Rohet, Nr Jodhpur, India
Rohet is a delightful heritage property situated on the outskirts of the Great Thar desert near Jodhpur. Rohet is a peaceful retreat full of charm and character and surrounded by stunning gardens. It has a friendly atmosphere created by the owning family.
At a Glance
Enjoy a really personalized family experience at Rohet Garh
The rooms here are all unique many have old frescoes on the wall and all have well chosen furnishings
The property is a little bit out of the way but is close enough to use as a base to see Jodhpur
Many guests enjoy the jeep safaris offered here which take guests to see the nearby tribal Bishnoi villages.
Simple but charming hotel, offering a unique experience
Ask Sidath to show you his beautiful Marwari horses and perhaps take you on a ride into the countryside to visit some Bishnoi Villages. Some of these villages featured in the film Darjeeling Limmited. Indeed Wes Anderson (the director) and many of the cast stayed at Rohet Garh during filming.Emma Mark
To start planning your vacation to Rohet Garh
Rohet Garh is a 375 year old Rajput style fort set in rural countryside surrounding Jodhpur which is located just 45 minutes' drive away. The property is a true desert oasis with its flower filled gardens, a swimming pool and beautiful rooms with lake views. The hotel is situated on the edge of the local village and is run by the ruling Maharajah and his family. Surrounded by the scrublands of the Great Thar Desert, this is a quiet place of great charm and character, steeped in family history.
Rohet Garh offers 34 well-appointed rooms and suites featuring antique furniture, frescoes and air conditioning. The hotel is also famous for its fine cuisine and the acclaimed chef is the author of several cook books.
You can laze by the pool or drink tea on the immaculate lawns or alternatively, for the more active there are plenty of excursions available. The owner of Rohet has an infectious passion for horses and riding and will happily take you around his stables and out for a day’s riding, discovering local villages and the local wildlife. There is also the opportunity to stay in their new and extremely romantic Wilderness Camp (see separate property). Also on offer at the hotel are cookery lessons, village safaris, camel safaris and picnics in the countryside.
Rohet Garh offers 34 tasteful rooms and suites. Each room and suite features air-conditioning and is adorned with antique furniture.
Children are welcome to stay at Rohet Garh. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the property.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, a beautifully appointed lounge and stunning landscaped gardens.
Activities offered by the hotel include safaris, village safaris offering guests the chance to interact with local craftsmen, shepherds, ecologists and villagers to get a true feel for local area, birdwatching, royal picnics and culinary workshops to master the delights of traditional Indian cuisine.
Location & Directions
Rohet, Nr Jodhpur, India
Rohet Garh is set on the edge of the Thar Desert, near the village of Rohat, about 60km from Jodhpur, in 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 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.