Mukesh Mahal

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 suite with striped floors and three painted domes has been created by artist Mukesh Sharma of Jaipur on the mythological theme of the churning of the oceans. The gods and demons used the serpent Sheshnag to churn out treasures each of which had their own tale. The bathroom doors are also framed in the same theme.