A dream realised


One of those afternoons, I stumbled upon a treasure. "Mali Nathji ka Dhora", the sacred dune dedicated to the Warrior God Hero of Marwar, was a place of breathtaking beauty. Sprinkled with historical importance and mythology, this dune seemed to speak to me. Many happy days passed by as I sat there, mesmerized, watching the perfectly choreographed dance of the shrubs and the gentle desert winds. When I would head home, a wondering would accompany me, "How do I share this precious gift with others?"

While growing up, the question answered itself. In fact, it became an image. How would it be to build a fort here… an edifice emerging out of the golden sands of the desert ? One of those evenings when Rashmi, my wife (and soul mate), and I were standing at the dune and soaking in the splendid sunset, inspiration struck. The image, so undefined until then, started becoming clear. Wide strokes and clean architectural lines seemed to make their presence prominent in our minds. Mihir Garh, the Fort of the Sun, was conceived that day. Guided by intuition, rather than reason; inspired by emotions, rather than rationale, bit by bit we gave our dream a form. More than a hundred carpenters, craftsmen and artisans from the region have worked tirelessly along with us, over two years to make our dream a reality. Harsh summers have not stopped them from creating a fort par excellence.

We visualized and they realized - every nook and corner of Mihir Garh was taken care of together. Rashmi has personally designed everything from the colour schemes and combinations to the last door knob and curtain holder. In 2009, when Mihir Garh was completed, we realized that with the help of our very talented team we had achieved something very special… A haven where the glorious past rubs shoulders with the contemporary chic, to give you the experience of a life time.

This fort holds nine magnificent suites. Each one is more than 1700 square feet of pure luxury. Private Jacuzzi's or plunge pools with each suite, re-define the word indulgence. Numerous alcoves, lounges and common areas commanding spectacular views have been designed to experience intimacy - with yourself and another. Our team at Mihir Garh is hand picked, motivated and eager, ensuring the highest level of service and hospitality that complement the magnificence of Mihir Garh.

From village safaris to royal picnics, from the novel experience of riding some of the finest specimens of Marwari horses, to watching a pronking Antelope, or simply gazing at the magnificent night sky after a Shikar Dinner, Mihir Garh will keep you yearning for more. And just when you feel you have experienced everything there was to experience, it may surprise you with something... something new to wonder upon.


...because 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 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 spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless desert meditate with the horizon. The delectable cuisines too aim to please - from traditional to continental - to suit your palate.

...because Mihir Garh acts an envoy of Rajasthan's rich heritage and culture. 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 and handcrafted by local craftsmen.

...because Mihir Garh offers you a plethora of activities. The village Safari is our signature program and guests across cultures have referred to it as the "highlight" of their stay. The equestrian program is equally special as our 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 attendents 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 Thakurani Sahiba Jayendra Kumari.

Why Mihir Garh, you ask. And we tell you, Mihir Garh because, it is a tribute to all the things Rajasthan is best known for: A rich culture, warm hospitality, the majestic desert and of course, an experience that lingers on...


In the suites of Mihir Garh, you will be living The Paradox: modern amenities in a city known for its traditions; soft stylish furnishings within a barren land. Indeed, sheer indulgence amidst vast wilderness.

At Mihir Garh we have nine magnificent suites and each offers you over 1700 square feet of private space. Aalishan 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 Shandaar and have an exclusive open air Jacuzzi along with a private terrace. Aalishan and Shandaar are the names of the two legendary stallions of the Rohet stables.

The suites have been personally visualised and realised by us with the help of our talented team. Every detail is taken care of: The smallest of furnishings have been handpicked after careful deliberation. At Mihir Garh we strive to offer you the very best: from furnishings to linen, as well as toiletries. The flooring of each room has been done using a special plaster technique known to only one man in the entire region. He along with a helper have put in hours of labour in creating the very exclusive floors that Mihir Garh boasts of.

To ensure absolute comfort, each suite is equipped with all modern amenities like flat screen TVs, DVDs, Tea & Coffee stations and mini bars. Meanwhile, to add to the contemporary chic, we have 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 fulfil your needs: be it for solitude or intimacy, for opulence or meditation.


On the ground floor with a private courtyard and private infinity plunge pool.

Private Plunge Pool

Personal Courtyard

King Bed Sleeps 2

2 Vanities with Forest Essential amenities

Bathroom with bathtub

Smart TV & WiFi


Tea/Coffee Stations

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On the first floor with a private terrace and jacuzzi.



King Bed Sleeps 2

2 Vanities with Forest Essential amenities

Bathroom with bathtub

Smart TV & WiFi


Tea/Coffee Stations

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Mihir Garh's amenities are the perfect luxury indulgence in the Thar desert.


Mihir Garh's spa is the perfect luxury indulgence in the Thar Desert. The Spa comprises of two treatment rooms with interiors that pay tribute to the rural arts and create a sense of well-being set within a walled garden. A diverse menu of therapies ensures you experience the mood and essence that your mind and body demands. From rousing reflexology to cleansing scrubs and relaxing massages, the organic and ayurvedic products we use are made with ingredients from the desert, blended with an array of healing herbs that leave you feeling relaxed and heavenly.


The infinity edge pool at Mihir Garh has the most breathtaking view of the Thar Wilderness. Overlooking the vast expanse of the countryside it provides a stunning treetop vistas best enjoyed with a cool drink.


From village safari to bird watching, indulge into our various signature experiences carefully curated for a heartfelt experience


An excursion into the heart of rural Rajasthan.

Pioneered by us way back in 1988, The Village Safari still remains our main highlight. Showcasing the best of the land, it is a cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies, the local crafts and the abundant wildlife, guests have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people’s homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots.

They meet the ‘Premier ecologists of the world’, the Bishnois, who have protected nature for more than 500 years and are responsible for the very survival of species like the Black Buck antelope (India’s most beautiful antelope and a rare and protected species today). They share a beautiful relationship with this special animal, wherein the antelope stays close to Bishnoi habitation, never leaving it, and displays complete trust in the Bishnoi people. Guests also meet the Raikas (shepherds) with their glorious costumes, and the Paliwals and Meghwals,( the Brahmin farmers and weavers.)

This unique tour is made possible solely because of the host family’s special relationship with the local people from various communities and walks of life, which allows rare access into every home visited, where guests are welcomed as their very own.


Experience the Thar wilderness astride the legendary Marwari.

Today Mihir Garh boasts of one of the finest stables of the Marwari horse in the country. This horse’s sensitive but honest disposition and it’s beautiful, free flowing gait make it a delight to ride. The owner himself beautifully schools the horses at Mihir Garh. By offering riding to our guests, we present a special opportunity to the intrepid horseman to experience and cherish this beautiful horse.

Mihir Garh is proud to introduce an extensive tailor-made equestrian program ranging from an hour long morning ride to a six days’/nights’ riding safari exploring the region of western Rajasthan around Rohet. Apart from offering a superb riding experience on beautiful horses, it is also a great cultural experience, which gives a deep insight into the rich culture and traditions of this region of Marwar, as well as offering great game-viewing opportunities. (The reaction of antelopes and other animals in the wild is altogether different when approached on horseback!)

This region of western Rajasthan makes for almost perfect riding country with its semi arid shrub and bush vegetation, wide, open spaces and soft terrain. All itineraries are carefully selected so that riding on tarmac roads is totally eliminated. Passing through delightful small villages and ‘Dhanis’ to access every village and home they pass, and experience the legendary hospitality and warmth of our people of Marwar. It makes an almost overwhelming cultural experience.

In spite of the region being quite dry and arid, it is surprisingly rich in wildlife. Herds of the rare famous Black Buck antelope, the Blue Bull antelope and the petite Chinkara are very common viewing on our rides. The region is also very rich in bird life with over 200 different species to be sighted. The itineraries are tailor-made to suit the requirements of our guests, keeping riding ability and time duration in mind. Overnight accommodation provided during the rides are at our other luxury properties; The Rohet Wilderness Camp and Mihir Garh which are ideally located to culminate a full day ride from Rohet Garh. On the longer rides, accommodation is also provided in luxury mobile tents. These are furnished with two full sized beds, luggage stands, lounge chairs and tables. The attached bathrooms are special, as there is running water, with flushable toilets, regular washbasins and showers! • Although we provide riding hats, guests are recommended to carry their own gear. • We use regular English saddles and tack. • Basic riding ability is necessary for our programs. Guests should be comfortable putting the horse through its paces. • Best season is October to March.


The perfect bicycle excursion for the enthusiastic birder.

The winter months attract a vast variety of birds into the region, where in a good year up to 200 different species can easily be sighted. The lakes and Jheels around Mihir Garh and Rohet Garh are a haven for birds. A bicycle, a bird book, a bottle of water, a pair of binoculars, packed breakfast, accompanied by an escort is all that a true birder needs!


Luxurious dining experience amid the wilderness.

Royal Picnics are a great extension of our safaris. Be it in jeeps or on horseback, the Royal Picnic is a grand recreation of a bygone era, where you are waited upon by liveried attendants; large mattresses with bolsters and soft cushions spread by a soothing water body invite you to kick up your feet, and a choice of cool beverages await your discretion. The food is delicious, served hot on tables with crisp linen and a bottle of wine… and then you drift into sweet slumber watching the pied kingfisher dive for his lunch just yards away from you!



Reminiscent of a bygone era, a dining experience unlike any other.

The Shikar Dinners take you back to the days of the Raj, when Shikar (hunting) was the sport of the day. This led to many a night spent out in the wilderness…camping in the dim moonlight of the Thar Desert. At Mihir Garh, we recreate this truly royal experience. The tranquil desert landscape bathed under a spectacular night sky embraces you, as you wind your way lounging on your camel cart to the campsite. Mashaal lit pathways and a crackling bonfire welcome you as you step off your camel cart . Bolstered cushions on traditional chaarpies beckon you, and you give in to the pampering… a glass of your favourite poison in hand, you are entertained by the enthralling Manganiyar folk musicians and the Terrah Taal dancers through the evening, with our ever attentive team serving you a choice of the most delectable kebabs and barbeque….and as if that were not enough, you are then softly ushered along a candle lit path culminating at a beautifully appointed table, with crisp linin and candles to be served a delicious traditional dinner under the glorious night skies.

You can lose yourself to the endless expanse of nothingness when the world is only as large as the glow of your bonfire and ponder on the mysteries of life as you look at the starry skies while lying back on a camel cart which takes you home.


Unravel secrets from the legendary kitchens of the late Thakurani Jayendra Kumari Sahiba.

Guests have called a meal at Mihir Garh their best in India. This resulted in the late Thakurani Sahiba Jayendra Kumari authoring a small cookbook on our cuisine. Under her expert guidance, we began our culinary workshops. Today her legacy is carried forward by her daughter in-law, Rashmi Singh. Our workshops promote traditional Rajasthani cuisine and are extremely comprehensive and popular. The guests are not only given demonstrations but also practical training following which they get to sample their own efforts!


At Mihir Garh we are conscious of our ecological responsibilities and the fort, or various activities for the guests, in no way encroaches upon the beauty of this virgin land. If at all, it complements it.

Here are a few policies we have adopted:

  • The very look of the Fort has been designed and conceived using as much natural materials as possible. Use of chemical was avoided at several stages to keep the look and feel of the fort as close to Rural Rajasthan as possible.

  • Every single drop of rain water that falls on the fort is collected in a massive cistern and filtered. By this technique, we effectively minimize wastage of pure rain water and closed cistern keeps the water pure for over a year.

  • We have an advanced system of sewage treatment at Mihir Garh through which grey and black drainage water has been re-cycled and put to effective use.

  • We make use of solar heating to provide warm/hot water to the guests so that use of electricity for heating purposes is curtailed.

  • Finally, the land around Mihir Garh has been left to nature so that local indigenous flora can thrive, and subsequently attract fauna around it as well.

At Mihir Garh, we are aware of this truth: Earth does not belong to man; instead, man belongs to Earth. We are doing all we can to minimize our carbon footprint.


C/O Rohet House, P.W.D. Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India

reservations@houseofrohet.com +91-124-4654330


64 km from the airport

12 km from the railway station

3 km from the bus stop


  • World's Best Luxury Boutique Hotel 2017

  • TripAdvisor certificate of Excellent 2017

  • Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2017

  • World's Most Extraordinary Luxury Destination 2016

    Best Hideaway Hotel Southwest Asia 2016

  • World's Most Extraordinary Hotel 2014

  • Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2016

  • World's Best Boutique Hotel 2013,

    World's Best Romantic Retreat 2013

  • Best Honeymoon Hotel 2011

    101 Best Hotels in the World 2011