Outside the Old City, this bustling hotel offers a respite from the hustle and bustle, and what it lacks in excitement, it makes up in hospitality and subdued charm—and children will enjoy the nightly puppet show. The modern rooms are tasteful and spacious with rich furnishings; some overlook the pool and some the garden. Second-floor rooms have small balconys. The Chinese restaurant Good Earth opens only for dinner, but a good multi-cuisine restaurant, Latitude, is
open all day. For special occasions, ask for a demonstration of the elaborate chess dance, during which women in Rajasthani dress swirl across a giant chessboard.