Within the magnificent Ahhichatragarh Fort, also known as Nagaur Fort, lies the 18th century residences of the sixteen ranis of Maharaja Bakhat Singh of Jodhpur. Now one of the most well preserved queenly residences in India, Ranvas is a heritage property in the purest sense, giving its guests the chance to experience a living legacy and a regal residence.
Each of the ten refurbished havelis has been named after one of the ranis and has two or three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a private courtyard. The suites on the first floor open on to a private terrace. At present Ranvas comprises 27 rooms in total, a swimming pool and two charming restaurants.
Dining: Enjoy Mughal Sufi cuisine inspired by the ranis’ kitchens and an à la carte menu served at the indoor restaurant. The many pillared outdoor Bardari is the all-day dining pavilion and serves both Indian and world cuisine. The indoor restaurant also functions as a conference room.
Leisure: Relax by the swimming pool or in the lounge. Guided tours of the museum, palaces and halls in the Ahhichitaragarh Fort reveal a fascinating history and art heritage, having been expertly restored. It is the recipient of a UNESCO award for pioneering new conservation standards by combining modern scientific techniques while upholding traditional building methods.
Visit nearby temples, walk on the ramparts or stroll around the gardens. Excursions to Nagaur town and the surrounding desert by camel, horse-back or car include sampling crafts at the local bazaar. The annual Nagaur Cattle Fair in January/February is a photographer’s delight.
Each year, the Sufi Spirit Music Festival is a magnificent fusion of cultural heritage and spiritual fervour. Weddings, anniversaries, milestones and other events can be specially arranged in the magical spaces at Ranvas.
LOCATION: Ranvas lies within Nagaur Fort in the town of Nagaur in central Rajasthan.