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Rohet Garh  Price Band:   £51-100 per room / villa per night
Rohet Garh
Swimming Pool
Groups Welcomed
Restaurant
Safari
Bird Watching
Historical
Shopping
Spa/Beauty
Gymnasium
Day Trips
Vegetarian Options
Dining
Traditional Villages
 

This fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of Champawat Clan must surely be a Mecca for horse lovers. This is the home of the superb Marwari horses, bred by the family and appreciated around the world for their looks and movement.

The resident owners, the handsome Singh family, have a very ‘hands on’ approach to playing host and encourage travellers to feel like comfortable guests in their home.

 On one side of the fort is nearby the†lake with its resident and migratory birds laps against the stone ramparts. On another, painted gates lead you to a low rambling building, with grassy courtyards and pretty gardens. A moving tableau of noisy but beautiful peacocks occasionally shatters the peace.

The central, bougainvillea clad courtyard is the setting for a lovely swimming pool which has a charming pavilion at each corner. In the evenings these become a stage for dancers and musicians. An adjacent arched veranda provides a dining area and the lawn is adorned by a marble fountain. Although a more formal dining room is available in off-season.

Light and airy bedrooms are mostly at ground level overlooking the lake or the gardens and decorated with delightful hand painted friezes and block print cottons. Rohet Garh offer a myriad of activities and day trips so plan your time well.†

 Discerning travellers and horse lovers will be delighted by the charm of this hideaway. The unique village offers safaris by jeep, horse or camel, which†introduce travellers to local cultures and traditions. The Bhishnois, for example, are a local warrier cast community protective of nature for 5 centuries. They are arguably the world’s first eco-aware group. It is slightly voyeuristic but the communities welcome tourists in an noncommercial way and the Ramens are keen to share their traditional rituals, skills and herbal delights!!†

 Horse lovers have the opportunity to cover vast and largely flat terrain stopping for picnics and to visit nearby villages. A weeks holiday or less can be shared between Rohet Garh, neighbouring forts and the owner's super new luxury “wilderness camp sites”. Luxury tents with welcoming beds and ensuite shower rooms provide a truly eco-rodeo experience. You will be pampered by your fellow riders and safari staff.†

Sidharth Singh is a charming host and accompanies al guests on part of the rides. Riders should be competent as the Marwari breed are flighty and fast, albeit graceful.

Highs Lows
  • A magical place to do Jodhpur from arms length and capture the local life¬†
     
  • The village safaris are fascinating as are the black buck deer.¬†
     
  • India‚Äôs best riding holiday but be prepared for a sore bum. Experienced riders¬† welcomed as the horses are not very forgiving.
     
  • Excellent gift shop
  • Large groups are accepted in peak season¬†
     
  • The restaurant overlooks the pool which is tight on space if you wish to sunbathe¬†
     
  • Noisy peacocks if you're a light sleeper
     
  • Beds are a tad hard
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