Intensely personal and engaging, Chanoud Garh has a high level of interaction with the family belonging to the legendary Mertia Rajputs. Just over two years as a family run, heritage homestay with ten suites, Chanoud Garh is ideally placed between Jodhpur and Udaipur. Relive the history of the family and the region as you explore the lovingly restored sections of the palace and acquaint yourself with the land and its people through interesting village walks and excursions. A particularly heady drive is to the expansive salt pans at sunset and discover its relevance in the area’s ecosystem.
Despite Rajasthan’s immense popularity and diversity of accommodation, there are still many small palaces, forts and stately homes which await the attention of travelers. Chanoud Garh is one of them. Spread over an area of over 200,000 square feet, the architecture of this 300-year old palace exhibits a mix of three different schools of architecture- Mewar, Marwar and the British.
Intensely personal and engaging, the living home of the current Thakur Ajeet Singhji and his family, Chanoud Garh is one of the most prominent Jagirs of the legendary Mertia Rajputs. A stay here is to relive the history of the region as you explore the lovingly restored sections of the palace and acquaint yourself with the land and its people through interesting village walks and excursions. A particularly heady drive is to the expansive salt pans at sunset to relive its relevance in the ecosystem of the region.
Just two years into its operation as a family run, heritage homestay with all of seven suites currently in operation, Chanoud Garh is poised nearly equi-distant between Jodhpur and Udaipur and offers many insights. Meticulously organized suites with a high sense of detail versus comfort and aesthetics, each unique in its design, make-up and distribution, Chanoud Garh definitely warrants two nights or more !
However the defining highlight of Chanoud Garh undeniably is the very personal attention of the family lead by Swati, Mahiraj, Jairaj and Anchal. All the four siblings have moved back to their ancestral home giving up their corporate careers to weave the Chanoud Garh experience. It is indeed endearing to see their dedication and pride with which they recount the living tales of their ancestral land and its people.
Seven large suites have been renovated with great detail, an eye for color and a head for quality yet retaining some of the essential features that is so much a part of Rajasthan. That each suite is different, high and spacious, uses a unique color tone yet subtle and complete is reflective of the lengths of the research and detail that owners have put into setting up Chanoud Garh. All suites are air-conditioned with twin or double beds, decorated with interesting objects-de-art from their private collection, a tea-coffee station and generously proportioned en-suite bathrooms, some suites lead into private balconies while all of them have immense lounge spaces within the suite.
Dining is very special in Chanoud Garh as they bring to your table menus held with the family for generations and still planned and prepared under the careful supervision of the women of the family. Even if you have traveled many times in Rajasthan you will be surprised at the variety of the menu and the treatment of some of the tried and tested dishes. There are several dining areas in Chanoud Garh, one of the main areas being Moti Mahal which is large and air-conditioned and perfect for lunch times especially when the sun is up. Dinner options range from the Jenana Chowk to al-fresco dining on the old terrace. It is important to know that a session to learn some of the signature dishes of Chanoud Garh is a serious affair with a dedicated area for the same, with pre-arranged work stations and sitting to ensure you can make the best of experience.
Amenities and Activities: Every convenience a traveler may anticipate has been put in place and ofcourse you have the undivided attention of the hosts for anything else required during the stay. The activities in Chanoud Garh are personally drawn, scheduled depending on your arrival and time here and personally executed by either Jairaj or Mahiraj. A drive out to the salt pans for some spectacular sun set followed by tea, drive to see the villages around – stark yet insightful about how village life is intrinsically linked with the outdoors, walk through the village of Chanoud Garh, stopping by to see village industries, crafts and school are some of the signature activities at Chanoud Garh.
Our visit to Chanoud Garh came as a wonderful surprise as we had no idea what to expect and it exceeded any expectations we could have possibly had. We were welcomed into the home of a noble family...
This is not a hotel - it is a genuine home-stay where you are made to feel so welcome its genuinely tough to leave. I went out with the family on a jeep ride and a picnic while we watched the sunset...
There are not enough words to describe this beautiful place. Everything about it is amazing, the owners, the staff, the surroundings, the rooms, the food, all just incredible. As previous reviews...
Nearest Airport : Jodhpur - 125 Km
Nearest Railway Station : Rani - 25 Km, Falna - 35 Km
Reservations with check in prior to 0800 hrs, are held from previous evening itself
In the absence of arrival details, reservations will be deemed as guaranteed up to 1500 hrs, only
Cancellation of guaranteed booking 24 hrs, in advance will not have a Retention charge
One night retention charge is leviable on all No Shows
Terms & Conditions
Extended check-out is subject to negotiation/availability
Property is closed in the months of May, June & July
Rates are subject to change as per the discretion of Hotel Management
There is no official dress code, however we request the guests (especially the ladies) to wear long trousers and half or full sleeves shirts when they go for village walks
This is done keeping in mind the sensibilities of rural India
While going on safari we requests the guests to carry a warm cardigan/jacket as the temperatures can drop in the evenings
Some of our guests like to change into something a little tidier for dinner
Mobile telephones work here on local and international networks
Payments shall be direct by either cash or credit card. All major credit cards are accepted
Travellers cheques are not accepted
Any statutory taxes shall be payable as applicable
All other personal expenses will be treated as extra
Extra Bed not available
Children 0-05 years - Complimentary on Room Only basis (sharing room with parents)
Children 06-12 years - 50% off (sharing room with parents)