Head off the beaten track to the desert city of Bikaner and stay at the delightful Narendra Bhawan design hotel. Formerly owned by the erstwhile Maharaja of Bikaner the hotel pays homage to its royal past replete with antiques, artefacts and retro trinkets from around the world.
The pale pink sandstone building is built around a pretty courtyard overlooked by the open corridors and verandahs. With a unique rooftop pool this really is a perfect oasis. The 82 rooms all reflect the eccentric tastes from the avant-garde to the traditional. Whilst the gold accented bar and elegant billiards room provide some quiet rest and relaxation. The restaurant serves up a feast of local, traditional and global delicacies whilst the Mad Hatter Bakery can sate the sweetest tooth.