Pratap Niwas is a boutique yet majestic elegant heritage hotel. It gets it name from the erstwhile Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar. The architecture is an amalgamation of Mughal and Mewar style, as seen in the stone carving, cupolas and jharokas or extended balconies. It takes you back to the era of Rajas and Maharajas…. The old world charm and its modern amenities make it a preferred destination.
We have total 37 rooms out of which 21 are deluxe rooms (approx. 280 sq.ft.), which includes 10 twin rooms, and there are 16 suites (approx 450 sq.ft.). Each room has a unique seating, few with open balconies overlooking the Jhalamand Village and few have Jharoka seating and few overlooking the pool. The hotel has a courtyard (80 ft X 80 ft) and the rooms are surrounded by it.
Suites: 16 & Deluxe Rooms: 21, breakup – 10 twin rooms rest double bed rooms
We have an outdoor swimming pool (Size – 24X45X4.5 ft)
We also have an All Day Dining Restaurant which is operation from 0630 hrs to 0100 hrs and is situated on the ground floor. In Room Dining Service is available 24 hrs.
We also have an Al Fresco bar which overlooks the Mehrangarh fort, where one can enjoy the best of spirits… schedules to open in next couple of months!!
Location – Airport – 7 kms
Railway Station – 11 kms
Ajmer – 198 kms, Jaipur – 328 kms, Jaisalmer – 285 kms, Udaipur – 256 kms
Places of Interest
Mehrangarh Fort: its one amongst the largest Indian Forts which is situated 400ft above the city. Rao Jodha constructed the fort which started in 1459 and completed in 1943. 13 kms, approx travel time 21 mins. Entry Fees – Foreigner – 400/- and Indian – 60/- Still Camera – 100/- and Video Camera – 200/-. Timing – 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs
Jodhpur Flying Fox: Adventure lovers can’t pass up the unique opportunity to go zip lining with Mehrangarh fort as the backdrop. The circuit has 6 zip lines and takes around 1 ½ hours to complete. A group of 12 people departs at appointed times. Location – North side of Mehrangarh fort and Booking – 3 days’ advance only through online booking www.flyingfox.asia
Jaswant Thada: it was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, in the year 1899. It is close to Mehrangarh Fort. It is just 2 kms away. Foreigner – 30/- and Indian – 15/- Still Camera – 25/- and Video Camera – 50/-. Timing – 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park: it was developed in 2006, with the aim of restoring th natural ecology of a large rocky wasteland area next to the Fort. The park extends across 70 hectares approx 200 acres of rehabilitated land and has a walking trail. It is interesting to explore at different times of the year as its foliage changes with the season. Location – at the foot hills of the Mehrangarh Fort, entry from the Visitors Center – 800 mts from the Fort Main Gate. Entry Fees – Foreigner – 30/- and Indian – 15/- Still Camera – 100/- and Video Camera – 200/-. Timing – 0900 hrs and 1725 hrs
Balsamand Lake: Its an artificial lake that was constructed by Balak Rao Parihar in 1159 AD. 21 kms approx travel time 30 mins
Kailana Lake: it is located west of the city, yet another artificial lake which was made in the year 1872 by Pratap Singh. This is one amongst the most frequented lakes in Rajasthan. 16 kms approx travel time 22 mins
Mandore Garden: Mandore was Mewar’s capital in the 6th Century before Jodhpur was established. Mandore Garden is also the Govrnment Museum “a hall of heroes” and a temple of 33 crores Hindu God Goddess. Entry is free for the Garden, Museum Entry Fee – 50/- Timing 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs. Closed on Fridays
Clock Tower: is a famous landmark in the old city which was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his tenure of 1880 and 1911. The clock tower offers a good view of the fort. Sardar market which is adjacent to the tower, retains a traditional village bazaar feel. Its chaotic and Colorful and sells almost everything – handicraft, sarees, spices and fabric
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum: was started in 1929 and was completed in 1943. The palace boosts of a combination of Indian and European style of architecture, part of the palace stills serves as the residence to the former Royal Family. Entry Fees – Foreigner – 50/- and Indian – 15/- Camera Charges separate. Timing – 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs
Chamunda Mata Temple: It is situated on the southern end of the Mehrangarh Fort. Chamunda Mata ji was the favourite goddess of Rao Jodha. In 1460 he brought her idol from the old Caplital of Mandore. Then it was installed in the Mehrangarh Fort and is the Isth devi (the adopted goddess)of Maharaja and the Royal Family. During Dusshera celebrations people throng to get a glimpse of Chamunda Devi. It is approx 3 kms from Mehrangarh fort and 17 kms from the hotel. Apprx travel time – 24 mins from the hotel
Mahavir Jain Mandir: There are approx 15 Ossian Jain temples in an around Jodhpur, but the most significant one is the Mahavira Jain Temple dedicated to the last Jain Prophet. The main temple was constructed in around 775 AD. Ossain holds a key for the Jain community as because Oswal Jains (a rich trading community) came from Ossian. The entrance to the temple complex has carvings of beautiful maidens on it. The roof is also beautifully decorated. The terrace on which the temple stands is built up of sandstone. The main Mahavira temple has an inner sanctum and three balconied windows. The main porch of the temple has beautifully ornate pillars. And the second porch, which was later added on, has more stylish construction. Distance from the hotel is approx 12 kms and travel time is 20 mins
Village Safari – Half Day Tour: The tour starts from Jodhpur to Khejarli Village – where 363 Bishnois sacrificed their life to protect trees. Then travel to Singhasn (muslim religion Potter’s village, then to Gudha Village (where one can watch wild life and visit Bishnoi families), then Shepherds Village then to Salawas (weaver’s village). Cost – INR.1500/- for a minimum of four and subsequent additional head would cost INR.400