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Here's why visiting Neemrana will get you through GOT Withdrawals
Fancy an escape to a fort which looks like it was built to be featured in Game of Thrones? Well, what was once a grand ruin, the 15th-century palace turned into a Neemrana’s heritage hotel & promises to make exactly that, possible. Want to know to how? Here’s more…
#1 Equal parts royal and rustic, it offered us unadulterated, picturesque views for as far as our eyes could see. While history, old-world charm, and mystic seemed to sweep out of its walls, the palace is full of winding stairways, some leading to where you want them to, others to nowhere at all. P.S. these could tire you out, a little tho.
#2 Designed in European style architecture, it’s majestic pillars, & endless corridors are a sight for sore eyes. And all for those looking to spend time at the property, its divided into seven palace wings & you can’t afford to miss their amphitheater, rooftop gardens along with hanging gardens which are great for siesta.
#3 Apart from being restored to reuse, each of their 72 palace rooms and suites had their own personality, unique name, and color palette. Ours was called “Moor” and experiencing its balcony life is literally second to none. From having breakfast to sipping on tea and even chasing golden hour; everything was possible here.
#4 If you don’t get lost at this fantasy fort, you’re probably not doing it right as there’s no better way to see such a never-ending maze than in a haze of mild confusion. For us, wandering around it was quite worthwhile, in itself.
#5 At every turn, you’ll either be discovering private corners or spaces to zone out, read and so on. Also, much like Alice’s adventures in wonderland, you could even enter into secret passages begging to be explored. These are sure to leave you fascinated and how!
#6 If Muglai cuisine is your calling, their good old-fashioned comfort food at is going to satiate your appetite, giving you, a true taste of how noble India eats.
#7 When it comes to relaxing at the swimming pool, you’ll be amazed to see how stunning the color clash of turquoise looks against Neemrana’s rich, red brick structure. Plus, they’ll spoil you for choices as they’ve got two, one for families and the latter, for adults only.
#8 Neemrana ticked off plenty on our to-do activities list. With visits to the herb garden, step well discovery trails, cooking with locals, vintage car rides etc, they’ve even got something for thrill seekers too who’ll love to build up an appetite for some zip lining!
#9 If you’re craving to get hitched far from home & host an extravagant affair with many guests than as a venue, Neemrana’s incredible setting will pay off. From using their amphitheater for Pheras to the roof top gardens for a pre-wedding shoot and Mehendi function at the terrace, the sky is the limit here.
#10 Magical sunsets from Neemrana tops our take-home memories. Expect a surreal experience while watching the sun brush strokes of orange and pink in the sky, turning it into a live watercolor painting.
Long story short, Neemrana’s main draw is that it’s the sort of place where privacy is given utmost importance. So, whether you’ve heading there with your better half, family, friends and probably even alone, that’s only if you aren’t afraid, you can sit back and relax without being disturbed.
Written by Shereen Sikka Bharwani & Amaira Chhabria