This hotel is located about 15 minutes drive away from the city and is absolutely secluded. It is surrounded by hills on all sides and is extremely quiet. It has lovely gardens, a swimming pool, stud farm, a private airstrip, a deer park and a very nice bar. It's restaurant is highly recommended for Indian cuisine. While we were there the entire hotel had no other guests and we were pampered by a staff of 96! It has a Raj type of atmosphere which I enjoyed more than the Lake Palace. Now that is high praise indeed!
Rooms are nice but not luxurious. Avoid the 'chalet' rooms. These are newer and lack any kind of atmosphere. The library has a good collection of books on horses.
The horses themselves are much better than I have come across anywhere else in India. All in all an extremely relaxing place.
Mumbai, Maine, India
May 21, 2003
From journal Venice of the East