Rajasthan the state of havelis and palaces has numerous historic structures. Each of them has its own story to tell. Today we are taking you to Chomu Palace, 33 Kilometres from the capital city Jaipur. Chomu derived from the word Chaumuh, meaning surrounded from four faces, the reason for this historic castle been named Chomu Palace (or Chaumuh Palace). This place is protected by 10 feet tall and 6 metre thick walls from all the sides. Built in a vastu-friendly design, this 300 years old castle is now transformed into a luxury hotel with modern amenities. The historic charm and the splendid beauty of this monument is kept alive. It displays the antiques and the lineage of the royal family which used this palace as residence in the older time.
Its my second time at this palace but its beauty still has the same inducing effect on me as it had when i visited it for the first time. This authentic royal palace also attracts the film-makers and from various parts of country. Many films/TV serials have been shot at this place. In fact, I myself was inspired to visit this palace when I noticed it in the movie Bhool Bhulaiya.
Interesting Fact: Some movies like Bol Bachchan (2012), Gulaal (2009), Bhool Bhulaiya (2007) and TV serial Jhansi ki Raani (2009-2011) were shot in this ancient monument.
The palace has a total of 70 rooms grouped under the categories the Palace Room (DBL), Royal Suite, Historic Suite, Maharani Suite and Maharaja Suite. We stayed in the Maharaja Suit. Remarkably crafted, makes you feel like a king. It has a four-poster bed made of silver and beautifully carved silver furniture.
TRING! TRING! Sound of the antique telephone is a throwback to olden days. The artefacts inside the suit takes you back to the remnant royal era. The air-conditioned suite is superbly done up richness and splendour of Rajasthani culture with modern amenities like mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, television and tea/coffee maker.
With 24-hour facilities such as housekeeping, room service, laundry, doctor-on-call and car parking the management staff ensures you are having a good time at this palace.
The royal Darbar Hall, multi-cuisine restaurant with nice clean cutlery, serves variety of exquisite delicacies which are prepared from in house freshly grown organic vegetables.
We enjoyed our Rajasthani Thali consisting of traditional Dal, Batti, Churma with amazing Dahi Mein Aloo and Lehsun Ki Chutney, Ker Sangri and delicious Ghewar and Badam Ka Halwa and many more tasty items.
Must Try: Mawa Kachaori
Meanwhile having food was noticing the walls of Darbar Hall. I loved the intricate marble carvings on the walls.
To keep you entertained, the palace staff organises a display the heritage of Rajasthan with folk music and dance in the courtyard. One can also choose to spend time at Sheesh Mahal that offers a range of delectable spirits, wines and cocktails.
You can play Snooker and Table Tennis in the backyard of the Palace. We enjoyed few sets of Table Tennis, some staff members also accompanied us.
We also visited Veer Hanumanji Temple (Samod Balaji Temple) 14 kilometres from Chomu Palace. It is the most ancient religious place in Rajasthan. Some other famous temples like Kahtu Shyamji, Salasar Balaji and Jeen Mata Temple are also in the near-by region of Chomu Palace.
It was a peaceful and classy stay at Chomu Palace, Jaipur.
Hotel: Hotel Chomu Palace
Location: Hotel Chomu Palace, Chomu, District Jaipur (Rajasthan), India 303702
Accommodation: 5 Star
Price Range: starts from Rs.6,000 per night
It was out first time to Chomu Palace hotel for our nephews destination wedding. I must say that it was a wonderful experience and considering the challenges and expectations given to the hotel management team, they, under the leadership of Shibaji Sarakar aka Dada and event manager Rahul, it was very well organised. Their service was stupendous and the American guests (family of the bride) were able to experience and witness a typical Indian hospitality that was full of colour, vibrancy and courteousness.
The food was excellent and the hosts (British Indians) were very well looked after. A very flexible team that customised the needs of every individual with a smile. Special mention to Ganpat, Surjeet and Nand Singh who really looked after us. Highly recommended place for all kind of events.
One area of much needed improvement is the Wi-fi connection that inhibits specific needs that is required for planning.
Stayed with family (4adults) over Xmas and found staff extremely helpful. Entertainment of traditional Rajasthani music/dancing was laid on and grounds/rooms were tidy. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend folks staying here although it is an hour away from Jaipur
Our stay during X-max holidays was spent in Chomu Palace Hotel. Right from Reception, Stay, Food, till Check-out..everything was a pleasant experience. Received with garlands (wow), pleasing reception guys (with smile), variety breakfast (complimentary) and gala dinner (with entertainment)...most importantly staying in palace and living like royal family is absolutely amazing experience. And of course, during the stay the Front desk was very friendly...and Satyendra (front desk) was very helpful. we learnt about Rajasthan and Royal family from the Hotel staff. Last but not the least, some of the interns (students from Madurai) were also helpful. Overall, I strongly recommend this place for anyone looking for short visit to Jaipur.
A heritage property not too far away from city. Authentic, raw yet comfortable. Service is Excellent. The staff ( hired locals) is not just hospitable , they are caring , loving and polished in there own way.
One of the most peaceful and elegant stays for me so far.