Standing amidst sultry sands of a desert like a hallucination, an exotic palace that shines in golden yellow like a fortress of heaven; one cannot take his eyes off the exquisite place and often adorns it with one fancy word- Dreamy! Such is the grandeur of Mihir Garh- that ranks high in the tally of the most extraordinary hotels of the world.
Embracing the Khandi village in Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Mihir Garh seems to rise from the sand dunes itself as a royal castle that offers nine suites with spectacular opulence. Walls tinted with splashes of pale yellow give a touch of quaint village life with richness of culture. The nine suites of extravagance offer a once in a lifetime experience of luxurious stay with over an area of 1700 square. Embellished with heart-warming fireplace, one can feel the calmness in the place that is great to snug in the arms of your loved ones. The private pools or Jacuzzis are fabricated to provide the guests with wintry experiences in the torrid weather of the desert. Assembled with scenic beauty, the destination offers spectacular view for your sparkling eyes just like euphoria. The interior décor of the suites will enrich your royalty stay- Cream colored pardahs that add subtlety, candle light lamps that provide warmth, paintings with splashes of colors, and furniture that links traditional heritage to the modern way of living.
Belonging to the House of Rohet, the world-class luxe is the possession of Siddharth Rohet and Rashmi Rohet, who can be credited for the illustrious presence of this royale fort. The luxury hotel is not just a property but it holds pure emotional essence and love of the owner. The careful craftsmanship of more than a hundred workers and artists in the scorching heat of summers resulted in the beautiful palace that welcomes travellers and guests with its warm hospitality. And finally in 2009, the magnificent Mihir Garh came into existence- a place that redefined the phrase ‘Dream come true’.
What makes this Garh a shiny jewel among all other gems? This place is not the first boutique hotel that offers such luxury living but it is definitely the quintessential one. In case you wish to surround yourself with the traditional heirlooms and signature experiences of Rajasthan, then consider this palace as your asset. Riding on the back of the finest horses of the Marwari breed, you will feel nothing less the mighty Maharajas of Jodhpur. Melting your heart, the piquant dishes courteously served here range from traditional taste to continental flavours, made for you to savour till the last bite. The village life is a gracious heritage bequeathed from our ancestors who lived with harmony and bonding among themselves in the countryside. Undertaking the village safari program at Mihir Garh, one might live the soulful lifestyle and embrace the culture among the regional people. With the exhilarating experiences of sightseeing, you might spot Black Buck antelope- a rare Indian species of antelopes. Bird watching might make you lay supine on the sand. The village picnics and Shikar dinner can give you one of the best nights with bonfire and cultural activities. The last but not the least- Workshop on culinary can quench your inquisitiveness as you will learn how the delectable dishes are made.
With a plethora of amenities of spa, pool and restaurant bar, a one-Night stay at this very luxurious hotel might cost you around 27k but it is worth every single penny. Rejuvenating and soothing your mind, the extractors and fragrances used in the Vilasa Spa will want you to relive the moments. Enjoy the richness and splendour by sipping fine wine and raising French cheers- ‘a vontre santé’ at the majestic dining halls with your beloved. Even the cutlery used for servings will give you royal vibes.
According to Forbes, the Lonely Planet and several prominent establishments, Mihir Garh is regarded as one of the most romantic and heavenly hotels in the world. So, the next time you embark your journey to Rajasthan, plan your stay here and indulge in the hospitality of local tribes in their red ‘safas’. The castle awaits!