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Dera Mandawa

Jaipur, India

1/5 The main house at Dera Mandawa, Jaipur
The main house at Dera Mandawa, Jaipur
2/5 The house cow, Dera Mandawa
The house cow, Dera Mandawa
3/5 The owner's Ambassador cars, Dera Mandawa
The owner's Ambassador cars, Dera Mandawa
4/5 Suite, Dera Mandawa
Suite, Dera Mandawa
5/5 Suite, Dera Mandawa
Suite, Dera Mandawa

Dera Mandawa combines the best of homestay hospitality with the comforts of a hotel. The property has been in the family for five generations over 125 years and although some of the grounds were sold off many years ago, the buildings have been recently converted and extended to provide seven guest suites. Each room is different but has lots of character and excellent modern amenities that the owner has added to and improved at the suggestion of guests.

Fortunately all the homely touches are still here and you are welcome to read the local newspaper on the verandah or browse the collection of books in the family sitting room. The utterly charming owner is full of fascinating stories and interesting information, while the gentle and obliging staff will arrange ‘bed tea’ with a morning wake up call, or a refreshing drink and snack when you return from sight seeing.

If you are interested in local life, don’t refuse the invitation into the back yard to see how food is cooked on the bio stove fuelled by dung from the family cow. Other environmental initiatives include rainwater harvesting, solar power and complimentary purified drinking water to reduce the use of plastic bottles.

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125 year old family owned and run haveli home with 7 en-suite guest rooms

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1/5 Behind the screens of the Hawa Mahal the royal women could look out on the city undetected
Behind the screens of the Hawa Mahal the royal women could look out on the city undetected
2/5 The Amber Fort just to the north of Jaipur was the first capital of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs
The Amber Fort just to the north of Jaipur was the first capital of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs
3/5 Inside the City Palace in the Pink City of Jaipur
Inside the City Palace in the Pink City of Jaipur
4/5 Temple musician in one of the city's many temples
Temple musician in one of the city's many temples
5/5 The Nahagarh Fort, Jaipur
The Nahagarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaipur

The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur was the first planned city of India, laid out on a grid system and protected by high gated walls. The old names of the nine sectors hint at what you will find in the shops lining streets dedicated to the same wares - saris and fabrics, household goods, jewels or spices. Read more?

1/5 For many first time visitors, Rajasthan is India. Rural villages pulse with vibrant colours of saris, turbans and even painted cow horns in contrast to the desert.
For many first time visitors, Rajasthan is India. Rural villages pulse with vibrant colours of saris, turbans and even painted cow horns in contrast to the desert.
2/5 Young tigers rough and tumble in the lake at Tadoba
Young tigers rough and tumble in the lake at Tadoba
3/5 View of Mt Trishul in the Himalaya while trekking in the Kumaon hills
View of Mt Trishul in the Himalaya while trekking in the Kumaon hills
4/5 A myriad of colourful sculptures representing gods of the Hindu pantheon decorate temple towers across India
A myriad of colourful sculptures representing gods of the Hindu pantheon decorate temple towers across India
5/5 The balmy Kerala Backwaters make for the perfect tropical escape
The balmy Kerala Backwaters make for the perfect tropical escape

India

Hike with views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya, drift through lazy tropical backwaters, visit colourful desert villages and explore jungles home to endangered wildlife. India has diversity like nowhere else on earth. With such complexity, India has a unique identity that can captivate you in one moment and challenge you in the next.  We personalise your India tour to give you the experiences you want while smoothing your way through this incredible country. Read more?

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