A stunning monument exhibiting royal Rajput architecture, Fort Khejarla is carved out of red sandstone and overlooks the plains of Marwar. The latticework friezes and intricate Jharokas instantly transport one back in time to relive the splendor of a bygone era of valor and chivalry.
Deriving its name from the Khejdi Tree, one of the most common species of trees found here, Fort Khejarla is a formidable structure which was constructed in the early 1611 AD. The area in and around Khejarla Fort was granted as a jagir (fiefdom) to Maharaja Gopal Das Ji after his great achievement in the war against the Mughals to save the honor of Maharaja of Jodhpur.
The Mughals attacked the fort three times and each time the fort was destroyed. But the valor of Rajputs resulted in the fort being reconstructed on every occasion. The fort is built on a small hillock and is owned Bhati clan of Rajputs.
Khejarla was once, one of the most flourishing jagirs of the Marwar with stunning opulence and great status of the nobles and chiefs who were known for their distinguished heroism, sacrifice, valor, chivalry and gallantry.
The royal family of Khejarla has even served the area and the country after independence. The 16th generation of the royal lineage of Khejarla family, Thakur Bhairon Singh Khejarla was the first member of the legislature assembly from the Bilara constituency after the country gained independence. He also opened a Research organization to promote culture and literature in Rajasthan.
The present Maharaja, Thakur Dileep Singh serves like a mayor of the Khejarla area and the surrounding villages.
A part of the Khejarla fort now house the Royal family while the rest of the fort has been converted into an elegant heritage hotel to serve the guests to a unique royal experience.
There are three kinds of accommodation option at Fort Khejarla.
The Luxury Suites
These are perfect suites to enjoy the luxuries and comforts of a Royal living. The rooms are not only grand in design but they are bedecked with a comfortable dining space, spacious bathrooms and elegant furniture. These rooms were used earlier by the senior members of the royal family.
The Regal Rooms
These rooms are designed for the supreme comfort of the guests. The rooms are embellished with all kinds of facilities and graced by intricately designed furniture to set them apart. These rooms were also used by the senior members of the Royal family as well as visiting dignitaries.
The Royal Chambers
The Chambers are equipped with all the modern facilities like internet, mini bars and coffee makers, air conditioning, express laundry, dedicated room service etc. The rooms offer a distinct royal experience to guests which they can cherish for long.
Chefs at Fort Khejarla regard cooking more an art than a usual chore. All the recipes are carefully chosen and they in essence include the wisdom passed on from generations as well as a blend of different techniques of food preparation from diverse cultures.
The multi-cuisine fares incorporate dishes from South Indian, Rajasthani, Chinese, Continental and Mughal styles. All the ingredients are fresh and cooked with utmost care devotion. The dishes are prepared by cooks who have served the Royal Family since generations.
There are several places to sit and enjoy your meals
This is an open air restaurant which was once the Durbar Hall of the Thakurs. One can enjoy lip-smacking cuisines with warmth of hospitality and exquisite folk music playing in the background. Enjoying candlelight dinner here is a great experience.
The place offer a great way to experience dining like the Marwari Rulers. Here the guests are required to comfortably settle themselves on mattresses, cushions, bolsters and eat from a traditional “Thali” placed on a Bajot (low tables). The guests are served by attendants, dressed in traditional attires.
This is a quiet and impeccably decorated restaurant that serve amazing, mouth-watering dishes. The restaurant furnishes a true royal dining experience with a matching décor.
The restaurant overlooks the beautiful and serene village. Guests can relish their meals while enjoying traditional music and dance performances.
These are three terrace locations on the Fort where you can dine with your beloved while overlooking the breathtaking views.
This lounge affords a perfect place to enjoy your drinks and imagine the days of erstwhile royalty and indulgence at the fort.
Guests are also pampered with the facility of in-house dining if they are tired or prefer to eat in the comfort of their room.
Royal Picnic Breakfast
Dining picnics are also arranged for preferring guests outside the fort premises. This another exciting way to enjoy the ambience and soak in the local culture.
Distance From Airport80 Km
Distance From Station80 Km
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