The beautiful hill fort of Kesroli is a fort built in the 14th century. It is located in Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. The Fort has been transformed into a Heritage Hotel that is managed by the Neemrana Hotels Group. The Heritage Hotel is known for its turrets, arched verandahs.
The Fort of Kesroli was built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs who are known to be the descendant of Lord Krishna. These were names as Khanzadas after they converted to Islam in the mid 14th century.
Through many centuries, the Famous Kesroli fort has been captured by many kings. It has been captured by the Mughals, the Jats and finally by the Rajputs in the year 1775 during which Alwar (a princely state) was founded. The Fort saw its golden period under the Rajput King Ranawat Thakur Bhawani Singh from the year 1882 to 1934.
In the year 2004, the Kesroli fort was leased to the Neemrana Hotels by Wing Cdr. Mangal Singh. The Fort was then properly restored by the co-founders of the Neemrana Group of Hotels, Mr. Aman Nath and Mr. Francis Wacziarg.
The interior gardens of the Fort Hotel that are found in the Mardana and the Zenana quarters look refreshing and help to frame the tent of the sky above. There is a beautiful poolside that leads to the place of the restaurant. The duplex rooms of the Heritage Hotel are considered the best for the families with children as these rooms give them an inspiring decor that makes them feel like they are living in a Fort.
It is one of the oldest heritage sites in India. It is built on the rare, dark Hornstone Breccia rocks and has the most amazing view of the greenery from the place. Fort Kesroli is an ideal place to stay if you are planning on exploring the nearby palaces, museums, natural sites as well as the wildlife sanctuaries of Alwar and Sariska in Rajasthan.
PLACES TO SEE NEAR THE HILL FORT OF KESROLI
The Fort Kesroli is known to be located in the heart of the ‘golden triangle’. The Golden Triangle is the three tourist places of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur and Kesroli are located at an equal distance from all three places. You can visit the Sariska tiger sanctuary, Kankwadi fort, Neelkanth Temples, Pandupol , the Fort–Palace and monuments of Tijara, Siliserh Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Bhangarh-Ajabgarh, the hot springs in Talvriksh, Rajgarh, Machari, Viratnagar, Deeg, the sanctuary in Bharatpur, the Jat mud fort of Govindgarh, the ancient city of Mathura and its renowned museum.
You can visit the extremely famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see leopards, jungle cats, hyenas, jackals, and tigers if you're lucky.
Jaisamand Lake is also a beautiful picnic spot near Alwar where you can come and enjoy the natural beauty around.
The Neelkanth Temples have been dedicated to Lord Shiva and are situated close to the Sariska National Park. These temples have been constructed between the 6th-9th century and are popularly known for the erotic sculptures and are very similar to the Khajuraho temples in the South.
Pandupole is a popularly known tourist spot of Alwar and is located near the Sariska National Park. It is a 35 feet long waterfall and a Hanuman temple ks situated on the way to Pandupole. You will find all types of birds and animals here.
Kankwadi Fort is located in the middle of Sariska National Park. The fort is open only for a few months from October to the end of July. The tourists can go on a jeep safari to the Kankwadi Fort by hiring a jeep from the forest office.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE KESROLI HERITAGE HOTEL:
You can indulge yourself in a Rejuvenating Spa at the Hill-Fort Kesroli. Neemrana's spa facility helps soothe the nerves and makes your body feel relaxed. You can find a variety of treatments here such as detoxification or rejuvenation treatments. Also, contact them to find the latest offers.
The Hotel has a Swimming Pool where you can sit and enjoy the sun and swim. There is also a long, private pool at the backside of the Kesroli fort where you can enjoy the amazing view of the mustard fields.
Head to the pool room in the hotel to play with your mates. You can play this indoor activity with your family and friends for some bonding time. There is enough space for you to enjoy some playtime with your kids or your friends.
You can even enjoy several indoor games such as chess, cards and carom board.
Play Badminton in a truly beautiful area of the Fort under the open skies. If you love cycling, then go have some fun cycling around the Fort.
At the Hill-Fort Kesroli, they have a range of cuisines available including the North-Indian cuisines, Continental or Oriental cuisines, South Indian, French, Italian, Chinese as well as Thai cuisines which creates a variety of order options for the guests and they can order whatever they love to eat the most.
Many people have decided to have a romantic wedding in this beautiful Hill Fort. They have various options available according to your choice. It is up to you if you wish to charter the whole Hill-fort that consists of 35 rooms if you are wanting a more Royal kind of Wedding. But, if you wish to host a private kind of wedding then the Fort can even make the arrangements for the same. You can have a wedding of your dreams here in this beautiful fort.
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When it comes to the rooms, the Heritage Hotel has Ground Level Rooms that include:
The Swagat Mahal ~ he welcome room
The Raunak Mahal ~ The Palace of Festivities
The Mubarak Mahal ~ The Palace for Felicitations
The Neelkanth Mahal ~ Kingfisher’s Palace
The Papiha Mahal ~ The Palace of the Cuckoo
The Baaj Mahal ~ Falcon’s Palace
The Tota Mahal ~ A linear, medieval room
The Hariyal Mahal ~ A linear room at the garden level
The Mayur Mahal ~ The Peacock Palace
The Sarus Mahal ~ A small turret room overlooking the pool
The Teeter Mahal ~ The Palace of the Partridge
The Deepika Mahal ~ The palace of the lamp
Similarly, the Hotel has many such rooms on other floors as well.
Address of the Kesroli Fort:
Village Kesroli Near M.I.A Post Office-Bahala, Alwar, Rajasthan, Alwar 301030 India