Ajit Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Bhawan was exclusively built for Maharaja Ajit Singh, the younger brother of maharajah
of Jodhpur. It is an impressive red sandstone structure of 1940's with arched
windows, carved balconies and cupolas adding to its rugged beauty. The most interesting
feature in the building is the courtyard-a quadrangle with exquisitely carved
latticework. This area comes to life during meal times when Rajasthani delicacies
are served by turbaned men and veiled women. Traditional folk music makes the
meals more enjoyable. History
Amid the vast and serene desert
milieu Ajit Bhawan, the first heritage Hotel of India, stands as an oasis of hospitality,
pageantry and Rajput charm. Built exclusively, for Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singhji
the younger brother of Maharaja Umaid Singhji of the erstwhile Jodhpur state.
Ajit Bhawan, a legacy of Rajput he]ritage is vibrantly alive with the personalized
hospitality, provided by the late Maharaja's family, whse home is still is. The
doors of this truly traditional yet subtely contemporary life style are open to
Each cottage has been furnished in ethnic Rajasthani style and no
two cottages are alike. Well-maintained lawns and thick shady trees make this
village complex a haven for birds and humans alike. It really an oasis in the
desert city. The family undertakes village excursions in which the visitors get
a close view of the local Rajasthani folk life.
The tour includes visit
to the weavers, shoemakers and other local craftsmen which makes it all the more
interesting. Other facilities available at the palace are swimming pool, barbecue
restaurant and village safari.