FIRST CLASS, HERITAGE, BOUTIQUE
Located midway between Jaipur and Udaipur on a 45-acre estate, the elegant Shahpura Bagh is the ancestral home of Shahpura’s ruling family. The current Raja still lives in part of the property and a family member welcomes every guest on arrival, giving the property the feeling of a homestay, albeit a rather regal one!
The sizable suites are exquisitely decorated in a classic Raj-era style with a minimalist, modern edge; expect four-poster beds, roll top baths and old Kashmiri carpets in high-ceilinged spaces. Guests can enjoy traditional family meals, home cooked by the head chef (who has worked for the household for three generations) either in the dining room or under a mango tree on the lawn. Take time to explore the hotel’s lush, gentle surroundings, then return to while away the hours on a daybed by the pool - one of Rajasthan’s largest - with a book, and a few samosas to snack on.