ABOUT SUKHDHAM KOTHI

‘Sukhdham’ literally means the abode of bliss and this is what the visitor experiences. This stone facade building of the Victorian era is a subtle blend of Indo-British architecture. It has open terraces ,cool arcades, foliated arches and intricately carved stone screens.  Because it is located in an environment friendly area of the civil lines with large gardens and trees  the air you breathe is fresh. Trees blossom in  different seasons  giving out a variety of fragrances and attracting  a multitude of  birds. The grand peacock can be seen everywhere and you can literally feed it with your hands.

The swimming pool, a recent addition is designed  in the traditional ‘baori’ style . The intricate stone work  makes it  blend exceedingly well with the main building.

Sukhdham prides itself in providing a taste of legendary Rajput hospitality with all modern facilities. The fifteen well appointed rooms have been tastefully furnished to maintain the character of the heritage hotel. Its personalised service and high standards set it apart .

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HISTORY

Sukhdham traces its history back to the  19th century. After the killing of the British political agent and his colleagues in the 1857 mutiny, Sukhdham was built as a safe haven for the Agency Surgeon in circa 1870. In 1922, when the Agency shifted from Kotah, it came to the Kotah state. His highness, Umed Singhji, Maharao of Kotah, christened it Sukhdham.In 1929, it became the residence of Col. Thakur Prithvi Singhji, M.B.E., General Officer in Commanding, the Kotah State forces. col. Thankur Prithvi Singhji was the second  person from Rajasthan to get the Kings Commission. He had a distinguished career in the British Indian Army and saw action in the third Afghan War and World War I. After retirement in 1927, the colourful Maharaja of  Patiala, Bhupinder Singh ji (his course mate), invited him to command his forces. This he accepted and was in Patiala till 1929. On the request of Maharao of Kota, he came to Kota in 1929 and was appointed G.O.C. Kota state forces. He then raised the Umed Infantry on modern lines.

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