Rohet is a wonderful little village tucked within the desert region, where the wind whispers through neem tree groves and bougainvilleas. The village is home to one of the finest heritage hotels, the 350 year old medieval fort of Rohetgarh. Oozing with the warmth of Rajasthani hospitality and charm, it is no wonder celebrated authors such as William Dalrymple and Bruce Chatwin, have made it their writing retreat over the decades. You can witness brilliantly plumed peacocks who strut about or perch themselves under finely carved stone archways.
Perched dramatically on a sand mound on the deserts edge, Mihirgarh or Sun's Fortress is a palatial boutique hotel having an impressive stable of indigenous Marwari steeds; south of Jodhpur's desert wilderness, offering unparalleled insights into Rajasthan's colorful rural heritage, legendary hospitality and diverse flavors.
Venture on a captivating Safari in Rohet to visit a ‘Bishnoi’ village, home to an eco-friendly sect of Hindus and ‘guardians of the desert.’ They are true nature worshippers committed to protecting trees and wildlife. Experience the time honoured ritual of the Opium Tea Ceremony, a sign of respect and welcome. Get insights into this conservation-minded vegetarian tribal community; observe local crafts like spinning and carpet making.
Bird Watching at Rohet
The numerous lakes and Jheels around Rohet are a haven for birds.