Fort Khejarla
Half way between Ajmer and Jodhpur, 50 miles East of Jodhpur, lies the desert town of Khejarla. Amidst this small town lies the huge Fort Khejarla, constructed in 1611 A.D. for Maharajah Gopal Das Ji, who was granted the fiefdoms of Khejarla and nearby villages for fighting the Mughals for the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The stunning red sandstone monument is a mesmerizing example of the architecture of the Rajputs. The rugged exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking blend of art and architecture leaving one with a magnificent aura! The spellbound grandeur of the Fort offers picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokas that at once transports you back in time to experience the majesty of a long-gone era of valour and chivalry.

Khejarla derives its name from the Khejdi Tree that can be found at the village. The tree holds significance in the village as it is believed to have saved the Fort when hit by Mughal cannons. The Mughal army rolled in to attack the Fort three times. Each time the Fort was destroyed, it was rebuilt.

The classic Rajput Mughal architecture is built on a small hillock and is owned by the Bhati clan of Rajputs. The family of Khejarla has descended from the royal family of Jaisalmer, and Maharajah Gopal Das Ji was the youngest son of the royal family of Jaisalmer and moved to Khejarla after being granted the fiefdom of Khejarla.

Today, this fort is partially occupied by the Royal family with the other part converted into one of the best heritage hotels in India and is open to all those who would like to travel down the eras. The emphasis is on design and detail and guests can experience aspects of royal living, traditional culture, beautiful elegant furniture, and priceless antiques during the stay. The mosaic laid spacious rooms have high ceilings, historical photographs, traditional old paintings, elegant tapestry, beautifully carved furniture and panoramic views to verbalize the elegance and grandeur reminiscence of the Rajputs.