History & Philosophy - Neemrana Fort-Palace - 15th Century

Neemrana, Rajasthan

Built since 1464, abandoned in 1947, acquired in 1986, this splendid ruin restored into an exquisite resort near Delhi, opened in 1991. Today it has 77 rooms/suites spread over 14 levels cut into the hill. Additional wings house the pool and health spa, an amphitheatre, the hanging gardens with a salon, a restaurant with a roof-top garden and conference halls rooms with special suites offering exceptional views of the Fort-Palace. A host of features make our heritage property the best place to stay near Delhi ensuring a memorable experience.

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In 1947, Raja Rajinder Singh of Neemrana moved down to Vijay Bagh as the façade of his Fort-Palace crumbled and its ramparts began to give way. For forty years he tried to rid himself of his liability but there were no takers. Finally, in 1986, the ruins were acquired for restoration.

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Facade Premises, Neemrana Fort Palace, palace hotel in Rajasthan 11

In 1991 Neemrana Fort-Palace opened its doors with the nobility of its façade raised, and just 15 liveable rooms. In 2000 Neemrana won the Intach-Satte award for restoration & tourism for ‘being the foremost example of how we can pick architectural treasures from the national dustbin and turn them around... Neemrana has become synonymous with ‘restoration for re-use.’ In 2004, Neemrana was nominated for the Aga Khan Award.

What was once a grand old ruin, now stands resplendent with many accolades awards and satisfied guests who experienced this flagship Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotel near Delhi on the Jaipur highway . 

Neemrana not only strives to revive and restore the heritage structure but it also generates jobs and economic opportunities for locals by hiring local people.

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"Neemrana turns stranger into friends. Even superficial tourists in India return as informed travellers, eager to return and make new discoveries."

- Aman Nath