Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
The former capital of the Baghal state is greatly famous for its fort- The Arki fort. It houses small villages like the Bhumti village and is popular for its simple and beatified historical background. The fort of Arki is a simply architectured palace rich in artifacts, frescos, and sculptures. It is now a famous heritage luxury hotel 47 km away from the main town of Solan. The Diwan-e-Khas or the Diwan Khana is a tiny wonder in Arki. Being barely 30ft by 20ft in size this place has got the world in concise painted on its walls. The painters have done marvels in the scenes of European towns, ports, Goa port, civilian life depictions, Military scenes etc. The stills of Mahabharata, Ramayana, Gods and Goddesses, the episodes of Kalia Mardan, Kamdev's arrows pointing Lord Mahadev and other scenes from mythology offer a jaw-dropping view at the liveliness they portray. The Sair fair is an annual two-day event held on the Sankranti of Ashwin, it attracts lots of people and is famous for its bullfights! Other places of interest include the Lutru Mahadev temple, Jhakoli devi temple also known as the Bhadra Kali temple and the Shiva guffa in kunnihar.
Representing antiquity, grandeur and exquisiteness stand this 400 years old Haveli of Bikaner that has so far withstood time and sultry weather of the state. Rampuriya haveli finely made with precision with Dulmera red sandstone has affluent and lavish inner halls, rooms decorated with aesthetic object d'art, eye catching landscapes and portraits, and fine wood artifacts that make every traveler wonder in ecstasy.The vast and lavish Drawing room is a balanced fusion of Mughal, Victorian and Rajputana style. The most amazing feature is the intricate details of Jharokas, carvings, and Havelis. Great effort is depicted within the detailing of the smallest carvings and the spell they cast on a traveler gaping at the large and magnanimous houses. A Palace within- the Bhanwar Niwas is a tribute and testimony to the skill and craftsmanship of the artisans.The palace is formally a luxurious hotel equipped with all modern conveniences and 20 absolutely unique guest rooms. Rooms are available at a cost between Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3438 per night. The place is easily accessible by buses and taxis.
Lalgarh palace, Bikaner
One century ago this architectural masterpiece representing a blend of eastern and western cultures was built in the heart of Thar. Its exterior is the Mughal and Rajput style combo while the interior is inspired by the British culture with an availability of a billiard room, a smoking room, and a card room. The exterior of Lalgarh palace of Bikaner has stone carvings on red sandstone designed with the skeptical delicacy giving it a distinct hue and the Cupola domes and balconies with the golden age architecture. Besides this, the hallways incorporated with sepia photography and boastful hunting trophies and the lush green gardens frequently visited by peacocks enhance the Palaces' grandeur.Rooms are available at a price ranging from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 8000 per night. Only 2 wings of the palace have been reincarnated as a heritage hotel with 59 rooms each equipped with modern conveniences and vintage furnishings. The hotel has an outside boutique, an astrologers area, play area, nearby hiking and biking trails, and eco-tourism.
Gajner palace, Bikaner
The 600-acre palace with distinctive terraces, balconies, nature walks, boat rides, Gajner Sanctuary dinner and desert safaris is located at kolayat in Gajner casting spell on the every tourist through its splendid features. The palace also has remnants of a historic railway station. The antique style furniture, vibrant wallpapers, 4 poster beds, picturesque windows are revived back to life along with the gift of modern conveniences. The hotel has grabbed all the excellent reviews because of its beautiful evening landscape with a lake alongside with a view of birds returning home. The cost per night of the hotel ranges from Rs. 5052 to Rs. 8633. The Gajner Palace has four subdivisions namely; Dungar Niwas, Mandirchowk, Gulab Niwas, and Champa Niwas. The Dungar Niwas has 13 historic suites whose historical royal style and grandeur of has been restored while making it suitable for modern stay. Mandirchowk is the area used for welcoming with an ancient temple and various banyan trees. 32 deluxe rooms that are equally beautiful, well furnished and equipped with modern conveniences have been made.
300 km Delhi, resting in the lap of the Shivalik range is a hustle free place to relax your heart and soul. The palace is located in Nalagarh surrounded by the flora on the hills and valley from each side till miles. Nalagarh Palace is the most remarkable and best-reviewed place to visit in Nalagarh. The white and blue palace built in Mughal and Indian style architecture is equipped with all the modern facilities. The royally designed rooms and other places were cautiously recreated preserving the historic touch with luxuries. There are 35 fully air-conditioned rooms,one super deluxe room, three family suites, 5 suites and 26 deluxe rooms with a 24 hr help desk, reception and medical services facility. The prices of rooms range from Rs.3592 to Rs.7376. The palace has a central location easily accessible by nearby cities and also offers a hustle free environment that is loved by all the tourists. The hotel also arranges outdoor activities like Rock climbing, River crossing, Rappelling, Camel rides, Trekking etc. Other things you can do include boating and fishing activities in Gobind Sagar lake and a visit to Hans Mahal.