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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.

Entrance of Deo Bagh (Jadhav Kothi), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Entrance of Deo Bagh (Jadhav Kothi), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Handy Information Boklets at Service Desk

Handy Information Boklets at Service Desk

Beautiful Rustic Entrance and Private Courtyard of Hiroji Ratna

Beautiful Rustic Entrance and Private Courtyard of Hiroji Ratna

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Room Details, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Gorgeous Block Printed Sun Painting

Gorgeous Block Printed Sun Painting

Curtains in Hiroji Ratna

Curtains in Hiroji Ratna

View from our room, Hiroji Ratna, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

View from our room, Hiroji Ratna, Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Restaurant at Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Restaurant at Deo-Bagh, Neemrana

Corridor outside Deo-Bagh Restaurant

Corridor outside Deo-Bagh Restaurant

View of the Nav-Bagh, 15 rooms from Deo-Bagh Restaurant

View of the Nav-Bagh, 15 rooms from Deo-Bagh Restaurant

Family Temple at Deo-Bagh

Family Temple at Deo-Bagh

Details - Family Temple, Deo-Bagh

Details – Family Temple, Deo-Bagh

And how can any family trip be complete without some worth framing, family portraits? (have kept crazy ones out of this post)

Familt Portraits from our Family Trip

Familt Portraits from our Family Trip

Have you been to Deo-Bagh or to any other property of Neemrana Hotels? I would love to know about your experience.

Keep Traveling,
Rakshita
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