Located just outside one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Bujera Fort is a charming fortress in Rajasthan’s Aravali hills, on the west side of Lake Pichola. Although it has been newly built, there is a feeling about the property that it has been around for centuries.
Six years in the making, British owners Trish McFarlane and interior designer Richard Hanlon have created a stylish and sophisticated luxurious retreat, steeped in old-world charm and character, just 15 minutes from Udaipur and forty minutes from Udaipur airport. Constructed with hand-carved stone columns and salvaged vintage window frames and doors, the property comprises the main Bujera Fort building (with two master suites and five cloister bedrooms) and two smaller houses, Bujera House (with four bedrooms) and Bujera Bungalow (with four bedrooms), which can be booked separately as self-contained units. With a home-from-home atmosphere the bedrooms combine the feel of an English country house with classic fabric patterns, interspersed with Indian antiques.
Built on two levels, this blushing pale pink fortress is set around beautiful flower filled Mogul gardens with cloistered lawns, charming courtyards, glistening fountains, a heated swimming pool and plunge pools. This property has the makings of a magical home-from-home in a heavenly location with views overlooking Udaipur, Lake Pichola the City Palace, the Lake Palace, the Monsoon Palace and Fateh Garh Castle.
Inside there is a library and a games table, with a working fireplace for colder winter evenings. There is also a drawing room with a grand piano, and a breakfast room for dining when the weather is fresh. Meals are served in the dining pavilion and private dining for special occasions can also be arranged. Enjoy parties in the outdoor pavilions or in the drawing room with its baby grand piano, snuggle up by the several working fireplaces and enjoy home-cooked food using freshly grown ingredients from their organic garden.
Features in the following itineraries
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India