Rooms at Neemrana Fort Palace

From the recess of a narrow stairway emerges a Neemrana grandest suite full of surprises: a grand bed in the centre; a dining/kitchenette; a vast salon with two antique divans, and more.

The abode of ‘peace’ is perched at the highest level and commands the best view from its octagonal turret sit-out.

A duplex suite with a double-height vaulted salon and an antique railing above, makes a very special space.

Just above the ‘high’ views of Uncha Bagh and Mukut Bagh gardens lies Uma Vilas.

This palace hides behind three layers of arches which carry a stairway seemingly to the skies. 

Located on the 11th level of the 12-tiered Neemrana Fort-Palace, this grand room has a sunset view over both the village as well as the terraced gardens of the heritage property.

This spacious ‘forest’ room has a large Indian-style seating with a view of trees from the bed.

Once the hall of justice, this vast suite offers the options of sleeping on a large bed or a larger baithak.

The grand 16th century durbar hall of Neemrana Fort-Palace named after the ‘sun’, now has bedrooms above from where the royal ladies once watched the proceedings of an all-male court.

A French suite with a pillared verandah overlooking the countryside on one side and a water body on the other offers a flavor of colonial Francis from south India.

The vast palace of ‘clouds’ with its Jack-arched ceiling and a commanding view of the hills and countryside also has a roofless pavilion which brings down the sky.

The suite of the ‘lady’ has views on the hill, the gardens and the countryside. 

Named after the Rajasthani goddess Birdi this suite sits at the highest level, with two balconies - one overlooking the pool, and the other over the gardens and the village.

Descending deeper into the Maharanis’ quarters is this linear suite facing full west in a series of three rooms.

Once the site of a temple of the Goddess, this suite is formed by a series of arches and cross arches with a bed at the centre.

Named after the legendary King of Birds, this Art Deco suite has a private garden patch beyond the large glass in the shower. 

This unusual peacock room has a cutwork textile screen evoking the gardens where India’s national bird roams free.

Commanding the southern edge of the Fort-Palace, this magical Palace of the Mountain, sits atop the site which gives this suite its name

Located at the southernmost edge of the Fort-Palace, this intriguing Palace of the Rocks overlooks the whole property from a vantage point.

Located at the highest level of the 15th century Neemrana Fort- Palace, Menaka Mahal recalls a mythical beauty and heavenly seductress who seduced holy sages on earth.

Located on the 12th level – the highest level of the Neemrana Fort-Palace, this Suite has a sunset view over both the village as well as the terraced gardens of the heritage property.

Straddling the full length of Neemrana’s upper (heated) Surya Kund pool, lies this honeymoon suite which extolls the joys of togetherness.

Located on the axis above the hanging gardens, this suite to the ‘primordeal’ god has a narrow balcony among the large-leafed Kanak Champa trees with fragrant blossoms.

Located strategically between the halls of ‘public’ and ‘private’ audience, it has an indigo-blue corridor which skirts it with latticed stone grills from which the Maharanis could watch the proceedings in the court, without being seen.

This grand 19th-century room with a massive wooden rafter above is decorated in the style of a coastal Kerala palace.

Located in the Maharanis’ quarters on the top western edge of the Fort, Krishna Mahal is open on three sides: a balcony facing the sunset, a terrace over the hanging gardens to its south.

This small but charming rooftop room above the axis of the hanging gardens has a magical private terrace.

A subterranean Art Deco suite with a sit-in balcony, a private garden and a loo with a view. It has a double bed and a single divan-bed with a study corner and Deco mirrors.

This round turret room is a large circular space with a large common terrace sprawled before it.

On the top floor of a round tower, the ‘sky’ turret has views on all four sides and has an arched 16th century pavilion from Nagaur on its roof.

Located on the south-eastern edge above the Mukut Bagh gardens, this suite is in the oldest mid-15th century wing.

On the top floor of the five-storeyed Panch Mahal lies Meru Mahal, named after a  mountain used in the myth of the churning of the oceans. 

Named after Shiva, this ‘green’ room has an Indian seating behind its ‘peacock’ arches and is adorned with early 20thcentury oleographs produced by Raja Ravi Varma.

In the cool recesses of the oldest wing, lies the duplex suite of the ‘blue sapphire’, its walls marked in a grid of geometric niches.

Sited above the amphitheatre, this palace of the ‘child’ lies aloof and is a playful space at three levels.

With a terrace and entry over the entrance gateway, this south-facing room has an almost outdoor charm and an interesting bathroom at split levels.

Built over two levels with a balcony overhanging the gardens and a turret loo, the other side of Tulsi Mahal overlooks a fountain court once used only by Maharanis as it was screened away from the world.

The ‘saffron’ palace lies in the oldest wing with mid-15th century niches and rather thick wall which provides cushioned seats within its width.

This ‘low-sapphire’ suite has a private balcony and terrace overlooking the pool and garden court as well as a rooftop sun-terrace with truly spectacular views.

The small ‘emerald’ suite, with floors inlaid with geometric cutouts in green Udaipur marble, is a linear space with an open pergola court in the middle.

This secluded palace of ‘solitude’ is a duplex suite with a writer’s desk, a small library and an enclosed verandah with an easel to paint.

Located at the highest level of the 15th century Neemrana Fort- Palace, Urvashi Mahal recalls a mythical beauty and heavenly seductress who seduced holy sages on earth.

Located at the highest level of the 15th century Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rambha Mahal recalls a mythical beauty and heavenly seductress who seduced holy sages on earth. 

A single person's Art Nouveau palace- suite with a sumptuous bed by a large stained glass window. It has a tiny study that leads to a balcony overlooking the higher of the two Neemrana pools.

Named after Shiva’s vehicle Nandi, this is a duplex suite with two bathrooms. It is discreetly tucked towards the back among the gardens.

A hidden room named after the ‘rose’, it has a balcony jutting from the ramparts and a half round turret bathroom in pink marble.

The charming Gujarat Mahal is decorated in the furniture and art of the western state Gujarat. 

Named after Krishna’s consort, Radha this discreet room is in the old wing.

Sited above the amphitheatre, this palace of the ‘child’ lies aloof and is a playful space at three levels.

This ‘diamond’ palace is located in the south-eastern edge of the oldest, mid-15th century section of the Fort.

It looks into the garden court on one side and the hills and reservoir on the other.

It has a small double bed and a single bed and is ideal for a family of three.

Named after the mount of Vishnu, this room is nestled below the Uncha Bagh gardens and is a cool and quiet retreat facing the hill.

A rooftop hunting tent with appropriate camp and art deco furniture used by royals on shikar outings.

The small palace of sandalwood sits above the Kachha Chowk and has a wooden pillar demarcating a space to sit in a baithak.

The highest room over the first wing of the Fort-Palace, this small but charming room is aptly called the ‘sky’ palace.

The palace of ‘colours’, Rang Mahal has original colour on its wooden rafters and an old-style bathroom with a medieval passage which once ran through it.

Once used to keep the dowry of the Ranis, this room lies next to the nuptial chamber, Sheesh Mahal. 

Perched high above the Kachha Chowk, with a view of the hills on three sides, this ‘wooden’ palace is a quaint experience from where one can get out and sit on low stone seats to admire Neemrana’s architecture, gardens and the pool.

The palace of ‘porcelain’ is a room named after a collection of blue and white pottery.

The ‘pearl’ palace is one of the 9 navaratnas which surround the oldest part of Neemrana Fort-Palace.

Named after Vishnu, Hari Vilas faces Hara Mahal (Hari-Hara being a composite form to unite the Vaishnava-Shaivite worshippers).

This is a small, rooftop room near which the Maharanis once embellished themselves.

Hidden below the Uncha Baag gardens, this small room Hans Mahal is named after the ‘swan’, vehicle of Brahma, the Creator.

This quaint ‘terracotta’ Palace encloses one of the rooftop courts of the Maharanis’ section of the Fort-Palace with a French-tiled Mansard roof in slate. 

Tucked below the Panch Mahal and overlooking the medieval rainwater body, this small set of three tiny rooms is named after the ‘lotus’, represented in the art within the room.

A linear room, reminiscent of a train bogey, sits over the flowering treetops and is called Baag Mahal after the ‘gardens’ to which it leads.

A tiny room, tucked between two floors of palaces is named Mrig Mahal after the ‘deer’ which once flocked the hill visible from its little windows.