There are plenty of activities for all age groups here in Jodhpur. Here in the hotel, the converted stables provide lovely shaded alcoves; equipped with a plethora of board games and books, they provide shaded seclusion and a great place to chill out as a family
Flying fox is a repeated favourite with children, although there is a height requirement, which it’s good to check beforehand to avoid disappointment.
For a spot of shopping, try Sambhali Boutique, who have a beautiful range of brightly coloured and embroidered stuffed animals. Better still, everything in the shop, including beautiful jewellery, is produced by rural Rajasthani women’s groups, and helps funds female empowerment projects in the most poverty-stricken parts of the state.
Cookery courses are hugely popular with families, we can open up our kitchens to you and our head chef will help you craft a set of recipes for you to cook and then devour for dinner. A really fun way to spend an afternoon, learn about local Rajasthani delicacies and get a sneaky look behind the scenes at the RAAS. In fact, our head of food and beverage also loves to arrange culinary tours; he’ll take you around the grain, spice, vegetable and pulse markets, showing you where all the food at our restaurants is sourced and giving you a taste of how fresh your dinner is! It is a lovely way to explore the city, accompanied by an old hand who knows all where all the best food is to be found.
Indeed, RAAS has plenty to offer for the food lover, but if you want to explore beyond our walls for a light lunch or some delicious coffee, try the Stepwell Café, just next door. Three-stories high, it has incredible views of Jodhpur’s largest Stepwell, which used to provide the local area with fresh drinking water. Architecturally stunning, it now provides the local boys with their own swimming pool and from the café you and the family can keep an eye on the daily competition to see who can jump from the highest step. RAAS was at the heart of the stepwell restoration project, which took several months and we are very proud that the ancient architectural marvel of the Toorji Ka Jhalra (stepwell) has been returned to its former glory and become a new community space.
If you fancy some parental alone time, we have a wide selection of DVDs and pizza available for in room dining, which will keep the kids well occupied with a film night if you fancy a dinner without children. Moreover, for a special occasion, RAAS will create an exclusive private dinner in our stunning landscaping garden or at serene poolside. Enjoy a specially tailored menu as you gaze at the beautifully-lit Mehrangarh Fort from your own private oasis.