What we love
- Out in the countryside, amidst the rural villages, lies a stunning 17th century heritage structure that was once the hunting lodge of the Jodhpur royal family. Today, through years of meticulous restoration, the lodge has been converted into a gorgeous heritage boutique hotel that reeks of an era gone by. Driving past the narrow bricked lanes, you get a glimpse of the lives of the people who reside in the villages - experiences that are humbling and truly different from those offered in the cities.
- Say hello to the long moustached security guard dressed in traditional attire donning a colourful headgear, and walk under ornate bougainvillea filled arches to finally arrive at your heritage abode surrounded by lush green gardens and courtyards - all under the shadow of a massive rock that magically balances a temple on it’s curvy surface!
- The property offers rooms across different styles and architectural designs. You could either opt for the heritage ones that still have paintings on the walls from a few decades ago and come with coloured glass windows and antique furniture or opt for the newer modern rooms that come with an eclectic mix of classic and modern elements.
- Hop on a bullock cart and get ready for a unique experience - dining at the baori, a traditional 16th century step well, lit with a hundreds of lamps illuminating the area along with the twinkling stars just as the sun goes down. Listen to the local folk lore and relish traditional delicacies while a musician fills the air with his melodious songs.
What to know
- Given that this was an erstwhile hunting lodge, the region around abounds in wildlife. Take a seat in the open jeep and set off into the Aravaillas in search of the elusive spotted cat - the leopard. Surrender to the guide who’ll demystify the world of wild. Spot unusual birds as they sing out loud, while cows and goats graze on and wild peacocks and antelopes roam the fields. If luck’s on your side, you could spot a leopard or two as well!
- The Aravalli range envelopes the area and the heritage resort is surrounded by the countryside and forests beyond. You have a chance here to explore these regions not just on foot but on the back of pure bred Marwari horses. Traverse through the open grasslands and dry terrains of the region during your stay here and bring back the joys of riding a horse, cantering and then galloping.
- While here, we highly recommend trying a few of the regional delicacies set in a traditional thali. Savour preparations such as Ker Sangri, a dish made of berries and beans sauted with spices, enjoyed with rice, or daal baati, a dish made from hard wheat rolls baked over firewood and daal cooked with 5 varieties of lentils! These are some of the staple food of the locals and a stay here ensures you get somethings that’s absolutely authentic!
- Modern facilities such as a swimming pool and massage/ spa ensure you have a relaxing stay while here. Lounge by the pool, read a book, sunbathe or just about do nothing on days when you’re feeling lazy and would just like to get pampered and stay in.
- Wifi is available at the resort should you need to check quick mails, browse or catch up on some reading.