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Castle Kanota

Castle Kanota Hotel, Kanauta, Rajasthan, India

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7,450 /night

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Boutique Hotel, Havelis, Palaces, Forts

About Castle Kanota

Kanota Ghar, is a Castle, belonging to the Thakurs of Kanota, a small town off the Jaipur-Agra highway about thirty minutes by road from Jaipur. Still the family’s residence, this heritage castle built in 1872, is set in an eight acre estate and offers 23 beautiful rooms and suites that open to the generous gardens and lawns of the estate. Castle Kanota is ideal to be taken over for customised activity based programs like Yoga, Cuisine, Music etc or for groups intending to celebrate a special event.  A few years ago a Muesum was painstakingly curated by the family with the help of V&A London to display the exhaustive personal collections and dairies of Thakur Amar Singhji – the grandfather of the current scion of Kanota.

Castle Kanota shot to fame for its impressive facade where a scene for the iconic Hollywood flick "The Best exotic marigold hotel" was shot.  An elegant building with influences of Indian, Muslim and Colonial styles of architecture, the main building of the Castle  houses the Durbar Hall and several impressive rooms desginated as dining and lounge areas ahas been the setting for  many events, weddings and dinners.  Castle Kanota being the residence of the family is more personal and lesiurely, with a dining expereince that delves into the family's recipes guarded over centuries. A signature spirit of the Kanota family is 'Chandrahaas' a heady blend of over 80 herbs which is world renowned for its flavours.

The suites at Kanota are within lavish gardens opening to columned verandahs which step down to the lawns and garden paths leading to the pool, temple and the impressive dining and lounge.  Large suites with attached bathrooms are furnished in soft pastel shades with walls and ceiling embellished with delicate floral patterns by local Rajasthani artisans.  

Every hertiage haveli or palace in Rajasthan has a private collection of the family's art and arms passed down through generations, but the Kanota Museum's  archives of manuscripts and documents, dairies and personal belongings of Thakur Amar Singh is probably one of the most extensive collections by an individual while the library is a valuable resource with several first editions, out-of-print books and rare titles.

The museum is a warm, interactive space displaying books, maps, photographs and memorabilia adequately sign-posted so that one may walk through history.  All the photographs, albums and maps, have been restored by the laboratory of the Mehrangarh Museum, restoring them to thier present condition.  Travelers can visit the museum on request as an excursion from Jaipur or while on thier way to or from Agra, as a part of a brief and informative tea break. 
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

A hidden gem on the outskirts of Jaipur.
by SanjayNepal801 on 06/14/2019

This 19th century castle was featured in the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" & one can see why. The central sitting area reminds you of the Raj era. It has few large and comfy rooms with a...

Heritage Property
by KeenPhotographer-11 on 12/16/2018

Worth seeking out. Lots of character. Our room was large and mostly clean though the floor really needed a good vacuum or a wet mop. Note that there are quite a few different room set ups. The...

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - highly recommended
by VikInd on 12/12/2018

I have been staying at the home of Thakur Man Singh and his family for the past 30 years. The family has four lovely properties in Rajasthan. Most people stay at the Narain Niwas Palace Hotel when in...


Attractions & Excursions

Nearest Airport : Jaipur - 15 Km
Nearest Railway Station : Jaipur - 20 Km

Cancellation Policy

Reservation must be cancelled 15 days prior to the planned date of arrival. One night's stay will be levied for cancellations received upto 7 days prior to arrival. Full stay will be levied for cancellations received within 7 days prior to arrival.

For all reservations, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charges, is required within 7 days of making a reservation. If the advance payment is not received, the reservation will be cancelled.

Terms & Conditions

Early arrival is subject to availability. For guaranteed early check-in, reservation needs to be made starting from the previous night. Later check-outs are available on request and subject to availability.

All bookings must be guaranteed at the time of reservation by a Credit Card or Travel Agency. All major credit cards are accepted.

Two children up to 8 years of age can stay in the parent's room without an additional charge. However, a maximum of one child's bed can be placed in a room which will be provided at an additional charge.