Built in 1908, it is a typical British colonial bungalow, standing in its own grounds. With a varied roof line which hints at cool, high-ceilinged interiors protected from the hot desert air by thick walls and deep, shaded verandas. The Ajmer Bungalow, from the outside, looks exactly as it did when it was built. The interiors have been brought up to date with modern bathrooms and air conditioning and are furnished with our own furniture, books and paintings.
The house is approached across a large front lawn, the scene of many merry gatherings of family and friends. The smaller, more private, tranquil garden at the back is a birdwatcherâ€™s paradise or the quiet readerâ€™s haven.
Conveniently close to the bus stop and station, 10 minutes drive from the Old Bazaar and major sights of interest and a 20 minute drive from Pushkar, this warm and inviting family residence is the perfect place to base yourselves, when in Ajmer.
Naveen, the great grandson of Shanker Lal Capoor , left Ajmer as a young man to build a successful career in Bombayâ€™s high pressure world of advertising. Rajika, looked after the home and learned and taught French German and English. Meanwhile, the Ajmer Bungalow, once alive with artists, music and family, grew quiet. Coming home to Ajmer after long stints in Mumbai and Delhi, the couple brought back with them their passion for animals,entertaining and wide-ranging interests that include reading (everything under the sun), music - Indian and Western, gardening, bird watching, light trekking, painting, pottery, textiles, jewellery and a few more. Good food is a religion: the art of cooking, we believe, is up there with the pure arts. In fact, by opening the Bungalow to guests, we hope to share our interests with our visitors.We are currently researching the processes of goat cheese making and bee-keeping, and would welcome any advice or tips that guests may have to offer!
Rs.2900 is the rate per night per room (double occupancy)
Rs.800 for additional guests is only for children 12 years & below.
A 50% advance needs to be given at the time of booking. For details contact Naveen Capoor - (email: hidden)
Lunch and Dinner are also served on prior request. Non-veg Rs.500 per person. Veg is Rs.400 per person.
20 minutes from Pushkar
10 minutes from Dargah Sharif
10 minutes from Mayo College
10 minutes from the train station
5minutes from the bazaars
5 minutes from the bus stop
We are conveniently close to the sights & sounds yet away from it all.