This place caters for any budget, ranging from very basic to suite-style accommodation. Please do not expect 'silver service' here... this is a guest house with a difference and one travelers fall in love with to return for multiple reasons!
For some it may be the spacious and gloriously decorated Maharaja, Maharani or Rajput Suites they never want to leave... some cannot get enough of Mukta's delicious, home-cooked meals.... for some it simply is the friendliness of staff and family, the homely feeling this place offers, helped by the twittering of birds and not to forget 'Chilly' the friendly little dog everybody simply falls in love with!
Others may appreciate the beautiful Rajasthani wall paintings that can be found throughout this Rajput home, the multitude of atmospheric and imaginative decorations, the colourful roof-top 'tent' that invites to spend a lazy afternoon with saris blowing in the breeze, accompanied by a chai and a good book you discovered in the traveler's library... or just simply watch the sun go down while marvelling over the view to the massive Jodhpur fort!
You will meet fellow travellers enjoying each other's company for meals around the table in the courtyard as well as volunteers of all ages who come from all around the globe to stay at the guesthouse or nearby villages to help with 'Sambhali Trust', founded by Govind Rathore, the owner of the guesthouse and head of this warm and welcoming family.
If you want to know more about this worthwhile organisation, do ask Govind to explain how 'Sambhali Trust' helps women and children of the Dalit (untouchable) community through the means of education and micro-finance. Visit the 'school' rooms in the guesthouse upstairs, meet the girls or browse 'Sambhali Boutique' in town for the beautiful, selected articles made by these woman. This will take care of your souvenirs at the same time as helping the underprivileged to make a better life for themselves.
Yes... it becomes apparent from the very first moment you walk into this building, that indeed you have found a very different place indeed... :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This household has always been welcoming guests and enjoying giving others hospitality for many years. We remember when we were very young boys our Grandpa hosted many parties of all the important local family including the Army, Police, Politicians and Royalty. We remember walking down the road being welcomed by the sound of laughter and music and we knew Grandpa was having another one of his parties! We have carried on this tradition ever since by welcoming guests and hoping that they experience some of the culture and traditions that happen throughout the year in an old traditional house including Diwali - festival of lights -, Holi - festival of colours - and many other celebrations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Durag Niwas Guesthouse Jodhpur, Rajasthan