History of Neemrana Fort
Build since 1464, Neemrana Fort- Palace became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who had fled Delhi in 1192 after he was vanquished in battle by Muhammad Ghori. Neemrana’s rulers, proud of lineage, continued to assert themselves, even under the British, as their Kingdom suffered. Thus, their lands were clipped and given away to Alwar, Patiala, Nabha and others who entertained the viceroys of the Raj with shikar and Champagne breakfasts. The Chauhans would bow to none.
In 1947, Raja Rajinder Singh of Neemrana moved down to Vijay Bagh as the façade of his Fort- Palace crumbled and its ramparts began to give way. For forty years he tried to rid himself of his liability but there were no takers. On the Delhi- Jaipur highway- only 100 kms from Delhi’s international airport. Sited on a majestic plateau, concealed in a horseshoe formation of the billion-year-old Aravali ranges, Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraaj Chauhan III, Who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo and Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom.
Introduction to Neemrana Fort
The property covers 25 acres/ 10 hectares and the stepped palaces of this architectural jewel cut into the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres/ 1.2hectares. The palaces rise to 10 levels commanding the most splendid views. From 1986, the ruins of this Fort- Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial furniture, antiques etc. art. Most rooms have private balconies or terraces and the loose are designed to have views. While most heritage resorts near Delhi are born with beauty and treasures of history, Neemrana offers a vibrant site for magical weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences. This 15th century heritage hotel is among the most popular resorts near Delhi for weekend breaks and is ideal to invent your own past at the dream site of history.
Location of Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort is located in Village Neemran, District Alwar of Rajasthan