Gaj Kesri

Nainon Ka Bas, Bypass Road,Bikaner,India

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    Experience World-class Service at Gaj Kesri

    Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a massage parlour, Gaj Kesri is located in Bīkāner. For any assistance guests can approach the 24-hour front desk. Air-conditioned rooms here will provide you with a safety deposit, a minibar and a seating area. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. At Gaj Kesri you will find a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage. Currency exchange and car rental can be arranged. The property offers free parking. The property is 1 km from Camel Farm, 12 km from Junagarh Fort and 20 km from Karni Mata Temple. The Bikaner Bus Station and Bikaner Railway Station are within 8 km. The resident restaurant serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and Italian delights. Room service is available.

    Amenities

    • Airport Shuttle
    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Spa
    • Bar
    • Currency Exchange
    • Business Center
    • Breakfast
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    reviews

    • Lovely Property That Brings Alive The Heritage of Rajasthan

      5.0
      Reviewed 23 August 2019

      We had a great experience during our 3-day stay at the Hotel Gaj Kesri in Bikaner. The hotel is designed to bring alive the regal and glittering heritage of Rajasthan. The facade of the building itself welcomes you to experience an extravaganza of traditional Rajasthani hospitality, culture, cuisine, and art. The rooms are a blend of heritage and contemporary comfort and luxurious. The beautiful and vast grounds in which the hotel is located ensures that one wakes up right in the lap of nature. A picturesque swimming pool, a spa, an enchanting inner courtyard to spend the evening, the hotel is indeed soothing to the senses. Food is served in an enchantingly done up Dining area and is a combination of traditional Indian, Chinese, and Continental food. The vast grounds of the hotel and its unique design also ensure that it is tailor-made for weddings and photoshoots. A very instagrammable place indeed, backed with traditional warmth and hospitality in service.

      Voyager-SandyVyjay
    • Need Calm and peace of mind - Visit Gaj Kesri

      5.0
      Reviewed 08 May 2019

      I stayed in Gaj Kesri for 1.5 days. No words can best describe the property, the staff, the ambience, the food. Despite being a pure vegetarian hotel, you will find veg items prepared in a way that you have never eaten before. The hotel provides Indian, continental and Italian food. The entire hotel is full of Usta Artworks, which are only seen in museums but Gaj Kesri has kept it alive. The Hotel has beautiful drawing rooms for guests to relax. The rooms are super big and very neat and clean. One can also take a glass of wine or beer and enjoy at the pool. The property also has a live band performing every evening in the chowk of the hotel. As I said, the experience is so mesmerizing that I cannot out in words. A must visit when you are in Bikaner.

      DBhattacharya25
    • Our royal time at Gaj Kesri Bikaner, a perfect blend of modernity and tradition

      5.0
      Reviewed 06 May 2019

      I have been to Rajasthan multiple times, but it was my first time to Bikaner and I decided on Gaj Kesri, Bikaner to be my abode. I did a little research on the property and its website said Gaj Kesri is a small elegant hotel in the outskirts of Bikaner with easy access to the city and its chief attraction. The gallery showcased the best of pictures combined with modernity and tradition and I instantly said yes to visit the place. Always ready to explore the unexplored, we caught an early morning flight (ATR) to Bikaner. Its the only flight operated between Delhi and Bikaner. I was quite amazed to see the cozy Bikaner airport operated by Indian Air Force where the luggage does not come on a conveyer belt but its transported manually. Due to security reasons, photography is not permitted and I controlled my urge to take pictures. It was time to head to our beautiful hotel known for luxury rooms, verdant lawns and lovely swimming pool and meet our host. So with no further delay, we got into the cars waiting for us and headed to Gaj Kesri, built in the palace style of Rajputana in the Bikaneri vernacular. When we entered the grand property we were stumbled with greenery around the magnificent red building. Mr. Sunil Rampuria, our kind and humble host personally received us and our welcome drink (sharbat) of jasmine flowers refreshed us. We made our way to the courtyard through the most gorgeous reception carved in blue to the art guest rooms. Truly a piece of art, the guest rooms are aptly called Art guest rooms. The hotel is well equipped with 41 rooms 31 Art Guest Rooms and 10 Standard Rooms. The rooms have a royal yet modern touch. Colourful cushions grace the white sheets of the cozy bed besides green handpainted wall. The room divided in the dressing area and living area and had all amenities from a work desk to small cupboards to big wardrobe with a stunning nature inspired view. Bedside lamps, a beautiful mirror and couches add the aesthetic touch along with hand painted walls, furniture and decorations. The open, spacy hotel follows 4 colour schemes and is aesthetically called as Art Hotels. The gorgeous 25-acre property located in the barren and sandy countryside just outside Bikaner has artistic interiors. From couches to artifacts, everything is made in-house by local artisans at Bhanwar Niwas and is so beautiful and royal. The hotel also has two drawing rooms which are artistically aligned. Guests can relax there, its a perfect place for photography and is absolutely gorgeous. An old world charm is retained yet the place looks so modern and defined. It was time for lunch and we headed to the beautiful restaurant through the arched courtyard. Interestingly different spots of the courtyard had beautiful, colourful artifacts which made a visual delight. The restaurant had a lovely charm with a choice of couches and chairs. The Multi-Cuisine restaurant serves lip smacking vegetarian food using different ingredients ditching the usual paneer which vegetarians are usually restricted with. We started with Dahi Puchka, Baked Kheere ki Kachori, Missa in starters while the main course included Parwal Dahi ka Saag, Aloo Dum, Gatte ki Khichidi accompanied with Mirchi ki Launji, Kairi ki Launji, Kheere ki Raadi, Poori and Khatte ki Pakodi. Dessert was Chilled Kharbuja in Gulab Jal which was absolutely delicious. I am generally very choosy about my food but I loved the refreshing taste which was retained in the cooking. Mr. Rampuria personally acquainted us with every dish on the table. Loved how he goes into every detail of the hotel. My favorite was Kheere ki Kachori in starters which had a nice stuffing and Parwal Dahi ka Saag in main course which was a unique combination never tried before. Bikaner is historically rich and boats of a variety of sightseeing options for its tourists. We came back to the hotel post the sightseeing and made use of the in-room dining. We asked the kitchen on phone extension what we can get fast and we were served soft and yummy Paneer Pakodas and amazing Spring Rolls. Interestingly the planning for Gaj Kesri started in 2003 which opened in 2006. Mr. Rampuria had all in mind of how it would be. He wanted something Rajasthani for tourist and travelers and not something like a 5 star. He always knew the art and architecture he wanted. He started drawing his plans on a graph paper with pencil and not on AutoCad in an old fashioned manner which he prefers and converted the virgin land from structural engineer to design. Would you want to know how Gaj Kesri got its name? Mr. Rampuria met an astrologer in Bhanwar Niwas their ancestral property while this property was in construction. While seeing the horoscope of Mr. Rampuria and his family members- he saw Gaj Kesari Raj yog which is a great planetary combination. Gaja-Kesari Yoga is one of the very auspicious yoga in vedic astrology and also one of the famous yoga. The Gaja Kesari is the combination of two words: Gaja and Kesari. The terms Gaja means an elephant and the word Kesari means lion. So as the name suggests, the yoga gives the native the toughness and vigour like a lion, also majesty and dignity of an elephant. And that's where he found the name. Kesri - more authentic and sweeter- Gaj Kesri! The hotel majorly sees a lot of foreign German & French travellers. We wanted to know how receptive are they to veg food. Mr. Rampuria said that interestingly the foreigners are open to experimenting with food and love Continental and Indian vegetarian option. They feel safe as they think non-veg in India is not safe. In winters they miss eggs in breakfast and the perfect substitute for that is Cheela made of dal or besan. The evening was followed by Dinner at the beautiful restaurant. The dinner started with Vegetable Soup followed by Dahi Bada, Stuffed Tomato, Jodhpuri Chakki ka Saag, Cabbage in South Indian style, Naan, Dal chawal, Papad and my favourite Chenna Toast. Such unique dishes prepared with perfection and love. The next morning started with the voice of chirping birds and the nature inspired view from the room. Such a lovely morning to be cherished! We began the day freshening up and moving for breakfast but before breakfast we headed to the beautiful drawing room for some photo opps. Guests can sit and relax in the magnificent drawing rooms, which are three in number. The Big Drawing Room, the T Drawing Room (so called because of its T shape and the lovely portrait of Tara Rampuria, that dominates the room) and the Little Drawing Room. I loved the little Qutub Minar created at one of the Drawing rooms which looked so stunning. The tower is ornamented and bands of the Qutub Minar has Sare jahan se achha Hindustan hamara written in urdu. The top level band has been written by Mr. Sunil Rampuria himself. Breakfast was again an amazing experience which was well laid out at the beautiful restaurant in buffet style. The menu included Poha, Cheela, Curd, Aloo Tikki , juice, fruits, toast (with butter/ cheese/ jam). On special request the staff also made yummy Paneer Paratha too. There was also a choice of tea/ coffee to keep us awake. Post breakfast we also made a visited the beautiful Karni Mata Mandir made in the hotel premises. Evenings in Gaj Kesri and musically aligned. The lead singer Raja performs at the hotel every evening and entertains the guests with his band. On our personal request Mr. Rampuria took the mike and sang Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh again in his melodious voice. Time just flew by singing and dancing and infact many foreign guests who were present at the courtyard joined us. It was time to retire for the day. It was a refreshing morning the next day and we headed to the beautiful restaurant for our breakfast. The menu that day included Aloo Bonda, Baked Beans, Poori Bhaji, Fresh Fruits, Lassi, Juice, Tea/Coffee and Corn Flakes with Milk. If you want to know how to reach the beautiful property, then you can reach by air, road or rail. The airport is in the city itself where you can fly from Delhi or Jaipur. Bikaner can also be reached by train from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Agra and other major Indian towns. The hotel also offers the most wonderful venues and catering for weddings and other events so if a Destination Wedding is how you are planning your wedding, then you know where to head.

      chiclifebyte
    • Our stay at Hotel Gaj Kesri an Art Hotel in Bikaner

      5.0
      Reviewed 12 April 2019

      We recently stayed at Hotel Gaj Kesri, in Bikaner, Rajasthan for three days. Air India runs a lone flight to Bikaner airport, which is actually an air force base. We took this flight from Delhi and in a flight time of about 1 hour 15 minutes, landed at Bikaner. Gaj Kesri from here was half an hours drive. The property looked straight out of the sets of a grandiose Bhansali movie. The built up structure, in Rajasthani haveli (mansion) style, was part of a 30 acre piece of land. It was double storied and the architectural design included many roofs and landings. The harmonious melange of antiques and modern artwork in the rooms as well as the public areas characterises certain elegance and makes the space a shutterbugs delight. We could clearly see why is Gaj Kesri an Art Hotel. The artwork also extended to our room. There was a lot of space here with an ante-room and a well-fitted washroom. In addition to a very comfortable king size bed; the room had sofas, centre table, study table chair wardrobe, television, tea corner, mini fridge and a full length mirror. An antique bench in the dressing area completed the opulent setting. The air-conditioning worked full force and once inside, we were totally insulated from the desert heat outside. The WiFi at Gaj Kesri is fairly robust and we managed to attend to some office work too. They have a prompt room service system and the staff here attended to our requests never without a smile. Gaj Kesri has a live band who, belts out old and new Hindi numbers here every evening. Gaj Kesri served all meals in their beautifully done up dining hall. The breakfast was a buffet while the other meals were served on table course by course. It is a vegetarian fare but is not restricted to Rajasthani or Indian cuisine. We also did our daily dose of exercising by taking a dip in the sparkling pool. Surrounded by trees and chirping of birds all around the pool, the swimming session was most meditative. The staff would serve drinks and snacks on poolside in the evenings. The only thing we could have asked for is a gym. And apparently it is in the offing. The gym we are told would be ready next month. We shall remember Gaj Kesri for the most warm and hospitable treatment we got here. The Hotel is also available for weddings and other functions and would make a beautiful traditional Indian heritage setting.

      Delhifundos
    • Beautiful Architecture

      5.0
      Reviewed 29 March 2019

      This is a beautiful hotel with a red sandstone exterior. Indian motiff and traditional Indian art. The lobby while small is filled with art and crafts ...this hotel has only 43 rooms . Once you pass the lobby you enter a large courtyard dotted with tables and chairs and even some sofa's . There are two reception rooms off the courtyard filled with beautiful art and artifacts and georgeous furniture . In one room are large paintings of the owner and one his wife and another of his mother. Very unusual but common in India. There is no elevator as there is only one floor up..poor porters must carry luggage up and down one flight of stairs, they must be strong. Wide hallways and the rooms are very large with large dressing rooms and bathrooms . Very nicely furnished with lots of class. We had an early dinner in a very nice dining room , the walls are with beautiful murals painted on the them .The waiter was very nice but we had a language issue in the beginning. Four of us for dinner he brought 2 menus so we asked for 2 more and he brought one more so we had to ask him a third time for menus. It was more comical then irrating . we had some excellent Spring Rolls , they were among some of the best i ever had. Light and filled with veggies .We had a very nice dinner and the butter chicken was a big hit. We had a wonderful time and the waiter spent more time chatting with us . But paying the bill became another challenge , all in all we enjoyed our dinner and left happy. That evening in the courtyard was live music with four muscicians playing typical Indian instruments. The pool and pool area is beautiful , set among trees and landscape , apart from the hotel,up a set of stairs. We really enjoyed our stay here.

      jamesv678

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