9 lovely hotels near Jaipur for your next weekend


Alila Fort Bishangarh

Built into a 230-year-old hilltop fort in the middle of the Aravalli Range, Alila Bishangarh Fort had been in the making for almost a decade. Its unique rooms and suites feature valley views, block-printed textiles, thikri mirrors, and large soaking tubs. Families will love the kids’ club, and the specialty restaurants offer a variety of choices for every meal. Here you can meet local artisans, try wellness treatments or explore the menu at the Silk Road-inspired Amarsar restaurant, or sample Mediterranean-influenced dishes at the Haveli Poolside Restaurant. Nazaara offers dining under the stars with dishes from Shekhawat and Bishangarh, or Rajput hunter cuisine with a sandbox and campfire cooking. Savor whiskey blends and smoky delicacies at Madhuveni Bar and Restaurant (named after the river in Bishangarh village), which also has a cigar lounge. Or head to the Kachchawa Champagne Bar, which also offers coffee, tea, and cakes. The impressive Warrior Fort also provides an imposing backdrop for events, with its banquet halls, conference hall, lawns and terraces. Getting there: Alila Fort Bishangarh is 64 km from Jaipur, towards Shahpura. Website, double of 23,000

Amanbagh, Ajabgarh

Want to disappear completely in anonymity in the middle of the calls of jackal and the rhythms of the jungle? About a two-hour drive from Jaipur Airport stands the sumptuous Amanbagh, with its pavilion suites equipped with private pools and terraces from which to admire the surrounding Aravalis. Sariska National Park is an hour’s drive away, there is the fort and temple nearby in Ajabgarh village, and for wilder luxury around 3.5 hours is sister property Aman-i -Khas (double occupancy, two night full board package for Rs 1,12,600), a Mughal style camp near Ranthambore National Park. Both properties feed their menus with produce from organic vegetable gardens, which include specialist Ayurvedic gardens. Getting there: Amanbagh is about 25 km from Jaipur, heading towards the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Double at Amanbagh from Rs28,000 for a Garden Haveli suite. Website.


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