The Complete Suryagarh Story is now Up at Gonomad

I went to Suryagarh at Jaisalmer in January and had a fabulous time there. The complete Suryagarh Jaisalmer story is now up at Gonomad. Do read the story.

In the process I looked the other way, over the wall and saw a helicopter parked at the premises. I asked Pallavi who has been to the property before if the hotel had a private chopper! She said no and ran to inquire.

Also I thought I have a lot of pictures of the hotel, so I will use it as a photo feature along with this post. So here I go.

 

The Entrance to Hotel Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The Entrance to Hotel Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

 

I remember asking Manvendra if these Canons were old and he told me no they were not really old. Another good thing is that all cars, including Manvendra’s (who is the owner) are stopped at all the times for a security check.

 

A Buggy at the Hotel
A Buggy at the Hotel

 

And then there is this buggy that can be seen quite close to the entrance of the main building. When asked if this was ever used, they said they used it in one of the weddings that happened at the hotel.

 

A Beautiful Courtyard at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
A Beautiful Courtyard at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

 

This is the view as you start walking in to the main building. In the far distance you can see the wooden gates. In Havelis and Forts such gates were not opened completely. Only a small gate would open so that you have to bend and put your head forward before you go. The idea was to have a person with a sword placed at the gate so that if an enemy was trying to enter it would be “Off with their heads.” No such greetings anymore. You will get a garland when you enter now.

 

A Fountain in the Lobby, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
A Fountain in the Lobby, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

 

In the main lobby there is this beautiful fountain full of rose petals. The lobby even otherwise is quite beautiful. With a group of 4 traveling together, I think all of us managed to spend some time in the lobby waiting for each-other.

 

Along the Corridor, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
Along the Corridor, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

 

In every corridor of the hotel I found something that was worth clicking. It was a pity that I did not pause before every object that I passed.

 

Rait, the Spa, at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
Rait, the Spa, at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

 

This is the main lobby of the spa, Rait (means sand in Hindi) where I had a peaceful time and a wonderful massage.

 

Do Not Disturb and other such Signs, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
Do Not Disturb and other such Signs, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

 

These were the door sings like do not disturb and such. They were so colorful that I took them off of the door to click a picture.

 

The Swimming Pool Attached with Jaisalmer Suit, Suryagarh
The Swimming Pool Attached with Jaisalmer Suit, Suryagarh

 

We managed to take a peak at the Jaisalmer Suit and found that it had a swimming pool of its own. At 75000 rupees per night personally I cannot dream of staying there but it was good to have a look at the suit.

 

The Shining Mirrors at the Full Dining Restaurant at Suyragarh, Jaisalmer
The Shining Mirrors at the Full Dining Restaurant at Suyragarh, Jaisalmer

 

I was fascinated by the mirrors on the wall of the traditional dining restaurant. I managed to catch a bit of myself in the mirrors while  clicking this picture.

 

The Main Courtyard at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
A Partial View of the Main Courtyard at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

I will leave you with a partial view of the main courtyard at Suryagarh. It looks fabulous at night. I wish I dragged the tripod and took a proper night shot but I did not. So I have to be happy with the day view only.