Warning before you read any further…

Proceed at your own risk, for…
You might drop everything you are doing right now and get that ticket to India!
I almost did!
Not the ticket since I AM in India,
but pack a bag and grab the husband of mine
For this place is perfect for romance
As also for single romanticists!
So while you are trying to get the best fare,
let me take you on an e-visual treat of
Aman Bagh, Alwar (Rajasthan)


You are greeted by old forts, rocky hills, desert vegetation and village belles

with camels thrown in for good measure
A beautiful temple for a humble prayer

Before you are transported, Raj style, to The destination

Oasis in the desert?
Enter the pillared corridor

Courtyard in sandstone and pink marble (called makrana)

Greeted by an elegant peacock


This will be your boudoir for the days to come

Wash away your stress in midst of muti-hued marble

(This one is for you, Maryam…)

Refreshed, step out into the many courtyards and gardens

Gravitate towards the pool

Ah… so inviting on a warm day!

And then dusk falls.

Amanbagh slowly takes on a new character…
Perfect for the cuppa of evening tea
Followed by a perfect dinner beneath the stars,
with your personal flute player
Various moods of Amanbagh

Amanbagh, set in a verdant oasis of palm, eucalyptus and fruit trees, pays elegant homage to the architecture and design of India’s golden age. Evoking the palatial grandeur of the Moghul era in its domed cupolas and inner courtyards, the use of makrana (pink marble) and sandstone recalls the palatial haveli mansions then favoured by nobility.
Amanbagh is a secluded and luxuriant; offering visitors the opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating remnants of an extraordinary local history, as well as the colourful culture and wildlife that flourishes today.

(All images from AmanBagh)


  1. Bhavna,

    Yes, as Katie said, this is an enchanting place! Magically beautiful! I am reading all through your blog and enjoying it so much!


  2. Thanks Jane! 🙂 Glad you are enjoying An Indian Summer! Do drop by again.

  3. Hi from America-Minnesota. Your photos are stunning, vivid. Wow! Thanks for the eye-pleasing break! Jane

  4. Hi Katie! 🙂
    Enchanted is such a good word to describe how I felt when I first saw AmarBagh! Still feel the same way…

  5. Hi Bhavna!
    This is such a beautiful beautiful place. I wish I could be there right now. I am enchanted. 🙂

  6. Glad you enjoyed the tour Courtney! Thanks for dropping by

  7. Thanks for visiting Tara! Do drop me a note when you do decide to make that trip to India! 🙂

  8. Thanks for your lovely message. This place looks magnificent! Must add it to my “to go” places.

  9. So lovely! Thanks for the virtual tour.

  10. Thanks Joni! 🙂

  11. Oh my God! This is just too beautiful!!! So, so, pretty, I want to go right now! Thanks for sharing this.

    Love your blog and thanks for your comment on mine!


  12. Hello Regina!…The good part is – It is real! 🙂

  13. I’m with Maddie… too beautiful to even be real!

  14. ohhhhhhhh –

    i loved loved loved this
    post – gorgeous!

  15. Missed you Vini! Glad you are back 🙂

  16. Phenominal pictures!!! love it. I was away for a bit & i can see you’ve been at it & beautifully! 🙂

  17. Papa

    Simply beautiful. I can not single out any of the images for a special mention. Love them all. Congratulations.

  18. And, how we all LOVE crazy beautiful stuff!…Maryam, I think your next trip to India is due now 🙂

  19. Okay, this is entirely crazy beautiful!

  20. Thank you Diana! 🙂
    Do drop by again!

  21. Your blog is a visual treat AND an education rolled into one! That shot of the sandstone and pink marble courtyard is extraordinary. Gorgeous!

  22. Thanks for visiting me – please spread the word about my existance! Take care! Annica

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