Deogarh Mahal – Jodhpur & Udaipur
As soon as you glimpse the Deogarh Mahal, you can see that its rulers must have been serious players in the Mewar aristocracy, their magnificent fort a fitting stronghold for one of its sixteen “umraos” – the most senior feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Even so, you might not necessarily guess that the Rawats of Deogarh (a local title equivalent to “Raja”) once ruled over the fourth largest jagir in the whole of Rajasthan. At its most extensive, their territory comprised some 210 villages, with one of their defensive forts as far as 100 km away. Yet there is little ostentation and even less gold to be found in their palace. Like most of the Mewar nobility, they spent too much time fighting to have much to spare for amassing great wealth. And yet if one of their ancestors, had had a better sense of humour, the throne of Mewar might even have been theirs.
Deogarh Mahal was converted into a Heritage Hotel by the Deogarh family members. A part of the Mahal is still occupied by them. The family is closely associated with the hotel and personally supervise and manage it with verious amenities. The care is reflected in the minutest details which have made Deogarh a benchmark of Heritage Hospitality in Rajasthan. Every guest here is special and is treated with the customary Mewari hospitality.
Rooms : The hotel has 50 Rooms ( 3 Royal Suites , 2 Studio Suites, 23 Deluxe Suites ,22 Deluxe Rooms). Each room is comfortably elegant, with attached bathrooms fitted with modern amenities. All restorations and alterations on the Mahal were carried out, bearing in mind the old architectural style of the building. The idea was to offer the weary traveller, the comforts of today with an ambience of the past. Every room is reflective of a different era, Gokul Ajara, Moti Mahal and Ranjit Prakash room dates back to 1670 AD, and the decor reflects the Rajput era.With its domed ceiling, the Jog Maya Mahal or temple room enshrines the family deity.
Cuisine : Food is sure to be the best at the hotel. Home grown fruits and vegetables, in-house milk products and oils provide a delectable and distinct freshness. You can also flavour typical Mewari cuisine served with traditional hospitality. The hotel also offers delicious seasonal jams, and juices made from fruits grown around the Mahal. Orange marmalade, plum, and mixed fruit are some of the seasonal jams also available for sale. Gala evenings, featuring folk music and dance are also organised.
Other Facilities :Swimming pool and a Jacuzzi – A swimming pool and a heated Jacuzzi have recently been built in the Deogarh premises. The swimming pool will shortly be solar heated. Ayurvedic Massage – A special team from Kerala is available to provide relaxing and therapeutic Ayurvedic massage. A new Dining area has been built exclusively for the FIT guests .Airy terraces provide a splendid view of the ranges and lakes as one sun-bathes, reads or watches the sun set.