The history behind Talabgaon Castle began in the early 18th century when Thakur Sardul Singh Kupawat Rathore of Ramasari, Jodhpur came to visit his relatives of Samodh with his army and servants. After staying in Jaipur with his relatives for several months war broke out between the States of Jaipur and Jodhpur over the much sought after Sambhur Lake which was rich in salt deposits. As they had eaten “the salt” of Jaipur the code of honor among Rajput’s would demand that they join the Jaipur side in the war and uphold this honorary tradition by fighting along side them. However, doing so would compromise his position in the Jodhpur Court. In order to maintain his great loyalty he first sought approval to fight from Maharaja of Jodhpur and it was granted. As fate would have it the war was won by Jaipur and in honor of the true valor and loyalty shown by Thakur Sardul Singh ji Rathore and his men, the “Jagir” or Thikana (State) of Talabgaon, and its adjoining villages, were bestowed upon him to rule over. Talabgaon Castle which stands today was built in 1900 by Thakur Vijay Singh ji Rathore, a direct decedent, and remains in the family today. Talabgaon is the only Jagir of Kupawat Rathors in the erstwhile State of Jaipur Rajputana, India.
The Talabgaon Castle is situated in Talabgaon Village, Tahsil Lalsoat in Dausa district. The places that one cannot afford to miss from the resort are Mahakali Devi Temple (Approx. 4km) and Nehru Park (Approx. 0.1km). Talabgaon is one of 322 villages in Lalsot Block along with villages like Chimanpura and Chak Vijaipura. The other tourist attractions of the town are Balaji Temple, Bhomya Ji Mandir and Shiv Ji Ka Mandir.
Distance from Jaipur Airport: 85 km (approx.)
Distance from Dausa Railway Station: 45 km (approx.)
The Talabgaon Castle with ornate ceilings, mosaic courtyards, wooden balconies, floral gardens and carved pillars offers the luxuries of a world class resort. It offers basic amenities like internet, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, parking, 24-hour security and doctor on call. The Ayurveda massage services can be utilised to get renewed energy. They also provide wheel chair access and banquet facilities for smooth functioning of social events. The corporates can utilise the business services for meetings and corporate discussions. The restaurant offers mouthwatering dishes and the bar gives its guests some time to relax with their favourite drink
Talabgaon Castle Amenities
Hotel provides Safety deposit box, 24 Hour Fax/Email service and Car rentals. Also provides Camel safari/Horse trek, Traditional camel cart, Puppet show, Fold dance at the castle, Village walk, Astrologer (on requset), Rajasthani cuisine cooking classes, Personalized dinner at Horse stables, Henna tattoos, Ayurvedic beauty treatment, Indian ayurvedic massage & skin care, Jaipur sightseeing tour including shopping, Lalsoat (Local town) sightseeing tour, Shopping guide for local tribal jewellery/fabrics/art/craft, Local agriculture & farming tour, Local village tour for art & craft, Jeep safari, Traditional Indian village games like Gilli danda/Khokho/Croquet/Badminton/Tennis, Motorbike/Bicycle road trip to Lalsot & Sawai Madhopur, Jeep safari to Ranthambore Tiger National Park, Stick/Ball polo game & lessons at the Castle polo ground, Breakfast/Lunch/Dunner/Evening Tea at Country mud house and Walk in the spectacular desert landscape for tea at Sunrise/Sunset.