We stayed here for 3 nights in Jan, when the weather was cold even for that time of year. Our room was spectacularly different with terrace on the lake side. Food was ordered in the morning and deliciously served up at our selected time. Though it was so cold we needed the fan heater on all night we ate outside courtesy of a huge log brazier. Breakfasts were good and served on the terrace by the lake as the sun came over the fort. They have beer and wine and astonished us by producing schweppes tonic for our locally acquired gin! The staff were always there, friendly and obliging. When the hot water didn't work it was rectified immediately, and when the power in the town cut out, on came their own generator. The star turn is the manager "DD" Purohit, who showed us round the old town and helped us buy local spices and trinkets at non-tourist rates. Everyone seems to know DD. Next day he showed us round the local fort, and arranged for us to visit their sister hotel at Roopengarh, even despatching his assistant to show us around (you should visit it - its rooms are colossal and the suite would swallow many a British house, but I would recommend choosing the summer months as heating it would require Battersea Power Station!). Kisangarh new town can be given a miss, but its convenient of both Ajmer and Pushkar. Cant recommend it enough, but its quirkiness isn't for all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phool Mahal Palace has the massive Fort of Kishangarh as its backdrop and is washed by the monsoon fed Gundalao Lake in front, an architectural setting very rarely seen in Rajput history. Dry and drab though it may seem in the summer, the first magic showers transform it into a serene and smiling land. Originally the Payandaz Bagh or the garden at the foot of the fort, this pleasure garden of the Maharajas of Kishangarh was a source of inspiration to a number of famous Kishangarh miniature artists like Nihal Chand and it's easy to identify it in many paintings of the 17th century. Even today its setting and the myths related to it, provide themes for the painters of Kishangarh, executing in the classic style of the Kishangarh school of painting on paper, cloth, wood, marble etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phool Mahal Palace Hotel Kishangarh
- Phool Mahal Palace Kishangarh, India - Rajasthan