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Ghanerao Royal Castle

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Ghanerao Royal Castle was founded in 1606 by Gopal Das Rathore, a brave rajput warrior from the Mertia clan. It’s a small town located strategically at the entrance of one of the few ancient passes in the Aravali range that connects the erstwhile states of Udaipur and Jodhpur the two strongholds of Rajasthan, Mewar and Marwar. The castle is a beautiful classic edifice of marble and red sand stone jharonkas.The courtyards are habituated by dancing peacocks and lined with colourful bougainvillea. No two rooms are like, with quaint sit outs and staircases furnished aesthetically keeping the environment and the sensibility of the area and local traditions. Sumptuous meals are served, prepared using age old traditional recopies of the family, who reside there and retain the old local staff as well to give a feeling of harmony and community. A home away from home- its serenity has attracted many a writers and painters and many happy couples have taken their marriage vows in the traditional way. Its the only village in Rajasthan which boasts of thirty-three step wells and beautiful cenotaphs and by lanes strewn with heritage havelis. Ghanerao school of arts is also famous for its traditional Rajput style paintings, To keep oneself busy, one can:Visit some of the 33 stepwells.Visit the tribal belt to meet the Gharasiya and Rabari tribes.Visit the Muchala Mahavir Temple.Walk or do a Jeep safari to the Crocodile dam.Walk or drive to the Ghanerao Jungle Lodge which is located at the edge of Kumbhalgarh National Park.Visit Kumbhalgarh National Park by jeep or horse safari or trekking.Drive to the Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur TemplesUdaipur is 120 kms away.
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Free Parking
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Free Internet
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Dabok Airport48 mi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As the only guests in this large castle/palace property it wasnt a great experience. Staff are thin on the ground. The rooms are huge and full of lovely old furniture. Bathrooms are very dated and hot water in short supply. As the only diners in...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Neil B
Response from VResorts, Manager at Ghanerao Royal CastleResponded 5 days ago

Dear Neil Thank you very much for your candid review about your recent stay at V Resorts Ghanerao Royal Castle Ranakpur. While we wish, you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ghanerao Palace is a maharajah's palace, part of which is still occupied by the owner. It is a work in progress with parts of the palace renovated particularly towards the pool area and parts completely unrenovated whichmakes it atmospheric. A new swimming pool has...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Terry F
Response from VResorts, Manager at Ghanerao Royal CastleResponded 6 days ago

Hi Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate that you liked our property and the services offered by our staff. Your review has increased our zeal to work more diligently in making your stay more memorable in an experiential way. Hoping to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fantastic value for staying in an old Royal Castle. It's like a museum with nooks and crannies to explore, and the rooms and suites while all different are beautiful and mostly quite spacious. Our room was a tiny eyrie on the top floor -...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank belinda-ann
Response from VResorts, Manager at Ghanerao Royal CastleResponded 1 week ago

Hi Guest, Thanking you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate that you liked our property and the services offered by our staff. Each and every feedback is of utmost importance for us. Hoping to see you again soon and give us another chance to serve...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience! An absolutely magical place. If the owner was less lazy, this could be a wonderfull place. The service was poor, the beds were crap, the food was bad, no people to help, no water in the room, no bar. But the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank chaham
Response from VResorts, Manager at Ghanerao Royal CastleResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chaham, Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. This will be shared with the management so...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Good experience and nice hospitality by staff. Also diner and breakfast are amazing. Experience the royal life style. So pleaseful atmosphere in castle. Room are very neat and clean. So overall nice experience

Date of stay: September 2018
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I didn't got ur question totally but ya you should have gotten the priority
Room Tips
"All rooms are different. Ours (no 7) was small but elevated, which we liked. The suites are enormous!"
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"Though all the rooms are good but still the main building rooms are wonderfull."
29 Aug 2018
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"Suites are beautiful."
6 Aug 2018
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"Suite in three part was great."
14 Jun 2018
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US$41 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaRajasthanPali DistrictGhānerao
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