Sudhir and Parvati welcome you as wonderful hosts in this small and delightful haveli - a homestay extraordinaire. I was fortunate to go there on my birthday and was treated with exceptional love and care. Parvati and her girls decorated my room with rose petals and flowers and candles and incense. They invited the village musicians to play. All in all a wonderful evening was held.
Sudhir was our guide for the fort and did a great job.. being a good story teller and really knowing his history - after all his family have lived there for generations.
I would have loved to have stayed longer and most certainly will go back.
This small establishment has been carefully designed and all with the welfare of the surrounding village in mind. I was asked politely not to give gifts to the village children so they did not start expecting it and get into begging..but rather to donate to the local school. They have more plans to support the village - and will be looking for volunteers soon to help them with education and other projects. Its a great place. You cannot go wrong staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in January 2011, the Padmini Haveli is a traditional house of Southern Rajasthan that was converted into a nine room guesthouse. Located in the centre of the old village of Chittor within the walls of the fort, it overlooks temples and palaces. From the roof terrace, you have sweeping views of the city and the Aravalli hills beyond the Mewar plain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Padmini Haveli Rajasthan/Chittaurgarh, India