On my first evening at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Karan Singh, president of MRS Hospitality Group, quoted W B Yeats’ Cloths of Heaven. He recited,

‘Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light;
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’

As we raised a toast to Suryagarh, I saw the golden shimmer sparkle through my glass of Champagne. That was only the beginning of this enticement.

The following days I walked around Suryagarh, in an attempt to explore its beauty. I learnt two things. First, it was an insurmountable task to capture its persona and spaces. And second, it shone like the golden sun all through the day –  reminding me of Satyajit Ray’s Sonar Kella.

This is just a glimpse of the palatial hotel. To experience it, you have to live it.

Read: A Quick Guide to Kolkata, Bengal

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Entering the golden paradise.
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The living space in Jaisalmer I.
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My bed chamber in Jaisalmer I.
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As the sun rises to the Central Courtyard.
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Meeting them for breakfast.
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At breakfast, chrome-coloured sweets.
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The fulfilling Pyaaz ki Kachori.
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Followed by the spicy Mirchi Bhaji.
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And Rabri and Jalebi for dessert.
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Pandit ji who goes around every morning distributing prasad to all guests.
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Sunil behind the bar, Draksh.
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A glass of Champagne to cool down.
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The open-to-sky pool in the Thar Haveli.
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Personalising every experience, at Khaba village.
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As the sun goes down, from Desert National Park.
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Staying still.
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Self-portrait with the colours of Neel, the swimming pool.

Read: Suryagarh – Jaisalmer’s Golden Enchantment

Good to know
-Suryagarh have multiple offers and special discounts through the year. Keep up with their website or their Facebook page.

Have you seen anything as beautiful as Suryagarh?

Note: I was invited by Suryagarh Jaisalmer.

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Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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