Built in 2009 AD….MIHIR GARH…. or ‘The Fort of the Sun’ is an indulgent initiative from the House of Rohet. Manifesting out of the golden sands of Marwar, it stands majestically to embrace the discerning traveler and shower upon him the legendary hospitality and the diverse flavors of the land.
Alishan is the name given to the suites on the ground floor, each of which comes with its own plunge pool and personal courtyard. Meanwhile, the suites on the first floor are called Shandaar and have an exclusive open-air Jacuzzi along with a private terrace. Alishan and Shandaar – the names come from the fine Marwari Stallions from the Rohet Stables.
The equestrian program at Mihir Garh is among the finest in the country. The best specimens of the Marwari breed of horses will give you a sense of sheer strength and freedom, as you ride across the vast, virgin wilderness. The Village Safari is a cultural showcase of rural India in all its splendor.
Summer- Min 35°C, Max 47°C
Winter- Min 10°C, Max 25°C
Best time to visit: September-May
By Air: Jodhpur Airport (42 kms, 1 hr)
By Rail: Jodhpur Railway Station (43 kms, 1 hr)
By Road: Jodhpur (60 kms, 1 1/4 hr)
THINGS TO DO
Mihir Garh is close enough to the city to explore its signature monuments like Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Place, but far enough to escape the city’s hustle bustle
Mehrangarh Fort- Mehrangarh Fort, built in 1460, is one of India’s largest forts standing solitary and splendid perched on a cliff 400 feet high. Within it lie several palaces famous for their ornate carvings and vast courtyards. The museum exhibit includes various artifacts from the heritage of the Rathore dynasty.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum- Umaid Bhawan may be a lavish 5 star hotel set on 26 acres of land, but its museum is the true hero here. It boasts an impressive collection of antique artifacts. The vivid murals on the walls of the Durbar Hall, miniature painting, armour and stunning architecture are a must see.
Osiyan Temple- These famous Brahmanical and Jain temples, dating back to the 8th century, reside in the town of Osian and are visited by religious Jains all over the world. The temple is composed of 18 shrines of which the Sachiya Mata temple is the most graceful.