Faded grandeur but a ridiculously interesting and charming place. This 17th century fortress has an 18th century palace attached, which has been turned into a hotel.
The manager was fantastic and took us out in his car to see local sights and we walked around the small town that nestles at the foot of the fort.
The hotel felt like a throwback to a different era - we sat out on the enormous terrace, looking at the stars and eating ok-ish food. It wasn't haute-cuisine by any stretch of the imagination , but it was enjoyable nonetheless, and the incredible ambience more than made up for what the food may have lacked.
The charming and polite staff made the stay so enjoyable for us - the service was attentive in a really nice low key way. Not pushy or fawning at all.
It was great - fantastic value and enormous, quiet comfortable room. Get the manager to arrange a jeep trip out to the salt lakes- it was fabulous. Also vist the Barefoot Colony, which is a local charitable cooperative set up to stimulate the handicraft industry.
So if you fancy a quirky and relaxing time, outside of the cities, then visit Roopangarh Fort. It was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roopangarh Fort is a vast war Fort and has been over 350 years in the making. It has been painstakingly restored and renovated as a heritage hotel, especially for those who enjoy a sense of history and seek a story from the silent walls. Surprisingly large guest rooms, four poster beds, colonial Indian furniture, open log fires in winter all assure you of a warm welcome. Combined atmosphere of splendid views from the massive terrace and magical evenings under the clear sky with piercing desert music is intoxicating. Add to this modern day facilities and your holiday is truly memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roopangarh Fort Kishangarh, Rajasthan