Neemrana Fort Palace
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November 9th, 2005 – by: portia
We arrived before noon, and had the rest of the day to explore the fort and relax. The first impression we got from one of the terraces overlooking the village below was that we could be somewhere in Europe. There were many nooks and terraces and tucked away places to have a nice cup of afternoon tea and chat with friends.
After checking in, we had lunch on an open terrace, and then visited everyone else's room. The hotel being a converted palace has 40 unique rooms. Some larger than others, but all the ones we stayed in were large to very large. Two of our rooms were each on a floor of its own with private terraces and balconies! The decoration was eclectic to say the least. Ah, and the key to the room was for a padlock on the door.
We had a nap, then afternoon tea and chatted on the rooftop terrace until after the sun set. Dinner was on the open terrace a level above the lotus pond, where many other guests were enjoying candle-lit dinners of their own. The tempature was comfortably cool, the stars were visible clearly. We could hear the dogs bark in the village and hillside below, and also could see and hear pigs owned by the local natives. Pork was not on the usual Indian menu, but native people still raised pigs and ate pork.
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