About Fort Chanwa Luni !!!
Today, Fort Chanwa is restored to its pristine glory and charm due to its
proud owners Maharajah Dalip Singhji and Rani Madhu Devi, who warmly welcome
travellers from distant lands, offering them a princely hospitality in an
inimitably enchanting setting.
The warmth and excitements of Fort Chanwa will surely transmit you in the
world of Rajasthani Magnificence. This alluring hotel complex is now an
exceptional example of elegance and symmetry in Indian architecture of the
last century. The entire fortress is carved out of the famous red sandstone
of Jodhpur and with its ornately carved lattice work friezes and intricate "Jharokas",
it exquisitely captures the romance and grace of a bygone age. Today, Fort
Chanwa is considered to one of the Finest Heritage palace Hotel in Jodhpur.
Legendary Fort Chanwa Luni Hotel !!!
Do you know, for nearly 40 years, the fortress
remained untouched and neglected. The first wave that hit the Fort Chanwa
for its restorations was realised in the year 1992, when its proud owners
Maharaj Dalip Singh and Rani Madhu Devi took the initiative and open the
gates of this palatial building to new invaders.
In the year 1948 Chanwa was granted in "Jagir" to Maharajah Dalip
Singh, the youngest son of Maharajah Umaid Singh, However over the years the
Fortress sank into years of neglect and decay. In 1992 inspired by a wave of
successful restorations to heritage properties and encouraged by the
burgeoning tourism traffic into western Rajasthan Maharajah Dalip Singh, the
24th generation of direct descent from Rao Jodha, ruler and founder of
Jodhpur in the 15th century decided to throw open the gates of Chanwa to
these new 'invaders'. Maharajah then decided to compose this fort into a
shape of lyrical complex, which has number of courtyards, towers, water,
wheels, stables, passages and unexpected stairways to secret pavilions and
panoramic rooftops spanning the village below and the Thar horizon beyond.
Even the traditional paintings on the walls harmoniously reflect the skill
of the master craftsmen and the bygone days. The village of Luni nestles in
the shadow of the Fort walls, which is also a hub of activities. Guests can
see many artisans fashioning metal, clay or wood into intricate forms and
demonstrating the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestors.
In the earlier time, when Maharajah used watch from the windows of this
large imposing fort, it reflect the changing times under shady trees, while
the children enjoy running around narrow carefree streets. The women,
swaying in their brilliant Rajasthani colours go about their daily chores to
give water and sustenance to the village.
Palatial Accommodation !!!
Fort Chanwa Luni Hotel has elegantly appointed rooms with all the modern
facilities and great amenities. It is now beautifully restored to its former
glory by its owners Maharaj Dalip Singhji, (The youngest son of H.H
Maharajah Umaid Singhji) and his wife Rani Madhu. Each of its room is
decorated and created in such a way to match its own particular charm.
Whereas the courtyards, verandahs and gardens all offer a setting and
ambiance, that can easily set to rapture your heart. The rooms of this
palatial hotel are very peaceful and serene , where guests can unwind for
the day and spend the afternoons leisurely reading or relaxing in the
and Services At Fort Chanwa Luni !!!
At Fort Chanwa Luni, guest will be surprised with the textures and fittings
that flourish on the four walls of the hotel, to make it none other then a
pure heaven on earth. The hotel features 31 well decorated rooms, all are
fostered with the modern facilities and luxurious amenities of any Heritage
Palace Hotel. Fort Chanwa of Luni must be your staying option, once you are
in the Blue City
Food At Fort Chanwa Luni !!!
At Fort Chanwa the honored guests of the hotel can relish the delicious
traditional Rajasthani cuisines, which is specially prepared by the cooks,
who have served the royal families for many generations. The guests can also
take the pleasure of organising Gala Dinner (upto 150 Pax) with traditional
delicacies. You can savour the true taste of Indian hospitality and culture
with the conglomeration of local village dance and music. The also fort
houses a bar facility, which is well stocked to suit different tastes and
even the evening bazaar is set up to pick up gifts and nick-nacks.
Recreational Facilities !!!
Cultural Shows :
Do You Know
Fort Chanwa has thirty one authentically renovated
rooms with attached bathrooms and the most notable feature of these palatial
suits ate, each room has absolutely different decore and ambience, worth for
your glance and stay.
Tourist visiting Fort Chanwa Luni for
the first time, should not miss an opportunity to gaze at the famous
cultural programmes of like Candle light dinners with the live performance
of village folks. Guests can please there ears and eyes with the musician
singings and typical Rajasthani dance around the spacious lawn of the hotel.
Leisure Activities :
The grandeur of Fort Chanwa Luni is
a home to myriad leisure activities like swimming pool, sauna and
traditional massages, camels and horse safaris, all the above activities can
be arranged by the hotel on requests.
Sightseeing Tours !!!
Fort Chanwa of Luni generally organise number of pleasurable trips to
myriad excursions of like you can experience the grandeur of Ranakpur Jain
Temple, Nakoda Ji Temples, Osiyan Temples and Ramdevra Temples. Guests can
also take the charm of camel ride and high tea in the nearby sand dunes of .
Fort Chanwa Luni also organise excursion tour to the Jawai dam, where you
can enjoy your lunch in a picnic, after which you can go for a walks, or
trekking or cycling in the surrounding hills. You can also try fishing,
boating or spotting crocodiles in the Jawai Lake.
Safari Option :
In the afternoon, the guest will be
departing for a jeep safari from Fort Chanwa Luni, where you will offered a
lifetime opportunity to visit the myriad communities of Rajasthan like
Bishnois, Patals, Raikas, Moilas and Prajapat. Once you are on a jeep
safari, which is full of fun and frolic, will leave you will unforgettable
memories to cherish all through your life. If you are fortunate enough, then
you can also sight various desert spices with the backdrop of giant Aravalli
Range, sunset is another attraction of the desert .
Fun and Frolic Theme Activities !!!
Mehfil Theme :
At Fort Chanwa Luni, you can feast your
eyes with the Mehfil Theme, where guests are welcomed in a traditional way.
Guests can see tall men in colorful turbans and beautiful women in colorful
scarfs. Once you become the part of Mehfil Theme, you will be personally
taken care by the royal families servants, followed by the welcome
drinks,classical music, Rajasthani dances, with the elaborate dinner menu,
including the best of Indian and mughalai preparations served by
traditionally attired staff.
Village Dhani Dinner :
On your special requests, Fort
Chanwa Luni can map out for the Village Dhani Dinner Party. The hotel
regularly host dinners in the vicinity of village dhani, where you will be
personally take care by the hotel authorities and served with the delicious
meals in a rural style, followed by the traditional ceremony, live music and
folk dances that continue till late evenings.
Tribal Theme :
Fort Chanwa Luni frequently organise day
out trips with the particular local community of Rajasthan like the Bishnoi,
Patel (Agriculturist), Moila (Potter) and the Prajapat (Weaver). Once you
are day out with the tribal community, guests are made to dress the same
like village folks and follow the day to day life of the tribals till late
evenings. The meals, mineral water and interpreter are arranged by hotel
Picnic Theme :
Fort Chanwa Luni regularly organise number
of picnics and Rajasthani meal trips to various thrilling excursions of the
city. In the early morning hours, guests will be departing from Fort Chanwa
Luni for picnic lunch at desert oasis. You will be served with the most
exotic and mouth watering local and Rajasthani dishes with separate bar
counter, where you can savours old and famous drinks of the world under the
cool shades of trees.
Jungle Theme :
Fort Chanwa Luni constantly arranged
numerous trips to the close vicinity forests of , where guests are taken in
the open Jeeps for sightseeing the various fauna spices like black buck,
chinkara, blue bulls and antelopes on the way. Once you reach the campsite,
you will be welcomed with non alcoholic drink followed by live music and
dances. Drinks, snacks, vegetarians and non-vegetarians are served straight
from the barbeque pit. At the same time tribal dancers will be performing
through out the evening followed by the real Rajasthani specialty of veg and
non-veg meals, which are cooked in the ambiance of Jungle.
Other Facilities !!!
Traditional Rajput Wedding At Fort Chanwa :
also organised by he hotel. The guests are divided into two groups to form
bride and grooms sides. A traditional ceremony is also arranged, where you
can see tall men dressed in a white kurta pajama and colorful turban,
whereas the beautiful womens are dressed in a colorful Rajasthani dress or
Salwar Kameez with colored scarf. The fort building is beautifully
illuminated, brat processing with the groom on the horseback is led by other
men with decorated camels, horses, band flaming torches and musicians. On
arrival of Barat party at fort, welcome drinks are served, after which
marriage ceremony is started with beautiful flowers and ferry light in the
middle of the garden and bride follows later. All the relatives from groom
side and brides side are then seated on the mattress around the garden. A
Hindu Pandit then performs the rituals and commemorates the marriage
ceremony, while cocktails, drinks and snacks are served followed by the gala
dinner party. The dinner ends with the fire works display, photographer and
video man, which can be arranged on request. The newly wed couple is then
escorted to the suite decorated with flowers.