This heritage hotel is the perfect place to take time out and enjoy authentic Indian village life. The staff and management can't do enough to look after their guests in a discreet but friendly way and they embrace those who are genuinely interested to learn more about their village life. The rural location is easily accessible from Udaipur with great roads leading there ... I can't imagine why this place has stayed so unspoilt and devoid of tourists. Long may it last! The hotel is currently being upgraded but they're retaining all the charm and low key approach that make this place so special. Add to that the most wonderful happy community in Khempur (no hassle from people here at all), the chance to ride top class horses or just enjoy time with them, a short drive to a stunning lake, fantastic food and overall peace and quiet. Go now before too many people hear about it and make sure you stay at least a few days during the middle or end of your trip. I loved it and will go back when I can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now reopened with Resaalaa Restaurant. Ravla Khempur used as The BestExotic Marigold Hotel,a british movie. The title ‘Ravla’ in Rajasthan refers to the home of a village chieftain”. In earlier days, the Ravla was the focal point of the entire village. Functions such as village welfare, collection of taxes, administration of law and order, and the initiation of festivals took place in the Ravla. Ravla Khempur exudes historical ambience and is graced with breathtaking surroundings. The lofty terraces, open courtyards, sprawling gardens, domes, arches and canopied balconies transport one back in time. Khempur village developed over the centuries to one side of the Ravla. It comprises a small, random and attractive cluster of typical rural dwellings and shops, and shaded squares where the villagers discuss the affairs of the world or share the local gossip. For the visitor, this is a side of India that has its own fascination; the cheerful welcome and natural hospitality of the village folk who ask nothing more than to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea. ... more less