Fodor's Expert Review Ajit Bhawan

Circuit House Rd., Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342006, India

This small, enchanting palace and village complex has several intriguing perks—like a pool with waterfalls and caves; a lobby stuffed with atmospheric royalty-related memorabilia, such as portraits of maharajas, spears, and heads of deer; and even a garage full of royal vintage cars available for rent. The individually styled rooms are a funky mix of contemporary designs and traditional Rajasthani fabrics and artifacts; some even have trees growing inside. The prettiest rooms are located within round hut-style thatched cottages with mud-walled verandas that have swings. Attached baths are large with tubs and loads of sparkling granite/marble. In peak season nightly outdoor dinners feature live entertainment. Horseback riding, village tours, and safaris can be arranged. While it's located a good 10-minute tuk tuk ride from the Old City, this place still puts you close to boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.


  • Warm and inviting
  • Cozy bar
  • Near modern shops and restaurants


  • Far from the Old City
  • Tented rooms can be noisy
  • Service can be slow during peak times




Phones: 291-251–0674 | 291-251–3333


100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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