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 long hotel room near Jaipur with three square spaces linked by two wide arches honours the painter Sanjay Bhattacharyya, first known for his amazing mastery over water colours of the Bengal and then his realist and surrealist canvases. The window sit outs have a view of the Rani Mahal and the verandah overlooks the garden.