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At a glance

  • A hidden gem in a remote location perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying an un-spoilt village setting

  • An opportunity to stay in a beautiful restored haveli building that has lots of old world charm

  • Large and spacious rooms and suites

  • Alisar Mahal organise a great village walk to see the other old painted havelis

  • There are interesting temples and forts to explore nearby but not a lot else - this is somewhere you go for the peace and quiet not for liveliness

Description

Alsisar Mahal has been redesigned with modern day facilities and offers guests a lovely experience in princely living. The hotel boasts expansive verandas, paved courtyards and well manicured lawns. Grand chandeliers, old family portraits and period furniture add to the property's regal feel.

The hotel has 51 spacious rooms and suites which have been lovingly restored. Rooms feature intricately carved four poster beds, large glass windows and beautiful printed drapes with traditional Rajasthan motifs. All rooms are well equipped with all modern amenities such as individual temperature controls and en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and showers.

Food is served in an open-air restaurant with tasty Indian favourites on offer. There is also a bar, cafe and swimming pool.

The hotel has much to offer those visiting the local area; Alsisar is home to a number of painted havelis (or merchant houses) many of which remain family-owned visiting theses offers the chance to see the beautiful inner courtyards of these buildings which have murals depicting daily life and notable events. There are also a few other historical sites within close proximity including temples, forts and the rainwater harvesting systems which were so essential for this region.

Visiting Alsisar is a great off the beaten track experience.

Accommodation

Alsisar Mahal offers 36 Rooms. Rooms feature intricately carved four poster beds, large glass windows and beautiful printed drapes with traditional Rajasthan motifs. All rooms are well equipped with all modern amenities such as individual temperature controls and en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and showers.

Childcare

Children are very welcome to come and stay at Alsisar Mahal. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

Facilities at Alsisar Mahal include the reading cafe, recreation centre, bar, rest area and a restaurant serving sumptuous Indian cuisine.

Activities

The hotel has much to offer when visiting the local area; Alsisar is home to a number of painted Havelis, temples and other historical sites which are well worth a visit.

Services

The hotel offers room service and babysitting.

The hotel must be considered a rung below some of the other heritage hotels in the Jodhpur / Jaipiur / Udaipur region - all the same it is very atmospheric and full of charm and character.

When to travel

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that 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 fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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Location and directions

Shekhawati, India

Alsisar Mahal is located near Madawa, in the Shekhawati region, which lies inside the triangle made by the Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi. It is a mini desert region of north Rajasthan.

How to get there

8-hour 30-minute flight to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Alsisar Mahal is a 4-hour drive from Delhi.



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