The fort oozes of tales of bravery and the warriors of the Rajputana family. Stories of valour and chivalry echo in the folklores and make for interesting listening or reading. The fort interiors are laced with paintings and artifacts that are a leaf from an era gone by. Recreating the majestic past, the fort allows its guests to experience and engage with the rich legacy of the palace through its rooms. Individual bonding with the caretakers and staff is a treasure that every person leaves with. A unique destination, this Unhotel ensures that your relive the majestic Rajputana life of the 16th century.
If you live in a fort haveli, you need to live in the royal chambers of the fort! Two types of royal rooms – the Royal Suite and the Super Deluxe. Fit for the king and queen, the Royal Suite has grand interiors that will captivate your senses. Modern amenities at your beck and call with good views of the countryside make you feel like you “own” the place.
The Super Deluxe room is tastefully designed, with individual character and furnishings – all of which embody the finest of Rajasthan – its colors, its culture, its handicrafts and its well known hospitality with personalised services.
The fort in itself has so much to offer. Take the Fort tour, where you are escorted personally for a glimpse of Rajput art and architecture. The different sections of the fort is open to its guests and one can look at the erstwhile armory, the assembly halls, the revenue stores and other such areas. Sit back in a comfortable and well adorned, cushiony bullock cart and go on a safari to explore rural life from close quarters. You can see the village, view its colourful markets, visit age old cenotaphs, understand fresco painting and pottery. Visit an ongoing village school and spend time with the locals who welcome you into their homes so you can see their craftsmanship. If you do not feel royal enough, live the dream and dress up as a Maharaja and Maharani in traditional outfit adorned with jewellery.
You can indulge in an ayurvedic massage, dive into the in-house swimming pool and unwind with a traditional royal dinner. You can also engage with an in-house astrologer, learn mehndi decoration, have yoga sessions and cooking demonstrations.
Step out of the fort and experience places that make wonderful memories.
Ajmer Sharif – About 70 kms away from the fort, standing in solemn splendor, atop the mountain is the celebrated fort of Garh Beetli or Bithali, known for the fact that it has a religious sanctity for both Hindus and Muslims with its glorious history and natural beauty.
Akbar’s Palace – Located in the city of Ajmer (about 75kms from the fort) is this Government museum where you can feast your eyes on some breathtaking sculptures sourced from places like Pushkar, Bharatpur and Osian. Dating back to as early as Gupta dynasty, it has some rare epigraphs, prehistoric relics and a reserve collection.
Pushkar – Slightly far at a distance of about 90 kms from the fort, this town bordering the Thar desert is a must visit since it is set on the Pushkar lake – a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats. It is a temple town with hundreds of temples dating back to the 14th century.
Make a day visit to Chittorgarh (about 140kms away), which is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The Nareli Jain temple on the outskirts of Ajmer (and 80 kms from the fort) is a striking monument that has a mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles. The Nasiyan Jain temple (about 70 kms away) also a museum is built with red sandstone and houses a three dimensional replica of the story of Rishabha, to whom the temple is dedicated.
An Unhotel to romance with, a place to feel regal, royal and be connected to history. A place that can make you experience art and culture in its grass roots level while being pampered like a king / queen. Every inch of the fort has stories to tell, not just of the host family but also of the place. Experience how it is to be part of history!
Slow paced travelers looking for luxury, history lovers, romance seekers, explorers and people who are not in a rush. People who would prefer old world charm over modern amenities and technology pampering.
Travellers who typically want to tick off places from the list, people with less time or are coming over only for a pit stop. It is not a budget property, so backpackers and budget travelers may not find this a good option.
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