INDIA - JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN

GORBANDH PALACE

HOTEL PACKAGE

TYPE

Heritage

DATE

Open

DURATION

Min. 1 Night

P.P. PRICE

from € 60

PAX

from 1

GORBANDH PALACE - INDIA, JASALMER, RAJASTHAN

HOTEL PACKAGE - INDIVIDUAL

INTRODUCTION

Jaisalmer – Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a desert city nestled in the foothills of Trikuta and is famous for its imposing forts, exquisite palaces and havelis, that showcase Jaisalmer’s distinguished ‘jali’ work (stone lattice work), which truly depict the aesthetic sense of the medieval Rajput warriors. It is in this beautiful city of Jaisalmer that the Gorbandh Palace is ideally located. In this luxurious Royal Retreat you can enjoy all modern-day amenities in an authentic Rajasthani ambience. The retreats lush greenery, fountains, state of the art spa and the blue waters of its swimming pool create a tranquil haven from the heat and dust of the desert city.
Gorbandh Palace is 290 km from Jodhpur airport, 300 kms from Bikaner.

ACCOMMODATION

The property consists of 80 Deluxe rooms and 3 Suites.
When booking the optional tour “Safari – to the Atlantic” (3) instead of 12 nights on Hakos, only 10 nights on the guest farm and then 2 overnight stay outside in Svakopmund and in the Namib. (For details on the excursion program, see below)

Adventure hike
through the wild canyons of the Hakos Mountains (easy to moderately difficult hike, sturdy hiking shoes recommended.)
Visit to the new HESS research facility
with the four large 15 m Cherenkov telescopes to study cosmic gamma ray events.
Visit to the capital, Windhoek
including a visit to the 30 heavy nickel-iron meteorites exhibited in the city center
Additional tour options:
Farm tour with game viewing:
zebras, oryx, kudu, clip-jumpers, baboons, etc., approx. € 40-
Quiver Tree Forest:
Adventure ride / hike, approx. € 40
Rhinoceros Tour:
Observation trip, approx. € 45
Excursion to the Gamsberg:
This 2,347 m high table mountain was once the location of the southern observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Fantastic view down to Hakos pass and the Namib desert, approx. € 70, – (windbreaker recommended on Table Mountain)

When booking the optional tour “Safari – to the Atlantic” (3) instead of 12 nights on Hakos, only 10 nights on the guest farm and then 2 overnight stay outside in Svakopmund and in the Namib. (For details on the excursion program, see below)

Day 1: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive over the Gamsbergpass, the grass highlands, crossing the Kuiseb canyons, the Namib desert, wildlife observation and sightseeing of the famous Welwitschia desert plants. Overnight in Svakopmund, Namibia’s traditional health resort on the Atlantic coast.

Day 2: Safari to the Atlantic
Drive along the sand dune coast to Walfisbay. Optional: interesting boat trip to see seals, pelicans, flamingos and dolphins. Continue through the Namib, Gaub Canyon, grass steppes at Solitaire and overnight near Sesriem Canyon.

Day 3: Safari to the Atlantic
Excursion into the fantastic dune world of the Namib near Sossusvlei.
Return to the guest farm in the evening.

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ACTIVITIES

There are an array of activities, which the guests can enjoy at Gorbandh Palace like The Panghat Spa offering Ayurvedic treatments in exotic tented settings. We are furnishing below the details of the activities:

Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan after Chittor and commands the desertscape from its 250 feet high perch on the hill. Three strong walls protect the citadel. The first buttress wall was constructed by the local Jain panchayat in the 15th century. The Rawals built subsequent additions and fortifications. The steep cobblestone pathway leading to the royal palace passes through four gates – Akhai Pole (Ganesh Pole), Suraj Pole, Bhuta Pole and Hawa Pole. Sharp turns on the road topped by high defense gateways made it invincible. At the highest point of the place can be seen an umbrella – Meghadamber symbolic of Krishna.

The fort has five palaces called Sarvottam Vilas, Akhai Vilas, Gaj Mahal, Rang Mahal and Moti Mahal – all interconnected behind the seven-storied façade. Small stairs take you from one court to another with superb jali screens shading interiors from the fierce heat and desert wind. The Rang Mahal built by Mool Raj II has some exquisite murals painted on arches and spandrels. Music and dance soirees were held here for royal ladies. From the balconies you get a terrific view of the mammoth ramparts below guarding the small city. Balconies at the Gaj Mahal are also breathtakingly beautiful; if only the English Romantic poet John Keats had seen them. The fort contains one third of the city’s population within the small houses on the narrow lanes. Many houses also operate as curio shops.
The chowk was once a Sadar Mandi (grain-market), and merchants from Persia, Iraq, Egypt and Arabia used to visit the city to trade. Jaisalmer in those days can be compared to the ‘great silk route’ from Europe to China.
It is at an unhurried pace that the havelis (houses of rich merchants) should be seen and admired. These havelis are the pride of Jaisalmer architecture, a part of the national heritage. Salem Singh Haveli at the eastern end of the city is an Arabian Nights structure.
Near the city center is the Patwon ki Haveli, built by Guman Chand Patwa and his five sons, dealers in brocade, gold and silver embroidery with business stretching between Afghanistan and China. The five suites built between 1800 and 1860 are virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer’s legendary architectural wealth. The carving on stone far surpasses in beauty the work on brocade and gold. The balconies are so delicately chiseled you would stand mesmerised by the splendor of it all, particularly when viewed early in the morning or in the late afternoon. Oblique sunrays create enchanting and dramatic shadows, highlighting the carving and infusing it with a life of its own. It is the grandest mansion in Jaisalmer, a veritable museum piece in the open.
The third haveli belongs to Nathmal, a later day prime minister who gifted it to the Rawal and was allowed to retain it. Built by two brothers in 1885, this haveli has two identical looking portions, which are in fact two different parts united by a common façade. Look for the projected balconies which seem to emerge from books of poetry. The carving never looked better. A perfect example of jeweler’s art applied to stone carving. The Muslim silavats (artisans) did a wonderful job here and left a marvelous legacy of craftsmanship excellent in detail and flawless in conception. If only for viewing these havelis travelling to Jaisalmer is more than amply rewarded.
This lake was excavated in 1367 AD by Rawal Gadsi Singh. It is surrounded by small temples and shrines. A wide variety of waterfowl flock here in winter.
This is a complex with royal cenotaphs and carved images of past Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer. Each chhatri commemorates a particular ruler and preserves an inscribed tablet recording his death.
From Lodurva, the road to Jaisalmer passes through Amar Sagar, which has a grand artificial reservoir for water, a temple and a promenade on the bank. Bada Bagh, cenotaphs of the Jaisalmer Rawals, has some magnificent chattris (canopies) set amidst an oasis of greenery. The elegant chattris are in white marble and mostly in the fabulous yellow sandstone. Another beautiful place is the Gadi Sagar Tank, the main source of the city’s water supply. Early morning on the tank is charming with the temples resounding with chanting of mantras and prayers.The main gateway was built by a courtesan, Telon, who installed a Krishna image atop the arched gateway to ward off royal ire at having had to pass under a construction financed by her.
The ancient capital of Bhattis, mostly in ruins, is visited for the great Jain temple, which contains the most exquisite ail work screens, a grand ceiling and a magnificent triumphal arch at the entrance. The original carriage for the deity, made in 1675, is still preserved. The most interesting object d’art is Kalpataru, a mythical tree of wish fulfillment. Lodurva has a great number of peacocks, which hover around the temple walls lending spectacular color to the dry and stony landscape. Here once flowed the river Kak. Along its banks had flourished the romance between princess Momal, and prince Mathendru of Amarkot. Their tragic end is the theme of folk songs. When the lovers perished, the river Kak stopped flowing.
Situated 8 km west of Jaisalmer, this historic site has a small garden and tank. It belongs to the royal family of Jaisalmer. One major attraction of this place is a Shiva temple, which is said to be constructed out of just two large blocks of sandstone. It is enroute to the Sam sand dunes.
This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3100 sq. km. It is a haven for several migratory birds in the winter and also shelters the Great Indian Bustard.
The most picturesque dunes, no travel to Jaisalmer is complete without a visit to these fascinating sand structures. Wind-caressed slopes are marked with ripples creating an enchanting mirage, a visual illusion of extraordinary splendor. The dunes can be extremely treacherous since they can sink to a few feet the moment you step over one. Occasionally you can see the dunes shifting with the strong desert winds – an astonishing feat of nature. Watching sunrise and sunset on the dunes can become etched on your memory – such an unforgettable spectacle with the great ball of light rising from behind the low hills of sand amid a perfectly still scene. A mysterious silence prevails.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

ACCOMMODATION COST

AYURVEDA PANCHKARNA PACKAGES
Rates from1st April 2021 to 30th Dec 2022
ROOM CATEGORY
SINGLE ROOM
DOUBLE ROOM
HEADING
HEADING
ASOKA / ARJUNA GARDEN
2.09 €
2.09 €
ACACIA LAKE VIEW
2.09 €
2.09 €
MANGO TREE VILLA
2.09 €
2.09 €
PRIVATE POOL VILLA
2.09 €
2.09 €

Rates from:
1st August to 31st March 2022

Tour Price:
from € 60 per person on twin share for 1 night with breakfast 

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

–        Only accommodation at Gorbandh Palace along with transfers can be organized
–        We can suggest an itinerary, specially designed for you inclusive of 2 – 3 nights (or more, as desired) at Gorbandh Palace

INCLUDED

1 night stay at Gajner Palace
 Buffet Breakfast
All applicable taxes

NOT INCLUDED

● International and Inbound  flights
Any transfers
Other meals, drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
Travel insurance

SERVICES

Swimming pool, Indoor games, Spa and Ayurveda
it means ‘traditional kitchen’. It specialises in offering you delicious ethnic fare and specialty cuisine, through the day and night.
it refers to a traditional Indian tavern. This is where our guests love to unwind as the bartender serves drinks of their choice. Soft music and tasty finger-food creates distinctive warmth at Madhushala.
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VISUM + Reisepass. EINREISE/AUSREISE: 3G Regel.

SUSTAINABILITY

Social Responsibility Gaj Retreat is a luxury eco resort. Every aspect of the retreat is designed to be environmentally friendly and it has been built using local materials and manpower to ensure minimum negative impact on the environment. The retreat has extensive recycling and refuge-elimination programs in order to cut and offset its carbon footprint. Gaj Retreat truly features exotic luxury in complete harmony with all the elements of nature that make this property so very special. The Retreat spans over acres of beautiful forest land and has been developed with the deepest respect for the natural environment. Retreat also has a bio-gas plant as well. The core team of Gaj Retreat have a clear policy of sharing with the local villagers, therefore they have built properties in rural areas, employing local manpower, running a Degree College exclusively for The Girls, organizing periodic health check up camps for the village folks.
OUR RECOMMENDATION:
  • Only accommodation at Gorbandh Palace along with transfers can be organized
  • We can suggest an itinerary, specially designed for you inclusive of 2 – 3 nights (or more, as desired) at Gorbandh Palace

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INDIA / JAISALMER - HOTEL PACKAGE

GORBANDH PALACE

TYPE

Heritage

DATE

Open

DURATION

Min. 1 night

P.P. PRICE

from € 60

PAX

From 1

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Entry Policy

Currently no tourists are allowed into India. Actual and detailed informations can be collected from the foreign department of your country of residence.

How to reach

Gorbandh Palace is 290 km from Jodhpur airport, 300 kms from Bikaner.
Jaisalmer has a airport which is well connected with all major cities.
Best suited with round trips

Resort Policy

Open for all guests

Language in the resort
English