Mihir Garh, Thar Desert, India
Set on a sacred sand dune dedicated to the Warrior God in Marwar, Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine suite boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sqft of pure luxury. The private terraces, courtyards, plunge pools and Jacuzzi seem to whisper a single word: Indulge. Here, serenity and splendour come together to create an experience for you. While exotic drinks from your personal mini-bar become the manna for a sultry summer afternoon, the fireplace morphs into an intimate friend for wintry nights. You can pamper yourself with the variety of treatments available at Mihir Garh’s Tulsi Spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless deserts meditate with the horizons. The delectable cuisines too aim to please – from traditional to continental – to suit your palate.
The majestic fort seems to emerge from the desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land. The workmen (over a hundred of them) come from the region itself bringing in the local lilt. The soft, stylish furnishings have been bought from the Jodhpur region alone. The village women of Khandi and Haji have lovingly created the fireplaces using age old technique of cow dung and clay! From paintings to curtain holders, every little thing has been specially designed for Mihir Garh.
Mihir Garh offers you a plethora of activities. The village Safari is the signature program and guests across cultures have referred to it as the “highlight” of their stay. The equestrian program is equally special as the horses belong to the famed ‘ Marwari’ breed – an ancient and indigenous breed of India, offering you an unparalleled riding experience. Al fresco breakfasts, amidst nature, ensure your day begins well. Royal picnics from an era long gone beside a lake so you can luxuriate under the specially designed tent while the, traditionally dressed servers cosset every need of yours. Culinary workshops and demonstrations are held so guests can learn to make the delicacies that they enjoy here. The recipes come from books on traditional Rajasthan cooking authored by the owner’s mother, Late Thakurarni Sahiba Jayendra Kumari.
Mihir Garh is a tribute to all the things Rajasthan is best known for: A rich culture, warm hospitality, majestic deserts and of course, an experience that lingers on…
Location and Transfers
In the vibrant state of Rajasthan, 55 kms south west of Jodhpur City, there exists a sand dune called “Mali Nathji ka Dhora”, dedicated to the Warrior God. Mihir Garh is perched dramatically upon this mound enriched by history and mythology and beautified by nature. The fort acts as an amphitheatre to the splendour of this land.
The fort is about an hour’s drive through scenic countryside from Jodhpur Airport.
At Mihir Garh there are nine magnificent suites and each offers you over 1700 square feet of private space. Alishaan is the name given to the suites on the ground floor, each of which comes with its own plunge pool and personal courtyard. Meanwhile, the suites on the first floor are called Shaandar and have an exclusive open air Jacuzzi along with a private terrace. Alishaan and Shaandar – the names come from the fine Marwari Stallions from the Rohet Stables.
The rooms have been personally visualized and realized with the help of a talented team. Every detail is taken care of: The smallest of furnishings have been handpicked after careful deliberation. At Mihir Garh the staff strive to offer you the very best: from furnishings to linen, as well as the toiletries. The flooring of each room has been done using a special plaster technique known to only one man in the entire region of Jodhpur. He along with a helper have put in hours of labour in creating the very exclusive floors that Mihir Garh is very proud of.
To ensure absolute comfort, each suite is equipped with all modern amenities such as TV’s, DVD’s, coffee makers and mini bars. Meanwhile, to add to the contemporary chic, there is a touch of tradition in every room: hand-crafted fire-places created by women from neighbouring villages!
The suites at Mihir Garh will morph themselves to fulfill your needs: be it for solitude or intimacy, for opulence or meditation upon the endless deserts.
Facilities and Activities
Horseriding – from the popular sunrise or sunset rides, to full day rides with overnight in a luxury mobile camp, with attached bathroom, running water and flush toilets ! Further, there is the extensive three and four day riding itinerary with overnights in Mobile camps and Heritage properties such as Rohet Garh and Fort Chanwa
Royal Picnics – camels/ camel carts/ horses are organized to take you to a secluded spot in the wilderness where a lavish al fresco breakfast awaits you. The ornate tent, the food and wine laid upon crisp white covers, the courteous attendants, the live music orchestrated by the gentle ripples of the lake, will come together to create a memory worthy of being cherished