For whatever reason I love the name ‘non-hotel HOTEL’ and Neemrana chain of ‘non-hotel HOTEL’s stand so true by the name they have chosen to get addressed by.
Excellent hospitality and top class service for its guests, is topped with a dollop of picturesque ancient architecture that is blended with unmatched heritage of the by-gone era. Neemrana chain of hotels are true to Indian roots, which clearly reflect in their use of indigenous textiles and warm historic yet rustic decor.
We decided to start this month of love (February ’14) by celebrating us being together, with a small family getaway. We took a morning road trip of around 6 hours’ drive to this beautiful heritage site in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh by Neemrana Hotels called Deo-bagh. It’s reminiscence of all the ancient goodness from the Kingsly times of the 17th Century. Day 1 was spent visiting Man Mandir Palace, along with number of other magnificent neighboring heritage sites. Day 2 was dedicated to all the relaxation and exploration of Deo-Bagh’s property and family temples.
Around 1500 CE, Deo-bagh was used by Mughals to camp and later was used as a summerhouse by Sardar Deorao Bhausaheb Jadhav and his descendants. One of the iconic architecture of Deo-Bagh is Chhattis-Dari (36 doors). It is surrounded by a moat that was used to keep Chhattis- Dari cool during summers of the bygone days.
Deobagh property is not as big as Neemrana Fort and must be lesser than 1/4th of its size, but its exquisite because of some of the gorgeous family temples it hosts along with beautifully carved cenotaphs (chatris) of Jadhav ancestors. Below is a picture essay of the gorgeous things that I saw and couldn’t resist but capture in pictures. Hope you enjoy this picture journey.
And how can any family trip be complete without some worth framing, family portraits? (have kept crazy ones out of this post)
Have you been to Deo-Bagh or to any other property of Neemrana Hotels? I would love to know about your experience.