Situated in a Rajasthan oasis, the secluded Amanbagh is an attempt to re-create a maharajah’s palace. Some of the 24 Haveli Rooms come with private balconies; all have courtyards shaded by centuries-old mango trees. The 16 Pool Pavilions have individual gardens and are linked by scalloped archways that evoke the area’s Moghul past. Handwoven Indian silks swathe the interiors, bathtubs have been sculpted from solid blocks of green Udaipur marble, and colonnades of local pink sandstone are buffed using traditional techniques. The staff can arrange excursions to the surrounding Aravalli Hills and elephantback tours to the nearby temple.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.