Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar
Gobindgarh fort is one of the important historic structures in Amritsar city. The conservation and refurbishment of Gobindgarh fort has been undertaken by Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board. This will position the fort as a major cultural heritage tourism destination in the state.
A special visitor experience has been created by enhancing the historical and notional linkages of the fort to the city’s culture. There are many structures in the fort, which have been proposed to put to different uses for the visitors by creating an art gallery, lounge, auditorium, conference hall etc.
Mahendergarh Fort, Haryana
Mahendergarh town lies in the extreme south of the state of Haryana. Fort is a square shaped complex with massive walls.
In order to conserve and restore this fort, Haryana tourism had planned to prepare a conservation & re-use plan to be developed under “Integrated circuits” component of the scheme of “product infrastructure development” at destinations and circuits with central financial assistance.
Mahendergarh fort provides an opportunity to reconnect its historic significance with the cultural narrative of the city.The proposal was prepared with an objective to conserve the historic structure and its historic fabric and at the same time restore it for different uses so that it is self sustainable and financially viable.
Deo Bagh, Gwalior
Jadhav Kothi now known as Deo Bagh Neemrana Hotels is spread over 20 acres, located on the Agra-Bombay road, 15 minutes away from the main city. Its chief attraction is an elegantly proportioned Baradari which is surrounded by water bodies on four sides. It is situated in the center of the Char Bagh which also has some exquisitely carved Chhattris.
The open land of 3 acres approx. has been converted into a Nau Bagh for the use of the guests which comprises of 12 garden rooms, each with a verandah overlooking the Nau Bagh. There are four grand suites in the Deo Vilas - a heritage building dating back to the 1800's.
Bijay Niwas, Ajmer
The Kothi is located about 2½ hours from Jaipur on the Udaipur highway on the banks of Khari river. It is set in an orchard, 4 km away from the hustle and bustle of Bijay Nagar town.
The Kothi built about 100 years ago is distinct in style and features, simple on the outside but charming inside, with restrained frescoes in traditional paints, arayish floors with borders, an English layout with drawing & dining, toilets, verandahs with every room and a large terrace commanding a view of the greenery around.
Our scope of work included creation of 15 rooms in traditional style and converting an existing large haudi for use as a pool. Services such as solar heating, pressurized water, new sewage system, genset back up were also added.
Baradari Palace, Patiala
The Baradari Palace, a heritage structure built 120 years ago, has been through much use and abuse. Baradari gardens, a landmark in the center of Patiala city, had been named after the Baradari Palace.
The building has been leased out to Neemrana Hotels, and is now renovated and maintained as the first heritage hotel of Punjab.
Our scope of work included retro-fitting the old structure for use as a 17 room hotel.
Crafts Haat at Neemrana Baoli, Neemrana
Neemrana baoli built in the 1760s, is a significant structure in Neemrana village. It is a 9 storey underground structure of majestic scale. Built by Rajas of Neemrana for famine relief, traditionally baoris in Rajasthan have acted as sarais for travellers.
Under the Rural Tourism project of the Union Govt. this structure is being converted into a crafts' haat. Being only 125kms from Delhi and in close proximity to Neemrana Fort- Palace, tourist traffic can easily be generated. The project involves restoring many roofs, re-doing the brackets, flooring, plastering & ensuring security through metal gates and kathera's (stone parapets). The steps about 200 in number will also be re-laid.
Nalagarh Fort Resort, Himachal Pradesh
This is a heritage hotel in Himachal Pradesh, about 35 kms from Pinjore. Spread over five levels, the whole complex has been developed & restored to the architecture of the late Mughal period.
The internal court, known as Raas-Lila Bagh retains the regional flavour with sloping slate roof. A Radha-Krishna temple completes the atmosphere of the court. Each of the rooms has been painstakingly furnished with traditional materials. There are four landscaped gardens, nature walks, a pitch-&-putt golf course, conference facilities and health-club. The swimming pool has been designed like a baoli.
Warren Hastings' House, Chunar Fort, Banaras
The rectangular house built in 1753, was occupied in 1781 by Warren Hastings. The location commands a majestic view. The Ganga flows nearby and can be seen from two sides of the house. The ceiling of wooden beams, stone slabs and lime concrete has equally intricate cornices on the inside and the outside.
The study to gauge the potential of the house as a heritage property was sponsored by U.P.S.T.D.C. Ltd; and was carried out on behalf of M/s Neemrana Hotels. The proposal revolves around utilizing the advantages provided by the building viz. view, high ceilings, large rooms, verandah spaces etc.
Cafe Bagh, Patiala
A separate block in the Baradari Gardens (measuring about 220 sqm) was used as store while restoration of the main block was underway. The booking by a film shooting unit acted as an impetus, and the entire block was readied in double quick time to serve as a day restaurant. The Cafe Bagh now has Neemrana shop and a day time eatery. The interventions included strengthening the roof against water leakage, redoing the GI skylights, re plastering the high walls, introducing service lines and re-laying the floors.
The block has been given brick-on-edge paving all around. 5 arched verandahs have been opened up. Large windows have been protected with GI sunshades in the style of that period.
Flooring of the verandahs and small rooms was done with the left over tiles from the main block. The flooring of the large cafe room has chessboard pattern with white and jaisalmer marble. Additions of paintings, decorative items and wrought iron furniture complete the picture.
We have done swimming pools at :
1. Neemrana Fort Palace
2. Pataudi Palace
3. Farmhouse, Dhoj
4. Nanda’s Residence