Rohet Garh, the ancestral home of the Rathore of the Champawat clan, was built in 1622 AD. Today the royal abode is classified as one of the best heritage hotels in the country. No new building has been added in the renovation process, but rather, old edifices have been skillfully redesigned to create a heritage property that has few parallels. Situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings, Rohet is a haven of peace and tranquility. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. A superb swimming pool with four charming pavilions entices you for a refreshing dip. Often dinner is served by the poolside as folk musicians enliven the evening atmosphere. An elegant, beautifully appointed lounge, serene verandahs, and terraces with breathtaking views, make perfect venues for relaxation. The thirty-four individually decorated rooms add a touch of class. The ‘to do’ options – The Rohet safari, the royal picnic and the cookery workshop – that this property offers brings this hotel to the top of the holidayer’s list.
Cuisine: Indian & continental cuisine
Summer- Min 35°C, Max 47°C
Winter- Min 10°C, Max 25°C
Best time to visit: September-May
By Air: Jodhpur Airport (40 km, 1 hr)
By Rail: Sikar Junction (70 km, 1 3/4 hrs)
By Road: Jodhpur (46 km, 1 1/4 hrs)
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.