Itinerary Connect: With Jodhpur being about 135 Kms and Udaipur at 165 Kms from Chanoud, one may place Chanoud Garh in-between as an experience to cut on driving time and also to add a rural and personal flavor to a Rajasthan program.
Accommodation and Services: Seven large suites have been renovated with great detail, an eye for color and a head for quality yet retaining some of the essential features that is so much a part of Rajasthan. That each suite is different, high and spacious, uses a unique color tone yet subtle and complete is reflective of the lengths of the research and detail that owners have put into setting up Chanoud Garh. All suites are air-conditioned with twin or double beds, decorated with interesting objects-de-art from their private collection, a tea-coffee station and generously proportioned en-suite bathrooms, some suites lead into private balconies while all of them have immense lounge spaces within the suite.
Dining is very special in Chanoud Garh as they bring to your table menu held with the family for generations and still planned and prepared under the careful supervision of the women of the family. Even if you have traveled many times in Rajasthan you will be surprised at the variety of the menu and the treatment of some of the tried and tested dishes. There are several dining areas in Chanoud Garh, one of the main areas being Moti Mahal which is large and air-conditioned and perfect for lunch times especially when the sun is up. Dinner options range from the Jenana Chowk to al-fresco dining on the old terrace. It is important to know that a session to learn some of the signature dishes of Chanoud Garh is a serious affair with a dedicated area for the same, with pre-arranged work stations and sitting to ensure you can make the best of experience.
Amenities and Activities: Every convenience a traveler may anticipate has been put in place and ofcourse you have the undivided attention of the hosts for anything else required during the stay. The activities in Chanoud Garh are personally drawn, scheduled depending on your arrival and time here and personally executed by either Jairaj or Mahiraj. A drive out to the salt pans for some spectacular sun set followed by tea, drive to see the villages around – stark yet insightful about how village life is intrinsically linked with the outdoors, walk through the village of Chanoud Garh, stopping by to see village industries, crafts and school are some of the signature activities at Chanoud Garh.
MECH Review: Just two years into its operation as a family run, heritage homestay with all of seven suites currently in operation, Chanoud Garh is poised nearly equi-distant between Jodhpur and Udaipur and offers many insights. Meticulously organized suites with a high sense of detail versus comfort and aesthetics, each unique in its design, make-up and distribution, Chanoud Garh definitely warrants two nights or more !
However the defining highlight of Chanoud Garh undeniably is the very personal attention of the family lead by Swati, Mahiraj, Jairaj and Anchal. All the four siblings have moved back to their ancestral home giving up their corporate careers to weave the Chanoud Garh experience. It is indeed endearing to see their dedication and pride with which they recount the living tales of their ancestral land and its people.
Things you should know: There is no extra bed facility here. Children will be accommodated in the parent’s room at extra cost as per age.
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