Rawla Narlai is set at the heart of a typical Rajasthani village within the Aaravali Hills, bustling with activity and bursting with colour. This 17th century heritage villa offers thirty two comfortable rooms, all styled in a unique and boutique feel.
Rawla Narlai is a great heritage option located between Jodhpur and Udaipur
Charming rooms in a traditional Indian style
Option to have a Stepwell dinner - just ask at the hotel
The local Shiva temple in a cave up the nearby hill
Rawla Narlai is a fantastic little heritage hotel, located on the edge of a busy village. Set in the heart of the Aravalli Hills at the foot of a huge, granite rock the hotel is surrounded by forest and stunning countryside. In short, Rawla Narlai provides a great juxtaposition to busy city life.
With its close proximity to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, Narlai is the perfect stopping point between Jodhpur and Udaipur. The building itself dates back to the 17th century and was once a favourite hunting lodge if the Jodhpur Royal Family who to this day still own it, and have spend considerable time in renovating the property to bring it up to its current standard.
The thirty two rooms at Rawla Narlai are dotted all around the property and each varies significantly in shape, size and décor. There are also some smart, luxury tents in the garden by the pool.
The property remains small and well run, and depending on your preference, works well as either a stop over between cities or a pleasant place to spend a few days and relax and unwind. If you're feeling energetic then we suggest a climb to the top of the huge rock dome next to Fort Rawla with its elephant monument at the top. After, why not enjoy a stepwell dinner by torch light - an impossibly romantic way to end the day.
When to visit
If you fancy getting a different view of Narlai climb the huge boulder next to the hotel - do remember to take some water though as its thirsty work!
Rawla Narlai is located on the edge of Narlai village, in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a huge, granite rock. Rawla Narlai sits midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur.
There are daily flights from New Delhi to both Jodhpur & Udaipur. Drive time from ether two cities to Rawla Narlai is approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Udaipur - Meal at Bhairo (Taj Lake Palace)
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Bhairo on the rooftop at the Taj Lake Palace.
Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride
Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.