For Your Next Palace Vacation

Sometimes, nothing else will do but the royal treatment.  That means your own private palanquin, eating off silver platters and a room fit for a queen. Or in this case, queens.

Introducing the once restricted zenena (women’s quarters), home to the Ranis’of Maharaja Bakht Singh of Jodhpur back in the 18th century. These ten Havelis, each named after one of the Rani’s, have been meticulously restored and recently opened as the heritage hotel, Ranvas.

Now your dreams of living the royal life are no longer confined to slumber.

Two hours north of Jodhpur, the Ranvas is nestled within the famous Nagaur Fort, officially called the Ahhichatragarh Fort. Built as a pleasure palace by the ruling Maharaja of the time, Bakhat Singh, the Nagaur fort has all the amenities a fort could want – you know intricate reservoirs, water systems, open terraces, and the requisite Mughal pleasure gardens.

When you’re thinking about immersing yourself in Rajput history, this is the place. Step out of your Haveli and it’s all at your disposal. Or chill like royalty and enjoy your own private terrace.

Each Haveli has 3 styles of bedrooms  – so you can choose your royal experience to fit within you real world budget. They all include a private courtyard and an outside living area perfect for all that that post-dining lounging, Rajputana style.

Today, the Ranvas caters to the modern day Maharani with a swimming pool, spa, library and two restaurants – the all day, Baradari dining pavilion serving local Mughal Sufi Cuisine and a host of international dishes plus a fine dining restaurant with a menu inspired by the Ranis’ royal kitchens.

In a nod to authenticity, there are no TVs, phones or tubs. You’ll just have to spend the time in your Haveli enjoying the other pleasures of life.

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