Alila Fort Bishangarh | Jaipur

We recently took off from the city for a long weekend getaway to experience Alila Fort Bishangarh that comes on the way to Jaipur. It’s a 3.5 hour drive from South Delhi and about an hour away from Jaipur city which makes this hotel quite perfect for a weekend drive. The property feels surprisingly like your home away from home but also entirely in the lap of luxury.

With about 59 rooms built inside an ancient warrior fort atop a granite hill, the Alila Fort Bishangarh comes with 2 separate areas – the welcome area next to the swimming pool, the pool side restaurant surrounded by pockets of land where they grow their own organic veggies, fruits, herbs & the fort itself. A winding drive from the welcome area takes you to the fort that houses all the rooms, the spa, their restaurants – Nazaara (open-air with gorgeous views) and Amarsar (the all day dining restaurant whose menu kinda blew my mind away) & their bar – Madhuveni.

Completely impressed by the variety of experiences that the property offers – not just for couples and solo travellers but also for the entire family kids in tow. One in particular that caught my fancy was the ‘Milk’ tour where you can actually get to milk the cow and see the entire process of what happens to the milk before it comes to your table. I’d imagine kids being pretty clueless about this these days so it’s a great way to bring them closer to reality and appreciate what goes into their bodies (if they consume dairy that is).

Really REALLY good service! And the food that is clearly made with a lot of thought and love is quite incredible here at Alila Fort Bishangarh. The menu at Amarsar is precise, extremely well thought of and the food that comes to your table is simple, bursting with fresh, juicy ingredients that are all local (either grown in their personal organic gardens or obtained locally) and curated to be both fun AND healthy for you – think burrata with local tomato chutney, methi tacos with smoked chicken, millet salads and more. And now on to the pics from our stay. Aman & I had a brilliant time! A special thanks to the entire team at Alila for taking such good care of us – Chef Rajat, Sachit, Binny. And Resham for making this happen!

Hope you enjoy the pics. I’ve given plenty of ideas of the best spots to take pics at when you visit Alila Fort Bishangah 😉
All my outfit details are given along with the pics since I’m wearing multiple outfits in this post.

One of my favorite moments during our stay. Can you see all the birdies!?

Kinda merging with the mighty fort but not minding at all.


{ Dress: ILK by Shikha + Vinita, from their festive drop }

An evening of wine and some insane starters at the bar – Maduveni. The Dahi ka Kebab is probably one of the best ones I’ve ever had.

Amarsar, the all day dining restaurant has very chic white and blue interiors.


{ Pants: Ajio | Top: Suman Nathwani }

Must have dishes here according to me are the burrata, the edamame hummus, the Shekhawati burger with grass fed lamb, homemade chocolate ice-cream and the jungli maas. The chocolate ice-cream is out-of-this-world, must be the fresh cream that they use. I don’t eat very much ice-cream any more because I tend to avoid dairy and sugar but I kinda went nuts for this!
The chocolate ice cream

Edamame Hummus

The Shekhawati Burger

Burrata

I would highly recommend going for the Jungli Maas – it’s not on the menu but they can prepare it for you with a days notice. Jungli Maas is a recipe or preparation for meat that was created for royals and kings when they used to be out on their hunting trips that lasted weeks and months. Not too many ingredients could be carried for such distances and for so long, especially wet ingredients because they would all get spoilt eventually. Which is why it was kept to a minimum of 3 ingredients – ghee + salt + dried red chillies – which was then used to cook any and all meat that was hunted.
So your Jungli Maas will literally just have these 3 ingredients and lamb in this case. Obvoiusly if you’re not a fan of ghee then you should probably not go for it but if you are, like me, crazy about ghee, have grown up with a LOT of desi ghee – you will LOVE this preparation. Again, it’s slightly on the spicy side because of the red chillies but you really must try it once.
Chef Rajat prepared the absolute most fabulous jungli maas for us and it was one of the dishes that we didn’t leave a spec of. MUST TRY in my books.
The jungli maas dish is on the top left

Our beautiful room

{ Tee: Monisha Jaising | Shorts: Forever 21 }

Ofcourse no trip is fulfilled without a dip in the pool!


{ Bikini: Shein }

Lunch at the pool side restauant was a really good iced americano, methi tacos with smoked chicken and a shrimp and fresh goat cheese crostini.

You MUST NOT miss the sunsets here. They are spectacular!


{ Tunic + Pants: ARAAYEH | Sneakers: Reebok }

Atleast one dinner must be savoured at Nazaara, the open air restaurant that gets incredibly pleasant and windy in the evening.

{ Top: SheIn | Jeans: Mango }

Location: Alila Fort Bishangarh
Pics of me courtesy Aman Godara

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    Sadia Azhar

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    • Reply October 5, 2019

      Akanksha

      Thank you so much!

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    Rajat Kumar

    Don’t know how have I never heard of this place before?
    Nice post

    • Reply October 5, 2019

      Akanksha

      Thank you so much! You must visit, it is lovely!

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