Experiences

Experiences

Hamira is a moment. Of history, of stillness. It immerses you in the luxury of time, and of a time gone by. In that moment, there is the warmth and hospitality of a welcoming home. There is an intermingling of eras as unexpected as it is delightful. The house, a distinctly Lutyens style home, bold and modern when it was first built in the 1950s, is a reflection of its progressive owners. And the later addition, the Annex, is a cocoon of style and intimacy. Experiences at Hamira are unique, tailored to match your mood, creating a moment that is special and your very own.

The Pool

The luminous blue pool set into the Mughal garden invites you in. When you emerge from its temperature - regulated waters, energized and refreshed, you can tuck into a special breakfast under a gazebo, while watching sunlight dapple on its gentle ripples.

The Table

A sparkling table setting conjures up the intrigue and romance of a time gone by. Courses of delicious food appear and the smiling family staff begins their dance of hospitality – your attention now focuses on the meal. After dinner, replete and happy, you take in the fabulous art (Souza, Anjolie Ela Menon, Gujral) lining the walls, so revealing of the soul of its owners.

The Library

Your hosts at Hamira are a bookish lot. The extensive library lined with shelves and genres is an invitation to curl up and spend hours on the conveniently placed couch with your nose in a book. Or perhaps pick one and retreat to your own favourite corner of the house. Maybe Siddhartha in the bright verandah after breakfast; a Dick Francis post the smooth afternoon Chardonnay (from the carefully curated selection and a glass that never seems to empty); or poring over stunning photographs in a coffee table book on Sikh history after dinner.

The Spa

Hamira promises inner and outer relaxation through outdoor yoga and massages available at the Spa gazebo. A visiting yoga teacher conducts therapeutic and rejuvenating sessions, easing your body and mind into supple calm. Expert masseuses work out stressed muscles from head to toe, unwinding you to a blissful nothingness. Yoga is on request, and massages can be had at any time. Perhaps after your morning swim? Or maybe just before teatime? Just let us know your heart’s desire.

The Gardens

Dewdrops glimmer across the sprawling lawns of Hamira. Peacocks casually stroll past. The flow of water, light and space is transcendent. Ascending the magnificent stepped terrace with its sweeping waterfall, the landscape inspired by Mughal gardens is visible below in all its glory. Gazebos, stone-carved apsaras and elephants dot the view, fountains spring low and high, and tiled walkways and water channels bisect impossibly green expanses. At dusk, you can request a bonfire amidst this magical setting. And in the morning, ensconced in its lush embrace, you can relish your coffee and five skinned almonds which are de rigueur in the Jaiswal household.

The Fireplace

After a day of perfection, a fireside drink in the beautifully styled drawing room is the perfect warmer in winter; and on balmy summer evenings, the French windows open out onto a large verandah bringing in the breeze and the lush view. The excellent wine pairs well with the warmth of family photographs scattered about - the glamorous and fiery Surjit Jaiswal, grand-niece of the Maharani; Maharaja Jagatjit Singh inaugurating the Jagatjit Industries Limited factory; and candid portraits of the present owners.

The Waters

The luminous blue pool set into the Mughal garden invites you in. When you emerge from its temperature-regulated waters, energized and refreshed, you can tuck into a special breakfast under a gazebo, while watching sunlight dapple on its gentle ripples.

The Table

A sparkling table setting conjures up the intrigue and romance of a time gone by. Courses of delicious food appear and the smiling family staff begins their dance of hospitality – your attention now focuses on the meal. After dinner, replete and happy, you take in the fabulous art (Souza, Anjolie Ela Menon, Gujral) lining the walls, so revealing of the soul of its owners.

The Library

Your hosts at Hamira are a bookish lot. The extensive library lined with shelves and genres is an invitation to curl up and spend hours on the conveniently placed couch with your nose in a book. Or perhaps pick one and retreat to your own favourite corner of the house. Maybe Siddhartha in the bright verandah after breakfast; a Dick Francis post the smooth afternoon Chardonnay (from the carefully curated selection and a glass that never seems to empty); or poring over stunning photographs in a coffee table book on Sikh history after dinner.

The Spa

Hamira promises inner and outer relaxation through outdoor yoga and massages available at the Spa gazebo. A visiting yoga teacher conducts therapeutic and rejuvenating sessions, easing your body and mind into supple calm. Expert masseuses work out stressed muscles from head to toe, unwinding you to a blissful nothingness. Yoga is on request, and massages can be had at any time. Perhaps after your morning swim? Or maybe just before teatime? Just let us know your heart’s desire.

The Gardens

Dewdrops glimmer across the sprawling lawns of Hamira. Peacocks casually stroll past. The flow of water, light and space is transcendent. Ascending the magnificent stepped terrace with its sweeping waterfall, the landscape inspired by Mughal gardens is visible below in all its glory. Gazebos, stone-carved apsaras and elephants dot the view, fountains spring low and high, and tiled walkways and water channels bisect impossibly green expanses. At dusk, you can request a bonfire amidst this magical setting. And in the morning, ensconced in its lush embrace, you can relish your coffee and five skinned almonds which are de rigueur in the Jaiswal household.

The Fireplace

After a day of perfection, a fireside drink in the beautifully styled drawing room is the perfect warmer in winter; and on balmy summer evenings, the French windows open out onto a large verandah bringing in the breeze and the lush view. The excellent wine pairs well with the warmth of family photographs scattered about - the glamorous and fiery Surjit Jaiswal, grand-niece of the Maharani; Maharaja Jagatjit Singh inaugurating the Jagatjit Industries Limited factory; and candid portraits of the present owners.