Did you know, you can experience a slice of rich history just three hours away from Delhi? Whether you are planning your dream wedding or are looking for that luxurious family getaway –  Alila Fort Bishangarh is the perfect choice for all discerning travellers. By Amitha Ameen

A remarkable 230-year-old warrior fortress, sitting like royalty on top of a granite hill against the backdrop of the beautiful Aravalli Mountain Range – Alila Fort Bishangarh is nothing less than a magical affair. This property is replete with marble and sandstone flooring, and the whole space is accentuated with traditional Rajasthani elements. A sense of tranquillity prevails here. Additionally, plush guest rooms coupled with the most modern amenities make this the perfect choice for travellers who are seeking to experience Indian hospitality in its truest form.

We give you three compelling reasons that will make you choose the charming and beautiful heritage hotel, Alila Fort Bishangarh, for your next vacation.

1. Soak in the local culture
Alila Fort Bishangarh

It’s no secret that Rajasthan is a pioneer when it comes to traditional handicrafts. When at Alila Fort Bishangarh, you can go meet with the local carpet weavers, jewellers and potters, and can even try your hand at the local crafts. Take a camel ride through the Bishangarh village and get a glimpse of rural Rajasthani life. Watch the farmers carry on about their daily activities while enjoying a delicious high-tea at Chatri with panoramic views of the Aravalli hills.

2. Bring on the adventure

Alila Fort Bishangarh

From this property, you can take a bicycle or choose to hike through the Aravalli hills — the oldest range of fold mountains in India. Your path will include lush meadows, serene landscapes, a peek at rural life, and mesmerising sunrise and sunset views. This is a great way to explore the surroundings at your own pace that will undoubtedly leave you feeling refreshed.

For that extra dose of adrenaline, you can choose from an off-roading jeep ride, enjoy a birds-eye-view sight of the Rajasthani landscape from a helicopter or a hot air balloon, and wrap up your experience with a tailor-made private picnic lunch in the hills.

3. Indulge your senses

Alila Fort Bishangarh

If you are staying at the Alila Fort Bishangarh, you can choose to start your day with a gipsy ride on the Aravalli hills followed by a lavish breakfast spread amidst the lap of nature. Enjoy an unrivalled food and farm experience at the property’s organic garden. Accompany the chef in harvesting your favourite and freshest garden crops that will be turned into a delicious spread for your meals. Learn to cook like a Rajasthani from the locals while engaging in fun local table games with your host. End your day on a high by soaking in the night sky accompanied by a melodious flute performance while enjoying cosy and private candlelight dinner at the foothills of the Aravalli.

What makes staying at Alila Fort Bishangarh even more special is the fact that you will be staying at one of the top eco-friendly hotels in the country. The heritage property is keen on responsible tourism and is committed to carrying out various sustainable practices that include minimising greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and an in-house waste recycling programme. Guests will also play a big role in the development of local communities in the region, as most of the staff employed are local hires.

These are just some of the many reasons that make a stay at Alila Fort Bishangarh a truly memorable one.

Alila Journeys and Experiences offer unique interactions with the destination based on guests’ personal preferences. Alila’s bespoke journeys revolve around various themes for things to do in Jaipur such as Enlightenment, History, Adventure, Gastronomy, Agriculture and more, connecting with the environment and community for a truly memorable holiday.

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