Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel, India

Bhainsrorgarh Fort

The 250-year-old Bhainsrorgarh Fort is one of the most spectacular palaces in Rajasthan, in an unspoilt setting.

Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel, India

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Rajasthan India

The 250-year-old Bhainsrorgarh Fort is one of the most spectacular palaces in Rajasthan, built on a 200-foot cliff overlooking the wide River Chambal and set in lovely gardens. In 2007, the palace was opened as a heritage hotel, with just 10 guest rooms providing a wonderfully characterful and unique place to stay, with multiple terraces and verandas. The service is excellent and guests are soon made to feel at home. It is run by the family who still live at the palace and are happy to chat to guests.

All 10 guest suites have balconies, with views over the river and hills. They have ensuite shower rooms and one has a bathtub. Some of the rooms are air-conditioned and others have ceiling fans. There are also 4 deluxe rooms, which are slightly smaller. Rooms are supplied with unlimited mineral water and tea and coffee making facilities.

Meals are taken either in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Meals are based on traditonal Rajashtani recipes and is excellent home cooking. Wines, beers and spirits are available. Sundowners are served on the lawn, where barbeques are sometimes arranged.

Bhainsrorgarh itself is a small walled village, and the area around here is unspoilt by mass tourism. Bhainsrorgarh is a great base for exploring the surrounding villages and learning about the local tribal lifestyles. Walking, horse riding and boating are popular activities. Just 15 minutes drive away, the Baroli Temples are an outstanding example of 8th-century Hindi architecture in a peaceful setting, while the newly opened Mukund Dara National Park offers the chance of seeing wildlife in a scenic and unspoilt setting.

Few tourists come to this part of Rajasthan at the moment, meaning that you can get off the tourist trail and see an unspoilt and peaceful side of India, very different from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Transport to the nearby city of Kota, about an hours drive away, is good, and you can travel by road or train from here to Delhi, Jaipur or Ranthambore, making this an ideal addition to a visit to the Golden Triangle or Ranthambore National Park. Travelling east to Udaipur, the roads are very rough and you have to be prepared for a very bumpy ride, but this is compensated by the incredible beauty of the region.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

If you are lucky, you get to stay in a place like this once in your lifetime. Certainly like nowhere else we have ever been, this 200-year-old fort took us back in time but provided every convenience we could need - including a fantastic walk-in shower. The food was amazing, and could be eaten on the rooftop, on the lawn or in the dining room. . . . We originally thought it would provide a convenient stopover on the way to Agra, turns out it was my favourite place in Rajhastan and a place certainly not to be missed.

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Bhainsrorgarh Fort

Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel, India

The 250-year-old Bhainsrorgarh Fort is one of the most spectacular palaces in Rajasthan, in an unspoilt setting.

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