Rohet Garh

Rohet, Rajasthan, India

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

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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.

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Insider's View

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.

Horse lovers will enjoy the room with a window to the stables while music enthusiasts may enjoy sleeping in the suite where the queen of pop herself slept before heading out on a riding trek on one of the owners beautiful Mawari horses.

Take the village jeep safari, a complimentary experience offered by Rohet Garh, a wonderful way to see some wildlife and see how the locals live

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Rohet Garh or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

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.

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. 

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Accommodation

Rohet Garh offers 34 tasteful rooms and suites. Each room and suite features air-conditioning and is adorned with antique furniture.

Childcare

Children are welcome to stay at Rohet Garh. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the property.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, a beautifully appointed lounge and stunning landscaped gardens.

Activities

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.

Reviews

5

Louise Canton (Staff)

The perfect spot to enjoy local life, where the staff are very friendly and there's plenty activities to be enjoyed-  especially wonderful for horse lovers!

4

Susie Reynolds (Staff)

Rohet Gargh is a charming property set in a village, run by the owners, the ancestors of the inhabitants of the property. They still live on site and provide a welcoming home from home, centerd around a courtyard, pool and lawn. The sitting room is adorned with pictures of the familys history, much associated with horses and polo and the terrace outside take you back in time to the British Raj. The rooms and suites are charming, individual and comfortable. Its not trying to be a luxury hotel; it is a rural noblemans home and hits the nail on the head for an authentic stay in the countryside.

5

Emma Neale (Staff)

Rohet Garh for me was charming. There were many things I loved about this property but two of the best things for me were that every single room was unique and had its own individual character. The other was the owning families hands-on approach to running the property whilst still being very much involved in village life!

Experiences

  • Jodhpur - A Walk through Jodhpur

    Take a walking tour through Jodhpur beginning at Mehrangarh Fort, built in 1459 by Rao Jodha after whom Jodhpur was founded. Continue to the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph, before having a walk through Ghantaghar (Clock Area), Jodhpur's busiest market.

  • Rohet - Riding in Rajasthan

    Riding through Rajasthan is one of the best ways to get into the countryside and see local villages and markets. Known for their 'Marwari' horses; Rajasthan has had a long association with horses.

  • Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride

    Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.

Vacation Ideas

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Location & directions

Rohet, Rajasthan, India

Rohet Garh is set on the edge of the Thar Desert, near the village of Rohat, about 60km from Jodhpur, in Rajasthan.

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