Bassi Fort - Chittorgarh - Rajasthan:Bassi Fort which glorifies the history of Chundawat clan was built in the 16th Century by Thakur Jaimal of Sisodia dynasty, cousin of Maharana Pratap, the founder of Bassi principality. He was a great warrior who fought many a gallant battles and has numerous brilliant victories to his credit. Six of the ancestors of Rawat Sahib Kesri Singh Ji, the present head of Bassi, Chundawat family laid down their lives defending Mewar and the famous Chittorgarh Fort. It is the citadel where were enacted the immortal episodes of sacrifice and heroism.
Bassi Fort Palace - Click once to get enlarged view.
Set picturesquely amid hills, the quiet luxury of the palace offers a retreat into an aesthetically beautiful environment. Its towering gates, domes, arches, corridors and Mahals takes one back to the Royal Magnificence of the past and the age of chivalry.
The 16th Century home of the Mewar Nobility has been painstakingly restored preserving its old charm, decor and grandeur with, comfort and ambience that will embrace your senses.
Ratan Mahal - Click once to get enlarged view.It has 16 well appointed rooms. All the suits/rooms are spacious with Jharokhas, attached with running hot and cold water, dressing rooms and attractively appointed sitting rooms/ areas the period furniture.
Besides the above, there are well laid out Lobby/Drawing room, Dining hall, Bar and public areas like Gardens, Terrace, Battlements etc. There is a vast area for parking vehicles.
Wake up to the sounds of humming birds, calling peacocks and enjoy clean and fresh air descending from the Fort on the hill over looking your rooms. If lucky, you may spot peacocks dancing to the rhythm of morning breeze in the palace gardens.
Kalp Vraksha - Click once to get enlarged view.Landscaped multilevel gardens with waterfall and sprawling lawns are very enchanting. You can also avail the opportunity to have 'darshan' (sight) of very rare and the most sacred tree "KALP VRAKSHA" or sit under it, meditate and seek blessings of the God Almighty. A wish wished here, it is said comes true.
Enjoy the exciting visit to the adjoining wildlife sanctuary which boasts of panthers, wild-boars,Wild Life Sanctuary - Click once to get enlarged view. antelope, deer and birds. Meet the local tribals and take part in their daily rituals and dances. Bassi wild life sanctuary is just ten minutes drive from the Palace on the western fringes of Vindhyachal Ranges with series of table lands, gentle slopes and lakes, providing you an opportunity for viewing animals by boat and angling.
The hunting Lodge set amidst the serene Vindhyachal Ranges over looking the Orai and Bassi Lakes, is the perfect place for the adventure seekers. You can approach the Lodge either through lake by boat or driving through the sanctuary.
Tented Camps.Ten minutes drive through the country side will take you to the Hill Top Resort and the Tented Camp over looking the Bassi Lake and the wild life sanctuary. One of the most stimulating ways to enjoy there is to spend an evening by the camp fire. A barbecue and deliciously prepared Rajasthani food quite perfects the evening. Folk songs and tribal dances would well be unforgettable highlights of your visit to the resort.
7th Century Chittorgarh FortThirty minutes by car to West of Bassi is the 7th Century Chittorgarh Fort. It has witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in history. It is testimony to some of the most heroic deeds of valor and sacrifice. The fort is a Treasure house of History and historical monuments. On way to Chittorgarh you may visit Nagri known for Maurya era excavations and 60 kms to the East on Bundi road lies Menal"Mini Khajuraho".
Come stay with us, experience the ambience of historic living in Royal luxury with a blend of modern amenities and rediscover the romance of history. We offer you a "Home Away From Home" in a Royal ambience.