Rajasthan’s beauty is rooted in its palaces, forts, and luxury properties but there is a whole another world to explore which lies in the villages and communities of the state. One such place that will give you a different perspective of Rajasthan is Chandelao Garh in Jodhpur. Read on to know more about the place.
Chandelao Garh is a homestay tourist destination near Jodhpur which was once known as the region of Marwar. It’s the ancestral home for the rulers of Chandelao village. The homestay consists of a stately home that was built in 1744. It consists of the main building, inner courtyard, outer courtyard gardens, and extensive buildings that have now been converted into guest accommodations.
Staying at Chandelao Garh is an experience worth cherishing as you won’t have to compromise on the comfort to enjoy the rural lifestyle of the village. There are several elements to enjoy at this homestay. The markets of Pipar offer a vibrant and colorful view of the rural life dotted with shops of pottery, block printers, and local vendors selling groceries.
You can also bond with the locals over a cup of chai and learn turban tying or get henna painting on your hand by the local artists. Besides, there is Sundar Rang Arts and Crafts Centre where women make beautiful handicrafts which you can buy as souvenir items; 60% of the profits go to women working there.
The homestay offers more than just a glimpse into the rural lifestyle. There is a lake nearby the fort where you can witness the beauty of pelicans and other birds flocking in the midst of the lake. Besides, the lush greenery of the jungles and beautiful animals like antelopes further make it an attractive holiday destination for families and folks.
Chandelao Garh is located 40 kms away from Jodhpur which makes it a perfect weekend getaway for the city dwellers. It offers a quaint space for those seeking solitude far away from the busy city life.
The nearest Airport is Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 39 kms while the Jodhpur Railway station is 40 kms away from Chandelao Garh. Those taking a road trip, head on to 35 kms east of Jodhpur to the village of Binawas. Turn right at the sign of Chandelao Garh and drive 3 kms south.