1. The Farm, Jaipur
Compared to the magnanimous palaces that Jaipur has to offer, this might seem like a small place to stay with just 5 executive rooms and 2 freestanding suites, but the beauty of the place and the affection of the owners kindly embraces all its visitors.
The Farm as referred by the owners (Surya and Ritu Singh) as the ‘Artistic Residence’ was largely constructed from spare parts and salvaged furniture from the family’s old palace which belonged to Surya Singh’s father and had to be dismantled due to the construction of a dam in the same area. As a result, the room furnishings are Vintage and Unique. As the old keys hang as the curtains, yet the entire resort is modern in its approach with rooms having open Jacuzzis and a common pool.
The décor in each of the rooms are around a theme. These themes range from Car racing to Bollywood and are constantly changing. The rooms are separately built around the pool, with candlelit dinners and open air meals where the guests are fed mainly from the resort’s own garden. This resort is supposed to be their creative ground.
While enjoying the solitude of the different forms of art you can also enjoy the resort’s own cinema, yoga studio and pool room or you can simply enroll at the resort’s painting classes which are held regularly.
2. Abode, Mumbai
Tucked in the busiest streets of Colaba in South Mumbai Abode speaks the transition of Bombay to its modern day Mumbai through its rooms. Sian Pascale, an Australian designer has decorated the place with antique wooden furniture which is assembled with old Bakelite switches, mismatched patterned frosted glass panels in salvaged wood bathroom doors, framed vintage Indian books, polished concrete walls with colorful patterned floor tiles.
While they have luxurious rooms with bathtubs, Abode doesn’t miss on its loyal guests who are travelling on a budget. The smaller basic rooms are tiny yet stylish with the very do-able sacrifice of sharing a common toilet (showers are en suite).
3. Le Sutra, Mumbai
Being in the middle of the metro city of Mumbai, Le Sutra narrates the traditions and beliefs of Indian Philosophy to its guests. Spread across three levels, the Hotel represents the three Gunas.
The 16 rooms at Le Sutra are based on characters of Ravana, Ashoka and Buddha or the characteristics of sensuality, love, purification that are inspired by Indian ethos.
Every room is a virtual canvas where the story forms the guest experience. It is subtly composed through art - paintings, artifacts, chairs, inlays and sculptures; narrating their part, showcasing diverse themes and philosophies.
They have their own private gallery that boasts of art from Indian as well as from artists all around the world. Exhibitions are held regularly to welcome different eyes, ideas and souls at the heart of Mumbai’s suburbs.
4. Ell bee, Rishikesh
Located in the city that is always on the travel map of spiritualists, Ell Bee is in the heart of Rishikesh overlooking the Rajaji National Park, a panoramic view of the serene hills and a two minute walk to the River Ganges.
Ell Bee, the Indian Art hotel has its interiors decorated with luxurious Mughal styled marble inlays and exquisite traditional painting on kind glass depicting Rishikesh’s rich history and the Indian mythological characters depicting lost ancient Indian stories.
With the paintings that symbolize the signature elements of Rishikesh such as the Shiva Statue you then know you’re in for an artistic treat on a spiritual retreat!
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