We were quite excited about our time in Jaipur, gateway to the wild west of Rajasthan, Amber Fort and an old city that’s completely pink, but when we were dropped off at Khandela Haveli (http://www.khandelahaveli.com), we had something else to be excited about..
I’ve stayed at some seriously nice places over the years, but Khandela Haveli possibly takes the cake.
For starters, officially labeled ‘A Heritage Boutique Hotel’ it more realistically felt like a Palace.
Silk Carpets, Hand-Blown Chandeliers, original Rajasthani artworks, Stained Glass, Tilled everything, Swimming Pool on the roof, someone to carry your bags, someone to open the door, someone to bring you drinks, everywhere you looked there was incredible detail and service.
Instantly our Jaipur agenda changed, when exposed to this much luxury there is only one thing you can really do, live it up!
We attempted to see the sites of Jaipur, but countless glances at each other as our driver announced the next destination we’re met with the same thought, “lets get back to the Palace!”
Our full day sightseeing was condensed into a few hours and that was fine with us.
With dinner on the roof, a private Puppet theater show, and the most incredible Indian food I’ve had to date, our stay in Jaipur comes to a close, and as to does our time in India.