Neemrana Fort Visit With Kids: KetchupMoms

Neemrana Fort a Piece of Indian Heritage for Kids

Neemrana Fort, is a beautiful non-hotel, hotel that is just 100kms away from Gurgaon. This makes it a perfect quick getaway with kids from Delhi and Gurgaon.  

Neemrana is, yes an old fort that has been restored for reuse by Mr Aman Nath & Late. Mr Francis Wacziarg. This heritage hotel really started off as an architectural restoration project to preserve the rich heritage of India and of its rulers, the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III. And now they have more than 18 such properties across India, each with rich stories from our history. And a must visit when you are travelling with kids, through India. 

                                   Neemrana Fort visit with kids review

So, when my twins expressed a desire to go for a short road trip, I suggested a lunch treat at Neemrana. My parents had stayed at this place for a relative's wedding and had some great things to say about the property. And we had an equally awesome and experience-rich day ourselves. 

Entrance Charges: Well if you are not staying at the hotel there are some entrance charges, that do cover your food bill. For any adventure activity like zip-lining or heritage car drive, you pay extra.
Weekdays: Rs.1700 for Adults, Rs. 500 for kids 4+ yrs.
Weekends: Rs.2000 for Adults

Neemrana Fort clicks Neemrana Fort: KetchupMoms

Distance: A drive to Neemrana took just about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Iffco Chowk in Gurgaon. The highway is mostly smooth with some minor hiccups like uneven roads here and there. Remember that this road sees a high truck-traffic, so keep your distance and have fun. And oh yes, good music on Wynx never hurts.

Weather: Well as we visited on 15th August, it was still hot to be roaming in open areas during the daytime. So wearing loose- cotton clothes is a great idea.

                                  Neemrana Fort Visit with Kids

Kid-friendly ? 
1) There is a beautiful kid's play area here with friendly slides and indoor games and outdoor activities.
2) The Handola Palace is fun for kids too, as they have all kinds of restored swings here. Even swinging cots for babies. And the cool breeze is beautiful for the parents to enjoy.

                                      States of Neemrana Fort

                                  Restored Swings: KetchupMoms
2) Don't forget comfortable footwear, because you need to walk uphill, and a lot.
3) Use a baby carrier for babies than a pram.
4) The lunch buffet had noodles and baked vegetables that kids always seem to eat without any fuss.
5) Remember it is a fort, running here can cause kids to trip and fall.

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 Neemrana Fort View: KetchupMoms

                    Outdoor Activities for Kids

Food: Well the lunch buffet was not quite as elaborate but there is a choice of 2 non-veg dishes and some 6-7 veg, options. My kids liked the tandoori paneer, baked chicken, crisp rotis and Independence day special, Tri-colour cake. The restaurant is mostly full on a holiday & weekends, but they manage it well.

Tandoori Paneer Chicken Dish

What our 7 yrs. old kid's loved the most: The different experience.

1) Yes, the kids realized that this was a fort palace of the kings and queens from yesteryears. They had a great time imagining how soldiers hid and attacked intruders or invaders centuries ago.
2) They loved the entire small trek feeling they had, walking uphill.
3) They were thrilled walking through multiple secret passages that connected to the same area.
4) They were intrigued by, as what my son called it "Canon launcher'.
5) They sneaked in a short 15 min. siesta on one of the swings in the Handola palace.
6) To my surprise, they even had a moment of exploring and admiring artefacts from yesteryears- the tiger chairs, the elephant sandooks and more.

   Elephant Sandook: KetchupMoms

    Tiger Seat: KetchupMoms

Winters are just around the corner and I suggest you plan your getaway or a stay at this beautiful place in Neemrana. Also, if you are travelling with teenagers don't miss out on the zip-lining or a chance to visit the 18th-century Stepwell, where you can descend 9 storeys below the ground. 

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Comments (25)

Anamika Priyadarshini Posted on Oct 02, 2018

This place is so beautiful and perfect for weekend getaway. You have written so well, I\'m going to visit soon.


Stuti Posted on Oct 02, 2018

I so want to visit this place. And now after reading this blog, m pretty sure my next travel trip will surely be staying there.


Nisha Posted on Oct 01, 2018

It\'s very cl9se to my hometown and I have been there with family and friends. It always offers a nice experience. Definitely a nice place for weekend getaway.


Anshika Posted on Oct 01, 2018

i haven\'t been to this place. but after seeing your blog will visit soon.


Deborah Miranda Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Wow.. this looks like a great way to introduce more history in our kids lives. It definitely will peak their curiosity and help them learn so much whilst enjoying the sites.


Anuradha Mohan Posted on Oct 01, 2018

I love the details that you have provided. Definitely need to go with family


Sonam Jain Posted on Oct 01, 2018

This fort looks grand and awesome. I would love to take my lo there where he is a little old. Thanks for sharing this post


Madhu Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Neemrana is indeed a great place, a treat to our eyes and also a great example of Indian Heritage! Loved the way you have connected it with Kids! :)


Purnima Madaan Posted on Oct 01, 2018

After reading your blog, I would love to explore this fort :)


Jhilmil D Saha Posted on Sep 05, 2018

This fort reflects the beauty of Indian architecture and hospitality at its best. Its great that they have a play area for children too.


Prerna Sinha Posted on Aug 22, 2018

I haven\'t been here but I have heard about the place and it\'s authenticity and I would definitely want to visit here sometime


Neha Jain Posted on Aug 21, 2018

I have never been to the fort ..just loved your pictures would like to visit soon


Reetuparna Saha Posted on Aug 21, 2018

Wow that\'s just my kind of place for a quick getaway! Reminds me of the Ffort Raichak in the outskirts of Kolkata. Neemrana being an actual fort, sounds even more intriguing.


Dipika Singh Posted on Aug 21, 2018

This is a perfect getaway with family. Historic, scenic, and beautiful. I would love to take my family out to this place soon. Thanks for sharing.


Gurjeet Chhabra Posted on Aug 21, 2018

This is something unique, heritage hotel. I can visit this place to stay in Delhi only. Place and decor look beautiful and give a feel of a heritage place.


Mrinal Kiran Posted on Aug 21, 2018

Haha! Loved the different experience of the kids more than your experience... I too would love to walk on the fort grounds and imagine how the soilders fought! Wohoo :D


Jiya Posted on Aug 21, 2018

Neemrana fort is a nice place to visit. kids love to know stories associate with these forts.


Noorain Posted on Aug 20, 2018

What a wonderful way to spend the holidays with kids. So rich and steeped in history. Great getaway!


Sheetal Dorby Posted on Aug 18, 2018

I love visiting royal and historical places . This one.looks so beautiful with amazing surrounding.


Preety Tiwari Posted on Aug 17, 2018

I heard alot about Neemrana fort through my friends but never visited there, your pics make me feel to pack my bag and enjoy this beauty with my kids n family.


Anamika Debnath Posted on Aug 17, 2018

The heritage of our country, and really i have very little knowledge of the fort, we will plan a trip.


Priyanka Lodha Patwari Posted on Aug 17, 2018

Great location, breathtaking views from every corner of the property.. Nice place for kids definitely, most part of it is under sky, despite very clean & well maintained.


Ruchi Verma Posted on Aug 16, 2018

This seems an interesting place for kiddos to visit and even learn and know more about the heritage of our country !!


Aditi Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Seems your kid enjoyed a lot there. Never know it\'s just 100 kam from Gurgaon. Will plan a trip.


Purva Bhatia Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Got reminded of my trip there a few years ago. The structure is so beautiful; makes for a beautiful backdrop for pictures :)


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Charu Chhitwal, Founder KetchupMoms has daring tastebuds, a love for travel and an owl for her soul. It’s little wonder then that she loves to write and share her tips and tricks on traveling, food,

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