Just about an hour’s drive from Jaipur is this beautifully restored haveli-fortress. The yellow structure with its courtyard, terraces and sit outs is the right mix of stately and cosy.
The building dates back to the 18th century when a local chieftain built the fort on land gifted by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur. Over the years it fell into ruin until the current owner acquired it and restored it with great care, without changing the original structure. The restoration took over eight years.
With just six ensuite bedrooms in the original heritage structure, Jaipura Garh offers a very intimate experience. Situated amidst fields, the property is home to peacoks who saunter about as if they are the true masters. The seating areas on the rampart are perfect for watching the sun rise or set while nursing a cup of chai or something stronger. The rooms are unique and lovingly decorated with antiques and curios. Five of the rooms are located on the ground floor around the courtyard and one on the first floor overlooking the main gate.
The courtyard is sure to become your favourite hangout spot, especially if you are travelling as a large family or group of friends. It is here that you will feast on authentic Rajasthani delicacies
There is much to do here, like village walks, camel cart rides, pottery making, visits to the local school, kite flying, participating in cooking classes and watching performances by local artists.
Jaipura Garh is managed by SaffronStays, an aggregator of unique properties across India.
Price: Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,500