Named after the erstwhile ruler who lived there, Narendra Bhawan in Bikaner bears the stamp of its royal heritage. In keeping with modern sensibilities, there is a seamless blend of old and new. While the facade pays ode to it birth in yesteryears, the amenities provide comfort to the new age traveller. This 53-room boutique property offering home-style luxury is located in a residential neighbourhood affording guests a wonderful local flavour of the city. Tribal art, Portuguese tiles, Indian furniture, traditional jaali and the later Bombay Art Deco motifs give the place an eclectic aesthetic. Inside the property it’s a different world all together. From the selection of music you hear as soon as you enter this opulent residence to the tasteful interiors that soothe your eyes after a tiring journey, there's a warm hospitality that doesn't fail to charm. The various categories of the spacious rooms are inspired by English and European sensibilities with strong Indian accents and the attention to detail is exceptional.
The grounds are extensive, providing nooks and crannies where you can relax. The spa area is redolent with fragrances and inspired by the famous Bach Flower Therapy, the treatment includes extracts from plants to alleviate stress both emotional and physical. The pool on the terrace is a great place to unwind with a cocktail, after a safari or an expedition to the city. Gaushala is an animal-friendly outdoor lounge. This means that your pet can be checked in with you for your stay here away from home. Winding passages, alcoves, a cigar den, restaurants offering gourmet fare, themed rooms — Residential, Regimental, Republic, India — are as the names suggest and provide fun and variety. Narendra Bhawan is almost like a jewel in the arid landscape of Bikaner.
Plus: Unique experiences outside the property can be curated on request.
WHERE Karni Nagar, Gandhi Colony, Bikaner —334001
CALL 151-2252500; email@example.com.
WALLET Rs 32,000 onwards
Bikaner is about 90 minutes from Delhi by air. Narendra Bhawan is a 20-minute drive away from the airport. By road, it takes about 9 hours to reach from Delhi