Brief about Neemrana:
Well, Neemrana is also known as Ahirwal region, it’s the site of a 16th-century hill-fort occupied by Chauhans until 1947. The erstwhile ruling family is taken into account to be of the direct lineage of Prithviraj Chauhan.
There is another fort situated at some distance from Neemrana, is Kesroli in Alwar district. It is in fact one of the oldest heritage sites.
At Viratnagar in Kesroli, one gets a chance to see the oldest remains of Buddhist Vihara. The Historians traced it from the time of Mahabharata. And Pandavas have spent their exile incognito of the last year here.
Why Neemrana is called the Industrial Hub?
In the past several years, Rajasthan government along with RIICO (Rajasthan Industrial Cooperation) has developed several industrial zones in Neemrana. Apart from other industrial zones, Japanese Industrial Zone in Majra Kath and EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) are noteworthy. Many companies from India and abroad have set up their industry in Neemrana; creating many employment opportunities and looking for many more to come.
How to reach Neemrana?
Delhi airport and Alwar station are nearest to Neemrana for commutation purposes. The beautiful Neemrana is located on Delhi-Jaipur highway and is easily accessible by road. It’s around 129 Kms from Delhi and 147 Kms from Jaipur and almost 89 Kms away from Gurgaon which is around 1 Hour 45 Minutes long drive.
Places to visit in Neemrana:
1. Neemrana Fort Palace: Neemrana Fort is situated at the Delhi-Jaipur Highway and is easily approachable by road. It is spread in almost 24 acres of area. It was built in 15th century and is considered as one of the oldest heritage resorts in India. It’s got beautiful rooms, hanging gardens, swimming pools and ayurvedic spa and all this makes it the ideal weekend gateway. The fort also offers the facility of vintage car ride and amazing zip-line tour for adventure lovers. Or one can just relax and have fun with drinks and great food in the in-house bar and restaurant. Apart from the weekend fun, business conferences and weddings are also planned in Neemrana Fort. There are around 72 rooms & suites with three different categories. The rooms give a royal and a personalized experience to its visitors.
2. Baori: It’s a multi-storied Baori with an old and elegant structure that just compliments Neemrana. It has 170 steps. And as you walk down, the construction appears to be smaller and smaller. The Baori is still in use for water consumption and irrigation purposes.
3. Bala Quila: This ancient fort is located in the city of Alwar. This huge fort has around 74 towers and has six gates. Andheri Gate, Chand Pol, Jai Pol, Krishen Pol, Laxman Pol and Suraj Pol are the names of these gates. The Bala Quila is around 304 meters above the sea and so it gives a magnificent view of Alwar city from its towers.
4. Sariska National Park: Around 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive from Neemrana which is approximately 122 Kms, Sariska National Park is one of the famous tiger reserve and is popularly known as Sariska Tiger Reserve. One can also spot famous Bengal Tigers here.
5. Siliserh Lake: It is a beautiful lake situated at a distance of around 85 Kms from Neemrana. Spread in 7 square kilometers of area, Siliserh Lake is a wonderful picnic spot. It was built in the year 1845 by Maharaja Vinay Singh. The lake is approx. 10.5 Kms wide and gives a breathtaking view.
6. Bhangarh Fort: Built in 17th century, Bhangarh Fort is considered as one of the ‘Most Haunted Places in India’. Many paranormal activities are experienced by people there. Entering in fort premises after sunset and before sunrise is strictly prohibited by the Government of India.
Stay in Neemrana:
Neemrana offers several luxuries as well as budget hotels. Staying there will not be a problem. Tourists can get reasonable hotels with all the necessary amenities. To name some Neemrana Fort Palace, Ramada and Treehouse Dwarka are the primary options.
I would highly recommend you “Hotel Golden Tulip” it has an excellent room service facility. They offer basic amenities like Currency Exchange, Wake-up Service and Gym facility. And not just this they also have other fun facilities like swimming pools, karaoke, pool table, table tennis, etc. Also it’s not just me, 91% of visitors of Goibibo also recommends “Hotel Golden Tulip”.
Best time to visit:
July to March is the preferable time to visit Neemrana. Since Neemrana is a greenery area so the weather here is pleasant throughout the year but the ideal time to visit there is in winters as the weather is really calm during this period of time.
Temperature in Neemrana:
1. Summer (March - June): The summers are really hot and humid. The temperature generally remains from 32 to 45 degree Celsius.
2. Monsoon (July - September): The rainfalls are not really heavy in Neemrana. Monsoons can be a good time to visit though as the weather remains refreshing.
3. Winter (October - March): Neemrana winters are neither too hot nor too cold. The temperature remains from 5 to 27 degree Celsius. If you are planning a trip to Neemrana then winters are the best time to visit as the weather is very soothing and delightful.
Shopping in Neemrana:
If you are a handicraft lover then Neemrana is the perfect place for you. The famous “Ghagra Choli” and the colorful accessories are some binge shopping items you should look for. Also, you’ll get a wide variety of luxurious gift items including crockery, candles, linen, cutlery, etc.
Now that you have a full-fledged guide for Neemrana, I wish you #HappyTravel.
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