Thakur Zorawar Singh, the founder of the Kanota Thikana, belonged to the Champawat family of Pilwa, an estate of Jodhpur. He came to Jaipur in the year 1869 and joined the Jaipur administrative service. Due to his outstanding abilities as an administrator and sportsman, he became a confidant of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur. By the end of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh's reign, he had established himself as a prominent noble in Jaipur state and played a very important role in the succession of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh to the throne of Jaipur. He served the Jaipur royal family for 46 years..
The castle Kanota is located 15 km east of Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra Highway. The Castle is spread over 19 Bighas (8 Acres) of land and was built in the year 1872 by the then Thakur of Kanota, Zorawar Singh Ji, who was also a cabinet minister in the government of Jaipur. Cannons to protect the castle were purchased from the British Navy.
With a Majestic Durbar Hall, Golden Suite, and a big beautiful garden with a fruit orchard, the fortified medieval castle is a magnificent experience. The Castle Library (Pothi Khana) has gold work and unique collection of over 10,000 rare books, manuscripts, miniatures and a very rich (16th century) armory. There are facilities for horse and camel ride at the Castle.
Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas & famous for its castles, forts and palaces is truly the colorful Jewel of India. Castle Kanota is one of the finest heritage hotels of the princely state of Rajasthan, providing a good example of history amalgamating with modern times.
Spread over 8 acres of land, Castle Kanota is truly a magnificent experience. Built in 1872, the Castle is located just 15 km. east of Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra Highway. With a built-in Museum and a Library which displays gold work and unique collection of rare books, the castle takes you back to the grandeur of the past. There might be various heritage hotels in and around Jaipur but there is only one - Castle Kanota - with lots of unique qualities and live sign of rural tourism.
During your stay at Castle Kanota, you will discover the secret of the grandeur of the Rajput royalty, when you see the exquisitely decorated walls and ceilings that are fully covered with frescoes and paintings. The period furniture placed all over the hotel is more than a visual delight.
Castle Kanota has a royal ambiance that segregates it from the rest of the heritage hotels. Its enchanting and unmatched interiors gives it a royal look. The stay in castle is an irreplaceable experience offering you a holiday that you will never forget. This heritage hotel is truly a place where one can enjoy traditional Rajput hospitality with all modern amenities in the same old environment.
18 spacious air-conditioned rooms 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 of Indian Maharajas, presenting glory of past Rajvada (Royal) palaces. All rooms have running hot and cold water facility with attached bath.
All our rooms at Castle Kanota have been designed and furnished to showcase the skill and expertise of Rajasthani artisans. Our main goal is to create an atmosphere that allows you to feel the royalty and takes you to the seventh heaven. We look forward to your arrival and to ensuring that you have a pleasant stay at our heritage hotel.
The castle is a delight to stay in and helps you feel the warmth of a home in its comfortable atmosphere. Tastefully designed and elegantly appointed rooms, having their own individual character and furnishings, embody the finest of Rajasthan, offering high levels of comfort coupled with spersonalized services.