The Tijara Fort Palace is uneven, broken, and yet still somehow evokes a sense of reverence that only a royal residence can. Our car serpents though vacant plots toward the palace on the hill.

These 19th-century ruins remained in disrepair for over a hundred years, today a nearby high-end weekend getaway from the torrent of New Delhi. The conversion of Tijara Fort from a deserted palace into a luxury destination has been nothing short of spectacular.