Travel Deeper: Neemrana Fort-Palace

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The Neemrana Fort Palace in India is one of the first palaces turned hotels in India. Equidistant from both Delhi and Jaipur this should be on your list of ‘places to visit’ in India. The fort dates back to 1464 and has opened its doors to tourists after being transformed into a luxurious 55-bedroom hotel.

The enchanting building, which is located on a hillside to afford the former king views over the nearby village, boasts of palace wings covering six acres of land over 12 separate levels.

True to their nature, all rooms have been named after the purpose they served in bygone era and each is a mahal that welcomes you to enjoy a piece of history royally. All rooms inside the former palace have traditional Indian furniture and antiques, boasting an authentic decor from throughout the ages. Even though ‘this is a’ heritage property, the facilities are of a modern 5 star resort.

Surya Mahal , one of the duplex suits on first level is a royal retreat. Traditional in design, themed after its name, there are bits of yellows spalshed everywhere. Right on the first level, the fort has its own private terrace to be enjoyed. There is a two storey suite, which has two open rooms right across each other, separated by long passage and jharokas; while the ground floor has a lounging area, two washrooms, study area and a dining area as well. Spacious with facilities of mini bar, tea maker, landline and is just perfect for a holiday you truly want to unwind at.

The terraces are the most enchanting spaces at Neemrana, from Shatranj Bagh, the terrace right above the fort’s main entrance and ramparts- to Hawa Mahal where the complimentary evening tea, is laid out with cookies. Raj Kund the pool is surrounded by deckchairs to while away your stress. There’s a pleasant open-air amphitheatre where concerts and plays are often held. You will be able to experience a traditional folk music complete with dancers in sequined costumes and fire-spitters.  Climb to the rooftops to soak in the starlight and marvel at the exquisite views of the surrounding countryside.

Neemrana exudes an old-world charm; it is an exploration site in itself. The long passageways, jharokhas , maharaja portraits in the rooms, old wooden doors, latches, gigantic entrances, sneaky staircases, ruined walls, steep wells, gardens that are extravagant will make you taste the royal past in lap of modern luxury. Heritage drips from every bit and piece at this fort-palace.

Who can visit: Everyone from kids for excursions to families hosting weddings. It is a great place to spend a weekend alone with you loved ones and enjoy in bliss.

Don’t Forget: Your swimming costumes, socks & walking shoes (for zip-lining), and hats.

Food & Beverage: Breakfast is included in room tariff. Fixed menus are offered at per head rates: Lunch Rs. 1200/- and Dinner Rs. 1200/- (+taxes).The Maha Burj Lunch restaurant offers: Vegetarian Thali Rs. 700/- (+taxes), Non-vegetarian Thali Rs. 900/- (+taxes) on weekends.  Bar facilities are available for residents only. Personal liquor is not permitted.

Activities: Enjoy Ayurvedic massages and rejuvenation programmes available at their in-house spa. There are two swimming pools, table tennis facility and indoor games for residents. There is also a 5 km vintage car ride around the Neemrana village and a multimedia tour where you can now discover the history of the Neemrana Fort-Palace. A Camel ride and Camel Cart Ride from the main gate to the step-well.

We Recommend: India’s first thrilling 5-track aerial zip lining by Flying Fox. Call:+911494246083 for rates and timings. Also a requested tour of the fort for the lovers of history and heritage.

Room Tariffs: start from 4500/- up to 30,000/- (we would suggest you to go for rooms at higher level to enjoy the scenic beauty)

When to go: Winter is best, when you can soak up the sun. During the monsoon, the countryside becomes a picturesque lush green. Summers are very hot

Getting There

NH8 from Delhi is a smooth drive via Gurgaon.

Delhi Airport to Neemrana: 108Km. 

New Delhi Railway Satation –Neemraan: 120Km

Reservation: 8am to 8pm, all days Ph:  +91 124 4666166, Email:reservations@neemranahotels.com

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