Neemrana Fort-Palace was built in 1464 by Rao Rajdeo of Neemrana. The Rajas of Neemrana belongs to Sankat sub-clan and Kharak family of the Chauhan clan. He was the 6th in descent from Rao Madan Pal, founder of Mandawar (Year 1170) in Rajasthan. The fort is built on the 2-million-year-old Aravalli Hills with most spectacular sunset views over the countryside. The fort looks amazing during the sunset when little orange-yellow light embraces the walls of the fort. The rulers of the Neemrana state are:
Raja Tehri Singh
Raja Bhim Singh
Raja Mukand Singh
Raja Janak Singh (1885-1931)
Rao Saheb Umrao Singh (1932-1945)
Shriman Raja Rajendra Singhji Sahib (1946-recent)
Raja Keshav Singh (the current title holder)
The state region of Neemrana was managed by a political agent since 1885 to 1907 during the younger years of Raja Janak Singh. Raja Janak Singh was granted full ruling powers in February 1907. During this period Ladha Singh Bhatia was installed as the Wazir of Neemrana.
The fort palace was built since 1464 and got abandoned in 1947 during Independence. The fort was again acquired in 1986 and opened for public as luxurious & exquisite resort in 1991. Aman Nath (born 1951) is an Indian writer, hotelier, and architectural restorer. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Neemrana Hotels chain, along with Francis Wacziarg. The resort is finally ready and divided into 9 Wings that consists 72 standard rooms/luxury suites/ Grand rooms/ Normal suites namely ending with MAHAL. Many of the rooms have personal terraces or balcony. There are several rampart and other gardens cut into the hill. Additional wings now with pool and health spa, an Amphitheatre, the hanging gardens with a salon, a restaurant with a roof-top garden and conference rooms along with many special suites offering exceptional views. These rejuvenating features of heritage & luxurious property makes it the best places/properties to stay near Delhi & Gurgaon with heavenly experiences.
Activities you can do here:
Camel Ride – The joyful camel ride can take you to explore the village.
Vintage Car Ride – The resident guests can enjoy the Vintage car ride up to 5 Km at a nominal cost of 1300/- for 3-4 people.
Zip Line – A thrilling aerial adventure and a team building activity.
There are some other inhouse games that you can enjoy here.
The location is also used for many film shoots and media purposes.
Entry Fees & Timings: (Visitors Only)
However, if you're planning to visit on a weekend, the package is for INR 2,000 + Taxes, which includes your entry ticket & lunch between 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. You can stay & explore the Fort with limited access up to 2-3 hours.
Neemrana baori is a subterranean man-made stepwell, regionally known as baori, baoli, bawadi, and vav. It’s a unique type of water-harvesting structure, thousands of which were built throughout India starting around 600 CE. They were perhaps the most significant and multi-functional buildings of their day, primarily providing water year-round. Marvels of architecture, engineering, and art, stepwells guaranteed access to the precious resource but at Neemrana, the groundwater was buried so deeply underground that nearly 200 steps were required to reach it during dry seasons. When the monsoons arrive, the water level rose, the steps submerged, and the cycle of dramatic fluctuation repeated. Though it is the largest and deepest stepwell in India, the beholder will fail to resist the magnificence of this structure.
Companies & Industry:
The Rajasthan government, through Rajasthan Industrial Cooperation RIICO, has developed industrial zones in various stages in Neemrana in Alwar district in the past several years. Apart from the usual industrial areas, the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) and the Japanese Industrial Zone in Majra Kath are particularly noteworthy. Companies from India and abroad have set up their units in these industrial areas and many more new industries are arriving, creating new employment opportunities. The Japanese industrial zone developed by RIICO is an extension of a previously existing industrial zone. The Korean Zone is also coming up the silver wood township.