Lara Southern

Raas

Jodhpur

by: Lara Southern

  • Why

    Family adventure.

  • When

    December 2013

  • Who

    Mum, Dad and partner-in-crime/older sister, Chloe.

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Highs + Lows

  • The rooftop bars and restaurants are superb. With much of Northern India adhering to a vegetarian diet, the lamb dishes here are all must orders.

  • Just steps from the Clock Tower market, this modern oasis is smack dab in the middle of the bustling market. The hotel is equipped with its own (adorable!) bright blue Tuk Tuks should you need to get anywhere in a hurry, or simply tour the surrounding neighborhood.

  • If you’re here to relax, the hotel’s Serena Spa is not only gorgeous but provides a range of yoga classes and treatments, both traditional and modern.

  • It’s central location is a plus for getting to and from your destination quickly, however, morning prayer in the Muslim quarter is loudly announced around 4am.

  • The minimalist look is particularly interesting when considering the classic feel of most Indian hotels, but the stark interiors somewhat removed the hotel from its setting. If looking for an “authentic” Indian experience, this might not be your cup of tea.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Modern boutique.

  • Vibe

    Minimalist industrial with a modern and trendy ambiance.

  • Location

    The hotel sits in the heart of Jodphur, in the shadows of the great red fort.

  • Rooms

    39 rooms (7 of which are suites)

  • Music

    Ranging from U.S. top 40 (seriously) to classical (depending on the restaurant).

  • Year Opened

    2001

  • Designed By

    Nikhilendra Singh and Lotus Design.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, and luxurious at that.

  • Restaurant

    Two restaurants, both with rooftop options.

  • Bar

    Two, one with rooftop grill for pre-dinner snacking.

  • Wifi

    Free WiFi throughout the hotel for guests.

  • Children

    Completely kid friendly, though they may not appreciate the grown up aesthetic.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury

In the Area

You’ll encounter thousands of pashmina purveyors in India but, with this crew providing the handiwork for designers such as Kenzo and Hermes, you’ll be hard pressed to find better quality.

A visit to Jain Textiles in the heart of the market for their impeccable antique and hand woven textiles

Jain Textiles, Clock Tower Rd, Kandoi Bazar, Tambakau Bazar, Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India

You’ll encounter thousands of pashmina purveyors in India but, with this crew providing the handiwork for designers such as Kenzo and Hermes, you’ll be hard pressed to find better quality.

The Fort is one of Rajhastan’s most well preserved, so be sure to visit the Hall of Mirrors and Palace of Flowers for a mesmerizing (if somewhat blinding) visual.

Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, whose stunning façade overlooks the hotel

Mehrangarh Fort, P.B No 165 , The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India

The Fort is one of Rajhastan’s most well preserved, so be sure to visit the Hall of Mirrors and Palace of Flowers for a mesmerizing (if somewhat blinding) visual.

A spicy pepper, deep fried in chickpea flour and potato. Wash it down with a cool mango lassi.

If ambitious enough to try the street food (go on, live a little!) indulge in the local delicacy, mirchi bada

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

A spicy pepper, deep fried in chickpea flour and potato. Wash it down with a cool mango lassi.

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Raas

Raas, Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India

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