Mihir Garh means Sun fortress. It is a 50-minute drive to the south of Jodhpur and is located on the edge of the Thar Desert. A gorgeous, 9-suite fantasy fort in the Thar Desert with private plunge pools, Royal Picnics, and Marwar horse-riding.
Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine suite boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sq. of pure luxury. The private terraces, courtyards, plunge pools, and Jacuzzi seems to whisper a single word: Indulge. Here, serenity and splendor come together to create an experience for all the guests. While exotic drinks from your 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 spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless desert meditate on the horizon. The delectable cuisines aim to please - from traditional to continental - to suit your palate.
Mihir Garh acts as an envoy of Rajasthan's rich heritage and culture. The majestic fort emerges from the desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land. The workmen (over a hundred of them) come from the region itself and bring 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 the age-old technique of cow dung and clay! From paintings to curtain holders, every little thing has been specially designed for Mihir Garh and handcrafted by local craftsmen.
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. Alfresco 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 attendants cosset every need of yours. Culinary workshops and demonstrations are held, so the guests can learn to make the delicacies on their own. The recipes come from books on traditional Rajasthan cooking authored by the owner's mother, Late Thakurani Sahiba Jayendra Kumari.
Located on the ground floor with a private courtyard, private infinity plunge pool, King Size Bed, Bathroom with Bathtub, WiFi, Minibar, and Tea/Coffee Stations.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.