The SpaceMy property was built in 1156 AD. From the time this fort was built, this Haveli was the humble abode of the Royal poet and his descendants. This Haveli is located in Kotri Para, inside the fort which is towards the eastern corner of the Jaisalmer Fort. Such a location allows the guest to have access to a spectacular view of the whole city from their very own room. Since the fort in itself is 850 years old, you'll find traces of history in every nook and corner of this building.
If you're wondering who built the fort, The first King of Jaisalmer - King Jaisal had requested the descendants of the Lord Krishna to build this fort. Also, this fort is one of the only forts where people still live.
Since the room being shown here is east facing, the Sunrise view from here is breath-taking. The room has the facilities of Air Conditioning, has a western toilet facility and you're provided with all the basic necessities to start with. The room has still the taste of history in it while being adorned with modern age amenities.
This room is known as the "Adam & Eve" room with the large windows look out across the 'Golden City'. It got this nickname because of the colour of the local sand stone used to build the fort. The Rustic furnishings with custom made Sheesham wood furniture adorn this warm pink and yellow hand painted room illustrated with whimsical tribal and Hindu imagery, it might feel like you are transported to a gypsy caravan or Arabian Nights.
This simple yet charming property of mine has been recently has renovated creating updated guest accommodation with bathrooms. These lovely accommodations combine unique artistically painted walls that are reminiscent of local Rajasthani village paintings and modern comfort. Each room is special with images of flowers, namaste hands, camels, and symbols reminiscent of Hindu mythology. One thing that makes my property so unique is that the rooms and common spaces have artwork created by creative travelers that left their sweet marks of joy in the form of artwork.
I, Padam, the proprietor, belong from a local simple farming community. I bring the essence of local Rajastani life into the sweet rooms that I have designed and hand painted.
The bed is King-size, firm and comfortable, with crisp yet soft sheets and multiple pillows. There are no televisions in room. We like it that way. You'll be too busy anyways exploring the winding fortress alley ways, riding camels on desert safaris, taking dancing lessons, checking out local farms and villages, being awe struck by Jaisalmer's historic sites, shopping, and eating Rajasthani food at many of Jaisalmer's delicious restaurants.
I, Padam warmly welcome you to my simple, fun, peaceful, and sometimes lively property which accommodates smart and adventurous backpackers, families with children, Indian families, globe trekkers, romantic couples, single travelers, artists, and everything in between. You will feel safe, well cared for, and happy at my place in magnificent Jaisalmer Fort.
We have free WiFi which you can access anywhere inside the Guest House, & if you're interested for a free tour of the City or The fort, I'd be more than happy to take you. Guest AccessThe guests have access to the common areas such as the Courtyard, The lounge which is called "Alibaba Room" which looks over the entire city and is standing on one of the 99 pillars that the Fort has been built on and the guests can also access the rooftop which has captivating views of the city even at night! Interaction with GuestsI'm a traveler at heart and so I love to interact with my guests and share stories with them about the village life and about my experiences in the travel industry. The NeighborhoodAs you enter the Royal Jaisalmer Fort you will pass through four gates or pols: first gate is Akhe Pol (Akhe is the name of maharaja), (pol means gate) the second gate is Suraj Pol (sun gate) third is Ganesh Pol (Lord Ganesha gate) forth is Hawa Pol (wind gate) because you can constantly feel cool wind breeze there. Ancient markets still flank the side walls between each gate. As you walk or are driven by rickshaw, moped, or bike you pass through these massive gates as you ascend this curvy ancient cobble stone road towards the majestic royal residence and fortress city.
Jaisalmer Fort is a lively living fortress. Many residents still live within the romantic walls of this medieval city. You will see ambling cows, clothing and silver merchants, locals villagers, travelers, tapestries, and so much more as you enter the main bizarre area. It's an explosion of color and activity during the day. In the evening it is quiet and sleepy.
My place is located conveniently down a quiet side street. Down this cobble stoned street you will come into a sweet local residential square that grows a huge Peepal (bodhi tree). Now you will see multiple generations drinking chai and enjoying their time under it's majestic limbs.
There are also so many nooks and crannies to relax in. soak up the sun, do early morning yoga, or drink chai. You can pick from ancient love seats to a sun lit terrace balconies for the best view of the Jaisalmer Fort and city. Getting AroundIf you're coming by yourself, Kindly ask anyone for the Kotri Para inside the fort and they'll happily guide you. Also, parking is available inside the fort after which you have to walk around a 100 metres to reach at our place.
If you're coming by train or bus, you can avail free pick up services by letting us know before hand. Other Things to NoteI offer free pick up service from the train station & the bus stand.
Also, Did I tell you that I organise Desert Camel Safaris as well where you get to enjoy Camel Rides, Have dinner in the desert, sleep under the stars and then have breakfast there too, which I can send you in a special offer!