After travelling around Rajasthan for two weeks, reaching a real house with books on the shelves, photos on the walls and four happy dogs was simply wonderful.
Camille Savinien, Paris, France
This isn’t tourism. I know of nowhere else where you can experience the real India as well as on your traditional working Rajasthani farm.
Sam Milward, Wellington, New Zealand
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful stay - what a fantastic introduction to India. I don’t think we’ll find such tranquillity elsewhere.
Lizzie Fortune, Hampshire. UK
Fabulous - I’ve been spoilt. It’s hard to leave and face the real world.
Elisabeth Simson, Isle of Wight, UK
Welcome to the Col. Sudhir Farm website. Our farm is situated 15 kms. south-east of Kota which is on the banks of the river Chambal whose waters support much of the life and activity in this part of India.
We welcome paying guests to our spacious home, near Kota, to live as family on a full board basis. With us you will experience life on a peaceful farm in the green and fertile Hadoti region of south-east Rajasthan. Come here to relax or take part in the many interesting activities on offer.
Please browse our website. We hope you will like what you see. Should you decide to stay with us we will make every effort to make your trip a memorable one.
Our rates are very reasonable. You can see them on our webpage Accommodation on this site.
To check availability or book please email Victoria, who will be your host, supported by other members of her family should they be around. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in touch with us if you want advice or want us to help you plan your tour around Rajasthan.
Happy browsing and we look forward to hearing from you.
The best time to visit this part of Rajasthan is in the months of November, December, January and February when the weather is warm and sunny and just right. October and March can be reasonably good times as well but that can vary from year to year. As for the other months, if you can bear the heat or the monsoon you are welcome, that is, if we have not escaped ourselves.
This year, on 14th February, 2014, we were fortunate enough to entertain an 80-year old cousin of a cousin and her husband James to lunch.
Pamela Hawkins nee Pizey came to Kotah as an 18-year old with her parents. She has remained friends with Maharao Brijraj Singh ever since. If you click on our Memory Lane link, you will see Pamela in the photograph sitting in the front row on the right. The Chambal gorge is the setting in the photograph. After the barrage on the Chambal River was built in 1960, the water rose to its present level and the river bed as seen in the photograph was submerged.
A sizable portion of the small farm was gifted by Col. Sudhir to his son during his lifetime. The rest was subsequently inherited by all four of his children.
We aim to inform our visitors with a regular short write-up of what is happening on the farm currently. If you are interested please click here.
Jan - Excellent when no fog or mist
Feb - Very Good
Mar - Reasonable
Apr - Hot
May - Very hot and dry
Jun - Very hot and dry
Jul - Hot and humid
Aug - Hot and humid
Sep - Hot and humid
Oct - Reasonable
Nov - Very Good
Dec - Excellent