Fort Chanwa Luni Heritage Hotel, Jodhpur

Heritage Hotel Fort Chanwa of Luni is an exceptional example of elegance and symmetry in Indian architecture of the 18th century. The entire haveli is carved out of the famous red sandstone of Jodhpur and with its ornately carved lattice work friezes and intricate “Jharokas”, it exquisitely captures the romance and grace of a bygone age. This fortified haveli is composed of a lyrical complex of courtyards, towers, a water wheel, passages and unexpected stairways to secret pavilions and panoramic roof tops spanning the village below and the Thar horizon beyond. The traditional paintings on the walls harmoniously reflect the skill of the master craftsmen and the bygone days. The village of Luni nestles in the shadow of the castle walls and is a hub of activity with its many artisans fashioning metal, clay or wood into intricate forms and demonstrating the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestors.