Heritage Fort Hotels Less Than 10 Hours Away From Delhi For The Perfect Weekend

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Sometimes all you need for a good vacation or a quick weekend getaway is the thrill of history (and the comfort of luxury). The splendor, the comfort, the old-world charm of a heritage property is something one should definitely experience. And here's our curation of ten forts that have been converted to hotels and resorts that are just a hop, skip, and jump away from Delhi; so planning your long weekend here is something to definitely look forward to.

Alsisar Mahal

Known for hosting Magnetic Fields, Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati is a ‘battle-hardened fort’, right on the silk route. In the middle of an arid desert, you can have the pleasure of checking out frescoes, the Rani Sati Temple, a large number of ruins around the place which make it perfect for a weekend getaway. The architecture, antique furniture, and carved poster beds spell lavish like nothing else.

Driving Time: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 5,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.4/5

The Fort Unchagaon By Aspen

A gorgeous heritage hotel, Raja Surendra Pal Singh acquired this fort during the early 1800s. Close to the temple of Amantika Devi, we are also pretty excited about the dolphin sighting expeditions they have. Bullock cart rides, golfing, horseback riding notwithstanding, it is the river and the Kumaon hills that have our heart. They have special deals during long weekends, so look out for those.

Driving Time: 2 hours 50 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 6,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Mud Fort

Mud Fort is also an ideal choice for a quick weekend getaway. This mid-18th-century fort sits on a beautiful and picturesque location and was built with seven turrets as an anti-cannon attack fortification. Also, quite nearby are the banks of the Brijghat (about 25 km away) which calls for a spot of picnicking. 

Driving Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 6,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.1/5

Hill Fort

Dating back to the 14th century, the Hill Fort is close to the forests and birds of Sariska. Under the banner of Neemrana Hotels, they have large spaces to relax and unwind, and if this weekend, what you are looking for is spending time by sunsets, it is a trip you must make. This place offers tours to Kankwadi fort, Neelkanth temples, Jaisamand Lake, Talvriksh hot springs, Bharatpur, and more. 

Driving Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 5,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Khimsar Fort

This is a unique 16th-century fort that has centuries of history written on its walls and hallowed ramparts. Perched right across the great Thar Desert, this is an old-style fortress haveli that has lawns that go on and on, stunning sights and rooms that will leave you awestruck. The fort is slightly cut off from civilization, but we suggest you enjoy the remoteness. After all, not every weekend getaway can demand parties.

Driving Time: 9 hours 20 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 7,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Fort Ramshehar

Close to Shimla, this fort is located on a hillock at the foothills of the Himalayas. This gives you a panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills, beyond the Sirsa River. Rooms are based on regal themes and have Wi-Fi access. Sorting the weekend is their well-known spa so, make sure you don't miss on that.

Driving Time: 7 hours (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 8,500 per night

Google Rating: 4.1/5


Tijara Fort Palace

Constructed over the course of 13 years, Tijara Fort was a labour of love for Maharaja Balwant Singh. Built in 1836, the restoration has been taken over by the Neemrana Hotel group and the architecture has a unique blend of Rajputana and Afghani influences. 

Driving Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 5,800 per night

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Neemrana Fort

One of the quickest getaways near Delhi, Neemrana is super convenient and gorgeous to boot. The 15th-century hotel features hanging gardens, two swimming pools, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line. If the adventure isn’t enough, the romantic surrounding makes it perfect for a weekend date.

Driving Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 5,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.2/5

The Fort Ramgarh

The Fort Ramgarh is a 230-year old property nestled in the heart of Haryana. It was built by the Chandel Rajputs and was later turned into a heritage hotel. Now, everyone stands a chance to experience the true Rajput royalty culture and hospitality, thanks to this marvel. It's especially great for hosting wedding functions with the backdrop of the beautiful architecture with off-white and deep red detailing. 

Driving Time:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 3,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.1/5

Alila Fort Bishangarh

Alila Fort Bishangarh is a Hyatt hotel located in Bishangarh Village near the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. Expect the best-of-the-best luxurious amenities with an uninterrupted view of the Aravallis and surrounding villages. Since it is a warrior palace transformed into a luxurious hotel, the location is a bit secluded which is great for folks who want to enjoy the quintessential royal treatment one associates with 'The Land Of Kings' but mind you, it comes at a hefty price point.

Driving Time:  4 hours 10 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 23,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Chomu Palace

The splendour of this fort hotel sweeps you off your feet and is nothing short of a spectacle out of a Bhansali production. From lush gardens to majestic architecture, every corner of our property exudes charm and grandeur. The old-world charm of the property mixed with the modernity of their amenities makes this hotel a must-visit for those wanting to seek the royal treatment,

Driving Time:  4 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 10,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Six Senses Fort Barwara

This 14th century fort was turned into a luxurious wellness destination by Six Senses and since then, is on of the most desirable properties to stay at for tourists visiting Rajasthan. It faces the Chauth ka Barwara Mandir temple and includes two palaces and two temples within the walled fort. Wellness being at the centre of their hospitality ideology, they offer you different relaxing treatments within serene locations and special adventures to take in all the dazzling attractions the place has to offer.

Driving Time:  5 hours 40 minutes (approx.)

Tariff: Starting at INR 55,000 per night

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Pro-Tip

If it's just bae + you heading for a getaway, check out this list of romantic stays near Delhi. Or visit these stunning Airbnbs near Delhi and make the most of your weekend vacays. 

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