor seating areas. Additionally, there is a courtyard for more casual dining near the pool area. The Bar and Lounge is an intimate place to relax and unwind during the afternoon and into the evening. An ongoing series of lectures on regional art and architecture, history, and philosophy is offered to guests in the hotel's library. Amanbagh has a comprehensive spa program specializing in Ayurvedic treatments as well as a devoted area for the practice and instruction of yoga.
The hotel has four room categories. The rooms are light and airy and give off an air of nostalgia from Raj days. All rooms feature a large bathtub carved from Udaipur green marble, antique four-poster beds, French windows, planter’s chairs and writing desks.
There are eight Courtyard Haveli Suites on the ground level of two dwellings separated by the swimming pool. Suites are entered via a courtyard with an alfresco dining area. The living area has a large daybed, two armchairs and a writing desk. The bedroom is reached through a private courtyard. The well-lit and airy bedrooms feature a high domed ceiling, king-size beds and bathrooms filled with natural light.
There are eight Garden Haveli Suites on the ground level. Suites are entered via a courtyard with an alfresco dining area. The living area has a large daybed, two armchairs and a writing desk. The bedroom is reached through a private courtyard. The well-lit and airy bedrooms feature a high domed ceiling, king-size beds and a bathrooms filled with natural light. Garden Haveli Suite also have private terraces withgarden views.
There are sixteen Pool Pavilions dotted around the perimeter of the resort. Pool Pavilions all feature their own private 10 by 29-foot heated swimming pools and decent sized gardens. Pool Pavilions are entered via a spacious garden courtyard with a covered dining and lounge area, leading on to a foyer passageway. The shared livingarea, bedroom and bathroom are accessed through the foyer. Bedrooms house a king-size bed, writing desk, daybed and armchairs. The en-suite bathrooms boast spacious dressing areas, twin walk-in wardrobes, twin basins, separate showers and toilets.
There are eight Terrace Haveli Suites on the upper level of the two dwellings. The suite's living area has a large daybed, two chaise lounge chairs and a writing desk. The bedroom is reached through a private courtyard. The well-lit and airy bedrooms feature a high domed ceilings, king-size beds, en-suites with separate dressing rooms and bathrooms filled with natural light.
Amanbagh's boutique sells and displays beautiful local and regional arts and craftsperfect for souvenirs and gifts. Shoppers will enjoy browsing the high quality silverware, jewelry, textiles and fashion.
Amanbagh's library is situated on the second level of the main building. The library houses a range of books, magazines and newspapers both regional and international. There is also a computer station with internet and CDs and board games to borrow.
Amanbagh has a luxury spa with highly-trained therapists and state-of-the-art spa technology. The spa menu ranges from facials, massages, scrubs and even traditional Indian henna art. The products used at the spa are of high quality and use many natural ingredients rather than chemicals.
Amanbagh's large swimming pool measures 108 by 39-feet. Guests may dine alfresco on confortable sun loungers or shaded areas around the pool. There is also a smaller wading pool for lounging. Both pools are heated in cooler weather.
The Restaurant is very popular with the local expat population. The Restaurant serves lunch, dinner and afternoon tea sets. There is air-conditioned and alfresco seating available. The menu boasts tempting Indian curries, appetizers and daily specials depending on what's fresh and in season.
The Salon Bar sits opposite the main restaurant and provides a casual and cozy lounge to enjoy cocktails, wines, beers and spirits. There is also a Roof Terrace whereguests can have food and drink with views of the surrounding landscape.