Neemrana Fort

Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is today among India's oldest heritage resorts, started in 1986 . It is located on a high hillock and it commands magnificent views of the surrounding beauty and got its name from a valiant local chieftain named Nimola Meo, situated at 122 km on the Delhi-Jaipur highway - only 100 km from Delhi's international airport. The Chauhan capital was shifted from Mandhan (near Alwar) to Neemrana when the was established by Raja Dup Raj in 1467.[2] Nowadays, the Neemrana fort is a leading heritage resort and is an ideal venue for weddings and conferences. When you step inside this hotel, you will virtually get transported to an entirely different world. The ambiance is simply captivating and features period furniture, antique works of art and frescoed paintings The nearby town of Kesroli is located at a distance of 155 km from Delhi and is an ideal base for exploring the grandeur and natural beauty of Rajasthan. This place is only some distance from Neemrana and excursions from Neemrana would be ideal for exploring this magnificent town that has also its mention in the mythology. According to the historians this place can be traced to Matsya Janapada of the Mahabharata times. Here you will come across some of the oldest remains of a Buddhist Vihara where the Pandavas are believed to have spent the last year of their exile. One can catch a glimpse of the reclining statue of Hanuman; memorial of the ruler saint Bhartrihari and Talavriksha with very old water reservoirs.

 

 

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