Lotwara is a surprisingly scenic village in Dausa district of Rajasthan. Surrounded by lush green fields it’s located on the bank of pious Banganga River, which is believed to have emerged by the arrow of Arjuna to quench the last thirst of Pitamah Bhishma during Maharbharata. Probably most thickly populated with peacock, it’s famous as “Peacock Town” of Rajasthan. But the highlight of this village is the Lotwara Fort where the royal family continues to reside for centuries.
Lotwara is located 110 km from Jaipur, 7 km off from Pilodi on Agra-Jaipur highway. Another 11 km will take you to largest step well of the world Chand Baori, Abhaneri. Lotwara was chosen by its founder for its fertile land where wheat, mustard, barley and other vegetables can be grown easily. The royal family has done a remarkable job for the village to create Lotwara Private ITI, a school and hospital. Recently a petrol pump has also arrived to make their life even easier.
This 17th century fort, built by Thakur Ganga Singh is now the home to his descendant Thakur Giriraj Singh Lotwara. Created on 52,300 sq ft of land, it’s a fine example of traditional Rajput architecture. Invincible boundary wall, the main porch, rooms built around a courtyard, Kachehri (court) which is still used to meet common people of the village and Chhatries on the top makes it a complete Rajputana residence. It consists of 10 guest room; a King’s Room which includes a private Dining Room, and 3 Queen’s room on the first floor, 4 Prince’s and 2 Deluxe rooms on the ground floor. Every single room is unique in design and comes with AC and attached toilet.
The Heritage Homestay is ideal for destination wedding. It offers one of its kind experience for wedding.
Classic Room – 3650/-
Prince’s Room – 4200/-
Extra Person: 1250/-
Queen’s Room – 4750/-
King’s Room – 6200/- (4 Bedded)
Extra Person: 1550/-
Lunch: 500/- pp
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
6-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
IR Thermometer • Room Sensitization • Parking • Wi-fi • Garden • Roof-top Dinning • Bonfire • AC in summers and Blower in winters • In-room Tea and Coffee • Folk music & dance • Car Rental
The rich variety of food is something Rajasthan is famous for. Apart from regular north Indian food, traditional Rajasthani cuisine like Kadhi, Gatta, Dal-Bati Churma and Laal Maans (Red Meat) is something you will cherish. Different types of chutney and pickles is to add some more spice to your meal.
Village Walk • Pottery • Camel Cart Safari • Horse Safari
Radha Krishna Temple • Chhatries • Mehndipur Balaji (8 km) • Chand Baori – Abhaneri (11 km)
Sikandra – the hub of stone carving (26 km) • Jhajhirampura (40 km) • Bhandarej (45 km) • Bhangarh (72 km) • Sariska (82 km) • Alwar (84 km) • Bharatpur (90 km) • Jaipur (110 km) • Agra (135 km)
Thakur Giriraj Singh Lotwara is a highly learned person with special interest in history. Socially very active he also is the President of Shri Rajput Sabha, Rajasthan. A talk over evening tea with him can give you an insight to the culture and lifestyle of Rajasthan and Rajput clan. His son Kunwar Lokendra Singh is a proud youngest Sarpanch of Rajasthan, probably of India also.
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First thing you will notice about Heritage Fort at Lotwara, is how amazing the property is. It's in the middle of the village and surrounded by lush green farms. The hygiene maintenance at the property is superb. The staff is very well behaved, courteous and awesomely supportive. The best part is food which is fabulously delicious and your tastebuds will be utterly satisfied. The place will make you feel royal in every sense. Thanks HOI for making our vacation memorable.18/03/2022
It’s a great getaway from daily hustle bustle of city life. It’s a quiet and beautiful lush green village where you can see and hear peacocks as close as possible, they are abundant in nature. There are also a lot other birds and mornings, evenings are filled with chirping. The Homestay is very comfortable with excellent hospitality given by the people. The entire family is very sweet and you will feel like your own home. Highly recommended for 3-4 days of detox from city life.16/08/2022
Dear Lokendra, After we came home safely and rejuvenated, we put our heads to figure out what was the best part of our short and sweet vacation. Was it the ambient village with its breathtaking chirping of myriad birds or it was the heritage value of a 200-year-old property? But to tell you the truth, we have stayed in really beautiful properties and places earlier too. We realised the best part our stay at Lotwara Heritage Homestay was the host, that is you and your graceful mother. Your hospitality and her gentle touch in everything we ate were the things that made us so happy. We will certainly visit you again. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for hosting us so well. Warms regards24/02/2022
Akash Deep Ashok, Assistant Resident Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi
It was my first homestay experience and we all enjoyed the place, ambiance, hospitality. Beautiful spacious rooms with all amenities and delicious food. Looking forward to experience many more such places through them.02/11/2019
Thakur Giriraj Singh and his family were very hospitable and took care of all of us wonderfully. Furthermore, the Lotwara Haveli served as an excellent place for all of us to enjoy. It had all the services and amenities that one would need and was also very comfortable. I had a very pleasant stay and look forward to more such trips.01/11/2019
Heritage 5 star quality accommodation and food. Very reasonably priced. Apnapan of host, no other than Thakur Giriraj Singh of Lotwara and his family is priceless. It lasts forever in our hearts!31/10/2019