A mere hour's drive from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of the Chambal Valley, lies an oasis of tranquility nestling in sprawling acres of reclaimed woodland. A warm and welcoming haven for the eager explorer and weary traveller alike. Come prepared. This land will mesmerize you.
Jarar has been the main seat of the family since 1472. Rai Saheb Ch. Suraj Pal Singh, the Zamindaar of Jarar, built the Mela Kothi in the late 1890s. Nestling amidst acres of woodland and pasture, the Mela Kothi was ideally located to serve as a camp office for the family’s bi-annual cattle fair (Mela). The fair was a source of great pride and prestige for the family, with traders coming from as far afield as Maharashtra and Orissa. However, by the 1990s, the numbers dwindled, and the Kothi and its grounds fell into disrepair.
The Accommodation combines the warmth of local homes with the comfort of modern amenities. Every effort has been made to make the lodge as eco-friendly and sympathetic to its surroundings as possible. The Lodge offers thirteen rooms/cottages.
The Mela Kothi: The restored Mela Kothi has one large well-appointed bedroom - Gharial - with front and rear verandahs and access to the library across the pebbled courtyard.
The Imli Serai: The Imli Serai, the guest wing of the Mela Kothi, has two very spacious and luxurious suites – Dolphin & Sarus, with private enclosed gardens and verandahs.
The Bougan Serai: The Bougan Serai, tucked in a private grove, has a large luxurious suite – Surkhab and a spacious twin bedroom - Hans.
The Neem Serai: The Neem Serai has two cosy twin-bed cottages – Koel & Thick-knee, and two large luxury cottages – Hornbill & Spoonbill, set around a shaded central courtyard.
The Shisham Serai: The Shisham Serai offers four comfortable twin-bed independent cottages with front and rear verandahs – Skimmer, Barbet, Ibis & Tern. The cottages nestle in an enclosed garden space with hammocks and garden benches.
07 - 15 Days before check in or else cancellation charges applicable.
For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel policy.
GST AS APPLICABLE.
Extra Supplement Charges as applicable during Festival & Peak Seasons:
Diwali, Peak Season Peak season: 20 December - 10 January, Christmas eve dinner: 24 December, New year eve dinner: 31 December