Deogarh Mahal is a 17th century fort palace located on a hill overlooking the village of Deogarh and is situated in between Jodhpur and Udaipur. The hotel is run by the local ruling family who carefully restored this fabulous building.
At a Glance
On account of the building not being purpose built, all rooms vary in shape, size and design, the rooms are scattered around the building on various floors and wheelchair access is difficult as there are many staircases, some being very narrow
The property is located at 2300 feel above sea level and remains cooler than most of the country thus making it great for the warmer summer months when the thermometer can reach up to 37 degrees
Vintage car drives, horse carriage rides and camel carriage rides are a speciality of the house and a great way to see the countryside
If interested in art it is possible to see the art collection of the Deogarh School of painting (on request)
Picnic lunches at Anjana & Gokul Garh forts can be arranged and are excellent
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Deogarh is a large, rambling hill-top fort/palace positioned in the heart of the Aravalli Hills. Over the years it has grown from ruin and has now been lovingly resorted to a hotel comprising 50 rooms and suites. Each room and suite is individually crafted reflecting design and architecture from different eras. All rooms and suites have minibars, tea kettles, heaters / air conditioning, safes and ensuite bathrooms.
There are two restaurants, the Chandra Mahal, or ’Moon Palace’ a large, cavernous dinning room with beautiful arches and various levels and areas to dine in. It offers Indian, Continental and
Oriental cuisine. The other restaurant is Surya Mahal or ‘Sun Palace’ offers a la carte dining. It is also possible to order snacks by the pool and private dinners can also be arranged on other balconies in the palace. Deogarh also has much to do within the building from swimming in the outdoor pool to enjoying an Ayurvedic massage.
Possibly the unique feature of Deogarh is the ability to get into the countryside and experience the delights of rural India. Picnics can be arranged for you, or an excursion by horse to the local villages. You can also go birdwatching, boating on the lake or visit the world renowned Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh Forts and the Jain temples of Ranakpur.
Deogarh Mahal offers three Royal Suites, 25 Deluxe Suites and 22 Deluxe Rooms and two studio suites. The rooms are elegantly designed and are fitted with modern amenities. Each room is reflective of a different era to give you a historical journey during your stay, however, you will not be without the luxuries of a 21st century hotel.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Deogarh Mahal. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel except for a children's pool. Babysitting arrangements can be arranged on request (Hindi speaking).
Facilities at the hotel include a 18m unheated swimming pool, WiFi Internet, massages, table tennis, badminton, gym, bar / TV room, two restaurants, cafe, shop and conference facilities.
The cuisine served at the hotel is deliciously fresh. Home grown fruits and vegetables, in-house milk products and oils create tasty dishes with a strong Mewari influence.
Fun gala evenings are often arranged, and they involve folk music and dance entertainment.
At the hotel you can relax by the pool, play tennis, badminton or enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic massage. The local area provides plenty of exciting activities jeep drive and train rides into the countryside, trekking, horse riding, boating on the lake, birdwatching, cycling, rides in vintage cars (1962 Jaguar S Type, 1942 GI Jeep, 1938 Chevrolet) and motorcycles can be hired.
Location & Directions
Deogarh Mahal is set above the village of Deogarh in the Aravalli hills. Deogarh is located about 160kms from Jodhpur (4 hours) and 135kms from Udaipur (3hrs).
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 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 color 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.