Hotels in Rajasthan
Fort Chanwa Luni
Heritage Hotel Fort Chanwa of Luni is an exceptional example of elegance and symmetry in Indian
architecture of the last century. The entire fortress is carved out of the famous red sandstone of
Jodhpur and with its ornately carved lattice work friezes and intricate "Jharokas", it exquisitely
captures the romance and grace of a bygone age. The fort is composed of a lyrical complex of
courtyards towers, water, wheels, stables, passages and unexpected stairways to secret pavilions
and panoramic roof tops spanning the village below and the Thar horizon beyond. The traditional
paintings on the walls harmoniously reflect the skill of the master craftsmen and the bygone days.
The village of Luni nestles in the shadow of the Fort walls and is a hub of activity with its many
artisans fashioning metal, clay or wood into intricate forms and demonstrating the skills passed down
over the centuries by their ancestors.
Company Name: Fort Chanwa Luni
Contact Person: Veer Vikram Singh
Phone: 91-2931-284216, 91-2931-277246, 0291-5131233
Address: VPO : Luni, Distt. Jodhpur
Luxury tents have always been an important part of Rajput lifestyle. Constant campaigns in far flung
lands meant long stays in tents under inhospitable conditions. Tents were the only luxury available
and soon these “homes away from home” evolved into mobile, mini-palaces.
Chhatra Sagar captures the essence of this romance.
In the late nineteenth century, Thakur Chhatra Singh of Nimaj, a powerful noble of the desert
kingdom of Marwar (Jodhpur), decided to dam a seasonal stream flowing through his estate. His
vision was to create a water reservoir which would harvest the monsoon rains. It was an ambitious
project and a great drain on his resources but Thakur Chhatra Singh remained true to his vision.
The dam was completed in 1890 and changed the dry scrub into prime agricultural land. Farmers
struggling for sustenance on parched lands were invited by Thakur Chhatra Singh to settle
around the reservoir.
The reservoir was named Chhatra Sagar in his memory.
By early twentieth century Chhatra Sagar had developed into a lush green oasis. With its wide
open spaces and enchanting views, it became the entertainment venue of choice. To capture the
outdoor “big sky” feel of the place, permanent construction was deliberately kept to a minimum.
A fresh luxury tented camp was created for each party. For many dignitaries visiting Nimaj, “Camp
Chhatra Sagar” was the highlight. Legendary sporting parties with high tea and exotic dinners
became a regular feature.
The famed “Camp Chhatra Sagar” has been recreated by the great grand children of Thakur
Company Name: Chhatra Sagar
Contact Person: Harsh Vardhan Singh
Phone: +91 94141 23118, 91 2939 230 118
Address: Dist. Pali-Marwar, 306 303 Rajasthan INDIA
Manvar Resort and Camp
Located in the heart of the sand dune region of Rajasthan between the ancient cities of Jodhpur,
Jaisalmer and Bikaner, the Resort is a hidden gem – very quaint and pleasant, a green oasis in the
desert – designed and built in the style of a village settlement against the backdrop of a desert
Converting barren land into an oasis was not an easy task. Local architecture was studied at great
length before formulating a design for Manvar. You’ll see that the vernacular elements have been
contextualised so that they can breathe and exude an ambience of desert ethos. Care has been
taken to draw a distinction between imitation and inspiration. Subtly woven into this rustic expression
are technology and services that offer comfort levels expected by the contemporary traveller. The
intention to make the interiors warm and comfortable in contrast to the earthy and rugged exteriors
has led to the blossoming of a boutique environment which has retained the original beauty and
royalty of Rajasthan in its red and beige stone structure. The ambience at once makes you fall in
love with the place where a curious traveler would like to stay and break a long journey.
Company Name: Manvar Resort
Contact Person: Moti Singh Rathore
Phone: 91- 2928-218911, 91 9414070491
Address: Khiyansaria,10 kms before Dechu, Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Highway
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