At the end of December we took a entertaining, three-day getaway to the town of Neemrana, India.
It’s about three hours by car southwest of Delhi, in Rajasthan state on the way to the well-known city of Jaipur.
Our destination: the excellent Neemrana Fort Palace, shown at the top of this post. It’s a 15th-century fort that has been expanded and renovated and made into a comfortable hotel.
Here are some images from our stay. There’s not much happening in the city itself but the palace is great location for relaxing, eating food, sipping coffee or tea and enjoying sunsets.*
The highlight of the trip, for me, was visiting a step well about a 15 minute walk away. Step wells are unique to South Asia; rather than a conventional well, step wells are large and wide and allow people to walk down to the source of the water.
In this case the structure is water-less and seems to be abandoned, but it’s still fun to hike, down and around. More on that below.
The hotel itself is spread over many stories, and is fun to explore in its own right; its many alcoves and vistas invite quiet contemplation.
Highly recommended for a quick getaway from noisy Delhi.
*There is also a zipline. I did not try it.