The town of Surajgarh in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan derives its name from the 18th century fortified Palace Surajgarh. The name literally means ‘The Castle of The Sun’. This four acre fortified palace is being lovingly restored to give our guests the experience of living like a Maharaja.
Established in 1780 by Shekhawat Suraj Mal, ruler of the Jhunjhunu Thikana, the township of Surajgarh came up with the construction of the fort. The construction of the fort not only offered employment to the people from the neighbouring villages, but after its completion also offered a safe sanctuary from marauding bandits and invading armies.
Location: It is 150 km from Delhi airport on the Delhi- Bikaner highway. It is the gateway to Shekhawati, India’s open air art gallery.
Facilities: 13 suites + 8 deluxe rooms with attached bathrooms, television, air conditioning and EPBX, dining hall serving Indian, Continental, Rajasthani and traditional Sailana cuisines, 30-seater conference hall with Wi-Fi facilities, 100% power backup, traditional sit down chowki dinner, puppet shows and Rajasthani folk performers, swimming pool, village haat, horse and camel cart rides.
Attractions: Painted havelis of Shekhavati, Khetri Fortified Palace, Pilani Birla Museum and BITS.
Owners: Tikaraj Aishwarya Katoch and Tikarani Shailja Katoch