Amanbagh

Alwar, Rajasthan, India

At a Glance

  • Located in rural Rajasthan in the foothills of the Araveli Hills, Amanbagh is the perfect escape from Rajasthan’s famous busy cities.

  • The ideal finish to an exciting itinerary around Rajasthan, enjoy pure tranquillity by the pool, spa or on gentle walks around the countryside
    For the most discerning guests requiring ultimate privacy, we recommend taking one of Amanbagh’s exclusive pavilions during your stay.

  • A private dinner at their offsite Chhatri is a must during your stay. Accompanied by a chef, musician and waitstaff guests can enjoy an exclusive candlelit dinner under the stars.

  • Easily accessible from Jaipur and approximately 5 hours from Delhi, Amanbagh serves equally well as a fly-and-flop destination for those looking for a relaxing retreat with the opportunity to experience Rajasthan’s unique culture.

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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more colour to the landscape.

October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.

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Insider's View

Ask the Food and Beverage Manager for his recipe for Dal Moth Salad - it's really easy to make at home and will impress all your friends.

Take the cow dust tour through the village

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Description

Amanbagh is set within rural countryside a 2-hour journey east of Jaipur in the region of Alwar. Amanbagh has a spectacular setting in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills and showcases the rural splendour and strong cultural heritage of the region.

Amanbagh is a remote rural property situated in an oasis of greenery that is in stark contrast to the arid plains and craggy hills which surround it. Amanbagh lies within a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar as one of the sites for his mobile hunting camps which used to come in search of the elusive tigers known to roam the nearby hills not so long ago.

The resort style echoes the region’s Mughul architecture and in this respect is a modern day Mughul Palace conceived in the present but paying homage to the architecture and design of India’s golden age. Staying in this property provides a very unique opportunity to witness first hand the traditions and culture of rural India.

There are 16 Pool Pavilions and 24 Havelis. Pool Pavilions are set around the perimeter of the resort, each with their own private pool and garden. The Havelis are set amongst the date and mango trees with their own private courtyard, garden or balcony. All suites feature a large bathtub carved from Udaipur green marble and are fitted with Bose sound systems and a personal bar.

As well as a large swimming pool, Aman Spa, informal dining area and wading pool, there is a well-stocked library and a roof terrace elevated above a canopy of trees, which has fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.

The hotel can also organise a multitude of activities in the surrounding countryside including visits to forts, temples and villages, yoga and meditation by a lake, private dinners and even a ‘Sunset Cow Dust Tour’.

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Accommodation

Amanbagh offers guests eight Courtyard Haveli Suites, eight Garden Haveli Suites, eight Terrace Haveli Suites and 16 Pool Pavilions. Suites feature king size beds, large bathtubs carved from Udaipur green marble and are fitted with Bose sound systems and a personal bar. Some feature private terraces.

Childcare

Children welcome to come and stay at Amanbagh. However, please be aware there are no specific facilities available for them and the hotel is more suitable for adults. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include a lounge, library, boutique selling a great selection of the region’s silverware, jewellery, textiles and fashion, swimming pool and spa offering a range of healing therapies as well as facials, massages, scrubs and traditional henna art. Organic herbs and vegetables grown in the hotel's organic kitchen gardens form the basis of mouthwatering Indian and Western dishes in the hotel's restaurant.

Activities

Nature excursions offered by the hotel include visits to the lakes of Somsagar and Mansarovar and Sariska National Park that covers an area of 765sq km and home to wildlife such as tigers, leopards, panthers, wildcats, caracals, neelgai (blue bull) antelope, chital, sambar deer, wild boar, jackals, as well as langur and macaque monkeys. Recently, tigers have been reintroduced with a number brought from Ranthambore Reserve and released in Sariska.

Reviews

5

Louise Canton (Staff)

Relax in the wonderful countryside of magical  Rajasthan and enjoy an introduction to local life while enjoying a luxurious stay with staff that will make you feel like you really belong

5

Emma Neale (Staff)

What appealed to me about Aman Bagh was its location in the depths of the Rajastani countryside. This stop on my itinerary gave me the opportunity to kick back and totally relax. I especially enjoyed heading out to explore the surroundings and meeting local people going about their daily activities. It has left me with some beautiful and touching memories and some of the best photographs of my trip.

Experiences

  • Jaipur - Amber Fort

    Amber Fort, the ancient Rajput capital is located on a hill 11km / 7 miles north of Jaipur. Amber was the capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs from 1037 until the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur in 1727.

  • Jaipur - Walking Tour

    A walking tour of Jaipur brings the city to life through its out of the way nooks and crannies, colourful markets and vibrant culture.

  • Udaipur - Meal at Bhairo (Taj Lake Palace)

    Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Bhairo on the rooftop at the Taj Lake Palace.

  • Udaipur - Meal at Bhairo (Taj Lake Palace)

    Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Bhairo on the rooftop at the Taj Lake Palace.

Holiday Ideas

  • Limitless India

    Delhi, Alwar, Rathambore National Park, Jaipur, Udaipur

    inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Plunge into the vast vistas as you drive through rural India, stopping at local markets and watching the colourful daily life of Rajasthan
    • Immerse yourself into the buzz of Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb
    • Search for the Bengal tiger on privately guided safari tours through the lush Ranthambore National Park

Location & directions

Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Amanbagh rests amid aromatic eucalyptus trees in the foothills of the Aravali Hills, near Alwar in northern India.

How to get there

The closest airport for major international flights is Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, a 4-hour 30-minute drive away. Jaipur Sanganer International Airport services domestic routes as well as international flights from Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore. From Jaipur it's a 90-minute drive to Amanbagh.

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