The Mardana rooms are built around a spacious garden court ringed on three sides by spectacular arcade halls. These had never been completed and large rocks had to be hand-chiselled to create linear living spaces. The thick walls were pierced to make balconies with views of the countryside. Each room has two or three square rooms linked with wide arches and the facilities are discreetly tucked within.
This suite at two levels is named after the famous Indian designer Rakesh Thakore, known for the simplicity of his weaves and the elegant cuts of his clothes. His Mahal represents this through the use of white linen and khaadi and furniture which echoes the same starkness. It has two balconies which face the sunrise.