This hotel is about 2 miles from Pushkar city center. There isn't much nearby (i.e., within walking distance of the hotel) in terms of restaurants, shops, or attractions. It's also rather difficult to get from the hotel to the city center without some type of vehicle because of the road conditions; walking doesn't appear to be safe even in daylight.
There is a charming garden inside the hotel with an outdoor swimming pool in the back. Guests can relax in the garden or by the pool side. Our guide booked us a "super deluxe" room, which was more like an average room. The room wasn't fancy or luxurious but was spacious with a fairly big bathroom and a small balcony. The furnishing was functional and adequate but nothing special and a bit old. Both the breakfast and dinner buffets were average with the usual Indian food items; again, nothing special. For us, breakfast buffet was included in the room price and dinner buffet cost 640 rupees per person (as of Feb 2017).
Three things stood out to us during our stay:
1. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant one night. When paying the bill, the man collecting the money tried to pass us an old expired note as part of our change. We knew this wasn't just an honest mistake because we immediately pointed out the expired note to him. At first he pretended and claimed that the note was still good and usable. However, we had already been warned about some people trying to scam foreign tourists by giving them expired rupee notes and so we insisted that he gave us a valid note instead. Only then did he agree to exchange the note. It was disheartening to find even a hotel employee would try to cheat hotel guests. It left us with a bad impression.
2. For all the days we stayed at the hotel, there was a group of men (maybe priests or holy men) chanting loudly in the garden. They went non-stop (literally) from about 8:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening every day. Our room was on the third floor far away from the main garden area and we could still hear them loud and clear even with all the windows closed. For us, hotels are places to rest and relax. It was a bit difficult to rest (e.g., sleeping late in the morning or taking an afternoon nap) with this chanting constantly present. Some people might find this chanting interesting but 9 hours straight every day was a bit too much for us.
3. The staff seemed a bit disorganized. When we first checked in and got to our room, two porters showed up at our door with 5-6 pieces of luggage that weren't even ours. When we told them those weren't our luggage, they actually claimed that our guide had told them they were. This couldn't possibly be true since by that time our guide had handled our two small suitcases every day for more than 2 weeks and he was with us doing the check-in and never even spoke with the porters. Later when we asked about the hotel restaurant, the receptionist didn't seem to know much information at all. The staff at the restaurant often appeared lost and unsure of what to do, especially when there were more than a few guests dining.
I would have never known that this treausre existed. Pushkar is a lovely place and the outskirts are far from fully developed. When our driver, Gokul, told us we arrived at the hotel, I glanced out of the car in horror as he made a right turn into a barely one car dirt road and a cow appearing at the opposite end. After a 100 yards or so, the dirt road opened up into a parking area and then emerged the appearance of beautifully restored building.
Entering the grounds of the hotel through the grand arch, led us into the garden area. We were led to our room which opened up into a view of Pushkar and the hills. The bed was high, very comfortable, with four tall posts. The pillows swallowed my dreams. The bathroom was an old style, sufficiently spaced to facilitate 10 people. The kings, maharajas and rajas new how to live in style.
I was so lost in Jagat Palace that I lost track of the various rooms leading into the main dining area. Luckily, when we arrived for dinner, the tourists all left. Note, entire Pushkar is vegetarian and dry due to the Brahma temple.
The food was typically Rajasthani, spicy and delicious. The staff was attentive, courteous and polite.
It is worth taking a walk through the beautiful gardens in the morning, a reminder of the history and extravagance lived by the kings.
Disneyesque resort hotel created for the domestic and international Hindu market. Pushkar is the Mecca equivalent for Hindus, there's an annual camel fair, it has a sacred natural lake. JP has Lots of 18 & 19th century artefacts. Good buffet dinner but breakfast is sparse and poor. Porters are mostly ladies who carry your bags, even the large ones, on their heads and without using the elevators. As with all hotels at this time it's a wedding venue and these continue long into the evening.
Don't expect your 21st century technology to work here and there's the occasional brown-out. And remember Pushkar is vegetarian and the sale of alcohol is prohibited within the town area. (But you can buy it just outside the town but don't flaunt drinking in public).
Very picturesque setting. Rooms are large and spacious. Huge pool. Friendly staff. Good location. Food was average - This needs to be improved apon. Overall experience good and would stay here again..
We stayed at this hotel overnight. When I arrived I was feeling unwell so went straight to bed. My husband went to the restaurant for dinner and was able to bring me back some food that I was able to eat later. The food here was average. Pushkar is a strictly vegetarian city, so don't expect any kind of meat or fish at the restaurants or hotels. The accommodations were good. The room was clean and the grounds were lovely. It was great to wake up to the sounds of chanting coming from the nearby temple, if you enjoy that aspect of the culture here. We were lucky to be there for the Pushkar fair. Apart from the camels and cattle hype, Pushkar is considered to be a very spiritual city. It's the home of the Lord Brahma temple and many Hindus consider a visit to the temple as a pilgrimage to be undertaken in their lifetime. We were fortunate to be there for one such pilgrimage. A great spiritual place to visit and the hotel helps to set the ambience and is well located for a visit to the Lord Brahma temple.