The Fort we fell for
My husband can nose out unique locations for offbeat travel experiences. Before Malhar was born we
He surprised me with one evening with the information. We would be visiting a fort in a Rajasthani village. My romantic mind immediately started conjuring images of rulers, queens, princes and ramparts to fence the enemy off… We couldn’t wait to set out…
While the drive was a tad tiring, everything about our stay will be special. The intricate wall art, our lovely room, the warm staff, the dal bati churma and laal maas and the endless hours of sitting on the courtyard and ramparts staring at the stars dotting the inky sky while strains of Rajasthani folk music wafted from the settlement nearby…
That would be the first, but not the last time, I
I insist you do take the camel cart ride around the village. Despite it being a little bumpy, you shouldn’t be missing out from seeing the local temples and structures that are very old but have a certain picturesque quality about them. Every place is stuffed with trivia and stories. And of course there are these kachoris and chaats to keep the foodie happy.
During our stay at Surajgarh we did notice Tikka
I keep going back to the fort from time to time. The property is stunning, the service is warm and the air is relaxed. But the best thing is that it reminds me of not only the lovely time I’ve had with the Katochs but also the wonderful moments I’ve lived there as a young bride.