The Secret Forts Of Rajasthan To Spend Some Time Like The Royals

18th Nov 2019
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Rajasthan is the land of royals. There are history, culture, and heritage spread all across the dunes of Thar. There are many forts in the desert state that are known all over the world for their magnificence and splendor. While the forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer are a big tourist attraction, there are several other forts in the state hidden from the typical tourist trail. These forts have been converted into ultra-luxury hotels and you can actually go and stay here for some time. All of them are in smaller hamlets, where you can escape for a day or two to do nothing but live it up like a royal.

The 19th-century fort palace was abandoned for more than a century and has been recently restored as a luxury retreat. Tijara fort is just a short drive away from the city of Delhi in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The terrace gardens of the fort is a staggering seven levels. They are often referred to as the native alternative to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The fort is perched on a hillock that overlooks the expansive fields surrounding it. The entire palace is divided into three parts. There are 70 rooms, one restaurant, a swimming pool and a spa for now. But more rooms, landscape features, and another restaurant are soon to be added to the property.

While Aurangzeb was out on his conquests, the fort of Khimsar was his temporary residence. The 16th-century fort lies on the eastern edge of the Thar desert, between the district of Nagaur and Jodhpur. Situated in the middle of uninhabited land, the sheer magnificence of structure rising above the dunes is awe-inspiring. As you stroll along the fort corridors, you will see gods and goddesses defaced by Aurangzeb carved in sandstone.

The turrets, stables, and passageways echoes with the 500 year-old-stories of both glory and plunder. There are a total of 68 luxuriously traditionally decorated rooms, yet equipped with all modern facilities such as air-conditioning, LCD television, and minibar. In addition to this, most of the rooms have a private terrace or balcony. Begin your day by having breakfast at the fort Ramparts. Relax at the spa and pool. Have lunch at the terrace gazebo while basking in the winter sun. Visit the royal garage which is home to a row of vintage cars and get cozy in the indoor restaurant for a candlelight dinner.

The warrior fort in the Aravalli ranges is the first of its kind to have been renovated as a luxury retreat. The 230-year-old fortress is now under international management. The fort is an hour’s drive from the city of Jaipur in the town of Bishangarh. It stands tall atop a granite hill with a 360-degree view of the surroundings. The fort has been carefully renovated keeping its original structure and elements intact making at an excellent example of adaptive architecture.

The newly-built modern fort has an old-world charm its heritage and grandeur intact. All 59 rooms have 22 different layouts but a big jharokha style window is common among them. Multicuisine restaurants, outdoor grills, lounge, library, spa and swimming pool. A weekend spent in the fort is sure to keep you busy.

The once-abandoned 15th-century fort of Neemrana stands as an icon of luxury today. Neemrana Fort is one of the premier heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The fort is on the Jaipur-Delhi highway and attracts visitors from both the cities looking for weekend escapes. The most prominent feature of the fort design is its many levels.

The fort premise expands with 72 rooms at 14 levels with gardens and vantage points at different levels. The walk uphill might be a bit strenuous but the effort is worth it for wondrous and intricate designs along the way. You can spend an entire day just exploring and marveling at the features and the views of the property. And once you get tired and want to relax, take a dip in the gorgeous swimming pool or have a rejuvenating massage at the fort’s spa.

The region of Shekhawati in Rajasthan is where the stories of the desert land are narrated in colors. Every nook and corner here is festooned with frescos, wall art, and murals. Castle Mandawa is perhaps the best place to discover the legacy of Shekhawati art.

Besides the painted walls and ceilings, the medieval turreted towers, palanquin-roofs, cannons, and family portraits are all part of your stay at the castle. Spend a leisurely hour over in the colonial verandah or relax in the cozy comfort of the Diwankhana, there is a lot more to the castle than just spending a day like royalty.

Ramathra Fort -

Is spending a lazy weekend in the company of wildlife your idea of a getaway? Head to Ramathra Fort in the district of Karauli, Rajasthan. Located in between the Bharatpur Bird sanctuary and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve the city dwellers gravitate to this fort to experience the best of rural habitats amidst wildlife. There is nothing that surrounds the fort besides the lake and hills and has no disturbing urban influences.

The rooms are spacious have an unusual and old-fashioned vibe. The outdoor bathtub in the suite, overlooking the valley is breathtaking. Apart from regular rooms, there are luxury tents where you can spend your day walking leisurely through the untainted rural or watching water birds abound on the lake, which is also a rich feeding ground for the ducks, storks, and cormorants.

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