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.
At a Glance
Amanbagh offers very unique experiences to make the surrounding area come alive - these include The Sunset Cow Dust Tour, Camel Safaris and romantic candle lit dinners in incredible settings such as the nearby fort
Amanbagh’s Pool Pavilions are incredible and have a large garden and sizable pool - they are located around the perimeter of the resort and so private that you need not leave your room
For the less active or those simply looking to relax then the resort is perfect it has a beautiful swimming pool, a spa and also offers yoga and meditation classes
The excellent restaurant serves a delicious selection of local dishes as well as a wide range of other cuisine and there is an extensive wine list with a good choice of international wine
Amanbagh is in a remote location and it can be a bumpy journey to get into and out of depending on where you are coming from and heading
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 organize 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’.
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.
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 at the hotel include a lounge, library, boutique selling a great selection of the region’s silverware, jewelry, 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.
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.
Location & Directions
Amanbagh rests amid aromatic eucalyptus trees in the foothills of the Aravali Hills, near Alwar in northern India.
When to go
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 color 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.