Amanbagh – Alwar
Introduction

An oasis in the desert, surrounded by a verdant garden of palm, fruit and eucalyptus trees, Amanbagh is a modern Mughal Palace where the Amanbagh family makes you feel like royalty. Come and discover it for yourself! Read more..

Why this is one of our favorite places to stay
  1. The cities in India are very busy and hectic. Situated between Agra and Jaipur, this is a place to escape to! The gardens are beautiful with eucalyptus trees, hundreds of date palms and many other fruit trees.
  2. The Amanbagh Family makes you feel very much at home!
  3. The suites and villas are spacious and have a warm and contemporary style.
  4. The villages around Amanbagh are very interesting. It is nearly impossible to walk, cycle or drive through the area without being invited to tea.
  5. The Amanbagh Trust supports local schools in the Alwar Region.
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Location

Deriving its name from aman, meaning æpeaceÆ in Sanskrit and bagh, meaning ægardenÆ in Hindi, Amanbagh lies within a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar to site his mobile hunting camps in search of tigers known to roam the nearby hills.

Rooms And Suites

Amanbagh provides four categories of luxury accommodation. Three categories are suites with a large daybed, two armchairs, a king-size bed, a writing desk and a large bathtub carved from Udaipur green marble. The suites also are fitted with Bose sound systems and a personal bar. Most of the suites have their own outside dining area. Our favourite room: the fourth category: The Pool Pavilion, each with its own private swimming pool and spacious garden. The foyer provides access to the shared living area and bedroom on one side, and to the bathroom on the other. The living area features a king-size bed, writing desk, daybed and armchairs. The bathroom includes a spacious dressing area, twin walk-in wardrobes, twin vanities, separate shower and toilet. The double doors open from both sides onto a spacious garden courtyard with a covered dining and lounge area. The private swimming pool, measuring 3m by 9m, is cool throughout the summer months and heated during the winter months. Nr. 20 is our favourite, with views over the river.

Facilities
  1. The Restaurant is positioned on the ground floor of the main building and provides a regal atmosphere. Tables and chairs are also set on the outside terrace. The menuÆs focus is fresh and seasonal Indian and Western food. Salads, herbs and many vegetables are grown in the Amanbagh organic kitchen gardens.
  2. The Salon Bar is located opposite the restaurant and offers a cosy place to relax and unwind.
  3. The Roof Terrace provides wonderful views over the surrounding landscape and is another option for dining and refreshments.
  4. The Library is located on the second level of the main building. There are a variety of reference books on the history, arts, culture and wildlife of India, as well as a selection of novels, magazines, newspapers, audio CDs and board games. A PC with internet access and a printer are available here, although the entire resort enjoys WiFi.
  5. In the Spa, a team of highly-skilled therapists provide a range of healing therapies as well as facials, massages, scrubs and traditional henna art.
  6. The Swimming Pool is at the centre of the resortÆs gardens and measures 33m by 12m. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available poolside throughout the day. Beyond the swimming pool is the Wading Pool measuring 12m by 12m. Both pools are cool throughout the summer and heated during the colder months.
  7. The Boutique offers a wonderful selection of the regionÆs silverware, jewellery, textiles and fashion.

 

Activities
  1. Daily yoga classes
  2. Trekking
  3. Cycling
  4. Jeep safariÆs to National Parks and through surrounding villages (not to miss: the cowdust tour!)
  5. Elephant rides
  6. Boating
  7. Picnics