Best Rated Luxury Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan, INDIA
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Coverage in "Atelier" magazine, August, 2011 The land of kings and palaces, Rajasthan echoes tales of India’s glorious past, the dynasties that ruled and their exploits at the war fields. These legends of time are brought back to life by our royal heritage hotels. Standing grand amidst modern-day Jaipur is hotel Narain Niwas Palace.

“Brave deeds live, though bodies die,” reads the crest of Narain Niwas Palace hotel. Traditionally, ‘niwas’ means a home of the royals. An embodiment of the same sentiment is this palace, which was built in 1928 by General Amar Singh, Thakur of Kanota...

Coverage by "Rick Stein" for BBC 2, India In an adventure, Rick embarked on a spectacular journey through India’s sub-continent in search of recipe inspiration and the perfect curry. Rick’s Indian adventure continued in Jaipur in episode 5. Dishes included chicken and rosewater biryani, aloo gobi, potato and cauliflower curry and kidney bean curry, but that highlight was when Rick met the Dalai Lama...



Coverage by "Forbes" magazine on Rajasthan's Vanishing Royal Cuisine Laal Maas, Govind Gattas, Doodh ke Samose, Kaleji ka Raita, Khad Khargosh, Khargosh ki Mokal, Lahsoon ki Kheer... the aromas wafted over from the kitchens of our royal neighbours in Jaipur every day, bearing with them the gossamer heritage of warrior traditions, hunting expeditions, ceremonial repasts. More than 25 years later, when I see restaurants serve up yet another watered down version of Jungle Maas or Laal Maas, I wince. Rajasthan’s palace cuisines are in serious danger of surviving only as parodies of their former selves. Each king had at least 10 cooks in his personal kitchen and the breakfast comprised a minimum of 10 dishes. Each king had a ‘ration’ of mewa (dry fruits)...

Coverage by "Forbes" magazine on General Amar Singh Museum A reading chair reclines at a comfortable angle. Spectacles lie within arm’s reach. Old teak consoles with black marble tops line the room, which is dominated by book-crammed cupboards. Old frescoes of Hindu gods accentuate the sacred emotion of reading and growing with each book. An old hookah and an ebony-and-ivory chess board add to the personal sense of the space. General Amar Singh could have just left his library for a spin around his estate at Kanota. Though he died more than 70 years ago, there’s no mistaking the stamp of personality Amar Singh left behind on every object and objet d’art at the General Amar Singh...

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