Water Habitat Retreat is a
part of the Bijolai Palace which was built by Maharaja Takhat Singh [
1843 - 1873 ] as a summer retreat for the royal family. It lies nestled
amidst the picturesque Aravali hills. The red sand stone palace stands
on the bank of a small lake, a traditional water harvesting structure,
which ensures a perennial supply of fresh water thus creating an oasis
in the surrounding desert landscape.
Bijolai Palace was
transformed into a” Water Resource Centre”, with the support of UNDP and
Italian Development Corporation by the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation ( JBF)
headed by Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur.
To house the delegates, a
part of the Bijolai Palace, was converted into a comfortable residence
now called the” Water Habitat Retreat”, which provides boarding and
lodging to participants in the activities organized by the “Water
Resource Centre” At the same time, the Water Habitat Retreat, through
its operating profits from visitors, provides an important contribution
to the drinking water initiatives supported by the Foundation.
Water Habitat Retreat offers 31 air conditioned suites and rooms
with attached bath having running hot and cold water to the discerning
It also offers the
facilities of a multi cuisine restaurant, a conference hall with a
seating capacity for 300 pax equipped with the most modern equipment,
laundry, transport, doctor on call, parking, sight seeing, pickup from
airport, railway & bus terminal.