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Ahhichatragarh Fort, meaning ‘Fort of the Hooded Cobra’ dates back to the 4th century. This Fort and Palace complex has passed through the hands of Mughal Emperors to the Maharaja of Jodhpur, with whom it remains today. His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II has dedicated the last 20 years, along with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, The Getty Foundation and the Lady Helen Hamlyn Trust, to the meticulous restoration of this magnificent heritage property. Today, the 18th century residence of the Queens has been transformed into elegant havelis.
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Ranvas, Abode of Queens

A two hour drive from Jodhpur will find you deep in the heart of India’s romantic state of Rajasthan where you can enjoy 2 nights of historic luxury, local Mughal Sufi cuisine, and the surroundings of this evocative residence.

Your stay will include a visit to the Fort and the Museum and a sunset excursion to the sand dunes where you will experience a camel ride.

Daily flights to Jodhpur from Delhi or Mumbai make this the perfect weekend getaway from a business trip or an extension to your tour.

DAY 1 JODHPUR – NAGAUR
Arrive Jodhpur and transfer by road to Nagaur, and your hotel the Ranwas Haveli. During the 18th Century, the ruling Maharaja of the time, Bakhat Singh, sought to create a refuge from the external troubles of warfare and politics. The result was a pleasure palace. Evoking the senses through artistic pleasures, from the sound of water fountains, to vivid fresco paintings and perfectly constructed geometric gardens. Within the magnificent Nagaur Fort lies the 18th century residence of the Ranis (queens) of Maharaja Bakht Singh of Jodhpur, which have been meticulously restored to offer elegant accommodation within these 10 Haveli’s. Each Haveli is named after one of the Ranis. In these well preserved queenly residences guests have the chance to experience a living heritage. This is a heritage property in the purest sense – a regal residence, from which to explore Ahhichatragarh (Nagaur) Fort.

Later walk through Nagaur town visiting the Buland Darwaza chhatris, temples and local bazaar.

  DAY 2 NAGAUR
This morning visit the historic 12th century Ahhichatragarh Fort and its museum. This stone fortress with Rajput and Mughal architecture from the 16th to 18th centuries has been subject to comprehensive conservation since early 1993, under the management of Mehrangarh Museum Trust.

After time at leisure, this evening’s excursion is a camel ride through the Sand Dunes.

DAY 3 NAGAUR – JODHPUR
Morning transfer by road to Jodhpur airport (approximately 2 hours drive) to connect with flight for onward destination.

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