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(1) The Jal Mahal (meaning 'Water Palace') is a showcase of the Rajput style of architecture.

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(2) Raj Mahal Palace is one of the oldest and most treasured properties in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur.

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(3) Pale pink marble and buffed sandstone colonnades make up the minimal interiors of the Ed Tuttle-designed Amanbagh.

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(1) Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur was constructed using black and white marble and is adorned with semi-precious stones.

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(2) Modern minimalism against a scalloped architectural backdrop at Udaipur's RAAS Devigarh.

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(3) Geometric breezeblock corridors that symbolize ornamental latticed jaalis are subtle modern additions to Jodhpur's 18th-century haveli.

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(4) Set over 26 acres of land, Umaid Bhawan Palace took 14 years to complete.

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(5) Surrounding Rajasthan views at RAAS Devigarh are best enjoyed from the windows of your minimalist suite.

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(6) Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest and best-preserved forts in India.

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(1) The Serai is an oasis in the middle of the Thar Desert.

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(2) The Thar Desert is the world's 17th largest, covering about 320,oo0 sq km.

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(3) 'Safari chic' by designer Jean-Michel Gathy at Aman-i-Khás.

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(4) Dining against a backdrop of the Aravalli range at The Westin's Panorama rooftop lounge.

The Splendours Of Rajasthan

The Indian state is a wonderful holiday destination with attractions ranging from historic forts and palaces to desert scenery and jungles
Dec 23, 2017 5:50 AM

FROM THE SNOWY PEAKS of the northern mountains to the golden beaches of the southern coast, India is a vast and fascinating land of exceptional diversity. The world's largest democracy with an intricate religious and cultural tapestry, laced with ancient traditions, poetic

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