This was our first visit to India. We were captivated by the charm of the Dera Mandawa from the host and owner and the staff. The rooms were beautifully furnished with lots of local colour. We would also like to recommend the vegetarian Thali for dinner. We had intensive days of sightseeing so were glad to relax 'at home' in the hotel in the evening. The other guests were also interesting to talk to. I felt quite sad leaving. Far from the impersonal 'same everywhere' international hotel experience - highly recommended.