Gorbandh Palace

Amazing architecture of this palace will leave you spellbound with an experience of a lifetime.

Gorbandh Palace
  • Entry Fee : hotel stay charges
  • Location : Jaisalmer, Rajasthan .
  • Entry Timing : 24 hours.
  • Top Attractions of the monument/place : Jaisalmer Fort, abandoned village etc.

Gorbandh Palace is one the oldest palaces of HRH group, lying is outskirts of main Jaisalmer city the palace gives a picturesque view of the desert and the famous Jaisalmer Fort.

The name Gorbandh is a derived from the tradition followed by Rajasthani women of weaving a Gorbandh with materials such as shell, beads, buttons for the camels which belonged to their husbands.

Royal look of the palace and its typical Rajasthani folk décor has been serving as eye candy for many tourists. The ambiance including its structure as well as rooms and dining all gives a vibe of royal life and this definitely an experience of a lifetime for the visitors.

Main Attractions:

Gorbandh palace is famous for its authenticity and hence it has many restaurants which are specific for different cuisines and occasions. Rasoda which means the kitchen is a multi-cuisine restaurant. This restaurant serves Chinese, Indian, continental and Rajasthani cuisines to their guests.

The hotel has a well accomplishes and open-air restaurant where all kinds of parties and get together are hosted. The restaurant since located in a garden the name of the restaurant is Bagicha which is Hindi name of the garden.

The palace is also famous for its “Sarovar” which is a poolside restaurant and parties can be hosted at this place in the open air and it gives a beautiful experience to the tourists.

For all guests of the hotel musical performances are hosted in its amphitheatre “Taal”, and the terrace is decorated with beautiful lights which give a magnificent view of the Jaisalmer fort in night light.

Other attractions are Jhilmil café and Safari bar of the palace which serves various different kinds of drinks to the guests of the hotel.

Nearest tourist attraction sites:

  • Kuldhara Deserted village it is believed that about 200 years, the palace belonged to Paliwal Brahmins. During this time the Dewan of Jaisalmer, Salim Singh who was famous for his cunning methods for collecting taxes, took an interest in the daughter of the chief of the village. To get the girl, he warned villagers not to come in his path and hence one night the entire villagers eloped from the village. It is strange that no one notices their elopement and also nobody came to know about their resettlement. However, it is believed that while leaving the village Paliwal Brahmins cursed the village that the place will always be abandoned. Hence no one has ever lived in this village since after that and the place is still uninhibited. This village is abandoned and there is no one staying since ages, yet this place has attracted many tourists. The houses and other structure are supposedly the same since the abandonment.
  • Thar Heritage Museum Famous for collecting and preserving ancient art, this museum gives a vibe of ancient Rajasthani folk and royal life. From handmade turbans, to old and traditional musical instruments this place is accomplished with all you need.
  • Patwonki Haveli One of the most important famous Havelis in Jaisalmer, the place is an example of interesting and eye-catching architecture. It is the first haveli constructed in Jaisalmer and is a cluster of 5 small Havelis. The Haveli was constructed by Guman Chand Patwa in the year 1805 and also known as PatwonJiki Haveli. The Haveli was completed in 50 years and 5 separate havelis were made for each of his sons.
  • Jaisalmer Fort Believed to be one of, or the only living forts in the world, this beauty was constructed by Rajput RawalJaisal in the year 1156 AD. The fort has a color which camouflages in the yellow Thar Desert and giving it gold like color, for this reason, the Fort is also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. It was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO in 2013. The fort has been standing unaffected since years on Trikuta hill and has seen many battles in Indian history.

Best time to visit

Hotel is busy throughout the year, but for a good experience of the other tourist’s attraction of the city one can visit anytime in between October and March as in these months the environment is cool and gives a pleasant experience.

Accommodation facilities:

The palace has well managed and highly accomplished 64 AC deluxe rooms with attached balcony overlooking magnificent Jaisalmer Fort and the swimming pool. Additionally, it also has 3 AC deluxe suites with king sized beds and a private bar and balcony.

The palace has open air restaurants as well as indoor restaurants and bars. Activities such as Camel safari and traditional cultural programs are organised for the guests.

Other perks include on-call duty doctor, safety deposit lock, swimming pools, and currencyexchange.

How to reach the palace:

The nearest railway station to the palace is Jaisalmer. And one can reach by flight from any of the three nearest airports. The three nearest airports are Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur which are 303km, 331km and 492 km away respectively.

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