Chomu Palace, a reflection of the Royal Palaces of India, is a 300-year old elegant fortified palace hotel. This historic monument is designed according to the Indian Vastushastra philosophy. Chomugadh - the suffix 'gadh' gives a clear indication that the palace was fortified strategically, in this case with a 5m thick wall to ward off enemies. The fort has historical importance because it took more than a 100 years for its construction to be complete. The foundation of Chomugadh was laid by Thakur Karan Singhji in the 16th century. Chomugadh is a three storied structure with a lot of open space like chowks (open courtyards), baradaris (pavilions) and chandnis (semi-covered terraces).