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Stay Like A Maharajah In A Royal Suite At The 300-Year-Old Fort Jadhavgadh, An Hour Away From Pune

Sneha posted on 07 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

Give yourself a splendid August treat! Live like a king or a queen {quite literally} at the 300-year-old Jadhavgadh Hotel and Resort, Maharashtra’s only fort heritage hotel, just an hour drive from Pune, via the Hadapsar-Saswad-Jejuri road.

Royal Tents, Darbari Suites & More

Located at the picturesque backdrop of the Dive Ghat, amidst fig and custard apple farms, a weekend stay at Jadhavgadh Fort is no less than a fairy tale come true. Restored by Vithal Kamath in 2007, Jadhavgadh continues to maintain its original structure, built by Pilaji Jadhavrao, the Maratha General in Chhatrapati Shahuji’s army, back in the 18th century.

The experience at Jadhavgadh Fort is like traveling back in time. We loved how each room is beautifully decorated with artefacts from the fort. The walls boasts of monochrome and sepia photographs taken before the restoration. While most of the deluxe rooms share some parts of the original fort walls, other premium suites come with balconies with openings for guns and cannons, that were used for firing. Brass vessels, gold-plated vases and aesthetic paintings inside the rooms beautifully add up to the royal experience. If you’re wondering about the modern amenities inside the fort, then that’s been covered too! Rooms, suites and tents are well-equipped with television, touchscreen light controls, WiFi, air conditioners, fan, shower, bath tubs, coffee maker and of course, 24 hours room and reception services.

Speaking about royal rooms and treatment, the pocket pinch is tad bit expensive. There is a total of 58 rooms, consisting of three suites, 39 rooms, 12 royal tents and four neem cottages. The plush canvas tents, priced at INR 7,500 per night {tax exclusive} are gracefully designed with beds, glassed wash area and a kitchen garden. Situated on the top level of the main fort, the hill-view daalan premium rooms are priced at INR 10,000 per night, exclusive of taxes. The darbari royal suites for an ideal Maharaja-Maharani experience, come for INR 9,000 per night.

Museum, Poolside Bar, Wine Cellar & More

The fort hotel houses a museum, called Aai created by Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat by reviving the fort’s hourse and elephant stable houses. The museum displays antique exhibits from across the country, some of which are centuries old! Go on an adventure tour inside the fort. Explore the underground tunnels and the dungeons that are accessible to the public. We were impressed to see the hotel’s wine cellar that was originally a dungeon used to jail prisoners.

Dining inside Jadhavgadh Hotel is an experience in itself that you cannot afford to miss! Overlooking the lush green farm lands, Chhajja, the in-house all day dining restaurant is a must-visit. Don’t miss their Continental breakfast for INR 300, comprising canned and seasonal fresh fruit juices, cut fruits, muffins, croissants, toast with butter and a cup of Earl Gray or freshly brewed coffee or steaming yum hot chocolate. If you want to go all Maharastrian and try outh authentic delicacies, we recommend you order a plate of thalipeeth for INR 180, Jadhavgadh ke sholay, a vegetarian appetizer made of cottage cheese for INR 275 and the Malwani prawns curry cooked in Konkani masala for INR 375.

Surrounded champa, neem and bael trees, Kund, the poolside bar has been built reviving the fort’s 300-year-old rainwater harvesting system. We recommend you to go there for a glass of fresh fruit margarita along with some mouthwatering quick bites from the kitchen.

 

Anything Else?

At Jadhavgadh, try something different and traditional! The hotel arranges for super-fun jinker bullock cart rides around the fort compound. What more? You can try your hands on fig farming and cow milking too! Now, can you do all these in a big city?

Get rid of your muscle knots and fatigue at Jadhavgadh’s exotic spa by the poolside. Rejuvenate yourself with some of the special spa treatments like deep tissue massage, traditional Thai massage, organic facial and pedicures.

So, We're Saying...

Living inside a fort, being treated as royalty and indulging in to rich Maharastrian culture and tradition, are not a dream anymore! A weekend getaway at Jadhavgadh Fort Hotel, just 100 kilometres from Pune, is the romantic experience you need with the bae.

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Location Details
locationPune

Hadapsar Saswad Road, Jadhavwadi, Maharashtra

  • post_price
    Room Rent: ₹ 5500
Resorts
locationPune
  • post_price
    Room Rent: ₹ 5500