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“Located in Alwar, just 2-3 hours from Delhi, Tijara Fort is the perfect spot to break up a long road trip. Its 63-rooms are spread across two buildings, the Mardana Mahal and the Rani Mahal, whilst the reception and dining hall are in the Hawa Mahal. Delicious Indian buffet meals are served.”

“Located in Alwar, just 2-3 hours from Delhi, Tijara Fort is the perfect spot to break up a long road trip. Its 63-rooms are spread across two buildings, the Mardana Mahal and the Rani Mahal, whilst the reception and dining hall are in the Hawa Mahal. Delicious Indian buffet meals are served.”

Hotel Review

As you approach, the 19th-century fortress rises up from the ground like a volcano. Dominating the local landscape, it commands a sense of grandeur against a backdrop of rice paddy. A mix-and-match patchwork of agricultural themes. The decor in the Mardana Mahal, in particular, is spectacular, with cavernous ceilings adorned by larger than life curtains and decorative Ikat tiles taking the places of dhurries. Most of the rooms are of a good size, with separate lounge areas, though some of the fittings and furnishings could be spruced up. Surprising in a hotel that is only a few years old. Though the overall aesthetic is charming, classic Rajasthani charm with bright colours and statement furniture to match. Owner, Aman Nath, is close friends with some of India’s finest artists, and he has roped in many a famous name to add to the grandeur of the property. The Anjolie Mahal is particularly impressive, with an entire mural painted by the celebrated artist. The spa is located in The Rani Mahal (the name given to the ladies’ quarters: makes sense) where traditional treatments and fragrant massages are on offer. If you like to keep fit there is an enormous swimming pool, great for a few lengths on a hot sunny afternoon. Alternatively, the hotel has seven manicured lawns and plenty of alcoves and yoga mats, so there is no shortage of spots to Surya Namaskar. Generally averse to buffet meals, Tijara Fort’s culinary offerings came as a pleasant surprise. A daily changing menu of fresh salads, with plenty of Indian vegetarian options, followed by homemade ice-creams and baked tarts and pastries. A delicious broccoli soup was served with dinner accompanied by crusty bread rolls, perfect with a large chunk of butter. Breakfast was the usual selection of cereals, fresh fruits, eggs to order, as well as my favourite Indian breakfast: poha.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Escape the city and head to this rural fort, on the way to Jaipur
  • Value chic
  • An historic fort stay at a great price
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Escape the city and head to this rural fort, on the way to Jaipur
  • Value chic
  • An historic fort stay at a great price
  • Great walks
  • There are some great walks right from the property, into the surrounding countryside
  • Other Activities
  • Why not relax with a signature treatment at Tijara's spa
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes can be arranged
  • Traditional
  • Less £
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Child friendly
  • Village
  • Antiques
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Free of charge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Child friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Activities

  • Great walks
  • There are some great walks right from the property, into the surrounding countryside
  • Other Activities
  • Why not relax with a signature treatment at Tijara's spa
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes can be arranged

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