On the outskirts of Jaipur, in the shadows of Rajasthan’s Aravalli Range, is where you’ll find the secluded Amanbagh resort, on the fringes of Sariska National Park. A former hunting lodge for the Maharaja of Alwar, it is now a chic rose-tinted desert oasis.
The central fixture is the 33-metre sea green marble pool, but look past it and you’ll see the standalone suites, palatial and carved from pink marble and sandstone, and crowned gracefully with cupolas.
Each comes with a private courtyard and lavish interiors: marble flooring, carved wooden panels, intricate archways, and our favorite element, an oversized bathtub created from the famous green Udaipur marble.
The bathroom of the Pool Pavilion
Luxury extends across spheres here and well beyond the plush accommodation. Take dining, for instance. The high-ceilinged Mughal inspired restaurant has seating that extends outwards in a romantic set-up that faces the swimming pool. And its innovative seasonal menu offers a fresh take on Indian and Western dishes, with much of the produce sourced from Amanbagh’s organic in-house gardens.
Terrace dining at Amanbagh
Then, there’s the spa, which has a range of treatments and therapies that promise to right every wrong, whether that means aligning your chakras or balancing your doshas. And if you’re big on wellness, you can even book yourself an intensive personalized three-week-long Ayurvedic Wellness Immersion package.
Courtyard Haveli Suite at Amanbagh in Alwar
Indeed, with its rich history, princely pleasures, and theatrical romance evocative of a bygone era, Amanbagh is a haven of serenity and luxury; one that enthralls and captivates, and promises a present-day palace stay that will leave you feeling like royalty.