A mere 30 minutes away from the bustling center of Jaipur, Rajasthan, sits a one-of-a-kind hotel. Owned by husband and wife Ritu and Surya Singh, The Farm Jaipur was once the site of an opulent ancestral palace. Together, the artist couple transformed it into unique abode open to guests from all over the world.
Using scrap as their primary medium to design spaces and objects, the 5 guest rooms and 2 suites are furnished with refurbished furniture pieces from the palace. The result is a funky, eclectic, colorful, cultural-meets-modern design. The Farm is completely eco-friendly and solar-powered. Besides its expansive grounds housing 70 species of birds, The Farm Jaipur also offers amenities like plunge pools and open-air Jacuzzis.
Its personal touch, however, is also what makes The Farm Jaipur special. Meals are communal, homegrown and homemade from the hotel’s small organic garden. The meals are a mix of Jaipur’s traditional cuisine, and recipes from the owners’ friends and guests from all over the world. Dinner is a party – you are served a 5-course feast under the stars. Guests are also encouraged to participate in activities in cooking, painting, and yoga.
The Farm Jaipur has the atmosphere of a friendly artists’ commune. It’s definitely a breath of fresh air. After all, what could be more perfect than being right outside the grasp of the city, with a room with a view, beautiful landscapes, delicious home cooking, and a pool to lounge by as you watch the stars at night?