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Lodge | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Fort Deshnoke is a 200 years old heritage house converted into a tourism lodge. It is situated at village Deshnoke near the historical city of Bikaner, which is famous word over for its Karni mata rat temple.. It is just half an hour from Bikaner city by train, bus or car. The lodge is 1 km outside the village, away from crowd yet not far from town, and no other commercial or house establishments are near it. It is a very peaceful hygienic place. Its building has a very unique architecture and has a big primeses to play cricket or organise a concert.

You will see the desert view from its roof top. It is in the preserved land area of 7.5 miles circumference under Karni mata temple known as Nehri ji temple and so covered with lots of desert trees of “Bar”. You will listen to the humming of many birds around it and experience the holy atmosphere here.

The home is center from all tourist attarctions of Bikaner-the Junagarh fort, Bikaner old city, Sardul museum, Ganga Govt. museum, archives, Bhandasar temple, Camel farm, Hastshilp, A society for handicrafts, Mukam-the eco dharma place of Bishnois, Deshnoke rat temple, desert camel safaries etc. We at Fort Deshnoke organize some unique activitieson special requests, for our guests, They are as follows

Homemade traditional Rajasthani food: Rs. 200 per person per meal.

Camel Safaris: Rs. 1000 per person/day

Excursion to Bikaner city by car for camel farm, Junagarh fort: Rs. 450 per person (minimum two persons)

Excursion to Gajner palace & Kolayat by car: Rs. 1200/ for two persons

Excursion to Bishnois (the eco community) at Mukam by car: Rs. 1000/ for two persons

Mahatma Gandhi Khadi ideology- trips to artisan village by car: Rs. 1000/person

Workshops at Fort Deshnoke by women embroiders: Rs. 1000/person minimum 5 persons

Spiritual Jasnathies Fire dance: Rs. 5000 per person, minimum 5 persons

Folk dance concerts: Kalbeliya and Langas: Rs. 4000/person, minimum 5 person

Souvenir shop at Fort Deshnoke for textile crafts of Thar Desert

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Jodhpur 250 km, Nearest railway: Bikaner 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (3)
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Goa/West India region

Rajasthan is a magnificent tourist destination for its hitorical buildings and forts, Thar desert and its culture and traditions, and fairs and festivals. Amber fort, Jantar manter observatory, city palace museum, hawa mahal of Jaipur, Tiger reserve of Ranathambore, lakes of Udaiour, tribal fairs of Banswara and Dungerpur, Pushkar cattle fair of Pushkar, Nagaur cattle fair, Mukam fair of Bishnois, Deshnoke rat temple, Juna garh fort, camel farm, camel safaris and sand dunes of BIkaner, Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur, Golden fort of Jaisalmer are unforgettable experiences of the region Rajasthan.

India in itself is a land of religion and spirituality besides its upper chaotic looking and rapidly growing big cities. India still lives in its villages and the village culture is the heart of India. Mahatma Gandhi once appreciated it and said that if India loses its 7 million villages then the world will lose its last hope of salvation and peace. Village India is a must visit for each tourist from the western world.

India and Rajasthan have a pleasant cool weather from August to February.


Bikaner is situated amid Thar desert. It has a pleasant cool climate from August to February. Bikaner has its beautifully carved havelies, a 16 th century fort, Archives, museum, Bhandashah jain temple, National research center on camels as places of tourist interest. Camel safari, desert camps in the sand dunes are becoming very popular in Bikaner due to too much touristy places for them in Jaisalmer. A world famous tourist attraction- Karni mata rat temple is situated just 18 miles from Bikaner. Around Bikaner there live the Bishnoi community and their main place of worship Mukam is situated 60 miles from Bikaner. Bishnoi people are well known for their love for nature and animals and there is a very interesting history behind them.

In the villages around Bikaner, live the Khadi weavers, once promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Calendar last updated:19 Jun 2013

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