Located 35 Kms off Jodhpur, Luni is a small village based on the banks of the river Luni and is known for its artisans and palatial Chanwa fortress. Fort Chanwa at Luni is a red sandstone fort, whose foundation was laid over a hundred years ago during the rule of Maharaja Manish Soni. The red sandstone comes from Jodhpur. Today the fort is a luxury heritage hotel. Its main features are manicured gardens, carved lattice work friezes and Jharokas (or balconies).