A pioneer in mud architecture, The award winning Desert Resort was built in1985 .A brainchild of Thakur kesri Singh, a former banker.Singh created the resort as an extension of his hobies. You can see his private collection of Vintage cars,play billiards, go for a horse ride/camel ride or do a bit of bidr watching at the oasis created specially at the resort. Singh has been a pioneer of Heritage Hotels in India. Kesri Singh resides at Castle mandawa and divides his time between his properties at Jaipur and Mandawa. The mystery and romance of the desert are captured in the unusual architecture of the resort.Created by local village craftsmen using mud and brick,the cottages reflect the traditional harmony between man and nature in the region.
In the heart of Rajasthan , the colourful land of the Rajputs is the region of Shekhawati, taking its name from the powerful Shekhawat clan. The legends of this historic land have been captured in the murals and frescoes of its Havelis, Forts, Temples, and cenotaphs. Set against this exotic backdrop is The Desert Resort , Mandawa. The mystery and romance of the desert are captured in the unusual architecture of the resort. Recreated in the style of a typical Rajasthani village, The Desert Resort is a verdant oasis in the midst of a stark desert landscape.
There are 60 well-furnished, air-conditioned rooms including cottages and spacious deluxe suites. Each cottage and room is furnished in a distinctive style. The exteriors are decorated with traditional lime-paste “MANDANA” or rice-flour patterns which are redone daily by women from the village, while the interiors are ornamented with mirror-work and glass beads in myriad colours. Authenticity blends seamlessly with modernity. Each cottage has a sitting room and a spacious bathroom, complimented by woven fabric and hand-made pottery. Apart from the cottages, guests can choose to stay in the spacious deluxe suites. The Resort also has special rooms and deals for the Handicapped.
Guests can enjoy delectable Indian, Continental and Chinese fare with live counters in a buffet-style setting. Meals are also served in the open where guests can indulge in the charms of the desert and the local musicians.
Facilities and Attractions:
There are 60 rooms including cottages and spacious deluxe suites. Guests can enjoy the experience of living in rural Rajasthan without compromising on luxury and comfort. Facilities include a conference room, billiard room and pool table, swimming pool, badminton, croquet, table tennis, an ayurvedic massage centre and bar. The resort also organizes traditional welcome with tilak and garlands, theme weddings, gala evenings, sand dune dinners, camel horse and jeep rides/safaris, nature trails, puppet shows, folk dances and also a heritage walk of Mandawa. Guests can also visit the in-house dairy at the resort. There are special facilities for physically challenged guests.