Rohet Garh is a 375 year old Rajput style fort set in rural countryside surrounding Jodhpur which is located just 45 minutes' drive away. The property is a true desert oasis with its flower filled gardens, a swimming pool and beautiful rooms with lake views. The hotel is situated on the edge of the local village and is run by the ruling Maharajah and his family. Surrounded by the scrublands of the Great Thar Desert, this is a quiet place of great charm and character, steeped in family history.
Rohet Garh offers 34 well-appointed rooms and suites featuring antique furniture, frescoes and air conditioning. The hotel is also famous for its fine cuisine and the acclaimed chef is the author of several cook books.
You can laze by the pool or drink tea on the immaculate lawns or alternatively, for the more active there are plenty of excursions available. The owner of Rohet has an infectious passion for horses and riding and will happily take you around his stables and out for a day’s riding, discovering local villages and the local wildlife. There is also the opportunity to stay in their new and extremely romantic Wilderness Camp (see separate property). Also on offer at the hotel are cookery lessons, village safaris, camel safaris and picnics in the countryside.
Rohet Garh offers 34 Rooms and Suites. Six luxury tents are also available at their Wilderness Camp. Rooms and suites feature antique furniture, frescoes and air-conditioning.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Rohet Garh. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the property.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, a beautifully appointed lounge and stunning landscaped gardens.
Activities offered by the hotel include safaris, village safaris offering guests the chance to interact with local craftsmen, shepherds, ecologists and villagers to get a true feel for local area, birdwatching, royal picnics and culinary workshops to master the delights of traditional Indian cuisine.
When to travel
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Location and directions
Rohet, Nr Jodhpur, India
Rohet Garh is set on the edge of the Thar Desert, near the village of Rohat, about 60km from Jodhpur, in Rajasthan.
How to get there
9-hour International flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International followed by a 1-hour domestic flight. Rohet Garh is easily accessible by air, as it is situated 40 km from the nearest airport at Jodhpur, a 45-minute drive through scenic countryside.