This hidden treasure in the middle of 'nowhere' in Rajasthan is pure unspoiled delight. We were not sure what to expect while driving through the nearby town and dusty roads full of bumps, but a very pleasant surprise was waiting for us around the corner, after a tortuous drive this destination is worth every pain.
On our arrival we got a hearty welcome with warm towels and welcome drink. We were so overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the place that we forgot the tiredness of our long journey. We couldn't resist exploring the fort as soon as we were placed in our room. This is an imposing old fort giving 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounded countryside, lush green farms and the lake around. Ramathra is vey well restored and blended nice with modern day luxury, a very rare combination of history and comfort. Our suite was quite large with a separate living room, large balcony deck with a stunning view of the valley, a large bathroom and an open fire in the room which was lit and tended for us through the evening. We wanted to try the open Jacuzzi located at one of the Fort turret but unfortunately the weather didn’t permit us to use it as it was too cold and windy on the new years eve.
The fort and the village stand frozen in time as the world speeds by on it’s own merry way. This 12 room fort is a relief to overused senses, and offers you a complete disconnect from the world not easily available. If you are looking for an out of the beaten track place to spend few days in a peace with nothing else to do, this place gives you the opportunity to pay full attention to your loved ones whilst you are here, it all looks so different from any other places you could go to.
The most noticeable thing about staying at the Fort was the silence, the food is fresh, organic and very palatable coming straight from their own organic farm. They also organized an amazing sunset rowing boat excursion on the nearby lake. Hotel offers free Wifi dongle and warm water bottle in bed when its freezing outside.
Will surely come here again soon…..
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- Also Known As:
- Ramathra Fort Karauli, Rajasthan