Review: Amanbagh, Aman Resort in Rajasthan, India

Amanbagh Review-Rajasthan India

 

This Amanbagh Review is of the Aman Resort in Rajasthan, India. Aman Junkie? See all our Aman Resorts posts. Amanbagh is a favorite stay for clients visiting India's Golden Triangle, which includes Jaipur (where most clients stay at the Oberoi Rajvilas), Agra (where Oberoi Amarvilas is the favorite) and Delhi.

 

Amanbagh Location and Check-In

Amanbagh is located in Rajasthan's Alwar District, in the tiny village of Ajabgarh. It might seem incongruous to have such an incredible resort in this area, but Aman is known for astutely placing its boutique, experiential luxury resorts in remote places, often near UNESCO or culturally significant sites. In Amanbagh's case, it is close to the temple town of Neelkanth; Sariska National Park, which is home to jaguars and tigers; and Bhangarh Fort, considered by Indian's as one of the most haunted places in India due to local legend.

It takes 90 minutes-2 hours to drive to Amanbagh from Jaipur Airport, depending on traffic. When we arrived, we were welcomed with cool towels, welcome drinks, and beautiful singing (see the video below).

Amanbagh Review-Welcome Drink

 

TravelSort Clients enjoy Virtuoso Benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary a la carte lunch for 2 persons, once during stay (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

Here's my Amanbagh, India Video Review

 

Amanbagh Pool Pavilion

Amanbagh has four types of accommodation: Courtyard Haveli Suites, Garden Haveli Suites, Terrace Haveli Suites and Pool Pavilions. We were kindly upgraded to a Pool Pavilion. Here's the exterior; the two domes are the ceilings of the bathroom and bedroom.

Amanbagh Review-Pool Pavilion Exterior

 

Each of the Pool Pavilions is a spacious 2185 square feet, with an outdoor terrace and private pool nearly 30 feet long.

Amanbagh Review-Entrance to Pool Pavilion

 

The entry foyer separates the bedroom and bathroom.

Amanbagh Review-Pool Pavilion Entry Way

 

The bedroom had ample space for the king bed, a bed for our son, a desk, and a small table and chairs.

Amanbagh Review-Pool Pavilion Bedroom-Lilies

Amanbagh Review-Pool Pavilion Bedroom

 

The bathroom's centerpiece, literally, is a gorgeous soaking tub carved from a single piece of Udaipur green marble. The separate his and hers sinks are also carved from Udaipur green marble. That said, for those who prefer showers, there's a rain shower that will accommodate the tallest basketball player.

Amanbagh Review-Bathroom-Soaking Tub

Amanbagh Review-Bathroom Marble Sink

 

We visited in October, when the middle of the day was still very hot, so the private pool was refreshing. It could be quite cold, however, during cool months, especially in the morning before the sun has a chance to heat it.

Amanbagh Review-Pool Pavilion Private Pool

 

The Verdict

My husband was initially ambivalent about visiting India, and years ago even missed the opportunity to attend the wedding in India of an Indian colleague. But Amanbagh changed that. We both agree that, together with Amanjiwo, Amanbagh is, to date, our favorite non-beach Aman resort.

Not only is it architecturally stunning, thanks to the modern Mughal palace designed by Ed Tuttle, its lush grounds are alive with birdsong, including from green parrots. You really do feel like you're in a paradise. Couple that with great dining (both Indian and Western) and superb service, from the singing that welcomes you to the guides that accompany you on fort visits, to the chefs who generously shared their time to give us a tour of the organic garden and give our son a cooking lesson, and you have one of the best Aman Resorts. Moreover, it's a strong testament to the team that we had such a great experience even though the GM was away throughout our visit.

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We really liked Amanbagh, too. But in Jan 2017, we found the lunch and dinner menu options to be too limited and not always as tasty as they looked. Breakfast, on the other hand, was always very good for us. From the looks of the menu in your video, the lunch and dinner selections haven’t changed too much and can be more limited than one might expect. (We stayed for 4 nights in a Pool Pavilion.) Service was warm but perhaps not quite as attentive as we’d experienced at some other Amans. The highlights for us for Amanbagh were its… Read more »