• We’re in Alwar, the gateway to Rajasthan, where we’re staring at undiluted antiquity in the facades of a desolate monument, Tijara Fort. The turreted towers of its Hawa Mahal where the winds waft in at will and a low sequestered structure Rani Mahal are all that’s visible of a lost kingdom by the Aravalis.Winding up to the fort, views of relic landscapes melt away modernity. To the west, like a scene from the Old Testament, are date palms bent by desert breezes. To the east, till the mountain horizons, are green fields that’ll turn into cloudy grey-blue lakes in the monsoon.

    Pramila N. Phatarphekar

    OPEN Magazine
  • The materials used were not plush and opulent, yet gave a feeling of luxury and strength. A swimming pool was being constructed on the south side of our building. I could see that it will have a long uninterrupted view of the plains stretching out to the township of Tijara. The feeling it would evoke was that of being transported back to the age of the maharajas.....

    Tahir Jahangir

    Journalist, Pakistan
  • It is a beautiful piece of history that nobody has ever lived in and will soon be converted into a hotel.

    Abroad Marketer

  • We laboured up the incline and, fifteen minutes later, arrived at the summit—a wind-whipped vantage point that overlooked acres of unpopulated farmland. Clusters of palm trees swayed in the distance under a gorgeous blue sky. It was a beautiful setting for a hotel. And the nineteenth-century fort-palace of Tijara in Alwar had fallen into most excellent hands—the Neemrana group of hotels.

    Mridula Gandhi

    Outlook Traveller