Hope you are well and keeping safe amidst these tough times. Sharing a weekend getaway right before India was struck with Covid wave 2. In the early months of 2021 (sometime around mid March), me and my husband decided to explore one of the great heritage Neemrana property in Alwar district of Rajasthan - Tijara Fort Palace. It is an exclusive weekend getaway from Delhi NCR and the property is quite well maintained in terms of hygiene and sanitization. Scribbling some details below about this exclusive palace hotel.
How to reach -
Tijara fort palace is situated in the Alwar district and once can reach by all three means, road, rail and air. Nearest airport is Delhi Airport situated at about 95 kms from the property. Road journey typically takes around 2.5-3 hours from Delhi and ~2 hours from Gurgaon/ Faridabad. Nearest railway station is Alwar, which has trains to almost all major cities of Rajasthan.
About the Property -
Tijara Fort palace is a 19th century fort. Stay at this property will mesmerize you with the unique heritage of India and will lead you to discover more. This fort hosts 71 suites and rooms named after India's leading designers and painters who helped create them. This fort offers magnificent flora, wide landscapes and beauty much more than one can soak in. Experience the musical chirping of birds, beautiful sunrise amidst the Aravali ranges and lush green landscape - it offers enough and more for the solitude seekers or one with the artistic eye or the poser - fills everyone with contentment. There is a sunken pool to relax and rejuvenate and the seven terraced gardens (also known as the hanging gardens) offers impressive and striking views of this fort.
You can do bookings directly via the hotel or through third party source - Make My Trip, Agoda, Booking.com, Goibibo, Yatra etc. Room rent is usually around - 6000-8000 (exclusive of taxes) and it fluctuates as per the season and demand. there are various room categories like Heritage Romance, Splendour and Royal (each offering a unique experience). High teas are complimentary and cultural events are performed usually on the weekends.
Tips and Tricks -
- This fort is one of the most sought destination for weddings, pre/ post wedding photoshoot, magazine cover page photoshoots etc and hence usually sold out for weekends. Please ensure that you make bookings in advance to avoid any last minute hassle.
- Since, there are no nearby restaurants etc, do ensure that you add meals in your package before hand to get a good deal.
- Carry a mosquito raquet with you if travelling during changing seasons. While the hotel do offer mosquito repellent sprays etc. it is always good to carry your stuff. (At the end it is a fort stay 🌝)
Watch out for the next destination, till then happy travelling and safe safe!