Three hours away from Delhi, perched majestically above a rustic little village preserved by time, is the Alila Fort Bishangarh. The all-new high-speed expressway has made it a stress-free breeze to get here. And it’s a drive well worth it.
The first time you set your eyes on the Fort is a moment you will remember forever. Picture this, you get off the highway on your laidback road trip, and after a few turns, the horizon gives way to a golden fort atop a green hill, creating a jaw-dropping skyline you can’t take your eyes off. Older than two centuries, 233 years to be precise, Fort Bishangarh is a heritage property that melds tradition with modernity seamlessly.
A place that feels like a leaf out of history’s book, this warrior fort is a timeless tale, conserved to be experienced. You are welcomed with the serenade of classically trained Rajasthani musicians and a refreshing welcome drink before entering your room.
The Heritage Decor
The rooms uphold their responsibility to the land they are built on. Retaining the structure of the original fort, richly decorated with Rajasthani art, all rooms are different. Each spins a story, and every single one uses zero plastic amenities. The accommodation provides an artistic sensibility that you become familiar with as soon as you enter.
Plush, luxurious, yet earthy and rooted in its history, it offers a unique experience. And that philosophy extends itself to every part of the property. Every corner is embellished with icons of Rajasthani architecture, from the jharokhas offering breathtaking views to sun-soaked jaalis creating warm corners to curl up in.
The Culinary Trail
The cuisine is crafted to instill a similar sense of warmth. Curated by the restaurants at the fort, they take you on a journey across the world, through the silk route to Mediterranean locales and, of course, an authentic taste of Rajasthan. Every flavour is created to indulge the heart, using techniques as old as time, ranging from slow cooking practices to cooking in sand pits. Dine on these delicacies under star-studded night skies or in cosy spots decorated with Rajasthani handiwork and experience true bliss.
Immerse Yourself in Wellness
As the food warms your heart, a treat for the soul brews at Spa Alila. Inspired by Ayurvedic practices, using locally sourced ingredients, every therapy offers an enriching experience. Nestled amidst lush greenery, a cocoon invites you to rediscover yourself through its healing power.
Let this tide of nourishment take you further with a dip in calm blue waters. The outdoor pool invites you for an experience unlike any other, under clear skies as the fort looms tall, casting shadows in the water you wade through.
All About Nature
Every monsoon is a chance to take a dip in the rain, making for an unforgettable memory. It is a similar sense of awe that dwells in all their spaces. Sprawling lawns overlooking the Aravalli and indoor venues that invite you to celebrate the best moments of your life. You can imagine that when laden with the fragrance of flowers, beautifully decorated, it makes for an utterly heartwarming celebration.
The enigmatic spirit of the great outdoors further intertwines with this property's very essence. You wake up to the call of the birds, to the sights of the fields blooming with flowers and a dense gathering of green trees. Peacocks welcome the monsoons with their rain dance, unfurling their wings of green and blue, and unique trails that guide you further into nature's offerings. About fourteen species of birds call Bishangarh their home, inviting you to spot them amidst the greenery.
The Magic Of The Monsoon
With the arrival of the monsoon, Fort Bishangarh exudes a different charm and romance. Stardust grey clouds gather over the fort every night, and every morning your room window lends a view of lush greenery heavy with raindrops.
Accompanied by steaming cups of chai and piping hot pakoras, there is no better place to while away the monsoon season in the company of absolute enchantment. Fort Bishangarh offers the kind of stay that is genuinely one-of-a-kind. As timeless as they come, as picturesque as ever, it paints a different picture of what a vacation can look like. It opens your mind to a hidden corner of India and takes you by the hand into a world of its own.
With service that caters to your every need and a host of contemporary comforts that retain the beauty of modernity without letting go of its roots, Fort Bishangarh is a place that stays with you long after you have left.
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