With just two luxurious bedroom suites, a luxury tent, excellent dining, impeccable staff and a location to die for, Anopura certainly warrants its title, the smallest luxury hotel in the world.

Situated approximately an hour’s drive from the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur, and nestled in the ancient Aravali mountains at the head of the beautiful Ramgarh Valley, Anopura is the result of Philippe de Villegas’ – ex Honorary Consul to Belgium in Marrakech, hotelier and bon-vivant – search for the ultimate exotic paradise on earth.

India, renowned for its profound cultures, vibrant arts, diverse cuisines and booming economy, can also be a place of sensory overload. It was with this in mind that Philippe developed Anopura: a place to experience and take in rural India - the country’s real heart and soul – gently, at your own pace, and as if from your own home.

Built as a traditional Rajasthani country home with a stunning step-well inspired plunge pool, Anopura artfully brings together the ‘necessities’ of the most demanding Western traveler within a landscape and agricultural environment virtually unchanged in a millennia.
Since his first visit to Anopura, Philippe was struck by the kindness of those who greeted him.

The community that surrounds Anopura is what makes it so enchanting.

Philippe grew so fond of them that he not only hired all of the staff locally, but further supports Anopura’s surrounding villages by engaging the generous help of friends who have been equally struck by the soul of Anopura.

Together, they added classrooms to the village school, donated supplies for its students, and built toilets. They help to maintain the temple at the head of the valley and support local cricket teams.

They are now undertaking to connect running water to the entire village.

Anopura was designed as a country house, surrounded by farmlands. It has a thatched roof so as to blend into the local countryside and carries a collection of local artworks.

From the moment you arrive, the superbly trained staff welcomes you with chilled towels and fresh seasonal fruit juice, where you realize that you are truly in the lap of luxury. As you explore your new surroundings, you can move through the garden, rich with the scent of frangipani and other perfumed plants, arriving through a book-laden anteroom into Anopura’s shaded central courtyard, off which are the bedrooms, the dining room and a small study with satellite television and an Internet connected workstation.

In front of the house lies a stone clad plunge pool surrounded by charpoys, the traditional Indian day-bed, where you can lie back and take in the majestic views of the hills of the Aravali. You may also choose to explore your new domain on foot, mountain bike, or more leisurely, by camel cart or jeep. To one side of the pool is a large pavilion for relaxing, reading, dining or simply taking aperitifs during sunset.

A ‘terrain de pétanque’ lies in the garden as a reminder of things at home. For those of you who feel up for a challenge, we offer guests versus staff matches every evening at cocktail hours.

Creature comforts are not spared here at Anopura, where you will find your rooms, whether one of the two bedrooms off the courtyard or our luxury Rajasthani tent, all filled with super king-size beds, superb mattresses and the finest locally sourced linens. Ceiling fans and air-conditioning, as well as plenty of inspirational reading matter help our guests feel more at home. A laptop with Internet connection is provided in the TV room.

The bathrooms, were designed in sleek chic black slate, with twin stone basins, rain showers, and are filled with piles of fluffy white towels.

            The Kedjeri Suite

            The Champa Suite

Chotu, Anopura’s resident chef, trained in some of the finest restaurants of Rajasthan. Obviously a master of the delicious local Rajasthani dishes, he has also taken to Western and International cuisines with alacrity and has an extensive repertoire to suit any palette. Philippe’s insistence on fine dining at every meal has turned Anopura into a unique destination in India: “a foodie heaven”.

            Breakfasts are usually Continental with a selection of local breads and pastries, homemade jams, yoghurt and fruit, although don’t be surprised if you are offered the Full English, or a selection of cheeses and charcuterie.

            Lunch is whenever, whatever and wherever you want. You can either discuss the menu directly with Ishwar, the house manager, ask for a picnic to be prepared, or let Chotu go to work and surprise you.

            Dinner is the same menu choices, though usually a candle lit affair by the pool or in the air-conditioned dining room if it is too hot.

A paradise to be discovered…


Swimming in the plunge pool

Bird watching

Hiking & mountain biking

Camel cart safaris

Visit to a local farm


Elephant Ride



Excursions to Jaipur, the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, the Jaigarh Fort, among others

Abaneri Baori (1 hour’s drive)

Sariska Tiger Reserve (1 hour’s drive)

Elephant Elephant safaris at Dera Amer (30 minutes drive)

Itineraries and other activities may be coordinated upon your arrival. As always, never hesitate to ask us for assistance and suggestions.

Rates are in INR. All meals and taxes are included. The above room rates are on a double or single occupancy basis, and are subject to change at any time. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Upon reserving a deposit of 50% is required payable by wire transfer. The remaining 50% is required 10 days prior to arrival.

Management will return 10% of the deposit for any cancellation occurred 15 days prior to arrival. After this period management will retain 20% of the deposit.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

For the moment, No credit cards accepted.

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          45 min from Jaipur

          1h30 from Jaipur - Sanganer airport

          4h30 from Delhi IGA airport

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Anopura - Jaipur - India
M: +91 70 7399 9778
E: info@anopura.com

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