Chanoud, Rajasthan, India
At a Glance
Chanoud Garh is a charming family-run property in the heart of rural Rajasthan
Interact with village locals on a range of cultural excursions including jeep safaris and school visits
Visit the stunning salt-pans nearby or take in the sunrise from the banks of Chanoud Lake
Beautiful property housed in a restored royal palace
Just ten guest rooms creating an intimate atmosphere
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more colour to the landscape.
October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.
To start planning your holiday to Chanoud Garh
Providing a glimpse into rural Rajasthan, Chanoud Garh offers a comfortable base within a converted palace, dating back some 300 years. This family-run property has just 10 bedrooms, creating a perfectly intimate atmosphere and a pleasant retreat.
The charming Chanoud Garh occupies a 300 year old palace and is both intimate and elegant. This delightful family-run hotel can be found within the heart of India's Rajasthan, in the village of Chanoud, and provides a fascinating insight into the daily lives of the area's friendly villagers. A stay here enables you to interact with the locals and will give you a real sense of being at home despite being a million miles away.
The hotel is spread across two central courtyards and comprises just seven suites, each unique in its design and showcasing the history of this intriguing building, having been tastefully converted. All are beautiful and furnished with modern amenities to ensure the comfort of its guests; expect comfortable beds, contemporary bathrooms and character in abundance.
Dining is a feast for the senses with an array of traditional dishes on offer and charming nooks set aside with plush cushions and low tables for an authentic experience. Dinner can also be served al fresco on the rooftop terrace or in one of the courtyards. Outside of the palace, soak in your colourful surroundings with a visit to the nearby salt flats or Lake Chanoud, idyllic spots for enjoying a dramatic sunrise.
There are just seven rooms and suites at Chanoud Garh, each uniquely designed combining traditional features with modern amenities. Stone archways, stained-glass windows and beautiful frescos feature in many of the rooms. Beds are comfortable and each comes complete with a contemporary bathroom.
Children are welcome at Chanoud Garh, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.
The restaurant at Chanoud Garh is Moti Mahal which serves regional, Indian, Chinese and International cuisine. Room service can also be arranged for in-room dining.
The local village provides a fascinating window into rural life and interacting with the locals defines a stay at Chanoud Garh. Enjoy cookery lessons with the hotel chef, enjoy guided walks around the village and pay a visit to local schools. The nearby salt lake is simply stunning and highly recommended for a sunset or sunrise excursion, alternatively relax on the shores of picturesque Chanoud Lake.
Your Free Time at Chanoud Garh - Scott Dunn Suggests
Chanoud Garh is perfectly placed for experiencing village life in this charming rural community. Interact with locals and gain a glimpse into the daily lives of its inhabitants, accompanying shepherds, teachers and chefs on their everyday business.
Location & directions
Chanoud, Rajasthan, India
Chanoud Garh is located in the traditional rural village of Chanoud, set between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is also close to Pali.
How to get there
Fly into Jodphur or Udaipur via Delhi or Mumbai. The hotel is a 2-hour 15-minute drive from Jodhpur and around a 3-hour drive from Udaipur.
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