If you’re travelling through Rajasthan, chances are you are looking for an immersive experience, where you can truly soak in the rich heritage and culture of this ancient region. And if it’s an uber-luxe boutique hotel you are searching for, head to Mihir Garh, a gorgeous property just outside Jodhpur. With no more than nine suites, you are bound to witness personalised hospitality, something that the gracious people of Rajasthan do so effortlessly.
To start, Mihir Garh’s setting is absolutely spectacular, a majestic fort rising like a mirage from the desert sand. The aesthetics are exquisite and each element tells a story anchored in the local context. The stylish furnishing is sourced from in and around Jodhpur, while traditional artisanal techniques have been incorporated into the overall design — cow dung and clay fireplaces created by the local village women as well as the artwork dotting the space.
Mihir Garh’s offering is a mix of rustic luxury and modern amenities. Rooms come with private terraces, plunge pools and jacuzzis, and other perks like a personal minibar, wifi and plush furniture to lounge around in. Hop across to the Vilasa spa for a relaxing treatment or unwind with a cup of coffee or a cocktail by the swimming pool.
To truly immerse yourself in the local culture, Mihir Garh’s signature village safari is a must-do. Alternatively, you could even choose to go horse riding with the local breed of marwari horses. You could even ask the hotel staff to set up an intimate lakeside picnic in the wilderness or an al fresco dining experience at the property. Food is, of course a huge draw at Mihir Garh, featuring a host of traditional Rajasthani favourites,
from books authored by the owner’s late mother, Thakurani Sahiba Jayendra Kumari.
At every step of the way, Mihir Garh, part of the boutique hospitality brand, House of Rohet, approaches travel in a more personalised and contemporary approach.