Just about 20 minutes away from the Jaisalmer Fort (one of the very few living forts in the world) Suryagarh is a modern fortress set in the sprawling stark desert landscape outlined by elegant lines of golden sandstone.
The grand welcome with soulful welcome songs and the beat of the drums takes you back to the Royal era. Since the fortress occupies a bluff atop a low hill, no matter where you look out from, breathtaking desert vistas greet you.
The 81 rooms, suites and villas of Suryagarh are spread over three floors, and are divided into 8 categories: Thar Haveli, Jaisalmer Haveli, Suryagarh Suite, Luxury Suite, Signature Suite, Heritage Room, Fort Room and Pavilion Room. The rooms are detailed for every comfort. Stylishly embellished, they are dotted with art and colour, and cleverly enslave light and space to perfection. Everywhere you look there is an underlying sense of exclusivity and certain beguiling beauty – from the fabrics used for curtains, cushions, throws, armchairs and settees, to collectibles stacked neatly into niches, swathes of colour against the golden stone to photographs and art on the walls. The decorations for tabletops, mantle and trays use anything from locally sourced small brass pots to urns and large basins of stone or copper, filled or floated with fresh or seemingly fresh bougainvillea. The large, ensuite bathrooms, airy and well-lit are a delight with signature bath and toilet amenities.
Dining Options: The food served at Suryagarh is divine. Local flavours and international cuisines are served with the same expertise and panache. There is an in-house bar with exquisite brands available. Dinner by the lake is a signature experience that melds the breath-taking beauty of the placid lake and flowers, with a feast of traditional grills and roasts. Thar Dinner on the other hand transports you to a communal setting with a star-studded sky and canopies to enjoy a meal. A signature thaali dinner in the courtyard offers an array of flavours in one meal. Dinner on the dunes is another special feature that combines the majestic ambience with exemplary food.
RAIT- Signature Spa: has therapies and scrubs fashioned from salts and desert sands using native wellness insights.
Akhara – The Gym, is reminiscent of traditional wrestling sand pits but wears a modern veneer of a state-of-the-art gym.