First Do make sure you visit the fort at Kumbhalgargh with it's 37 kilometer (?) circumference walls. It may be off the beaten track and we only found it because of intense research before the trip. We were driving around Rajasthan for the best part of two weeks and were told that many travelers pass it by. The driver we had for almost 2 weeks had never been there though he had driven the Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, circuit many times
Do stay at the Aodhi Hotel. The rooms are a little funky but many have great views and the general atmosphere is very nice. The staff are very good and we found them friendly not intrusive. The food we found to be amongst the best in India. We did not get offered the buffet but maybe it was a quieter time of year at the end of the Monsoon (great time to go since everything is refreshed and lakes are full with lots of wildlife. One of the most interesting experiences was watching the huge fruit bats fly out to feed in evenings. By the way no matter what they say do not expect the Internet to work (as in even the best hotels in India - sigh). If you go in thinking that then it would be a nice surprise if it worked.
Yes the steps to rooms are many and varied. They are a bit of a pain. Nonetheless we liked the environment, restaurant and walks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden by trees, besides the hills crowned by the ruggedly majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort, nestles The Aodhi, a sanctuary-resort where the legacy of valorous kings of Mewar and their braves still lives.The deluxe suites and rooms here recreate delightful themes of jungle lore. Discover countless secrets of the centuries past while you explore nature trails, forts and temples. Or simply relax in the privacy of your balcony, gazing into the amazingly blue skies. Let Kumbhalgarh overwhelm you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aodhi Hotel Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan