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Garh Tordi Tonk, Rajasthan
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Garh Tordi, is a small village in the Tonk district of Rajasthan. The village has an impressive Fort which is perched on top of one of the hills and the Tordi Palace is positioned at the foothills, right in the middle of this wonderfull village. The Aravalli range that surrounds this village, covers an area of 30 kms and abounds in natural beauty. The Fort & Palace were established in the 16th century by Thakur Akhey Singhji of the Khangarot clan of Rajputs. The Garh has now opened its doors to guests who are willing to experience the chivalrous hospitality of a Rajput chieftain and relive the glory of a bygone age. The village seems untouched by the hustle & bustle of the city life. The village offers a superb opportunity to anyone who is interested in typical Indian village life.

 

The village boasts of a water reservoir which covers 25 kms of area and is the home to a number of migratory birds and a series of hills and a long stretch of sand dunes where one can enjoy horse as well as camel ride. Also the forests, seasonal rivers and canals, step wells and ancient temples are features of the area, where local communities still live as they have done so for centuries and green farms stretch around the village. The beauty of ancient step wells, temples and the timelessness of nature at its best can be felt here.

 

Toda Raisingh

The town next, further down towards south of Tordi is the picturesque town of Toda Raisingh, surrounded by hills and pristine wilderness. It is an ancient town of archaeological significance. In earlier times, it was also known as Takshakagadha or Takshakpur, Todapattan, Ishtikapur, etc. Founded by the Nagas in or around 4th century, this town was also ruled by Yuhilas of Chatsu and Chauhans of Ajmer. In 15th & 16th centuries, it was the capital of Solanki Rajputs. The town got its present name from Rai Singh Sisodia, the famous ruler of this place. He was a Mughal 'Mansoobdar' during the reign of Shahjahan. Toda Rai Singh is blessed with glorious historical past as well as rich cultural heritage. It has a number of places of tourist interest. Prominent among them are - Hadi Rani Ki Baori (kund), Raja Rai Singh's Mahal, Isar Baori, Bhopat Baori and beautiful temples of Kalyanji, Raghoraiji, Gopinathji, Govinddeoji, etc. Bijolia inscription of V.E. 1226 suggests that Toda Rai Singh was a popular centre of Jainism.

 Accomodation

Tordi Palace offers 14 rooms decorated in Traditional Rajasthani style. The interiors in their simplicity, elegance and attention to detail, showcase all that is finest in modern and traditional Indian craftsmanship. Rooms have splendid view of Aravali hills. As one might expect, every conceivable modern comfort is provided.


Rooms and Suites at the Tordi Palace are featured with authentic royal environment. Here you will receive tranquil environment with sounds of nature in a traditional Rajasthani setting. Each room features royal furniture with paintings, presenting glory of past Rajvada (Royal) palaces. All rooms have running hot and cold water facility with attached bath

 Orientation

Garh Tordi is a perfect refuge to get away from the hustle-bustle of a typical metro life and get soaked in the pristine surroundings. Besides comfortable stay at the palace, there are numerous activities that one can indulge in. The rustic countryside around Tordi provides a unique opportunity for visitors to appreciate and understand Rajasthani culture and way of life.


The region around Tordi is bestowed with the amazing bounty of the nature. Nestled amongst the high Arawali hills, the pristine surroundings lend this region a sacred and natural grace of serenity and lush green vegetation with fauna and flora. It is one of the unique habitats in Rajasthan which has almost every natural wonder to offer to its visitors, from hills to planes, valley to wetlands, and dunes to green pastures, amazing by any standards.

 

Garh Tordi and the country side around it, is home to a large number of historic monuments. Visitors can visit these historic monuments and ruins such as the revered Bisaldev Temple, or admire the architecture of the Stepwell at Toda Rai Singh.

 

Some of the fascinating leisure activities one can indulge in while at Tordi are:

  • Village life
  • Interaction with Villagers & experiencing their way of living
  • Horse safari and Camel safari on the sand dunes
  • Jeep Safari
  • Night camping in the sand dunes
  • Trekking on Aravali hills
  • Nature trail
  • Boating in the Tordi Sagar & Bisalpur Dam
  • Angling
  • Bird watching
  • Visit to the historic monuments and ruins
  • Puppet shows, folk music & dances on request
 Getting there

Location

Garh Tordi is a small village near town Malpura on Jaipur-Kekri route in Tonk district, which constitutes the central Rajasthan and the town Toda Raisingh lies 27 km further south of Garh Tordi.

 

Distance

Garh Tordi is 90 km south-west of Jaipur.

 Fast Facts
Name Garh Tordi Best Time To Visit November to March
Location Tonk   Rajasthan   West   India  
Open From 2010-08-15  To 2011-08-15 Type Heritage
Temperature Summar   38-42      Winter   2-8      Rainy   28-35
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