Suryagarh is where medieval heritage meets modern beauty in the Thar Desert. From fine dining to fashionable royal décor, this abandoned fort turned 21st-century hotel frames the pomp and tradition of the Rajput dynasties with contemporary precision, transporting guests on a carefully preserved journey through the luxury and romance of old.

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With just 77 grandiose guestrooms, Suryagarh is an oasis of luxury imbued with the serenity of its Thar Desert home. While the accommodations at Suryagarh represent a timeless old-world enchantment worthy of Rajasthan royalty, they are also filled to the brim with every modern convenience for the sophisticated traveler and promise a thoughtfulness and personalization in every stay. From the airy guestrooms to the signature suites, each comes customized and embellished with rich local textures, gilded details, gorgeously lavish bathrooms, and endless sunlight bursting through the windows. The most elegant manifestation of desert living comes in the form of Suryagarh’s havelis, a collection of intimate, stand-alone villas surrounding their own courtyards.

Above all, Suryagarh is serious about the art of relaxation. It is witnessed in the all-day billiards room, in the vivid blue of the secluded Neel swimming pool, in the quiet rejuvenation of the Rait Spa, and in the endless hidden corners dedicated to Sivananda yoga, chanting, and meditation. It is even felt in the food, whether at breakfast as the peacocks parade past or at dinner under the canopy of stars in the desert dunes, with folk dancing and music accompanying the stunning sunset. The chefs at Suryagarh utilize ancient techniques and generations of secret recipes to anoint each meal with a distinctively Rajputana flavor and present them with unforgettable flair at the hotel’s two specialty restaurants, the all-day dining venue Nosh and the medieval specialty restaurant Legends of Marward. In the central courtyard, guests can also indulge in a choice of traditional chai and chatt snacks—an authentic introduction to some of India’s most beloved exports.

With its unique location in Jaisalmer, Suryagarh positions guests at the gateway to ‘The Golden City’ and Thar, the mysterious yet serene Great Indian Desert. Within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer is a trove of historic mansions, winding bazaars, and the crowning Jaisalmer Fort atop Trikuta Hill, home to nearly a quarter of modern Jaisalmer. Beyond the city lies the shifting sands and magical lore of Thar Desert, an incredible land full of ancient cemeteries, dramatic landscapes, antiquated villages, abandoned temples, and fascinating birds. With all of this enchantment just outside the doors, Suryagarh proves that tranquility and beauty are never too far out of reach in Rajasthan.

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