Dramatically perched over the shimmering Chambal river, on a steep slate ridge about 200 ft high, your first glimpse of Bhainsrorgarh Fort will literally take your breath away.
British historian Col. James Todd after seeing the splendid and mesmerizing beauty of Bhainsrorgarh said that if he was offered a Jagir in Rajasthan and given the option to choose, it would be Bhainsrorgarh.
The royal family-in-residence welcomes you to experience a stay in this incredible fort ! The atmosphere, views , personal service and beautifully laid out gourmet meals have enchanted many visitors since the fort opened to guests in 2006.
Little wonder, Bhainsrorgarh has been rated as the Best Heritage Hotel in India by Tatler Travel Guide, UK. ( 2008, 2009 )
A fortified outpost of the kingdom of Mewar that included Chittorgarh and Udaipur, Bhainsrorgarh is located 235 kilometers northeast of Udaipur and 50 kilometers south of Kota and has a remarkable history. Built by Rawat Lal Singh (second son of Rawat Kesri Singh of Salumber), Bhainsrorgarh was granted as a jagir ( fiefdom ) by Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar in 1741 A.D.
Bhainsrorgarh held great importance to the Chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs, as it was granted to Rao Chunda after he renounced the Mewar throne for his yet to be born younger brother. As the eldest son of Rana Lakha, then ruler of Mewar, Chunda Ji was the heir apparent to the throne of Chittor.
The Chief of Bhainsrorgarh was counted among the 16 first class nobles of Mewar and was conferred the title of ''Rawat'' by Maharana of Mewar.
Often our guests return to stay with us. One of the reasons they claim is the irresistible memory of our authentic meals cooked in the royal kitchens. Signature Bhainsrorgarh recipes that have been handed down over generations and personally supervised by the ladies of the house, every meal is a treat and holds a surprise or a secret.
Mewar Suite, the fort's largest is perfect to unwind, its cushioned alcoves and stained glass hued lounge invite you to stretch out with a book, your favorite drink at hand !
Fateh Vilas Suite and Bhainsrorgarh Suite boast of expansive balconies which offer perfect sit-outs looking out to the river. Game trophies and old photographs of the royal family's hunting expeditions adorn the walls of the spacious lobby that faces the inner courtyard and is shared by Fateh Vilas and Chundaji Suites.
Nights at the fort are magical as the Fort dazzles with brilliantly lit chandeliers. Guests often head to The Terrace, a favorite venue for feasting - on gourmet cuisine and delectable views.
In addition to the five suites, Four Deluxe Rooms are set around the outer courtyard and have views of the Village.
On the ground floor is Himmat Vilas Suite named after Late Rawat Himmat Singhji, a renowned poet and father of the present owner Rawat Shiv Charan Singhji. This suite has a private terrace and balcony, overlooks the garden and has views of the river.
There are two suites on the first floor - Chunda ji Suite and Maharana Fateh Singh Suite, also called Fateh Vilas. Chundaji Suite has the river on one side and the garden on the other while Fateh Vilas suite has a balcony overlooking the river.
Bhainsrorgarh Suite and Mewar Suite are on the top floor. The Mewar Suite , the largest in the fort has two small balconies with beautiful river and garden views while Bhainsrorgarh Suite has a large balcony overlooking the river.
One of our guests - Intrepid Hector