Ranwas


Nagaur, Rajasthan Jodhana Heritage


There are luxurious hotels, there are heritage hotels and then there are hotels like Ranvas in Nagaur Fort, which refuse to fit into any pre-conceived notion or categories. How do you describe a hotel that is in a fort that dates back to the 12th century when it was first occupied by the Chauhan Rajputs and where the great ruler Akbar lived for 50 days?
 
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The main Nagaur Fort is enclosed by elaborate ramparts, reception halls, gardens, terraces, water channels and fountains. As a 2002 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for excellence winner, the fort has been lovingly restored to its glorious heyday – conservation work is always underway, and the attention to detail is evident everywhere.
The Fort also houses a museum, which is small, albeit interesting, and the guide and the hotel manager will happily tell you the tales about its history and origin. Ran vas (literally translated means ‘ where the queens lived’) were the former queen’s quarters, which have now been converted into huge villa-style homes each with 3 separate rooms. All the rooms have beds mounted on stone slabs, each with its own sit out garden. There are beautiful touches in the bathrooms – especially the brass cauldron as a bucket, enormous marble sinks – every time you turn around there will be a ‘Aha’ moment. The lovely swimming pool is flanked by beautiful antique swings as chaise lounges and overlooks the dining pavilion where bright yellow awnings billow merrily.
Just wandering along the never ending corridors or gazing at the room where kings held court, it’s easy to be transported back to the time where beauty, music, dance, food, culture thrived and Rajasthan shone as the jewel in India’s crown.
 
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Getting There:
Nagaur is well connected and at easy driving distance from Chhatrasagar (2 hr.), Jodhpur (2 hr.), Bikaner (2 hr.) and Jaipur (5 hr.)

Accommodation:
27 Rooms & Suites in 10 independent Havelis.
Each Haveli has 2-3 room/ suites.

3 Categories of Rooms
Deluxe Queen: 7
Deluxe King: 10
Royal Suites: 10

Essentials:

  • Don’t Miss: The museum visit in the Fort and also a visit to the city of Nagaur, which is a typical town of Rajasthan – vibrant and full of life and color.
  • Things you should know: The Nagaur Cattle fair will held during Feb 6-9, 2014 while the World Sufi festival is scheduled for the Feb 25-28, 2014.
  • Perfect for Honeymooners, Family and Friends celebrating life events, weddings
  • Peak Season: October to March
  • Bookings: reservations@jodhanaheritage.com

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