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Kathiwada Raaj Mahal

Raaj Mahal Kathiwada, Juna Kattiwada, Madhya Pradesh, India

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About Kathiwada Raaj Mahal


The Kathiwada Raaj Mahal in Madhya Pradesh is nestled amidst 120 acres of privately owned orchards. The mahal was commissioned by Rana Onkar Sinh as the erstwhile royal family’s hunting lodge in 1895. Surrounded by the Vindhya Hills, the 19th-century colonial style mansion makes for a striking picture framed by clear blue skies, mountain views and vast stretches of farmland.  

Recently restored by Sangita Devi Kathiwada, the Mahal is the perfect embodiment of heritage meets contemporary. The eleven suites retain an old world charm and are inundated with hunting memorabilia, art deco furniture, precious books and family photographs that encapsulate the regal era gone by. The spacious rooms offer plush amenities and modern bathrooms, and the modern art that decorate the interiors of the mansion are a reminder of the present-day. The rooms open out on to verandas and terraces that offer a spectacular view of the picturesque countryside.

The potent energy field, no pollution and deep silence in Kathiwada makes it an ideal location for yoga and meditation retreats. The world class cricket ground built passionately by Digvijay Sinh Kathiwada has hosted international teams and continues to draw sport enthusiasts to this property. Guided treks in the nearby forest give an insight in to the indigenous trees, and visits to the village, pottery, farming and understanding the mud architecture are activities one can keep busy with. 

The Kathiwada family consider themselves to be privileged custodians of the rich culture and heritage and invite like-minded individuals to come and enjoy a royal experience woven with tales of an era gone by. Ideal to be connected on a textile trail beginning at Bhopal via Maheshwar, Kathiwada and onwards to Baroda and Ahmedabad, Kathiwada is close to the craft centre of chota Udaipur and the heritage town of Champaner. 

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Crickettoursisaveryuniqueconceptweprovide.Ourfoundationhasbuiltabeautifulground that has a special story and we’ve hosted many touring sides that pour in for some action.
Pottery at our aadvasi hut on our property. (On-demand, at Raaj Mahal or at the potters’ home in the market – 5-minute drive).
Guided tribal village walks to Mujhipura or Juna Kathiwada villages to explore some of India’s oldest Bhil tribe settlements. (Total Time: 1-2 hours on the western edge of our property).
Yoga retreats have been very popular with us. Specially curated 3N/4D programs can be created for groups or like-minded travellers for a holistic wellness experience.
Cycles are available for exploring our farms and Kathiwada town. (On-deamd).
Textile: The belt ranging from Ahemedabad to Chotta Udepur to Bagh (with Kathiwada en route) is ideal for handicraft and textile groups.
Guided farm visits with our resident manager of farming. Optional: Short agricultural experience. (Total Time: 1-2 hours, between 4-6 pm everyday on the farms surrounding Raaj Mahal).
An accompanied trek and picnic to the jungle towards Ratanmal sanctuary thru Jholia waterfall can be booked at Rs.1500/- per person. Ratanmaal is a bear sanctuary and also home to the elusive leopard (Total Time: 3 hours or shorter from 9 am onwards. Starts from the northern edge of our property).
TribalCulture:On-boardwithusisprof.Subhashwhoisaworldrenownedexpertintribalhistory.2 days with him is an enriching experience for a serious group of knowledge seekers.

Nearest Airport : Vadodara 125kms (2.30-hour drive). 115kms in Gujarat, last 10kms in MP
Nearest Railway Station : Chotta Udepur


We take a 100% advance to confirm your booking. 50% refund for all bookings cancelled with more than 30-day notice from date of arrival. 0% refund for bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival.

We accept bank transfers, cheque payments and online credit card payments (2% surcharge).

***The property isn’t suited for children under 15 years of age.***

a). We take a 100% advance to confirm your booking. 50% refund for all bookings cancelled with more than 30-day notice from date of arrival. 0% refund for bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
b). We accept bank transfers, cheque payments and online credit card payments (2% surcharge).

c). All payments to be made favoring “Kathiwada Leisures LLP.”