On Location: Rajasthan, India

Marie Claire's fashion team draws inspiration from the colours and landscapes of northwest India

Marie Claire‘s fashion team draws inspiration from the colours and landscapes of northwest India

We stayed at…

Amanbagh (amanresorts.com, from £589), a lush and luxurious garden estate two hours’ drive northeast from Jaipur. The 24 haveli suites and 16 pool pavilions come with graceful Moghul-style interiors and green marble baths, plus there’s a huge pool, serene spa and a restaurant serving organic dishes.

Hot nights: check into Amanbagh for some Rajasthan romance

Our top five things to do…

Enjoy the complimentary yoga classes at Amanbagh.

Nearby you can visit several 17th-century forts and temples, plus lakes and rural villages.

Take a trip to the wildlife-rich Sariska Tiger Reserve (sariskanationalpark.com).

Go shopping for jewellery, crafts and richly coloured clothes in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

Combine a stay here with sister resort Aman-i-Khás, a tented camp on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park – it’s a three-hour drive south of Jaipur.

Dinner is served: the pool and terrace at Amanbagh


Let’s go…

October to March is the best time to visit. Air India (airindia.com) flies from London to Jaipur via Delhi, from £735 return in November. Visas are required, see in.vfsglobal.co.uk. DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (£14.00; DK) is a well-illustrated guide, for more info visit rajasthantourism.gov.in.

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