India’s lavish stay Narendra Bhawan is the former home of the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner, who – like his namesake hotel – was influenced by the Bombay art deco movement, a love of travel and contemporary European tastes. The building’s opulent interiors are a colourful, modernised mash-up of Rajput furnishings and retro trinkets; a bright red piano stands at attention in the lobby, and a glittering pool takes over a corner of the rooftop.
The theme of India prevails in the 82 glamorous rooms, and salutes the royal’s patriotic disposition and vision. There are plenty of avenues to keep visitors occupied irrespective of the duration of their stay. The Verandah is an eclectic indoor-outdoor lounging area inspired by the Art Deco movement and encourages easy relaxation. P&C is the elegant dining room, while Mad Hatter-The Bake House will indulge your sugar cravings.