This extraordinary small fort is perched on a sand mound, surrounded by scrub desert, just south of Jodhpur. “Mihir Garh” aptly means ‘Sun Fortress' as it stands majestically, basking in the desert sun with 360° views.
Mihir Garh provides a haven of great comfort, with 9 large suites, each with adjoining sitting rooms and all stunningly decorated in soft, earthy colours and with a Moroccan / African / Rajasthani air. Each has its own courtyard and glorious terrace facing out to the surrounding countryside and with either a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi. It's light and open with inner courtyards and spacious roof terraces for peaceful yoga sessions or romantic dinners under the stars. A gorgeous infinity pool, shady sitting areas and a barbeque area all fan out from the dining room which is wonderfully airy in summer and warm and cosy in winter. The idea at Mihir Garh is to give people an authentic ‘desert or equine experience' whilst being luxurious and different.
The brains and inspiration behind this magical, small hotel, built of mud, wattle and wood, are the Rohet Family who are exceedingly keen horsemen and who boast some of the country's finest horses. Come here to ride, explore the wonders of Jodhpur, go on a camel or village safari, or pamper yourself in the excellent spa. Privacy and intimacy are the bywords here. A unique place where the outdoors comes indoors!
The owners of Mihir Garh (also Rohet Garh and The Wilderness Camp) - the Rohet Family - have been very successful in employing local people by making them their partners in tourism through local activities, hence making it mutually beneficial all around. The simple rural folk that they work with are also employed in all their hotels.
Guests are discouraged from giving money or any thing else to the local children. Instead they are encouraged to contribute to the Village Welfare fund. The fund enables the Rohet family to take up a new welfare project every year, thus also making their guests partners in the welfare schemes of Rohet Garh, which they are welcome to visit and interact with They have taken up several welfare projects over the years which include:
For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent,or the hotel direct.
Enjoy a magical bush dinner or picnic lunch.
By air or train to Jodhpur, followed by a 40 minute road journey.
By car from Khimsar, Osian, Nimaj, Deogarh, Narlai, Jodhpur, Luni and Bhenswara; or by a longer road journey from Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Shahpura and Ajmer.