Location and History of Madhogarh Fort
Madhogarh Fort is in the Madhogarh village, located 42 kilometers from Jaipur off the Jaipur-Agra National Highway (NH 11), in Rajasthan. It was built by Madho Singh Ji, a Rajput of the Kachhawaha clan, nearly 400 years ago. Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, the ruler of Jaipur from 1835 to 1880, was married in Madhogarh family and gave Madhogarh as a hereditary estate to Thakur Pratap Singh Ji, a Rajput of the Bhati clan.
Present owner Thakur Bhawani Singh, the fourth generation direct descendant of the family owning the fortress, saw their architectural asset heading to a state of ruins with the efflux of time, and initiated a project to rebuild and convert it into a family run heritage hotel.
Madhogarh Fort, a Heritage Hotel today
The Madhogarh Fort heritage hotel was launched in July 2000, promising a transcendental and exotic experience to visitors, along with the famous hospitality of the Rajputs and their cultural and royal appeal. It offers a spectacular welcome experience to travellers, businessmen and honeymooners alike. The heritage hotel has 13 rooms and suites with all the modern day amenities. Dining here is a wholesome succulent experience with its North Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines, besides lip smacking desserts. The owner's son Shiv Pratap Singh puts, "We want the foreigners to feel like the Maharaja of Madhogarh." The paintings and engravings of the ancient times are preserved to this day and make up the interior and décor of the walls of this traditionally sumptuous hotel.
Apart from the hotel services, the fort also arranges a Rajasthan Village Camel and Jeep Safaris, exploring the sight of potters, weavers, carpenters, cobblers and carpet makers playing their trade in the century old traditional way, also various shops of artwork, handicrafts, jewellery, bangles, carpets, khadi and souvenirs. The designs of the artisans are to marvel at and the carpets are of the finest export quality.
Visiting Information to Madhogarh Fort
Regarded as one of the best heritage hotels of the culturally rich Jaipur, Madhogarh Fort can be reached by all convenient means.
By Road: It is 42 kilometres of the Jaipur-Agra national highway (NH 11) at Bassi.
By Rail: The nearest railway stations are the Dausa Railway Station and the Jaipur Junction, about 31 kilometres and 41 kilometres respectively to Bassi via NH 11.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport, little more than 40 kilometres to Bassi via NH 11.
Madhogarh Fort is a must stay embodiment of the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and particularly the Rajputs, offering a memorable insightful experience of the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era.
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