"Dinner in a well – meal of a lifetime!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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Family in jeep at family-friendly hotel Rawla Narlai Rajasthan

Village Narlai, Near Desuri, Rajasthan

Narlai, the perfect stopping point between Udaipur and Jodhpur, is a sleepy little village of about 5,000 people and doesn’t look like a tourist mecca when you drive in. That’s what makes this 17th century heritage hotel, sitting at the foot of a…….

"Mummy, let’s quickly go meet the tigers again!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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Pool at luxury family-friendly hotel Nahargarh Ranthambhore

Village Khilchipur, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

I can (very) proudly claim that I saw 5 tigers at the Ranthambhore National Park. Simply because this hotel sits right outside the park (one of the best tiger reserves of India) and I was able to take 3 safaris. Built like a royal hunting palace, the…….

"Are we staying in a king’s palace mom?"

9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

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kids splashing on lotus

Haridasji Ki Magri, Charak Road, Udaipur

Now that I’ve stayed at this super luxury hotel, I can thankfully strike one thing of my bucket list (phew)! Yes, this is one of ‘those’ hotels. I mean, how often do you stay in a hotel that has just been voted the world’s best right? And best …….

"So we’ll be camping tonight mama?"

7 Stars (7 / 10)

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Circuit House Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

I lost all the men in my family (the young and the not so young) to a fleet of parked vintage cars as soon as I walked in! Yes, this was going to be different. Arched windows, carved balconies, domes, turbaned butlers, women in veils, antiques and ph…….

"Let’s shift to a desert for a while mummy"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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family-friendly Jaisalmer hotel Suryagarh Palace

Kahala Phata, Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

After a long drive from Jodhpur (the closest airport), we felt a royal twinge as we pulled up to a medieval-looking sandstone fort. A huge gateway with old canons on either side, drummer in the courtyard (the kids got to play too!) and a bevy of peop…….

"I honestly never believed a kids’ club could exist in Rajasthan"

6.5 Stars (6.5 / 10)

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Kids Club, Trident Hotels - 6

Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan, India

At the kid-friendly Trident Udaipur, holiday like the Maharaja who built the ‘City of Lakes’ and ‘Venice of The East’ in 1553. Built on the banks of the mesmerizing Lake Pichola, this hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the medieval pala…….

"Look mum, it's the Taj Mahal from T.V !"

7 Stars (7 / 10)

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lobby at luxury family-friendly hotel ITC Mughal in Agra, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Clearly, you haven’t been to India if you haven’t been to the Taj. Well, this was our first time and the ITC Mughal did just fine in terms of food, service and rooms – the fact that upon check-in, one of the hostesses carried my toddler to our …….