Hotel Review - Chanoud Garh, Pali, Rajasthan

We had the pleasure of visiting Chanoud Garb while exploring northern India this February and were blown away by its beauty and unique character.

The hotel itself consists of 10 breath-taking luxury suits located in a 300-year-old fort adorned with stone filigree jharokhas (overhanging enclosed balconies), rough marble pillared corridors, historic artefacts, vaulted ceilings and painted walls. While some rooms have been sensitively resorted others have been left as they were, blending heritage with modernity and conveying an idea and feeling of how the fort has evolved through the ages.

Chanoud Garh is a unique family homestead. The owners are 13th century royal descents Thakur Ajeet Singh Ji, his wife and grown-up children who all live in a separate wing with their partners. These siblings are at the heart of the hotel and their influence makes a stay here a deeply personal and memorable experience. Having worked across the world and with a wealth of experiences, education and natural talents at their disposable they make fascinating, sophisticated hosts and guests are encouraged to gather with the family on the colonnaded verandah, enjoy meals in the century-old hall and rooftop, or just relax in their own cool suites, some of which open onto a semi-private terrace with daybed.

 Chanoud Garh is the kind of place that needs no excuse to visit, however being perfectly placed between Jodpur and Udipur, it makes a good half-way stop between the two. Charmingly, the Garh (fort) is part of the Chanoud village, meaning although all feels silent inside, once you step out of the gate you are thrown right into the buzz of village life. The Jain temples of Ranakpur and Saltpans are both about an hour away and excursions in open Jeeps can easily be booked through the hotel.

We can’t recommend a trip enough, head to their website here for more temptation: