Madhogarh is situated 42 kilometers away from Jaipur
off the Jaipur-Agra highway (NH11). Madhogarh is a
typical small Rajasthani town; even today communities
of potters, carpenters, cobblers, carpet makers, etc.
can be seen playing their trade in the centuries old
traditional way. The town is dominated by the
picturesque Madhogarh Fort situated on an elephant
back shaped hill.
The Madhogarh fort entered the history books when
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Ji choose to make this
fort his headquarters in his campaign against the
Marathas. The decisive battle between the Rajputs and
the Marathas was fought in the plains of Tunga, just
about 1 Km from Madhogarh, on 28th July 1787. The
battle started at 9 am and lasted till about one hour
after sunset. The combined Rajput army of Jaipur and
Jodhpur was about 50,000 string while the Maratha army
was larger, with about 80,000 solders. The Maratha
army also had a professionally trained battalion under
the command of the famous Maratha general, Mahadaji
Scindia, was forced to abandon the battle field and
leave at night. The casualties numbered in thousand.
Even today in some fields in Tunga pieces of rusted
equipment and human bones are found.
The Present owner, Thakur Bhawani Singh, the fourth
generation directed descendent of Thakur Pratap
Singhji, has now renovated the Madhogarh Fort and
converted into a family run heritage hotel. Launched
into a hotel in July 2000, the fort promised a
transcendental experience to visitors. Guests can
now experience the famous Rajput hospitality and
relive the glory of a bygone age. Guest can enjoy a
stay in Pratap Mahal, the room Maharaja Sawai Singhji
used when on his campaign the Marathas.
The hotel, as it is, has 13 rooms of different
categories with all modern amenities. Traditional
decor and unique ambiance with all the comforts of
modern day living are the specialties of our rooms.
According to the owner's son, Shiv Pratap Singh, "We
want the foreigners to feel like the maharaja of
To this end, the drawings and
engravings of olden times have been retained. Guest
can enjoy a stay in the Pratap Mahal, the room