10 August 2015

Tale of a beautiful fort!

Nestled beautifully in the Aravalli ranges, Neemrana is a city of splendid historical monuments and enchants the tourists with its beautiful lakes and valleys. It is located in Alwar district of the state Rajasthan and is widely known as ‘Raath region’. Beautiful lakes, big hunting lodges, historical sites and several varieties of birds and animals makes this city a must visit while planning an escapade in Rajasthan.

The city is based in close vicinity from Delhi and thus serves as a weekend getaway spot and an apt destination to enjoy the vacations with family. The imperial ambience of the city, marked by a number of historical structures and monuments is worth experiencing. Various forts and palaces with their embellishments and decorations stand to take your breath away.

Neemrana is best experienced overnight.

Talk about Neemrana and not include the famous Neemrana Fort Palace? An absolute no! The Fort is located over the dark Hornstone Breccia rocks and is spread over an area of 50-65 meters. It was constructed by the Yadavas, descendants of Lord Krishna.

One of the most popular weekend getaways for Delhiites is the 15th century Neemrana Fort-Palace of Alwar. The 2.5 hectare property with six acres of fortified palaces tiered over 14 levels, is a marvel to see and experience. Being a heritage monument-hotel where the walls tell the story of five and a half centuries, it makes for one of the quick weekend destinations near Delhi.

Built from 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a high hillock and commands magnificent views of the surrounding beauty. It is among India's oldest heritage resort hotels. Its name derives from a valiant local chieftain named Nimola Meo.

Need more reasons to visit Neemrana? Celebrate these festivals there!

  • Janmashtami: Janmashtami marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. It generally occurs during the month of August. There is a sense of Euphoria in the entire city during the festival. The city remains immersed in chants and Bhajans dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of the festivities during Janmashtami.
  • Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Neemrana is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
  • Navratri: Navratri, dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Neemrana. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Neemrana.
Planning to visit Neemrana? Do visit between August-November. The months ensure a beautiful climate in Rajasthan!