Shahpura Bagh
Shahpura, Rajasthan.
This wonderful, 120 year old garden estate was formerly the summer home of the rulers of Shahpura and comprises 2 residences. One residence, which formerly housed state guests such as British Regents and Maharajas, has been completely restored and houses 6 gorgeous, spacious, light, airy rooms.

The main residence is where the family stay and is where you dine on colder nights. Set in 45 acres of garden and pasture and surrounded by lakes, it is a very special and ultimately peaceful little oasis, situated midway between Jaipur and Udaipur. With its idyllic and unspoilt rural setting, this is a place to come for at least a couple of nights as it provides a restful break in an otherwise hectic city-based itinerary.
The X Factor
Boutique Home Stay with high personalised Service The 45 Acre rural estate surrounded by two lakes in the North and West Shahpura's unspoilt authentic rural setting coupled with over 250 lakes, three of which have dams over 5 km long The charm of an Oasis in the desert which supports a huge bird population Tea / Sundowners at a picturesque 17th century fort with spectacular views of a countryside filled with lakes and village life Authentic home cooked food prepared by master chefs of Shahpura.
Accommodation comprises 10 rooms. There are 6 Suites and 4 Deluxe rooms. 1 Suite and 1 Deluxe room are in the main house where the family stays. They are situated on top floor and have a glorious, huge terrace all to themselves. It's furnished with chairs and day beds and privacy is plentiful. The views over the estate are lovely.

The rooms in the restored residence have large windows and doors opening out onto the garden. High ceilings and uncluttered bedrooms add to the feeling of space, together with huge, state of the art bathrooms. The style and décor of Shahpura Bagh is very much a mixture of Rajasthani meets colonial, with a quiet, understated yet elegant air. The emphasis here is on light and openness.
All rooms are centrally air-conditioned, with overhead fans, and attached bathrooms with bath and shower. On account of the buildings not being purpose built, all rooms vary in shape, size and design. There are rooms on the low floors and there is good wheelchair access. Hot water bottles and heaters are provided on particularly cold nights.

Hot water is plentiful and provided by solar heating with electrical backup. Two bottles of complimentary mineral water per person per day are provided in the bedrooms.

Non smoking rooms are a v a i l a b l e . H a i r d r y e r s , televisions, and DVD players can be provided on request. There is a safe in every room, along with tea / coffee making machines and WorldSpace radios. Bathrobes are provided in every room.

There is one dining room in the main building where meals are eaten on very cold or very times of year. At other times, dining is Al-Fresco, in the sunshine or candlelit under the stars, in the garden. The cuisine comprises simple Continental and Indian recipes, and is organic whenever possible as much of the vegetables come from their own vegetable garden. The hotel offers a buffet and table d'hote dining. Room service is also readily available. Special private dinners can also be arranged. Smoking is allowed. Indian wine, limited French wine, beer and spirits are available.
Rajadhiraj Umaid Singhji was a foodie. Shahpura is a food-lover’s haven. Take your pick from authentic home cooked Rajasthani food prepared over wood fire or continental and traditional meals, tempered to suit your palate.

One of the best tables in Rajasthan with refined homemade recipes collected through several generations. The Head cook has cooked for three generations of the family and has been trained in some of the best hotels of Jodhpur. He is supported by assistants who have apprenticed with luxury hotels in Jodhpur and specialize in Tandoori cusine.

Shahpura provides delightfully light vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Most of the vegetables are home grown and organic.

Shahpura bagh is a 5 hour journey from Jodhpur and we have many discerning guests visiting us from hotels in Jodhpur.
A trip into Shahpura reveals the town’s rich multi-cultural vibrancy and its fascinating arts and crafts tradition. Sit with the Joshis and watch a traditional Phad, a painting depicting mythology and history, come to life.

Visit Ram Dwara, the revered ancient temple. The old city palace reveals the integration of Rajput & Mughal traditions in architecture while the geometrical symmetry of the baoli (stepwell) inspires a serenity that lingers.

Explore the many goods on sale in the marketplace. Get a leather mojari, or local footwear, made to your size. Understand the local people's way of life, mingle with artisans and farmers and innocent children...
Hotel Facilities
Opening and Closing
The hotel remains open 365 days per year.

Due to the dry heat of Rajasthan, mosquitoes are not a major problem but they do tend to come out in the evenings and early mornings, throughout the year and particularly in the warmer months. The hotel provides mosquito nets on the windows, and Ayurvedic air fresheners in the rooms to combat this. Portable and fixed electronic insect killers are also placed in strategic locations around the property.
E-mail facilities for hotel residents Airy sitting room for guests' use in the main house Bicycles are provided for guests' use Owns 4 jeeps for local excursions Table Tennis Local massages can be arranged Yoga classes can be arranged Library Play-station for children

Hotel Services
Sightseeing excursions and onward travel arrangements can be arranged on site by contacting the hotel reception Weddings and parties can be arranged Picnics and barbecues can be provided Cycling around the lakes and the property Fishing in the surrounding lakes can be arranged Boating on the surrounding lakes can be arranged Walking tours and bird watching walks around the lakes Hiking

Possible Excursions
Explore Shahpura and see the traditional local artists at work Visit Jaipur with its many monuments and exceptional shopping opportunities Visit the stunning local temple and stepwell Enjoy a beautiful candlelit dinner in the huge, old palace in town Have a guided tour of the old palace with a family member who lived there not so long ago! Enjoy a rural jeep safari in the surrounding countryside

Average length of stay
Two or three nights. There is so much to see and do in the area that it is a good idea to allow enough time to explore the area and also enough time to switch off and just enjoy being there.

Infinity Pool
An oasis of calm that encourages one to refresh body and mind...
Located at a secluded spot within its 45 acre expanse, Shahpura Bagh’s new infinity pool measures 72 feet by 45 feet and has 8000 sq feet of deck space to relax and sunbathe to your hearts content. Surrounded by a dense cluster of trees, the pool has been positioned to ensure optimal sunlight and privacy.
The pool has several unique architectural elements including two luxurious pavilions with huge daybeds, 6 feet long Under water ledges running on each side of the pool for lazing around in the water as well as a tented bar for serving refreshments.

Nature's Trail
There's a lot to do for the outdoor enthusiast. The Shahpura region has a rich varied landscape dotted with many man-made lakes, rustic original quaint villages and friendly innocent people un-spoilt by modernity. Long warm days in the sun and fresh air alongside lakes teeming with wild fowl remind you of earlier carefree days of youth. Whether you are drifting away in a boat surrounded by reeds, day dreaming on a comfortable charpoy at the farm, or just taking in the rural scenery, staying here will bring you the joys of "the simpler life of bygone ages".
Life is unhurried here. The days filled with sunshine, conversation & picnics, with lazy sundowners to trape the blazing sunset. Spontaneous excursions trace the history of the region through neighbouring forts and legends, rambles transform into safaris in the flash of a beckoning wing - the surrounding wetlands are a birdwatcher's paradise, tempting even to the uninitiated!

Activity - Dhikhola Fort
A short 30 minute drive from the Bagh brings you to village Dhikhola, a quaint and rustic village where time has stood still. Visitors can explore the village and the fort owned by the family.

Activity - Bird Watching
With over 250 small lakes, Shahpura is a bird watching paradise with over 180 species of birds. Activities include boating, photography, walks & sundowners adjacent to numerous lakes.

Activity - Excursions to the farm
After a sumptuous breakfast go explore the largest lake, Nahar Sagar, visit quaint villages en route and relax in the shade of century old trees at the hosts 140 acre orchard farm. Guests wanting a feel of authentic rural India with all its charming idiosyncrasies would do well not to miss this excursion. The charm lies in seeing Rajasthan the way it was decades ago.

Activity - Temple Trek
For those who would like to work up a bit of a sweat and get some fantastic views, take a 45 minute trek to a famous tribal temple on top of a wooded hill.
Every Saturday and Sunday, tribal communities come from around 50 miles, to congregate and worship their tribal deities. Legend has it, that all wishes made at the temple on top of the hill will be made true and so fervent is the devotion, that many make this trek barefoot.

When to go / Climate
Rajasthan has some major climactic fluctuations. During December, January and February, it can be cold in the mornings and evenings and warm clothes are necessary at these times. During the daytime it is lovely and warm and sunny. March and April are getting fairly hot and it begins to get humid in May and June and temperatures can rise to an intense and uncomfortable heat and humidity. The monsoon breaks in June and lasts until early September. October and November are still warm but not cold or wet. The best time to visit is from October to early April. It is generally a dry heat with very little humidity.

By Air : To Jaipur or Udaipur from Delhi, Bombay, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Calcutta, followed by a 4 hour road journey.
By Train : To Jaipur, from Delhi, Bombay, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, followed by a 4 hour road journey.
By Road : An easy drive from Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Deogarh,Narlai, Nimaj, Bundi, Kota, Chittor, Sawai Madhpur. A longer drive from Jodhpur and Shekhavati.

Transfers : The resort is happy to arrange transfers (at extra cost) from either the airport or the railway station to / from the hotel.

Distances in Kms
New Delhi To Shahpura 425 Km DrivingTime 7:30 hrs National Highway
Jaipur To Shahpura 220 Km DrivingTime 3:30 hrs National Highway
Sawai Madhopur To Shahpura 185 Km DrivingTime 3:45 hrs Rajasthan Highway
Deogarh To Shahpura 125 Km DrivingTime 2:30 hrs State Road
Shahpura To Bundi 107 Km DrivingTime 2:00 hrs Rajasthan Highway
Shahpura To Kota 150 Km DrivingTime 3:00 hrs Rajasthan Highway
Shahpura To Chittor 110 Km DrivingTime 2:30 hrs Rajasthan Highway
Chittor To Udaipur 110 Km DrivingTime 2:00 hrs National Highway
Deogarh To Jodhpur 180 Km DrivingTime 3:00 hrs State Road
Shahpura To Nimaj 125 Km DrivingTime 2:45 hrs State Road
Pushkar To Shahpura 136 Km DrivingTime 2:30 hrs National Highway
Shahpura To Devigarh 180 Km DrivingTime 3:30 hrs State Road
Shahpura To Udaipur 220 Km DrivingTime 4:00 hrs National Highway.

01 Night Package

Valid From 01st Oct, 2014 to 30th Apr, 2015.

Royal Suite: Rs.18500/- per couple per night + 17.41% Tax = Rs.21720/- per couple.
Suite: Rs.17000/- per couple per night + 17.41% Tax = Rs.19960/- per couple.

Extra Person: Rs.4000/- per person + 17.41% Tax = Rs.4696/- per person.

Includes: Accommodation, Breakfast and Taxes.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.