of the major highlights of the trip would be Neemrana Fort
(http://www.neemranahotels.com/neemrana/http://www.trinetratoursindia.com.htm) that re-creates
the other world feel as you slip into a world of historical charm and regal
grandeur. Suggest that you also do a Camel cart ride in the afternoon
through the traditional and typical Village that exists centuries back in
time. Evening you might enjoy a wander by yourself for a personal and a
better feel. Neemrana is a beautifully and painstakingly restored fort
replete with character and old world charm. The rooms have re-created a
bygone era and the entire fort has buildings, columns, arches and gardens in
traditional Rajput style. However, there is no compromise on modern
comforts. All amenities and services are provided to western standards, but,
in a typical medieval Indian wrap. Also, the Fort dominates a typical
medieval Indian countryside, thus creating a real period feel. I believe
that the stay here would be a unique and a memorable part of the tour.
also known as Jabalipur in ancient-medieval times is located south of the
Sukri River, which is a tributary of the Luni River, a medieval stronghold.
The city is also called as Suvarnagiri after the name of the hill, at the
foot of which it is situated. Jalore was the 12th-century capital of the
Chauhan Rajputs (the warrior rulers of the historic region of Rajputana) and
was captured in 1310 AD by the Delhi Emperor 'Ala-ud-Din Khilji. A hill fort
build in the 11th century overlooks the city.
Jalore was a thriving town in the 8th century AD and was ruled by Pratihar
kings. Here, we step off the beaten tracks on land rovers to explore
Rajasthan in its rural and rustic best. Then, we walk through the
narrow lanes and alleys of the village to witness the traditional life of
these closely knit villages where each home is beautifully made and
decorated by hand. We have a chance to interact with the locals and also
step into their homes.
Luni, you would have opportunities to stop on the way to view local
lifestyles. Hotel Fort Chanwa, which is an exceptional example of
elegance and symmetry in Indian architecture of the last century. The entire
fortress is carved out of the famous red sandstone of Jodhpur and with its
ornately carved latticework friezes and intricate "Jharokas"; it
exquisitely captures the romance and grace of a bygone age. The fort is
composed of a lyrical complex of courtyards towers, water, wheels, stables,
passages and unexpected stairways to secret pavilions and panoramic roof
tops spanning the village below and the Thar horizon beyond.
Besides all modern comforts that discerning tourists would seek
(airconditioned rooms, en suite facilities) the palace hotel is
equipped with a health Club, Swimming Pool, Croquet, Jaccuzi, Steam, Sauna
and Traditional Massages. We would explore the tribal village of Luni, which
is a fascinating small feudal town, which seems to be straight out of the
Arabian Nights. There is no proper road here - only one main dust trail. On
either side are typical thatched houses and shops of all kinds
colorful bangles, silver jewelry, potters, fruit vendors on carts, dress
shops, tailors etc.