Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and in case you haven’t caught onto the romantic mood, I thought I’d present you with a little inspiration. I know several friends who are going on trips to India over the next couple of months. Others are planning for a visit within the next year… In case you have any time in between having tea at all your Aunty’s houses, and bargain shopping, why not take a night or two for a romantic holiday from your “holiday”?
Waaay back in 2004, when I lived in India, I went on a short trip to Delhi, and met up with two friends. We decided to do a bit of exploring, and hired a driver and went on a three day road trip. We went to Jaipur, and had a fabulous time. That city is so full of history! On our way back to Delhi, we had arranged to stay at a grand fort-palace – which has been turned into a hotel. Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is now open to the public – and an amazing spot for a romantic destination in Rajasthan. At the time I visited, I was single, but I remember thinking that I’d love to return for a honeymoon one day. So far, I haven’t been able to take my husband, but hopefully one day I will!
Some of the attractions are:
- A library
- Tours of the fort
- Ayuervedic treatments
- Swimming pool & Jacuzzi
- Camel cart rides
- And even a zip-line flight over the palace!
Rooms range from Rs. 21,000 – for the Deva Mahal (Palace of the Gods) – which includes a Luxury suite, 2 bathrooms, study, dining & large terrace – To Rs. 2000 for the Gopi Mahal (the Milkmaid’s Palace)! (I stayed somewhere in between those two extremes!)
If you’d like more information, visit the website for Neemrana Hotels. (They have a total of 15 “non-hotel” hotels across India to explore as well) Be sure to check out the fabulous photos and the 360º tour as well!
P.S. Even if you don’t plan to stay at the hotel, you can pay a fee and tour the hotel on most days.
Anyone ever visited Neemrana hotels or any other romantic South-Asian destinations?