The town of Surajgarh in the Shekhawati region of
Rajasthan derives its name from the 18th century
fortified Palace SURAJGARH. The name literally means
"The Castle of The Sun". This 4 acre fortified
palace is being lovingly restored to give our guests
the experience of living like a Maharaja.
Established in 1780 by ThakurSuraj Mal, BISSAU (Thikana)
shekhawat (Sadhani clan) the township of Surajgarh
came up with the construction of the fort, for the
construction of the fort not only offered employment
to the people from the neighboring villages, but
after its completion also offered a safe sanctuary
from marauding bandits and invading armies.
The frescoes for which Surajgarh are famous owe
their existence to the many travelers who came
through this region, bringing along with them
stories of the lands far away, the local populace
started to decorate their homes with frescoes of the
tales told by the travelers and from scenes from the
mythological time. The materials used for painting
the frescoes were crushed cowrie shells, lime and
vegetable dyes which were produced locally. The
cowrie shells were used as currency at one time, but
since the chipped and broken shells had no value,
they were crushed to produce a water resistant base
for the frescoes.
The Fort is owned by Tikaraj Aishwarya Katoch and
Tikarani Shailija. TikarajAishwarya is the son of
Princess of Jodhpur and Maharaja of Kangra. Tikarani
Shailija is the eldest daughter of the Maharaja of
Sailana, Sailana is famed for India's finest cuisine
and Tikarani Shailija's grandfather has written a
popular cookery book called Maharaja Sailana's
Hotel Surajgarh Fort provides spacious and luxurious
accommodation in 19 suites with traditional cozy
comfort. All the rooms in the hotel have attached bathroom with 24 hours hot
and cold water supply, color television, telephone, air conditioning and EPBX.
The Dining Hall serves Indian, Continental, Rajasthani and traditional Sailana recipes.
Laundry, Doctor on Call, STD and ISD facility, 24
Hours Room service and Parking are the various
facilities which are available in the Hotel Surajgarh
Fort. All major credit cards are also accepted by
Hotel Surajgarh Fort is located about 210 kms. away
from the Jaipur railway station and 220 kms. away
from the Jaipur airport.