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A - 4 Jamnalal Bajaj Marg C-scheme, Jaipur 302001 India
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Today's Pratap Bhawan stands on Himanshu Rathore's ancestral land and is located in Jaipur's enviable and poshest colony. Himanshu belongs to an erstwhile jageer called Nimaj and his father served in the army. He has years of experience as a naturalist and even today is affiliated closely with biggest wildlife centers like Bandhavgarh. His passion for the wild and wildlife photography is proudly presented on the walls of the homestead. While Himanshu hails from Marwar his gracious wife, Deepti belongs to Mewar. His keen interest in meeting new people and socializing were the driving force behind him starting the venture in 2010. Pratap Bhawan was built in 1980 and therefore has a fine blend of modern but traditional styles. Credit to this is duly given to Himanshu's wife, Deepti. Not only does she have a natural sense of hospitality as her family owns a Palace hotel but she is a professional interior designer to boot. Her class and taste are evident throughout the home's effortless elegance. All the 4 bedrooms of Pratap Bhawan are soothing in colors but with a burst of richness, which make them charming and very true to Rajasthani culture. All bedrooms come with large and impeccable en suite bathrooms, beds equipped with luxury spring matresses and they are air conditioned. The family's personal temple is for private use only but guests can come and view it while giving it utmost respect. The lush garden boasts of a vibrant and cozy breakfast nook. A big open terrace with its swing invites people to open up a book before enjoying dinner.Other than sightseeing across Jaipur, guests can enjoy an experience exclusive to Pratap Bhawan. As Himanshu works avidly as a freelance tour leader he is takes people on specialized and unique wildlife and photography tours. He worked for three years with a renowned wildlife safari company and as a naturalist. This ensures that tours conducted by Himanshu for his own guests are of an incomparable standard. Other than this Himanshu is also a passionate cook and would be open to providing guests with cooking lessons on Rajasthani cuisine. On special request, he can also conduct bird walks around Jaipur, arrange for ayurvedic massages and even yoga sessions at home. Deepti is also a masterful Rangoli maker and guests can learn how to create those colorful designs from her.
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Radhika Agarwal wrote a review Jul 2020
Jaipur, India192 contributions5 helpful votes
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PRATAP BHAWAN : MY NEW FAVOURITE PLACE TO SATISFY MEAT CRAVINGS! I had not eaten meat since the last three months (when the lockdown began) and recently I was suddenly craving a lot for some great non-vegetarian food to hog on. Just at the right moment I came across Pratap Bhawan’s page on Instagram and saw a picture of some super scrumptious looking kebabs and I was instantly tempted to try them. I did my research thoroughly by reading about their venture and without thinking twice, I placed an order with them for some of their signature dishes. * FOOD : 5/5 1. MAAS KE KEBABS 2. MURGH KE KEBABS 3. MAAS KA ACHAAR 4. MURGH KA ACHAAR Both the kebabs were smoked & shallow fried with cardamom, cloves, red chilli and flavoured with garlic, green chillies & fresh coriander. They were EXTREMELY TENDER & DELECTABLE and the mutton kebabs truly melted in my mouth. Coming to the pickles, this was the very first time that I tried meat pickles. These pickles have been made with their secret spicy & tangy family recipe which is cooked and preserved with varied spices & mustard oil. I honestly loved these pickles and I have stored them in the refrigerator to eat it with every meal. * PACKAGING : 5/5 The packaging was done efficiently and following all safety measures. I also loved the jars in which they sent the pickles. They’re amazing. * DELIVERY PROCESS : 5/5 My meal was delivered to me through an online delivery app. Hassle-free, no contact and quick delivery was done. * VALUE FOR MONEY : 5/5 * WILL I TRY AGAIN? OFCOURSE! I’ve already added Pratap Bhawan to my list of favourites. I’m looking forward to try their Mayo Kathi Rolls and the weekend specials like their signature Raan and Khadh Murgh! Mr. Himanshu and Mrs. Deepti make sure to prepare the food with utmost love and care which you will feel on your palate when you eat these delicious & authentic home-cooked Rajasthani dishes from Pratap Bhawan.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Mary Sherman wrote a review Mar 2020
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Getting to come onto a home setting and learning a little more about how people live there is so refreshing. Learning about some of our differences and yet hearing and seeing the many things we both value. So much more realistic that answers from a tour guide. Learning a bit more about all the time that goes into producing the layers of flavors in Indian cooking was enlightening. Himanshu even sent some recipes by email for us to try. I was so impressed by the eggplant dish. First time ever I've eaten eggplant and enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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rita l wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The place is very very clean and nice! Deepti and Himanshu are great hosts, very helpful and always available. Most important, I absolutely reccomand they food they prepare! It is absolutely delicious!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Nelis P wrote a review Feb 2020
Agra, India18 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited them for an afternoon cooking demostration and to eat with them and get a feeling of how there culture is. This is one of the greatest afternoons we had on our Indian trip. Thank you for your hospitality and for allowing us into your home. You are such a winderful friendly family. If you are ever close this is a absolute must.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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J P wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was fortunate to spend an evening here with my tour group for a cooking demonstration and dinner that was absolutely phenomenal. The hosts were incredibly polite and immediately treated us like family, they even had 3 beautiful dogs that made it feel even more like home. The cooking demonstration was exciting and interesting, and the meals afterwards were so different to what you might find in a restaurant, in the most delicious way possible. If you have the chance to stay at this place longer than I did, I can’t recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Jayden, It was lovely meeting and hosting you all. We hope to see you again and this time we would love to host you for a longer stay. Regards Deepti & Himanshu
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Sadhvi Singh wrote a review Dec 2019
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I booked Pratap Bhawan for my Sister in law visiting from Nepal and this is what she had to say about Pratap Bhawan. "I along with my son was visiting Jaipur for the first time and wasn't sure what to expect. My Sister in law booked me at Pratap Bhawan and assured that I will be looked after well, sure enough staying at Pratap Bhawan became the highlight of our trip. From pick up to drop, organising my trip to markets and other attractions were all very well taken care of by wonderful couple (Deepti and Himanshu) the homely atmosphere and amazing food made everything even more comfortable. A big thanks to Deepti and Himanshu for such great hospitality and warmth that I can't wait to be back"
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Ma’am, It was a real pleasure hosting you and your son at our home. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Regards Deepti & Himanshu
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Torren W wrote a review Sep 2019
12 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived after midnight due to a late train and our transition to our accommodation was easy with Himanshu awaiting our arrival. We stayed in the beautiful cottage room which is incredibly spacious and well fitted out. Plus the bed is so comfortable. Breakfast is delicious each morning and make sure you opt in for a lunch or dinner cooked by Himanshu and Deepti. Ask for the aubergine curry!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Torren, It was a pleasure hosting you at our home and we look forward to seeing you in India soon again. Regards Deepti & Himanshu
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Sukanya P wrote a review Sep 2019
Pune, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
We just visited Jaipur and stayed at Pratap Bhawan Homestay for 4 nights. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience at this place. We thank the couple, their dogs and the amiable staff for this, and highly recommend this place for a relaxing, family outing. Himanshu was very proactive and co-operative and made sure that we were comfortable during our time at Jaipur. I would like to highlight some of the things that I liked. 1. We had a little change in plan a few days before and I asked if we could accommodate my dad in the Cottage room. He agreed at a very nominal rate. They picked up my dad from the airport, allowed him for an early Check In and made him comfortable till we reached there in the evening. 2. We were served very nice, homemade fresh dinner of traditional style every night. My kids simply loved the food. A chicken and a potato preparation were just awesome. Breakfast served was sumptuous and of very high quality. Although Himanshu and Deepti were pretty busy with 2 kids, they made a mouth watering scrambled egg every morning for us. 3. Himanshu arranged for a beautiful Leopard watching tour, and we could actually spot a leopard in the jungle. This was an amazing experience. 4. Himanshu was very helpful and was available on the phone anytime for answering questions that we might have during sight seeing. They even arranged for cars and drivers for sight seeing at a very short notice. 5. The staff was very co-operative, they even provided a medicine solution that we needed urgently. Playing with their 3 dogs named Elsa, Ranger and Giggle was extremely relaxing. Only one incident happened on the day of our check out, and it created some confusion at the last moment. Deepti arranged for a sight seeing tour and we had the understanding that the cost included the airport drop off. My husband confirmed that with her as well the driver before we started. However, when we returned to pick up the luggage, the driver mentioned that he received a call from his supervisor and that airport drop would be extra 600/-. Now, this may be a trivial amount, but change of deal in the middle of a journey was not acceptable, as it created a sense of bait and switch, and ended up in heated discussion. I am not sure to what extent Pratap Homestay is responsible for this fiasco, and the travel agency should probably be attributed the most blame. But Pratap Homestay was the mediator in this deal. We learnt the terms of the deal through Deepti, when we signed up for it, without talking to the travel agency directly. So, we will hold Pratap Homestay responsible for not clearly stating the terms of the deal before the engine started. In this regard, I'll suggest passing the contact of the travel agent directly to the customer and letting them make the deal directly.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Sukanya, Thank you for appreciating us and I have been wanting to reply to your review for a while. As we mentioned earlier also that we outsource our taxi service and it was just a miscommunication on the hearing part and deal was never changed because these taxi vendors in jaipur never include the airport drop in the full day sightseeing and this has been the case since past 10 years since I started the homestay. We are in no way involved hence we never collect payments for taxis and ask all our guests to pay the driver directly. We are always open to connecting the guest directly to the vendor, we only talk to the vendor to make it easy for guest which we did in your case too, and then later we did connect you to the vendor directly too.Our focus is on guest experience not on earning a extra petty amount by cheating anybody.Hope I have made myself clear on this. Regards Himanshu
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Matt Sobchuk wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Himanshu and Deepti have a beautiful home filled with all the amenities you could need. They are excellent company and assisted us in planning every step of our journey in Jaipur. Himanshu's home cooked dinners are amongst the best dishes we've had in India and I cannot overstate how welcome they were after our long days sightseeing. If you're staying in Jaipur, you would be remissed to pass on this fantastic homestay and it's wonderful hosts.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Ma’am/ Sir, It was pleasure hosting you and we are glad that you enjoyed the food that we served. Hope to have you stay with us again soon. Regards Deepti & Himanshu
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Erin Campos wrote a review May 2019
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Many thanks to Himanshu and Deepti Rathore, as well as their excellent house staff, for hosting us for 3 nights at their lovely Homestay. The property is beautiful, the rooms are so comfortable, and the location is very convenient (nearby the best shopping and the train station). In addition, our hosts gave us great recommendations and helped us organize a camel safari day trip in Pushkar. Extremely good value - I almost can’t believe how affordable our stay was! I could enjoy Himanshu’s delicious meals for weeks on end, and I will definitely stay here again when I return to Jaipur. I would recommend Pratap Bhawan for travellers and families of all types who wish to experience Rajasthani hospitality and culture. Cheers from Canada!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Himanshu R, Owner at Pratap Bhawan
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear Erin, It was pleasure meeting and hosting you both at our home. Thanks a lot for appreciating us. Regards Deepti & Himanshu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pratap Bhawan
Which popular attractions are close to Pratap Bhawan?
Nearby attractions include Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur (0.05 km) and Soma Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pratap Bhawan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pratap Bhawan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pratap Bhawan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pratap Bhawan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Court Restaurant, Dzurt Patisserie and Cafe, and INCHIN Chinese & Thai.
Does Pratap Bhawan have airport transportation?
Yes, Pratap Bhawan offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pratap Bhawan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Jaipur.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pratap Bhawan?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pratap Bhawan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Royal Gaitor Tumbas (4.9 km), Nahargarh Fort (6.4 km), and Jal Mahal (7.3 km).