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.
At a Glance
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
To start planning your vacation to Chanoud Garh
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 ten bedrooms, 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 colorful surroundings with a visit to the nearby salt flats or Lake Chanoud, idyllic spots for enjoying a dramatic sunrise.
There are just ten 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.
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.
Location & Directions
Chanoud Garh is located in the traditional rural village of Chanoud, set between Jodhpur and Udaipur.
When to go
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 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 don't mind the temperature in the high 30s.
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. Chanoud Garh is closed from the start of May until the end of July.
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 evenings and we suggest taking some warm clothing.