Mihir Garh is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party
Situated on a sand mound in the middle of the Thar desert, Mihir Garh literally means the 'Fort of the Sun'. This special boutique hotel is a dazzling beacon in the sandy wilderness, with its spacious suites, private plunge pools and exceptional wildlife encounters.
West of the village of Khandi, Mihir Garh is one of India's first luxury edge-of-desert resorts and is surrounded by scrub farmland and designed by the Rohet family who still run it today. The building is a traditional design, and is constructed out of wattle, mud and wood and has a wonderful rustic look whilst being supremely comfortable.
Mihir Garh provides a haven of desert comfort, the nine air-conditioned suites blend in seamlessly with the golden and sandy colours of the desert, and each suite offers more than 1,700 square feet of private space, including private terraces to sleep under the stars, plunge pools, private courtyards and exclusive open-air Jacuzzis. The suites are named Alishan and Shandar, after the fine Marwari Stallions from the Rohet Stables. The colours and fabrics which have been used for the interiors are soft and understated, in keeping with the earthy, desert, theme which runs through the hotel, and there are hand-crafted fireplaces created by women from neighbouring villages.
The hotel also comprises an outdoor swimming pool and a barbeque terrace, as well as a spa (but no gym) and a dining room. The Vilasa Spa comprises two treatment rooms and offers a diverse menu of therapies ensuring the ultimate luxury experience in the midst of the Thar desert.
The idea behind the camp is to give people a genuinely authentic desert experience, it is a fabulous location for riding safaris, as well as picnics and excursions and camel safaris through the ethereal desert. The Rohet family are amongst the best and keenest horsemen in Rajasthan and boast some of the finest horses in their stables.
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
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- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
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