Soon after our lunch at Deogarh Mahal Palace, our warm and generous host, Veer Bhadra Singh Ji asked us what would we like to do? Of course, we would like to see around the place. He suggested we take a look at one of their hotel properties, Fort Seengh Sagar, in the nearby rural area. We were a bit sceptical, secretly wanting to rather walk around the city, photographing life. However, the drive to this fort mesmerised us as much as the fort itself. A small but lavish getaway, hidden inside the arid villages around Deogarh, Fort Seengh Sagar is a cocoon of romance and luxury. Once a hunting lodge of the local rulers, Seengh Sagar is surrounded by a water body, which swells up in the monsoons. The winters are drier, but a cozy bonfire keeps the emotions flowing. It’s a small ‘fort’, unlike most fort hotels of Rajasthan, and therein lies its attraction. With 3 large rooms, all individually designed, one can rent the entire ‘fort’. A terrace dining space makes the sumptuous meals more enjoyable under the clear desert skies. We reached here as one of our stops during our Rajasthan Roadtrip: Udaipur – Deogarh – Todgarh – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur. Fort Seengh Sagar has won our hearts and hopefully we will be back these winters.
[box type=”success” width=”100%” ]Getting There: Being located in a remote village, the only way to reach Fort Seengh Sagar is to reach the Deogarh Palace and ask the staff to escort you. Deogarh is accessible both by rail and road. It is on the National Highway No 8. By rail, it is on the Western Railway Route, between Udaipur and Marwar junction. Contact Details: Deogarh Madaria, District Rajsamand 313331, Rajasthan, India. Telephone : +91-2904-252777 / 253333[/box]