Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur
Ajit Bhawan is one of India’s first heritage hotels. This magnificent palace was formerly a royal retreat to Jodhpur’s erstwhile Maharaja’s younger brother, Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji.
Nestled in the heart of the Blue City, Ajit Bhawan is the most accessible 5-star hotel in Jodhpur. Effortlessly combining heritage and aristocracy with avant-garde amenities, Ajit Bhawan is a true testament to Rajasthan’s royal heritage.
Ajit in the Hindi language means ‘The invincible’ and Bhawan is the synonym to ‘home’. True to its name the mighty red sandstone architectural grandeur was built in 1927 with 32 suites spread over 6 acres.
The luxurious spa, vintage car collection, intimate restaurants, gym and banquet facilities Ajit Bhawan is the ideal choice for weddings. The palace is still home to the royal family and you are invited to experience being a King and Queen for your stay.
32 restored chambers feature heritage adornments and extravagant designs amongst 6 accommodation types.
The ultimate in privacy, bathed in light and colour, the Presidential Suites come with unparallel grandeur and the comforts of royalty. Each of these amply oversized, majestic suites is spread over an area of 1850 sq ft and features 2 king-size bedrooms, a separate living room, 3 well-appointed, spacious bathrooms, an intimate study area, a private courtyard and a lawn. Additional amenities include a private sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and garden swing.
A collection of 20 exquisitely designed and furnished suites laid out in clusters featuring top-of-the-line amenities and conveniences. These kingly suites are spread over an expanse of 670 square feet and with 24×7 butler service, pool or courtyard facing, with Wifi, King Sized Bed, Private terrace and Jacuzzi in some rooms.
Actually cottages with private courtyards, these are spacious and opulent with the best of traditional furniture and modern utilities. Over 400 square feet, with double or Hollywood twin beds, spacious bathroom and private terrace they provide a great spot for star, or navel, gazing.
Deluxe rooms reflect a very high standard of luxury and comfort, detailed with a fascinating collection of artefacts and vestiges that celebrate the tradition of Ajit Bhawan. Contained within 323 square feet, each of the Deluxe Rooms includes a king-size/ twin bed, private sit-out area with fountain courtyard or garden views.
Similar to the Deluxe rooms, there are 20 sublime, theme-based suites are laid out over 350 square feet in clusters, each and every room is a true testament to the bygone Rajputana charm. Featuring double or Hollywood twins, a private sit-out and top-of-the-line amenities and conveniences, through the butler service on request.
In the heart of Jodhpur, the Ajit Bhawan Palace offers you a rare chance to experience luxury living in tented accommodation. Traditional in design, each tent is contemporary and elegant, crafted and furnished with immense precision and fine detail. Large twin beds, private sit out, garden view, around 312 square feet.
WELLNESS & DINING
Ajit Spa offers a wide range of Indian healing therapies – beauty treatments designed to invigorate the senses and tone the muscles after local sightseeing, safaris or just a long day by the pool! Here, you will be pampered like the privileged Maharajas and Maharanis in ancient times. Take home memories of a truly Royal Experience!
Jodhpur Cafe is the go-to restaurant at Ajit Bhawan, serving local and Indian delights as well as Asian and western specialities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan food is a speciality. Fine-dining for sure. Other dinner options include the Garden Restaurant which carries a delectable menu straight from the royal kitchen or Dhani, an authentic Rajasthani Thali Restaurant which serves rich, aromatic and diverse delicacies of the desert state in more rustic settings. Drinks can be taken at J-Bar – known as one of the finest bars in Jodhpur, with a unique selection of classic and modern cocktail concoctions.
Bistro Bougainvillea – Enjoy authentic Italian food with our special Menu of Mouth Watering Delicacies
‘MUST DO’ ACTIVITIES
The Bishnoi village safari gives you a peek into the ethnic Marwari lifestyle. Gets your hands on exquisite handicrafts, woven carpets and hand-made pots created by the tribal artisans. Visit the Guda Bishnoi Lake to see the khejri tree, Indian Blackbuck, Chinkaras and migratory birds like Cranes.
Jodhpur city is surrounded by sand dunes, temples, flavourful cuisine, royal grandeur, beautiful scenery, tribal development and much more. Take a camel ride at Osian, an oasis in the Thar Desert just a couple of hours drive from Jodhpur. Osian also boasts beautiful Hindu and Jain temples and is considered the birthplace of Jainism.
Let one of our royal butlers escort you round town in a vintage car. Built by the Rajputs, the Chamunda Mata temple is a revered deity in Rajasthan. The temple is situated within the confines of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and is worth a visit. Another interesting monument is the Clock Tower and the Sardar Market. The market boasts of over 7000 retail outlets selling saris, handicrafts and Indian spices among other things.
- By Air: The Jodhpur Airport is 5 km from the city centre. Regular flight services connect the city with other major cities in and around Rajasthan. There are daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.By Train: Jodhpur is well connected by railway lines. Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are easily available.