Rawla Narlai – Colonial Atmosphere


Rawla Narlai
Narlai Rajasthan


Previously a hunting lodge for Jodhpur Maharajah, perfectly located between Jodhpur and Udaipur, we felt in love with this 17th century boutique hotel, which has been carefully renovated, with a modern feel. Hidden away in a small, sleepy village, in the heart of the Aravali Hills, at a foot of a huge granite rock, surrounded by forest hills and rocky outcrops, the area is reminiscent of Rajasthan that few seen today and is one of the most beautiful part of the state. This extraordinary environment can be seen from most room’s terrace and courtyard of the hotel.

Activities proposed are exceptional (leopard seeing, horse riding, village visit) and being so close to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, it is the perfect stopping off point on a journey between Jodhpur and Udaipur and could not be more rewarding.

The welcome is just perfect, a wonderful discovery off the beaten track!


32 rooms with very different style, whether you select the Heritage ones, or the new area ones (in the recent part, two rooms sharing a common living room can accommodate perfectly families of 4), but all of them are furnished with taste and will transport you in the Royal Rajasthan!

In addition to the bar and roof top restaurant of the hotel, you can ask to organise a diner by the stepwell from 16th century which belongs to the property. It will be all candle illuminated and some folkloric dances will entertain you. You will reach the place by a bullock cart ride and during winter a large fire pit will keep you warm. An unforgettable memory, especially for a Christmas dinner or a New Year Eve!

Leopard seeing in its naturel habitats by jeep safari, horse ridding ballade through the fantastic countryside, village tour where all the village people will be happy to show their handmade traditions, climb the huge rock early morning and watch the valley awakening… All kind of activities amazing for young and adults!

A few miles away from Narlai, you will find two of the hidden jems of Rajasthan; Ranakpur Jain Temple from 15th century and Kumbhalgarh Fort.The Jain represent 1% of the population, and Rajasthan regroup 1/5 of the total Jain population. Ranakpur Temple is a pure wonder to visit from Narlai.

Kumbhalgarh Fort in one of the biggest fort in Mewar, after the one of Chittorgarh. It has been built on a 1100m above the sea level hill, and its 36km walls are the second largest in the world!

Swimming pool, spa, yoga on the roof top


Rawla Narlai Near Desuri, Narlai, Rajasthan 306703, India

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