With its royal legacy and picturesque settings, there’s no dearth of unique accommodation options in Rajasthan. From restored palaces turned hotels to luxurious glamping tents—and everything in between—we have rounded up some of the best hotels to book in Rajasthan this holiday season.
What was once a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Alwar is today Amanbagh, a sprawling oasis of Mughal-inspired suites and pavilions. Each palatial accommodation features a rose-hued cupola and a private terrace or courtyard. We recommend the Pool Pavilion, which comes with a spacious garden courtyard, a private pool, and an exquisite bathtub carved from Udaipur green marble. Don’t miss booking a pampering session at the Aman Spa or even a multi-day Ayurveda-based wellness immersion.
Aman.com; Doubles from Rs. 66,000
2. Khem Villas
Deep in the heart of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Khem Villas is a luxury jungle camp that offers a choice of rooms, cottages, and villas. The elevated villas offer private sundecks and uninterrupted views of the grassland and Ranthambore hills beyond. For a true glamping experience, book one of the luxury tents, which come with en suite bathrooms designed using natural materials like bamboo and wood.
Khemvillas.com; Doubles from Rs. 17,000
3. Mihir Garh
About an hour’s drive from Jodhpur, Mihir Garh looms like a golden fortress in the middle of nowhere—if you’re looking for an escape from the city, this is the place to be. This nine-suite boutique hotel celebrates the arts and crafts of Rajasthan through its furnishing, fabrics, and artefacts, all of which have been handcrafted by local artisans. Each suite comes with either a plunge pool or open-air Jacuzzi, not to mention all the modern amenities and luxury bath products.
Mihir Garh, Doubles from Rs. 40,000
The erstwhile townhouse of the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner has been restored and redeveloped into Narendra Bhawan, a luxury boutique hotel that gives you a taste of modern royalty. Art Deco accents, Bikaner terrazzo floors, plush velveteen fabrics, and a gorgeous red baby grand piano all make this an utterly stylish retreat in the heart of the city. Suites are beautifully appointed, and meals are scrumptious, but what the hotel does really well are the curated experiences on offer—like a Merchant Exploration trail of Bikaner’s intricately carved havelis or a lakeside shikaar meal fit for the kings.
Narendrabhawan.com; Doubles from Rs. 7,000
Perched on the banks of a reservoir, RAAS Chhatrasagar offers a glamping experience like no other. Each of the 16 luxury tents is soundproofed, airconditioned (or heated, thus remaining open through the year), and done up in muted colours with Jodhpur stone and teak furniture. Relax on the private sit-out and get a panoramic view of the lake, go on a nature trail for birding opportunities, enjoy a bush lunch, and end with a sundowner overlooking the reservoir waters.
Raashotels.com; Doubles from Rs. 20,000
6. Rawla Narlai
A 17th-century country manor, formerly the hunting lodge of Jodhpur’s royal family, Rawla Narlai is now a chic heritage hotel offering 32 pastel-walled rooms with stunning mirrorwork. Head out on a safari drive to spot leopards and chital, visit the temples in nearby Ranakpur, and come back to a romantic candlelit dinner at the Narlai stepwell.
ajitbhawan.com; Doubles from Rs. 12,000
7. Sujan Jawai
Set amidst dramatic granite rock formations, Sujan Jawai is a luxury safari camp that combines a sophisticated experience with sustainable practices. With just 10 tented suites, the camp offers an intimate experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wilderness and local culture. Go on a wilderness drive to spot Jawai’s leopards, explore the stunning landscape on horseback, or take a walk with the Rabari tribes to understand their way of life.
Thesujanlife.com; Doubles from Rs. 99,000
A short drive from Jaisalmer, Suryagarh is a sprawling yellow sandstone fortress hotel that reimagines the Rajasthani royal experience. Think camel-mounted guards escorting you to the entrance, ringing drumbeats welcoming you, and a shower of rose petals as you step in the doorway. Elaborate gardens, intricate jharokas, and even an on-site stepwell complete the look. Rooms and suites are spacious and well-appointed; for the ultimate indulgence, book the Thar Haveli, which comes with a private infinity pool overlooking the scrub desert.
Suryagarh.com; Doubles from Rs. 11,000
9. Surya Haveli
A crumbling 300-year-old haveli was lovingly restored and transformed into Surya Haveli, a gorgeous heritage hotel with sweeping views of Amer Fort and the Aravallis beyond. Opened in 2021, this hotel is the perfect base if you want to stay close to Jaipur but avoid its chaos. Each of the six rooms is named after chambers in Amer Fort and is uniquely decorated with bespoke wallpaper that reflects the coloUr and culture of Rajasthan. The pièce de resistance is the rooftop terrace, of course, the only hotel that offers all-day views of the 16th-century fort.
Suryahaveli.com; Doubles from Rs. 7,000
The Taj Fateh Prakash Palace stands on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola and is part of Udaipur’s City Palace complex. Built in the 20th century by Maharana Fateh Singh to host royal events, the palace’s original décor has been meticulously preserved—everything from the furniture and artefacts to miniature paintings evoke its past grandeur. Its Sunset Terrace is arguably one of India’s most scenic restaurants where you can feast on a royal Mewari meal while looking out over Pichola, Jagmandir Island, Lake Palace, and Sajjangarh Palace.
Tajhotels.com; Doubles from Rs. 31,000
11. The Johri
A 19th-century mansion in the heart of Jaipur’s bustling Johari Bazaar has been painstakingly restored into The Johri, a stunningly designed, intimate boutique hotel. Each of the five suites overlooks a traditional courtyard and is done up in colours reflecting its namesake jewel, while sporting a blend of Rajasthani craftsmanship and modern amenities. The restaurant serves organic vegetarian fare that celebrates seasonal, locally sourced produce.
Thejohrijaipur.com; Doubles from Rs. 16,000
12. The Rohet House
Away from the hubbub of Jodhpur’s old city, The Rohet House offers a tranquil sanctuary bathed in pretty pastels. This former family home turned boutique hotel offers six beautifully appointed suites and two rooms, an inviting swimming pool, and a lush garden. Each suite has its own colour palette and is adorned with hand-painted frescoes, elegant furnishing, and high-quality linen. Don’t miss their curated excursions, particularly exploring the Blue City at dawn.
Houseofrohet.com; Doubles from Rs. 15,000