Neemrana Fort Palace is truly a mesmerizing place for a day out, especially for the busy people in Delhi, a perfect peaceful weekend…. Being away from the city is a complete calmful hideout from the noisy traffic. Every corner of the fort has something to say. The architect, the beauty, the greenery, will make anyone fall in love with the place. The palace is so widely spread that it will keep you busy throughout the day. It was a like a bhulbhulaiya or a maze play out for my children.
Location & History of Neemrana Fort
It is an ancient historical fort situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan, in Neemrana tehsil. It is at a distance of 122 km from Delhi, on Delhi- Jaipur Highway. It is the closest palace of Rajasthan from Delhi. It was built in 1464 AC.
How to reach Neemrana Fort
Neemrana fort palace is a drive down journey of 1.5 to 2 hours from Delhi . The booking are done online through their website or other tour planners.
The trip is of two types, a Day tour – 9 am to 3 pm & overnight stay – check in at 2 pm & check out at 12pm next day.
Time to visit
The palace is so comfortable that one can visit the place at anytime throughout the year.
My experience at the fort
We had planned an overnight stay package. The day trip is enough if you are short of time, plan for a night stay to explore the beauty of the Fort. The entrance will make you feel entering back to the history, making you imagine how lucky people were to stay in such a beautiful place.
The guest room was a complete luxury to make you feel like a Royal. The room allotted to us was “Mata Mahal”. It was more spacious for a family of four, with all the required amenities. The thing I liked most was the terrace that opened through the room, giving the maximum view of the palace, the village & the city left far behind . The children had window side beds.
We were lucky that though it was summer, it rained that day making our trip more enjoyable. The first half day we spend in swimming pool for an hour. Then had an evening tea at the palace terrace. Since the rain had covered the sun, we simply roamed around the fort. There are sit outs in each area to sit and relax, admiring the beauty. The trees planted in huge pots, the flowers at every place & green lawns were so colorful & soothing to the eyes. Walking on the lawn bare foot was so relaxing. I remember one room, called Sheesh Mahal, was decorated from outside with doors and windows of different colored glass, blue flooring, with blue cushioned relaxed chair, made the surrounding so beautiful.
We reach the suryast point, a part of the palace named so from where one can sit & view the sunset. The beautiful view of sunset was another eye catcher, as if the sun is taking away our worries of that day saying tomorrow will come with a new beginning, as if life has came to standstill, everyone settled down, the bird migrating back to their place, the sunlight though departing from us spreading its beautiful shades of light didn’t made us realize that the sun had already set to awake people at some other part of the world.
In the evening there was a small entertainment program on the terrace, local singer singing folk songs, arranged with food and drinks, on our choice. There go a small narrow staircase up to a small terrace to a beautiful view of village lighten with blue shade. The entire palace was lighten up enhancing its beauty. The second day equally kept us busy.
The palace has two pools, one for children along with adult & other only for adults. It also had a spa with services and exciting offers .It had a TV room, along with indoor games like table tennis, carrom etc. It has a library for book lovers. There is also a souvenir shop with huge collections of things, from clothes to crockery, jewelry & many more attractive things. If you forget to get your swimming costume, you can buy over there.
It has a restaurant within the palace with serving delicious food. We had a complimentary buffet breakfast with many varieties to choose from & a complimentary evening tea with cookies.
The entire trip to the Neemrana fort palace was one of the most memorable one of our life. We wish to visit the place once again.