A list of high-end properties that offer five-star amenities and celebrate the region’s past
Planning a relaxed and luxurious trip to Rajasthan during summers may seem like a bad idea, but it is a good way to avoid the tourist rush from hilly areas and places near the beach.
Furthermore, Rajasthan has a variety of heritage properties that offer the comforts of a luxury hotel and allow the visitor to learn about the history of the state through meals and special tours.
Therefore, we have curated a list of boutique properties that come with amenities of tranquil luxury, making for a perfect laid-back summer getaway in a picturesque land.
The Johri is a converted 19th century house.
This 19th century house, long known as Lal Haveli, has been restored to offer travelers the best of both worlds, past and present. Each of the five suites, common areas, and restaurant have been designed by New York designer Naina Shah to blend traditional and modern aesthetics. The hotel features a handpicked collection of custom and antique furniture, textiles and art from Rajasthan. The restaurant focuses more on seasonal farm fresh produce. There is also a cocktail bar, a “high-chaiafternoon tea service, option to receive complimentary Ayurvedic massages and yoga and meditation sessions.
Founder Abhishek Honawar reports: “We are launching a seasonal summer menu, featuring hyper-local ingredients along with a chat this month’s menu.
Dileep Kothi Jaipur
Dileep Kothi is a family home of the former Barli royal family. (Fun fact: the Rathore dynasty of Barli traces its descent from Rao Maldeo of Marwar.)
The private residence, which has six rooms decorated with antique furniture and paintings, gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and understand the history, culture and legacy of the family. Founder Divyraj Singh says, “We are 16th generation Barli royalty.”
Its food menu includes continental and traditional products such as laal maas and dal baati churma.
Narendra Bhawan Bikaner
Narendra Bhawan Bikaner is famous for its curated dining experiences
During the summer months, Narendra Bhawan Bikaner, famous for its grand decoration, is transformed into a haven for seekers of peace and well-being. Its spa offers treatments such as vascular physiotherapy that claim to help improve microcirculation.
This property is also known for its curated dining experiences. Le Diner Le Noir at the Night Room (The Blindfolded Dinner), for example, is a fun and immersive sensory experience, where guests rely on their olfactory nerves and taste buds to savor food and beverages.
Barwara Six Senses Fort
Six Senses Fort Barwara offers various spa treatments
The Six Senses complex is a repurposed fort near Ranthambore. The 14th-century fort, originally owned by the Barwara royal family, is a destination unto itself, with resort experiences, spa treatments, and wellness programs. One can try, for example, the five-night Eye of the Tiger package, which includes daily spa treatments and sleep tracking, wellness activities like yoga, meditation, and fitness sessions.