People around delhi/ NCR, if planning for a short weekend trip, definitely include option of NEEMRANA fort. It is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India, situated at around 122 km from Delhi.
This time we also planned last extended weekend with friends, trip to Neemrana. Let me share the experience, if it could help someone !!
Hotels around : Though you can get ample of options for hotels and resorts in Alwar or NH8 highway. But if you are not concerned for budget, it is advisable to stay in Neemrana palace only. As you can feel that heritage and enjoy the surroundings of hills with beautiful scenery.
As ours was a group budgeted trip so, we stayed at DAYS HOTEL, situated at RIICO Industrial Area, Shajahanpur. Rooms were in range of 2500-3000 rs per night with breakfast meal option. Neemrana fort is 7 km from here. But hotel was worth staying. Rooms were very neat and clean. Breakfast served was very good with so many dishes. Though ACs were not working in lobby area but it was manageable. “They must be saving enviornment.” 🙂
If you are wishing to book room there, book online. you can get huge discount through travel planning sites, also if you are having your own vehicle, it would be very comfortable. Public transport is a problem there.
NEEMRANA FORT : It is advisable to reach there in morning only, as you need to take entry pass, which costs around 1900-2000 rs per person. It includes lunch.
But nothing so special inside to see, until you are not staying in palace. I don’t think paying 2k per person that is for lunch is worth.
BAWADI : When you search it online, you would find beautiful pictures. Not very far from fort. But actually the place is been ruined. It was stinking badly inside. But if you are fond of photography, you will find scenic view surrounded with hills. Peaceful place to sit.
What fun we could have there finding some local people with goats and Golgappa thela (Panipuri vala).
Silisherh Lake : Fantastic place which made our trip meaningful. Beautiful lake surrounded with hills. Entry ticket is 50 rs per person which included welcome soft drink at silisherh lake palace. Though it was too hot when we reached, but for nature loving people it is a paradise.
Enjoy boat and scooter ride, rafting, scuba diving. You can also find alligators and crocodiles in and around lake. When we reached, scooter ride wasn’t available and scuba diving is not feasible, as base of lake is mud not sand, so reaching at bottom, water becomes hue. nothing is visible then.
Garbhaji waterfall : it is 7 km ahead from shiliserh lake. But if you want to enjoy the waterfall, need to climb around 65 stairs, not advisable go there alone. In summers, water is less in fall, and you can see snakes too inside. There is a small shop at base, which sells prasad. It’s kadi kachori is USP. Stones, hills, langoors and monkies are beautiful. Place worth visiting.
More attractions are Bala Quila, Sariska tiger reserve, moosi maharani ki chhatri.
But we couldn’t cover all places as it was overnight trip. Dhabas on NH8 were awesome. Sitting there, taking view of Aravali hills and having tea was mind blowing.