Amanbagh Resort
Alwar, Rajasthan.
Amanbagh rests within a walled enclosure and its fertile soil, watered by a nearby lake, supports an exotic garden of statuesque palms, aged eucalyptus and fruit trees, frangipani and lawns of manicured jade green a dramatic contrast to the surrounding rugged terrain of the Aravalli Hills. Styled after the grandiose architecture of the Moghul era, Amanbagh pays homage to Rajasthan's golden age through its elegant, unique interpretation of a grand haveli, or nobleman's palace. The use of local materials for the period details and lavish interiors incorporate floors of softly-hued pink marble or makrana, and domed cupolas and inner courtyards of pale smooth sandstone.
 
 

Amanbagh is a secluded and sumptuous retreat, offering visitors the opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating remnants of Rajasthan's extraordinary history, as well as the colourful culture and wildlife that flourishes today.

 
Havelis & Pavilions

Amanbagh is a contemporary sanctuary paying homage to its princely heritage and historical landscape. Its grand Moghul past is portrayed in its sandstone cupolas and inner courtyards highlighted with soft pink marble. Amanbagh's 24 Haveli Suites and 16 Pool Pavilions exude the richness of the Moghul era that inspired them, and set in a lush oasis of verdant foliage, there is a refreshing 33m pool which is heated in the cooler months.

 
Courtyard Haveli Suite
Eight Courtyard Haveli Suites are located on the ground level of two dwellings on either side of the swimming pool. The entrance to each is via a courtyard with an outdoor dining area. Inside, there is a living area with a large banquette, two armchairs and a writing desk. Beyond is a private courtyard. The adjacent bedroom has a soaring domed ceiling and king-size bed, whilst the bathroom is filled with natural light from windows facing the courtyard. Each Courtyard Haveli Suite is fitted with a sound system and personal bar.
 
Garden Haveli Suite

Located on the ground level are eight Garden Haveli Rooms. Identical in design and furnishings to the Courtyard Haveli Suites, they are differentiated by a private terrace that overlooks a garden.

 
Terrace Haveli Suite

Eight Terrace Haveli Suites are located on the upper level of the two dwellings. Access to each is via a staircase that leads to private terraced courtyards, each with an outdoor dining area and two sun loungers. Inside, a sitting area is fitted with a daybed, two armchairs, and a writing desk. The bedroom offers a king-size bed and a large light-filled bathroom with bathtub and separate dressing room. Each Terrace Haveli Suite is fitted with a sound system and personal bar.

 
Pool Pavilion

Sixteen Pool Pavilions are located on the perimeter of the resort and offer their own private swimming pools and spacious gardens. Entry to each Pavilion is via a garden courtyard that leads to a foyer passageway. The foyer provides access to the shared living area and bedroom on one side, and to the bathroom on the other. The living area contains a king-size bed, writing desk, daybed for lounging, sound system and personal bar. The bathroom features a spacious dressing area, twin vanities, a separate shower and a bathtub, carved from one piece of marble, located in the centre of the room under a domed ceiling. Double doors open from both the living area and bathroom onto the spacious garden courtyard, featuring a covered dining and lounge area. The private swimming pool measures 3m by 9m and is cool throughout the summer months and heated during the winter months.

 
Cuisine
The Restaurant is positioned on the lower floor of the main building and provides a regal atmosphere beneath its double-height ceiling. Seating is either banquette-style or at tables which flow onto the outside terrace. The food is simple, home-style, Indian cuisine, with a choice of Western dishes also available.

Another, more informal dining venue is next to the swimming pool. Here, one dines outdoors beneath a covered colonnade. The Library Terrace, located on the upper floor of the main building, is ideal for informal dining in the evening, particularly during the hotter months when a cool breeze can be enjoyed under a starlit sky. The Bar and Salon is located opposite the Restaurant and offers a cosy place in which to relax and unwind. The Roof Terrace, which is elevated above a canopy of trees, provides sweeping views over the surrounding landscape, and is another option for dining and refreshments.

Library
The Library and Reading Terrace are 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. Internet access is available via a desktop computer.

Boutique
The two-storey Boutique offers the region's finest selection of silverware, jewellery, textiles and fashion. A variety of convenience items is also available.

Spa
A team of highly-skilled therapists provides a range of healing therapies, as well as more traditional treatments such as facials, massages and scrubs. These are available in the resort's spa treatment rooms or in guest havelis.

Swimming Pool
The swimming pool is centred within the resort's gardens and measures 33m by 12m. Light meals and snacks are available poolside throughout the day. Beyond the swimming pool is the wading pool measuring 12m by 12m. Both pools remain cool throughout the summer and are heated during the colder months.

Location
Amanbagh is located at the head of a gorge which opens into a large valley. Flooded during the monsoon season, it becomes a lake which gradually recedes throughout the year until the monsoon rains return. Surrounding the valley and providing a catchment for the rain are rocky hills and knolls that support sporadic and hardy vegetation. The desolate hills make for an interesting visual contrast to the plains below.

New Delhi, with its broad boulevards and tree-lined avenues, is the primary gateway to Amanresorts' stays in northern India. The international airport is located approximately 35km from the city centre. Car transfers from the Delhi airport to Amanbagh take approximately 4½ hours at a cost of US$350++ per car each way, although it is recommended to break the journey with a few nights at Aman New Delhi which provides the perfect base for exploring India’s vibrant capital city.

The secondary international gateway to Amanbagh is Jaipur, which offers international flights to and from Dubai (the return leg passes via New Delhi) and Bangkok. Jaipur is a ½ hour flight from Delhi. There are approximately six daily flights between Delhi and Jaipur, and Mumbai and Jaipur during high season, operated by Sahara Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Indian Airlines. Amanbagh provides return car transfers between the resort and Jaipur, two hours drive away, at US$100++ per car each way.
Aman-i-Khás, a luxury tented camp for wildlife safaris set on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, is approximately three hours complimentary drive away.

Tariff
Courtayard Haveli Suite: USD 650+10 % Service Charge
Garden Haveli Suite: USD 700 + 10% Service Charge
Terrace Haveli Suite: USD 850 + 10 % Service Charge
Pool Pavillion : USD 1250 + 10% Servivce Charge

Meal Supplement: USD 95 + 10 % Service Charge + 14% VAT per person per night includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
   
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.