forts and palaces hold a certain kind of charm…..of an royal era when everything was grand….!!

this year valentine’s day fell on a weekend so hubby thought we could go out somewhere…and what better place than a royal fort for a romantic getaway…
so we headed for kesroli hill fort, located in alwar district of rajasthan…around 4 hours drive from delhi…..


the drive was smooth for most part, though the road got bad for certain stretches..and at the end of the drive, we were a bit tired….however, driving up the hill fort, we were beginning to feel the royal charm!!
the hill fort was renovated in a manner that it had both a rustic and royal feel!!!
while my hubby dozed off in hotel room, i took my camera and wandered on the premises capturing some nice moments and things…of which shots of a rather bold squirrel staring back at me are my favourites…


in the evening, we were served tea in the common terrace and it was calming & relaxing moments for us both to spend some time in the fresh air surrounded by fields below and watching the sunset
in late evening, we got to see rajasthani folk songs & dance..accompanied by drinks, which every guest enjoyed i think!!!…atleast i enjoyed the drinks, so did hubby!!

after having drinks & dinner, we spend some quiet time looking at the stars and enjoyed the peace of the night….before retiring for the night
i got up early morning…i dunno wat made me wake up…but when i went to the window and looked out, the view was amazing….!!
the air was fresh and crisp ….and i felt like dancing..crazy but true!!!

we had a sumptous breakfast and then spent time on the highest point of the fort sitting and spending time..and it was sucha lovely time for both of us, doing nothing, talking nonsense and clicking pics…..


some parrots gave us wonderful company too!!….they perched near us for considerable time and made an awful lot of sounds!!!!….which we both enjoyed..

soon, it was noon and time for us to leave…..this time we enjoyed our drive much more..with some interesting interludes in between…..the best of which was when we had to stop for camels to take a left turn!!!
so i would recommend kesroli to all people in delhi looking for a weekend getaway….its royal, its rustic, its a hill and its a fort!!!!!!
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Kusum · December 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Nice to know about this place.

Arti · December 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

Enchanting and mystical, tells many tales of days gone by…

Santosh Bangar · December 13, 2011 at 7:03 am

wonderful clicks and know about the beauty og the place.

magiceye · December 13, 2011 at 2:55 am

sure seems a wonderful place to unwind

Just call me 'A' · September 12, 2009 at 8:56 am

nice pics again. the one with the guy in the green kurta is really nice use of space giving him a forward approach.

I think I'm, going to like coming here for your pics 🙂

keep it up

Sharodindu · August 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

An array of great great photographs…
Thanks for sharing!

Wahokia · August 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have some beautiful images here. Makes me want to go!

Davadaroo · August 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

alwar is an exotic place… I loved it!

southpaw · August 11, 2009 at 5:12 am

Fantastic photographs…:)

Kevin · August 10, 2009 at 8:10 am

The fort really IS beautiful, and I love squirrls 😀 will visit it someday

aria · August 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

wow thats so great! I am definitely gonna try it sometime. Thanks for the info and amazing pictures.

flyingstars · August 8, 2009 at 3:18 am

Nice to be back in your blog after a long long time with such beautifully captured shots…splendid!

GMG · August 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Hi Shooting Star!
Lovely post! The place seems to be a lovely one to make a break!!

Blogtrotter is now showing that Reykjavik is not entirely grey… ;)). I'm sure you're learned eye will enjoy seeing those buildings… Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

goatman · August 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm

See comment about the fort on previous post. I put it on the wrong post. Too late, I guess.

Pijush · August 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Wow.. you had wonderful time and thanks for sharing unique pics..

shooting star · August 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

@austere..well.the people who run the pataudi property are in chage here too…so i guess there's a bit of familiarity in the furniture …but pataudi s true blue royal whereas kesroli is rustic royal..more to the earth!!

alok · August 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Wow nice pics and looks like to me an interesting place. Thanks for sharing, your pictures reminded me that I am long due for a vacation.

austere · August 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

What a lovely place! Great pics. I wondered at the preponderance of blue for furniture though. 🙂
Reminded me of your Patuadi pics.
Thank you.

exposemaximum · August 6, 2009 at 4:48 am

You did a good job by sharing these beautiful images 🙂

And that squirel OMG !

I love them 🙂

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