En route to Pali, 30 km south of Jodhpur, along the banks of the River Luni, is the hamlet of Chanwa. Granted as jagir, or a principality, in the late 19th century to Kaviraj Muraridanji, who built Fort Chanwa, the land reverted back to Jodhpur, only to be subsequently granted as a jagir to Dalip Singhji, the younger son of Maharaja Umaid Singh. Post-Independence, the fort fell into disarray. It was only in the early 1990sthat extensive renovation and restoration wascarried out, and Fort Chanwa became a heritage hotel.
Sightseeing Places in Luni
Fort Chanwa is an enchanting place with a quiet splendor and romantic air about it. The imposing stone fort surprisingly radiates gentleness, a dreamy look that’s fittingly enhanced by the stained glass and stone friezes here. The interiors are done up in traditional art deco style.
How to reach Kumbhalgarh
Jodhpur Airport, connected by IA, which flies three times a week from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Jodhpur Junction, connected by Mandore and Intercity expresses from Old Delhi; and by Rajasthan Sampark Kranti from Sarai Rohilla, which runs on alternate days.
Travelers from Delhi should turn off NH8 on to NH14 at Beawar.