Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Road Trip to the Old World Charm!

The one thing that we used to absolutely love in United States was our road trips! No wonder, we could be seen in Vegas every other weekend :) As it was just a couple of hours away from LA, we probably visited it more than ten times in the last two years! So now back in India – we thought of keeping our “tradition” of road trips alive. Our first pick was the Neemrana Fort Palace in Rajasthan.

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Neemrana Fort Palace is about 3 hours from Delhi, and a pleasurable road trip. Well, let me correct myself – after you cross the Delhi border: it is a pleasurable trip. It felt good to drive above 100 kilometres per hour after the hussle and bussle of Delhi traffic. It was a fun drive – with lots of singing, games and snacks. The Neemrana village had a character of its own; obviously different from the much developed metropolitan cities. The brightly painted doors, small alleys, and peacocks brought us to the India that we had only seen in Bollywood movies!
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The fort is nestled on top of a small hill and offers magnificent views of the village. The resort is a 14th century fort palace beautifully and exceptionally well restored! As you enter, you can feel the grandiose of old times in its huge stone walls and beautiful ornate doors.

All the rooms in the resort have different names and character, and have been designed with utmost attention to details. Because of its location, every room offers beautiful views. To say the least, one of the bathroom at the fort palace is called the “Loo with a View”, and it surely lives up to its name ;) We spend two days at the fort, and they went past quickly in exploring the huge fort. Even though it was a bit tiring to climb up and down the several levels in the fort; it was at the same exciting, as it offered many wonderful spaces to discover. You can probably play hide and seek in this fort, or better set up a treasure hunt!
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There were several nooks and corners to laze around, and simply gaze at the sky or the town beneath. The swimming pool was a relaxing treat in the hot weather!  The mornings were beautiful with the birds chirping and peacocks and peahens running around. And a sumptuous buffet breakfast, kept us happy on our way back as well :)

All in all, it was a fun weekend! And we would love to go back, to relive this old romantic charm in the Neemrana village.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks Arun! There were too many picturesque subjects to shoot at :)

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