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The Desert Resort Mandawa

The Desert Resort, host to celebrities and royalty since decades, is recreated in the style of a typical Rajasthani village. The exteriors are decorated with the traditional lime paste – “mandana” or rice flour patterns that is redone daily by local artisan women from the village – while the interiors are ornamented with mirror work and glass beads in myriad colours complemented with woven fabric and hand-made pottery. Indulge in the grandeur of deluxe and royal suites; or choose to stay in distinctively styled cottages or the rooms.

The resort is a gastronomical delight to the guests – a signature multi-cuisine air-conditioned restaurant serving Indian, Rajasthani, Continental, Mexican, Italian and Chinese cuisines; a well-stocked bar featuring specialty wines and cocktails; host of unique open dining options; featured theme fiestas at resort’s swimming pool; and exceptional private candle-lit dinners at the sand dunes are the highlights of this luxury resort near Delhi.

The Desert Resort with its great location, ample spaces, unique venues, numerous cuisines, and easy accessibility is also a perfect setting for theme dinners, events and weddings – the ‘arabian nights’ at the oasis with a desert bedouin camp & mesmerizing international performances; the ‘medieval renaissance’ with a flash back to the era of caravans & regal castles of sultans; the ‘cultural rajasthani soiree‘ at sand dunes with rustic setting & enthralling folk; the ‘grand Indian royalty’ with grandeur of maharaja welcome, royal processions, trumpets, camels & horses; and numerous other customized themes are offered to make your event special, very special.

Wake up to the sounds of tweeting birds; be treated with the sights & smells of pure nature; and take an early morning stroll to the oasis. Spend your day exploring the fresco trail in the town; opt for a horse ride, a camel back or a jeep safari to the dunes; drive down to the black buck sanctuary; visit the local village to share the simple joys of the native folk; walk to the resort’s very own dairy farm; learn the craft of making “mandana” from the local artisans; rejuvenate yourself with an ayurvedic massage or indulge your senses with an array of spa treatments at Castle Mandawa; play a game of snooker or try your hand at table-tennis; settle for a cup of tea at the stables or at the swimming pool; and end the day alongside the roaring bonfire sharing the puppet stories and witnessing the rich culture of the fire dancers and “bhopa” folk music. There is enough activity, adventure or exploring in and around the resort to fill your day from dawn to late at night but you may still chose to do nothing and yet be rewarded with the vibrant colours and fresh fragrance of nature around – the starry skies, glowing sunsets, and exotic backdrop make Desert Resort the experience of a lifetime.
The Desert Resort Mandawa takes pride in maintaining a long and unique list of highly satisfied and appreciative guests from within and outside the country, which include individual family travellers as well as the large corporations.

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