An ancient ghost town
Abandoned just a generation after its founding and rumoured to be haunted, Bhangarh is home to remnants of palaces, temples, pools and bazaars, preserved amid green lawns and giant ficus trees. A national heritage site, it was built in the 17th century by Diwan Madho Singh of the Jaipur royal family. Amanbagh can arrange guided visits to the ruins of this folkloric, medieval city.
A genuine welcome
Head out in one of our Jeeps, on a bicycle or even by camel, and experience life in rural Rajasthan. Locals welcome you as an honoured guest to their village, offering chai with genuine hospitality. Late-afternoon excursions are particularly scenic, as the dust kicked up by goats, cows and buffalo as they’re herded home from a day’s grazing mingles with the sunset to cast a golden glow over the countryside.
Reached by walking through a dramatic gorge, Somsagar Lake was built in 1598 at the time of Emperor Akbar’s visit to Ajabgarh. Marvel at the huge blocks of marble polished over the centuries by villagers and cattle accessing the lake, pause for a delicious picnic on its shores, and perhaps hike on to the traditional Meena village of Kala Para in the valley above.