Why Bed And Breakfast at Pratap Bhawan

Bed and Breakfast is a private dwelling where the owners rent out 2-3 rooms & serve a home cooked breakfast and meals on demand. It provides warm hospitality & comfortable en-suite accommodation for travelers of all spheres. Pratap Bhawan invites you for a home away from home experience. It provides the guests with a different lodging experience as well as a safer environment. Rooms at Pratap Bhawan are all well appointed, tastefully furnished, fully made up beds, spotless clean, air conditioned, WI-FI, TV with sky connectivity, attached private bathrooms with modern fixtures and fittings, hot water facility, room service, tea & coffee kettle in room and a very helpful staff to top it all. Hygiene and cleanliness is the focus. Walls of each room are well decorated with amazing wildlife shots taken by the host Himanshu Rathore who is passionate about wildlife and is a naturalist / tour leader by profession, glimpse of which can be seen on the walls itself.

The guests are invited and hosted by the family to join for lunches and dinners. This gives an opportunity to the guest to know about the Indian culture & traditions and establish a good and meaningful connection. Host possesses the local area knowledge which makes him valuable for the guest at the bed and breakfast stay. Pratap bhawan is owned by Himanshu Rathore who resides in the house with his mother Mrs. Jaikirti Rathore. Pratap Bhawan was built by his father Late Brigadier Pratap Singhji Rathore (VSM, ADC) of Nimaj in 1980. Nimaj Jagir was a fiefdom of the erstwhile state of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Late Brig. Pratap Singh Rathore built Pratap Bhawan as his residence in Jaipur. Since then Pratap Bhawan has almost invariably had guests as the family has always loved playing host. Born in Pratap Bhawan, it is but natural for Brig. Pratap Singhji’s son Himanshu to have inculcated a strong sense of hospitality. He did his schooling at Mayo College, Ajmer and completed his college from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Himanshu is passionate about wildlife.

Following this passion led him to work in the Jungles of Madhya Pradesh. He worked for three years with Taj Safaris a famous wildlife safari company which is run in collaboration by the Taj group of Hotels and &beyond an African safari company. Himanshu worked with Taj Safaris as a resident Naturalist at Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh. His work was to give an interpretative safari experience to the guests in the jungle and also to host them at the lodge. Being in the jungle, he also indulged in a lot of nature photography, glimpses of which can now be seen on the walls of Pratap Bhawan. Himanshu now runs Pratap Bhawan as a Home Stay and hosts the guests who stay with him. He also freelances, taking tours to the jungles. Things we do:- 1. City tours. 2. Day with the photographer. 3. Walking in the bazaars. 4. Bird watching trips near Jaipur. 5. Traditional Rajasthani Cookery lessons. Stay at Pratap Bhawan makes you feel comfortable and at home it is indeed a home away from home.