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Property is centrally located in the posh C-Scheme area of Jaipur. 30 minute drive from Airport, 5 minutes to railway station and 10 minutes to bus station.
Built in 1980 by Late Brig. Pratap Singh Rathore as his residance, Pratap Bhawan invariably had guests, as the family always loved playing host. Owner, Himanshu Rathore inculcated a strong sense of hospitality by his father ever since.
He grew up in an environment teeming with passion for wildlife and exploring it. To supplement his passion for wildlife he trained as a naturalist with Taj Safaris at Bandhavgarh National Park and not only carries experience of jungles across India but also South Africa.
Photography has always been an extension of his passion for wildlife. The camera only complements his drive for wildlife, which extends an array of experiences and encapsulates them as memories in form of pictures, glimpses of which can be seen all the way down on the walls of Pratap Bhawan.
Pratap Bhawan has a distinct style reflecting the owner’s taste and personality. Himanshu, a naturalist wildlife photographer and wife, Deepti, an avid interior designer, together have designed their home into a luxurious villa that offers three beautifully crafted rooms full of character, all decorated with a theme based on nature and wildlife. Steeped in history the villa is now adorned with contemporary furniture and objects d’art.
Other than sightseeing across Jaipur, guests can enjoy an experience exclusive to Pratap Bhawan. As Himanshu works avidly as a freelance tour leader he takes people on specialized and unique wildlife and photography tours. He worked for three years with a renowned wildlife safari company as a naturalist. This ensures that tours conducted by Himanshu for his own guests are of an incomparable standard. Other than this Himanshu is also a passionate cook and would be open to providing guests with cooking lessons on Rajasthani cuisine. On special request, he can also conduct bird walks around Jaipur, arrange for Ayurvedic Massages and even yoga sessions at home. Deepti is also a masterful rangoli maker and guests can learn how to create those colorful designs from her.
“With our roots attached to Jaipur, we know the region, the customs and the local people well and provide you with an unrivalled local concierge service. Our aim is, not only to provide the perfect accommodation, but also to ensure you receive the best service during your stay. If you would like a day in a yoga lesson, a wild life safari, a cultural tour, a gourmet dinner under the stars or just your favourite brand of cigar, we make everything possible.”
After you successfully submit your reservation request, you will receive an e-mail response from the home owner or property manager, within the next 24 hours. At this point, the full details of your confirmed reservation including the address of the property and the contact details of your local host will be shared with you through e-mail.
We hope you have a pleasant stay!