Nature meets Nurture
The Aravallis are one of the oldest fold mountain ranges in the world, and offer a lush landscape that is visible from the city of Udaipur. The mountains ensure that the Thar Desert doesn’t spread in to Eastern Rajasthan thus acting as a barrier and allowing for a thriving diversity of flora and fauna. On the outskirts of Udaipur, lies Badi Village – the location of Premkunj, a picturesque rural settlement with the Aravallis as the backdrop and the Sajjangarh Reserve nearby.
Ensconced in the rustic hamlet of Badi, flanked by the majestic Aravalli hills and the Sajjangarh Reserve, this picturesque hideaway allows visitors to explore Udaipur, beyond just lakes and palaces.
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An avid traveller, Bhupendra Singh Chundawat always had big dreams. Having experienced his share of the world, he always dreamt of a luxurious homestay that went beyond just providing the best of services and amenities; he wanted to provide an unforgettable experience to all his guests. He chanced...
An avid traveller, Bhupendra Singh Chundawat always had big dreams. Having experienced his share of the world, he always dreamt of a luxurious homestay that went beyond just providing the best of services and amenities; he wanted to provide an unforgettable experience to all his guests. He chanced upon the clearing where Premkunj stands today, and the picturesque windswept location at the very fringe of the Sajjangarh Reserve flanked by the majestic Arravallis was all the push he needed to bring the homestay to fruition. Whenever he gets a little time to himself, he enjoys travelling, listening to music, collecting rare and exquisite artefacts or horse-riding, as he is a Polo enthusiast and has wielded the mallet at quite a few games.
Premkunj is surrounded by hills and the overall ambiance of the hotel is a visual treat. It allows explorations of Udaipur as it is a mere 20 minutes from the city centre. Turning a dream of a homestay in to a reality, Bhupendra Singh Chundawat spent two years building and bringing his vision to life. The attention to detail is evident in its colonial architecture, the tastefully done interiors, the hand-picked art and artefacts, and in the hospitality provided.
Premkunj is a luxury boutique homestay with eight well-appointed spacious guest rooms. Each room is unique in its design and décor and comes with a walk-in closet and attached bathroom with modern fittings and amenities. The luxury mountain view rooms are set on the first floor offering a breathtaking view of the hills, while the ground floor rooms overlook the lush gardens and the inviting pool. All rooms are non-smoking, come with large beds, a separate working area and your own private balcony with a view. An extra bed can be accommodated in the all the rooms to fit in three adults or two adults and a child.
Guests have a choice of dining indoors in an air-conditioned dining room or having an al fresco dining experience. At Premkunj, each meal is made to order. The chefs whip up delectable culinary delights to suit every palate; ranging from local cuisine to a selection of continental or oriental fare or even special meals based on guests dietary requirements. Special barbeque evenings can be hosted on request.
Apart from the sights of Udaipur city, there is plenty to do at Premkunj. Enjoy village walks, cycling and walking trails and birding around the hotel. The sunrise trek and chai on the ‘Premkunj Trail’ – so named as it begins within the hotel, is the best cup of tea with a view. The pool is the perfect place to unwind after a day out. On prior request, yoga and meditation sessions can be organized. Evenings are for bonfires and barbeques and on-request cultural performances. The Badi Lake is just a kilometre away and makes for a lovely setting for picnics.
The proximity to Sajjangarh Sanctuary allows for walks and jeep safaris and is a treasure trove for birders and photographers.
Premkunj is perfect for those seeking an intimate, tranquil location set amidst nature away from the chaos of the city. The perfect place to relax, rejuvenate & recharge. There is plenty to keep children engaged and is an apt destination for special occasions and buy outs.
Premkunj is open all year.
Ensconced in the rustic hamlet of Badi, flanked by the majestic Aravalli hills and the Sajjangarh Reserve, Premkunj allows visitors to explore Udaipur, beyond just lakes and palaces.
No Single Use Plastic: Premkunj avoids using single use plastic. Safe, filtered drinking water is served in glass bottles.
Water Conservation: Being part of the desert state, rain water harvesting is carried out and guests and staff are encouraged to conserve water.
Local Community Engagement: Support is given to the community with ingredients for meals sourced locally, as well as support given to local businesses.
Light Footprint Tourism: Bhupendra and his team have been active in planting trees as they are close to a sanctuary and have planted and maintained over 1000 trees so far.
Sensitive Destination Discovery: There is an emphasis on keeping a low impact, thus encouraging guests to engage in walking and cycling activities.
Human Touch: The staff is local and have been trained from ground up with no prior experience in hospitality.
The RARE Sustainability Quotient is a self-audit tool that is used by our hotel partners to measure, document and assess their planet and people friendly practices and is based on the RARE Touchstones.
by r_zahabia on 09/18/2023
My husband and I had a fantastic experience at this beautiful boutique property. Surrounded by lush hills and set a little outside the centre of the city, Prem Kunj is the perfect destination for...
by sapan2018 on 08/29/2023
Visited again. And would surely visit again. The place and the people (owner & staff) are just amazing. They add extra to the overall experience. Love it. The place and the rooms are so tastefully...
by Payal S on 05/30/2023
Memrable trip to this place called PREMKUNJ Food served was as good as home food.Hospitality was also very good.Staff always use to have smile on their face all the time.Mr.Bhupendra was also very...