The Bhadrajun fort and village both have a fascinating history. The fort dates back to the 16th century, while the village’s origins are lost in the mists of time. According to the Mahabharata, the Pandava prince Arjun eloped with Subhadra, the sister of Lord Krishna, from Dwarika (Gujarat) and got married in this valley. Later the settlement in the valley became known as ‘Subhadra and Arjun’, hence ~Bhadrajun’, a contraction of ‘Subhadrajun’. Its present incumbent, Raja Karanveer Singh Rathore (Jodha) is the 17th successor of Shri Ratan Singh Rathore, who was the fourth son of Rao Maldev, the ruler of Marwar (Jodhpur). Today, Bhadrajun Fort remains the family home, and guests receive personal attention.
Location: Bhadrajun is located on the Jodhpur – Jalore state highway, 98 km south-west of Jodhpur. It is about 200 km from Udaipur and Mount Abu. Pali is 55 km away, while Jaisalmer is 350 km away.
Facilities: 15 guest rooms (3AC)
Attractions: Jeep safari through the outback to give an insight into life in rural Rajasthan, sunset and ‘aarti’ at the Subhadra Goddess Temple, visit to a Bishnoi/ Shepherd village, a walk through the local village, a trek up the hill to see the Dooni fort, a visit to the exquisite family cenotaphs. Another delightful way of spending an evening is to take part in a ’mehfil’ (musicians singing folk songs) on the ramparts followed by a traditional dinner.