15. Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan, India
Rawla Narlai, a meticulously restored 17th-century royal retreat, is one of Rajasthan’s best-loved heritage hotels. A rambling country house, beautifully restored and maintained, it oozes romance. There are 32 rooms set around a series of courtyards bright with flowers. A magnificent pool is hidden in a walled garden. Evening drinks are served in the lamplit entrance court where you can also dine under the stars. Each room is different and full of surprises: delicately painted arches framing a bed; original murals of a royal procession; a bathroom that opens onto a tiny private terrace with a view over the town.
Sleepy yet spectacular, the Narlai village on an exhilarating back country road of Ranakpur has a marvellous heritage resort – Rawla Narlai which is a fascinating base to enjoy the attractions of countryside between Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Hidden away in the heart of Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a mammoth granite rock, surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops, Rawla Narlai is a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was one of the Jagir Villages of Jodhpur’s Royal family. Still owned by members of the Jodhpur family, the resort is now transformed from a mere hunting lodge into a stunning, stylish boutique hotel albeit with all its original character and structure retained.
Revel in the splendour and lavishness of Rawla Narlai- an enchanting journey of Royal Rajasthan!