Nr Jodhpur, India
Perched dramatically on a sand mound on the edge of the desert, Mihir Garh is a new luxurious boutique hotel located in a desert wilderness south of Jodhpur, offering an unparalleled insight into Rajasthan's vivid and colorful rural heritage.
At a Glance
Amazing isolated setting on the edge of the desert with no light pollution
A brilliant property for riding
The visits to the Bishnoi tribal villages nearby are a real highlight
Activities and Board are included in the price of a night here which is handy
Rooms have private plunge pools or Jacuzzis - excellent for cooling down when it gets warm
To start planning your vacation to Mihir Garh
Meaning ‘Sun Fortress’, Mihir Garh is a spectacular mud fort, blending understated luxury with a rustic and sumptuous earthy elegance. The fort is made of wattle, mud and wood, and comprises of only nine suites set over two floors. The spacious rooms are either sunset or sunrise facing (hence ‘Sun Fortress’), with substantial terraces from which to enjoy the unspoiled and enchanting desert vistas. The bedrooms have a spacious sitting room and large bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers. The interior design is soft and inconspicuous, blending with the desert colors surrounding the fort. The ground floor rooms all have good sized private plunge pools, whilst the rooms upstairs offer Jacuzzi pools. All rooms have Plasma TVs, DVD players, WiFi and are air-conditioned.
Mihir Garh offers both continental and Indian cuisine, and the hotel rate includes all meals, house alcohol, soft drinks and one jeep safari. The hotel has a number of intimate nooks and crannies including three courtyards, a sun terrace and a main swimming pool. They also have a spa with two massage rooms with steam and sauna rooms.
Mihir Garh is owned by one of the keenest horsemen in Rajasthan, and they boast some of the finest ‘Marwari’ horses in their stables. They offer exceptional horse safaris through the local countryside and into the desert. Furthermore, they offer superb village safaris showcasing the prevalent Bishnoi tribal culture surrounding Mihir Garh. Being only 45 minutes south of Jodhpur, many guests spend a morning visiting the ‘Blue City’ before returning to the peace and quiet of Mihir Garh in the evening.
Mihir Garah offers nine suites; six doubles and three twins. The ground floor rooms all have private plunge pools, whilst the rooms upstairs offer Jacuzzi pools. All rooms have plasma TVs, DVD players, WiFi, air-conditioning and feature hand crafted fire places made in local villages. Completed in 2009 Mihir Garah has been built to blend contemporary style and comfort with tradition and the beauty of the landscape.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Mihir Garh. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. Two children can be accommodated in the parents room.
Facilities at Mihir Garh include a swimming pool (not heated), sitting and bar areas, dining room and BBQ terrace, three courtyards, sunset deck terrace and spa.
One jeep safari is included in room rates and you can also enjoy walking in the desert. Activities at an additional cost include village safaris, picnics, yoga, safaris by camel, jeep or horse and extensive equestrian program.
Location & Directions
Nr Jodhpur, India
Located in a desert wilderness, in sand dune called “Mali Nathji ka Dhora” south of Jodhpur, in the state of Rajasthan.
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.