Drum rolls and marigold garlands greet your arrival at Castle Bijaipur, a Rajput fortress set amid the tranquil countryside of south-eastern Rajasthan. With its imposing ramparts, expansive views, and vast rooms, the hotel offers traditional charm and sophisticated comforts in equal measure. But what really makes it special is the hospitality of host, Rao Saheb, an avid horseman, yoga practitioner, hill walker, raconteur and all-round delightful chap who loves to yarn with guests after dinner, while a trio of local folk musicians performs on the terrace. Spend the days lounging by the pool, or shopping for vibrant local textiles in the village – a photographer’s dream.
A charming heritage hotel offering an ideal base to visit the sprawling Chittorgarh fort.