It sounds an impossibly romantic notion, but the reality proves this is no mirage. Shahpura Bagh was once the residence of the region’s rulers and today the Shahpura family have a reputation for the warmth of their welcome and their expansive hospitality.

So, if you make the Shahpura Bagh a destination on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to India, you’ll find yourself in an oasis. You’ll be surrounded by a luxuriant wetlands – a bird watcher’s paradise – where nature safaris, picnics, fishing and boating expeditions are part and parcel of a day in your life. You’ll also be staying in a luxury suite – one of only nine – with an elegant marbled bathroom, huge bed, graceful sitting area and views over the gardens. Expect handmade kilims, Kashmiri carpets, antique portraits, silk jacquard furniture….

Shahpura Bagh, at a glance

  • Wonderful period residence converted into a family-run boutique hotel
  • Just 220 kms to either Jaipur or Udaipur
  • Choice of only nine exclusive suites, all with superb views over the gardens and surrounding countryside
  • Artistic blend of modern design with period artefacts and furnishings
  • Decorated arched windows, Kashmiri carpets, silk jacquard and upholstered furniture
  • Designer en suite bathrooms with twin basins, glorious baths and rain showers
  • Doors leading directly to the gardens
  • Authentic, home cooked Rajasthani food prepared over wood fires

For leisure and pleasure

  • Large swimming pool with lamp-lit sun deck
  • Boating on a choice of 250 lakes teeming with water fowl
  • Endless opportunities for bird watching with over 180 species spotted
  • Just 30 minutes from Dhikhola Village with its impressive forts and walls
  • Farm excursions with insights into the rural Indian lifestyle
  • Trips to Ram Dwara Temple and the old city palace with its Rajout and Mughal architectural styles
  • Excursons into Shahpura to visit the town, market and traditional craft workshops
  • It has been wonderful to discover that there remain places like this in the world, where one can find peace amid wild nature. This has been the highlight of our stay in Colombia and we look forward to telling our friends about it.

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    ZA, Colombia, 2014