Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
At a Glance
Ranvas has a stunning location within Nagaur Fort, also known as Ahhichatragarh fort
Beautifully renovated rooms with original features and luxury furnishings
Ranvas has a truly off-the-beaten track feel
Can be easily incorporated into a trip with Jodphur, Jaisalmer and northern Rajasthan
The Fort is extensive and features painted palaces, mosques, temples, water systems, open terraces and Mughal pleasure gardens
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 color 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 vacation to Ranvas
Located within the walls of Naguar Fort, the Ranvas is spectacular and genuinely unique hotel that offers a glimpse back in time, whilst providing guests with the luxury of a modern boutique hotel.
Ranvas is located in the center of the magnificent Ahhichatracharh Fort, once known as the Abode of Queens. One of India's most unique hotels, there are just 27 rooms here spread across ten small havelis.
The 500-year-old Ahhichatracharh Fort is a sight to behold. Unspoiled and largely free of tourists, it sits in superb condition due to years of painstaking restoration by the Maharaja of Jodphur.
At Ranvas, each room is individually styled with bold fabrics adding a splash of color to the whitewash walls and stone floors. Features include a large en suite bathroom and private terrace or balcony complete with sun loungers.
Elsewhere there is a large pool and guests can either wander the fort themselves or ask for a member of hotel staff to take them on a tour. Nagaur is also home to the famous Sufi Festival which takes place annually each February.
There are just 27 rooms at Ranvas, spread across ten small havelis. If traveling as a group of friends, take over your own private haveli which can accommodate groups of varying sizes.
Children are welcome at Ranvas, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them except baby-sitting which can be arranged on request.
Ranvas has two excellent restaurants to choose from, a large unheated swimming pool and a TV lounge cum sitting room to unwind in. Internet is available in public areas, whilst WiFi is only accesible in the main courtyard.
Located in Naguar on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, guests can explore the cities of Jodhpur and Bikaner during their stay here. The annual Sufi Festival is also held here, the devotional music inspired by the Sufi poets.
Location & directions
Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
Ranvas is set within Ahhichatragarh Fort in Naguar. Naguar is located on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, in between the cities of Jodphur and Bikaner.
How to get there
Fly into Jodphur via Delhi or Mumbai. From there, Ranvas is a 4-hour drive. Alternatively, Jaipur Airport is a 4-hour 30-minute drive.