In a Nutshell

A hidden gem, Rawla Narlai makes for an ideal off-the-beaten track stop between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan is close to Kumbulgarh Fort and Ranakpur Temples.

At a Glance

  • Charming boutique heritage hotel located mid-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur
  • Offers a superb step-well dinner
  • Some incredibly historic suites, or opt for more ‘modern’ rooms
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Heritage Hotel
Swimming Pool

The Detail

Rawla Narlai is a 17th century former hunting lodge of the Jodhpur Royal Family and has been converted into a 25-room heritage hotel. It is located in the small bustling village of Narlai in the heart of the Aravali Hills right under a large granite rock that towers over the village.  You can opt for the old classic heritage rooms, which still feature original frecoe designs on the walls and come complete with vintage furnishing. The windows are often stained-glass, meaning the rooms can be a little dark, but boy they are pack a punch in terms of character. The Grand Heritage Rooms are newer, larger and lighter, yet still come with antique furniture. The Luxury Grande Heritage Rooms feature gorgeous white marble work, and intricate latticework. The Jhakoka Rooms have their own balconies, with excellent views and the top Narlai Suite gives you the most space of all rooms.

There is one restaurant at Narlai and meals can be taken pretty much anywhere within the hotel, from the terraces to beside the pool. The cuisine is a blend of Indian and international. Rawla Narali is also famed for its step-well dinner, where they take you to the 16th century site on traditional bullock cart. The step-well is adorned by countless numbers of lamps as you sit down to dinner with such an amazing backdrop all around you. Other experiences include tea by the local lake, horse riding, leopard safaris, day walks and exploring the traditional local villages.

Rawla Narlai Itineraries

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Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.