Rawla Narlai, Narlai

Rawla Narlai, Narlai

This gorgeous little hotel lies, hidden away in a small, busy village, in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, at the foot of a huge, granite rock. Surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops, the area is reminiscent of a Rajasthan that few see today and is in one of the most beautiful parts of the state.

Being so close to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, it is the perfect stopping off point on a journey between Jodhpur and Udaipur and could not be more rewarding. Rawla Narlai is a delightful 17th century property which was once a favourite hunting lodge of the Jodhpur Royal Family. It is still owned by members of the Jodhpur family who have invested vast amounts of time, money, love and care into restoring this little gem. Over the years it has transformed from a simple lodge into a stunning, stylish boutique hotel – albeit with all its original character and structure retained. The rooms are scattered all around the property and each varies significantly in shape, size and décor. There are also some fine, contemporary tents in the garden by the pretty swimming pool.

Rawla Narlai remains charmingly small, tasteful and immensely calm - arriving here, to be greeted by your affable host, is like reaching a refreshing oasis. There are gardens and verandahs for resting on and nearby is a lake which is lovely to walk around and picnic beside, watching the birds. The beautiful stepwell is then perfect for a romantic dinner under the stars!

Eco / environmental / responsible tourism policy

  • Rawla Narlai is very aware of and maintains the sanctity of its holy sites, temples and the local culture.
  • Every year they plant 1000 trees in and around the property.
  • They grow their own vegetables.
  • Local villagers are being educated by Rawla Narlai staff and given training to provide local services to guests, in order to maximize local employment and ensure their increased income.
  • They donate clothes and blankets to local charities.
  • They have and maintain their own temple in the property.
  • They employ local villagers in the hotel and also as guides for guests.
  • They are planning to have solar energy to power the property.

For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent,or the hotel direct.

Must Do

Enjoy a truly special, unique dinner at the stepwell, and walk up the granite rock at sundown.


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By air to Jodhpur or Udaipur followed by a 3 hour road journey or by a shorter journey from Nimaj, Delwara and Deogarh.

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