Rohet is famous for village
safaries, which introduces its guests to local cultures and traditions.
Guests are taken into homes and received with warmth and affection. Guests
interact with various communities living in the area and share and
understand their worlds, the Bhishnois, protectors of nature for five
centuries and arguably the world's first ecologists, responsible for the
survival of species such as the black-buck antelope: the semi nomadic
Raika shepherds of Marwar whose brilliant crimson and marigold costumes
would put modern designers to shame: as also the Paliwals and the Meghwals,
the farmers and weavers.
Guests witness traditional folk ceremonies signifying friendship and
brotherhood and see village artisans at work creating leather articles,
pottery and woven handicrafts. Besides being home to three species of
antelope the chinkara, the blue bull and the black-buck-Rohet is also a
haven for bird watchers with up to two hundred domestic and migratory
At Rohet all the festivals are celebrated with great splendour. Special
among these is the Festival of Gangaur. The celestial marriage of Shiva
and Parvati. Human embodiments of the God and Goddess. Ishar and Gangaur
are bedecked and displayed in traditional regalia, twenty days after the
festival of Holi. Every night for 5 nights, village folk come from afar,
gather for Darshan, and participate in ghoomar, a traditional form of
dance. The festival concludes with the Gangaur Mela where the two deities
are taken out in ceremonial procession, and the divine marriage ceremony
History - About Rohet
Rohet - the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century
Rathore of the Champawat clan, Thakur Dalpat Singh I. The "Jagir"
(Fiefdom) of Rohet was bestowed upon him in 1622 A.D. by the Maharaja Of
Jodhpur, as a mark of appreciation for his bravery in battle. Generations
of valiant noble-men have built this heritage home where, notwithstanding
the inroads of modernity, aristocratic values are respected. The visitor
of today experiences the famed warmth of courteous Rajput hospitality.
Brilliantly plumed peacocks strut about,
perching themselves under finely carved stone archways and the wind
whispers through the neem tree groves and bougainvilleas. Within these
time weathered walls lies an oasis of landscaped gardens and flowers in
bloom - your Oasis in the arid land of Marwar.