Jodhpur, also known by the names like The Blue City and Sun City, is located in the Marwar region of the state of Rajasthan. Because of its proximity to the Great Indian Desert, this city is also referred to as the gateway to Thar. Being the only big city with rail, road, and air connectivity around this vast desert, Jodhpur also acts as a junction point for safari tourists. And since it is about 900 years old now, people named lots of historical places in Jodhpur such as forts, castles, and palaces. Coming to our subject, people have this knowledge that numerous Havelis (manors/mansions) are now transformed into hotels in Jodhpur, but a majority still believe that it’s out of their reach–this will be an eye-opening article for them. Keep reading to know about the top heritage hotels in Jodhpur, India.
1. The Ajit Bhawan - A Palace Resort (from USD 152)
The Ajit Bhawan - A Palace Resort boasts an outdoor pool and a garden, making it the perfect place to spend a relaxing getaway in Jodhpur. It has a restaurant serving traditional and international cuisines and an open-air restaurant where you can get tasty barbecues.
After eating, you can walk across the garden or admire views from the terrace. Then, you can get body massages to relieve some stress. Additionally, guests here are provided with access to WiFi, and parking is possible on site with no reservation needed.
The Ajit Bhawan - A Palace Resort
Address: Near Circuit House Road
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms
2. RAAS Jodhpur (from USD 228)
RAAS Jodhpur is a boutique hotel located near Clock Tower. The property features an outdoor pool, which allows you to relax and unwind while on vacation. What’s more, the property has two restaurants on-site and a spa and wellness center where you can get massage services.
During your stay, you will be provided with a room equipped with air-conditioning and a heating system. You will also have a seating area, desk, and private bathroom. Other amenities available are meeting facilities and WiFi access.
Address: Tunwarji ka Jhalra Makrana Mohalla
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden
3. Fort KhejArla (from USD 84)
Fort KhejArla offers a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience with its on-site amenities, such as a bar, restaurant, and coffee shop. There is also a spa facility where you can get massage services and use the steam room.
Additionally, the hotel has indoor and outdoor pools and a kid-friendly pool for the whole family to enjoy. There is also a game room and water sports activities for those looking for more things to do. If you’re traveling with your furry pals, you’ll be glad to know that the hotel welcomes pets, so you won’t have to worry about leaving them home.
Address: Village - Khejarla, Teh. - Bilara District - Jodhpur, Khejarla, Khejarla, India, 342601
4. The Kothi Heritage (from USD 29)
Kothi is the Hindi word for mansion or manor, and this palace hotel in Jodhpur is actually a 130-year-old royal mansion. You can consider this heritage hotel if you would like to stay in the middle of the city. Kothi is well-maintained and its exteriors are still in the original shape; the interiors are, however, restored for the comfort of guests’ stay but due care has been taken not to disturb the fine sandstone carvings. Just the central hall of this palace, which is about 30 feet (9 meters) in height comprises over 40 Jaalies (latticework). The suites are equally stunning, with much use of stone engraving. Even the terrace isn’t left dull–it’s very well-decorated. The outside lawn of the hotel has trees which are now permanent residents of some bird species. If you pick this option, you could also feed the birds with the owner or the staff.
The Kothi Heritage
Address: Bachraj Ji Ka Bagh
Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre
5. Raj Bagh - A Heritage Hotel
This heritage hotel has the looks of a classic Rajputana hunting lodge so check it out if you’re interested. It’s a small palace with a lawn, which precisely defines its name. Raj can be meant for anything that has kingly style, and Bagh is the Hindi word for a garden. The property comprises deluxe to super-deluxe types of suites, plus the guests can also stay in its comfortable Swiss tented rooms for a faux camping feeling. Thankfully this heritage hotel is centrally located in this city; the railway station, Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower), and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is within the walking distance. Raj Bagh can be a royal stay for every budget. It’s also nearby to major landmarks, thus lowering the transportation cost.
Raj Bagh A Heritage Hotel
Address: Near Dali Bai Circle , Jaisamer - Barmer Bypass, Jhanwar Road, High Court Area, Jodhpur, India, 342014
6. Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli (from USD 34)
Down the slopes of the Mehrangarh Fort, this is a 100-year-old authentic heritage haveli. The architecture style here is Rajputana and this mansion imitates a Hindu temple. Krishna Prakash palace is sober and seems genuinely pure–just as a heritage building should look. The walls are loaded with portraits, murals, and fine carving, while the sandstone work is visible everywhere. The culture of Rajputana used to be reserved since centuries–thus you would often notice closed swimming areas in authentic havelis. Krishna Prakash palace also has a shaded rocky plunge pool inside which stays cools even in the blazing summers. This hotel has a restaurant that specializes in Marvari dishes, but barbecue and international cuisines are also available.
Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli
Address: Naya Bas Killi Khanna
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
7. Devi Bhawan - A Heritage Hotel (from USD 48)
Having 20 royal suites at its surface area and also some wide gardens, this 80-year-old royal house turned into a heritage hotel is truly an elegant place to stay in Jodhpur. Just a glimpse of its interior is enough to tell that it should have been a princely residence. You will admire its structural architecture, period furniture, and antique decorations. Yet the highlighting feature of this mansion is its landscaping; this heritage hotel boasts fountain, dense plantation, and a super clean swimming pool. The location is also brilliant as it is set under a mile from the airport, plus slightly over a mile from the railway station. An in-house restaurant will be available at Devi Bhawan that prepares Indian and international cuisine. Halal food can also be served for the ease of Muslim guests.
Devi Bhawan - A Heritage Hotel
Address: Ratanada Circle, Defence Lab Road
Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
8. Heritage Kuchaman Haveli (from USD 18)
We feel that everyone should get a chance in their lifetime to stay in some heritage houses, once at least. Therefore we have included this super economical heritage hotel, the Kuchaman Haveli to our royal list. This 19th-century, ornately decorated mansion comprises 21 rooms with and without air conditioning, and the initial tariff is fixed to meet even the tightest of budgets. The exterior and especially the large corridor of this palace-hotel is picture perfect. The suits, however, lack the essence of heritage structures, but complaining about it will be unfair as the tariff is affordable. It is situated at a better location of this city–the iconic Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) which is also referred to as the ‘city center’, is only two minutes’ walk from its gates. Plus the terrace of this haveli always gives gorgeous views of the old city.
Heritage Kuchaman Haveli
Address: Inside Merti Gate
Stay in Jodhpur and see the Marwar Festival
Formally known by the name ‘Maand’, this prominent annual carnival of Rajasthan is carried in Jodhpur. It is celebrated to honor the valor of the heroes of Rajputana state. The folk music and dance, cultural competition, county fair are the key attraction of this fiesta. It’s held in the month of Ashwin, the seventh month of Hindu calendar ‘Vikram Samvat’. As per the Gregorian calendar, the Marwar Festival should come during/between the months of September to October. Don’t miss it–and make sure to keep these heritage hotels in mind for your visit.
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