Karni Bhawan is the home of the erstwhile Jagirdars of Sodwas, Bhati Rajputs the Lunar dynasty. This magnificent red sand stone colonial bungalow of the 1940’s has been refurbished to meet the requirements of the discerning traveller.
An exquisite red sandstone palace sprawling amidst acres of verdant gardens, Hotel Karni Bhawan lies in the heart of rustic Jodhpur city. A luxurious home to the former Jagirdars of Sodawas, the Bhati Rajputs of the Lunar Dynasty, the palace is named after Maharaja Karni Singh who built it in the 1940s. Sensitively redone into a modern heritage hotel, Hotel Karni Bhawan serves its guests with unbeatable Rajput hospitality. Lush green gardens combine a homely spirit with personal care of the family to make a stay at Karni Bhawan very good value indeed. Karni Bhawan’s exclusive cuisine from the ‘Kitchens of the House of Sodawas’ is a special highlight, the team of its Chefs have delighted the Swiss in Switzerland for the ten consecutive years with food festivals in Zurich, Luzern, Lausanne & Bern at leading hotels and till 2001, they have also successfully conducted the Sodawas food festivals at all the Metros of India. The cuisine of Karni Bhawan is very much popular, they have been invited again and again for various renowned festivals. Near to important tourist sites in the city lie in proximity to Hotel Karni Bhawan, making it an obvious choice for visitors.
Category: Heritage Hotel
Managed by: Welcome Heritage
City: Jodhpur – Rajasthan
Rooms: 35 rooms – 26 standard Rooms & 05 Suites
Access: Domestic Airport Jodhpur -12 kms, Railway Station: 10 kms, Bus Depot: 10 kms, City Center: 5 kms
Amenities: Travel Desk, Room Service, Conference Facilities, Laundry, Car Parking, Doctor on call, Cable TV, Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Bar, Indoor Recreation, Gym/Health Club, Jacuzzi/Steam/Sauna, Swimming Pool, Golf, Tennis, Cycling/Jogging Track, Horse Riding, Croquet, Safaris, Lake View, Lounge, Garden Restaurant, Horse Carriage Ride.
This Colonial bungalow was first converted into a Heritage Hotel that had only 12 rooms in 1986. By the year 1994 the hotel had expanded to a strength of 31 luxury air conditioned rooms and suites. All the 31 rooms and suites posses ethnic designs of Rajasthani festivity themes. All the rooms have modern attached baths with running hot and cold water. The large bay windows in the rooms afford spectacular views and dining in the balconies attached to some of the suites is recommended for its enhanced aura of romance.
Other facilities and Amenities
Herbal/Ayurveda oil massage on request, Village Safari: To sight Wildlife/To visit the dwellings of different tribes, such as the Bishnoi. Horse Safari, Dhani Picnic or Royal Picnic. Karni Bhawan’s Dhani, set in one corner of the garden area, is an authentic creation that highlights the enjoyment of your lunches and dinners, Conference facilities, Yoga and Meditation Camps Indoor games are some to count.
Breakfast buffet at Tashli or Mosaic courtyard, Dinner buffet with live music and campfire at Dhani, During Summer- Pool side dinner can be arranged. The cuisine is so popular, that Karni Bhawan has food festival every day. Another newly introduced open air pool-side restaurant Shahi Kebaabi Korma1 offers a whole range of exciting Tandoori, Punjabi and some Chinese dishes which one must try.