lifestyle /travel A historical monument: Six Senses, Fort Barwara, Rajasthan, India Situated in the royal province of Rajasthan, Six Senses Fort Barwara hosts 48 luxury suites within its rock walls. Preserved since the 14th century, the fort has now been transformed into a new and lavish property in the heart of the city.
by Piriyanga Thirunimalan

After highly successful openings in multiple locations such as Bali and Fiji, Six Senses is soon to be opening its newest attraction, Fort Barwara, in the royal province of Rajasthan. Set to open its doors in 2020, it will be the first of the company’s hotels to be situated in India and is built on a historical structure that was constructed during the 14th century. The 5.5 acre fort is encompassed by thick rock walls that reach as tall as 20 feet high.

With Rajasthan being the historical home to India’s royal architecture and palaces, Fort Barwara was also traditionally owned by the Rajasthani Royal Family. 700 years later, the fort has been remodeled to showcase a fusion of modern simplicity and authentic elegance and design, without tainting its majestic past. Carefully transformed by a group of conservationists, the fort holds at its heart not only grand rooms for guests, but also boasts two temples and a royal palace.

A historical monument: Six Senses, Fort Barwara, Rajasthan, India
Inside Fort Barwara- inspired by ancient architecture
Courtesy of Six Senses
A historical monument: Six Senses, Fort Barwara, Rajasthan, India
Uniquely designed rooms to give you a bespoke experience
Courtesy of Six Senses

Whilst spelling grandeur and sophistication with its every design, the exterior overlooks the local community to one side, and nature-rich views which stretch over its landscape to the other. Situated opposite the Chauth ka Barwara Mandir and a short distance from Ranthambhore National Park which is famous for its wild tigers and tropical animals, guests can easily access the city’s top attractions.

A historical monument: Six Senses, Fort Barwara, Rajasthan, India
Breathtaking views to be seen from the comfort of your hotel room
Courtesy of Six Senses Press Release

The hotel also possesses its own 30,000 square-feet spa, as well as a traditional and modern restaurant and bar. Based in what was previously the women’s palace, the spa offers rare ayurvedic treatments and massages that originate from ancient India, as well as several meditation programmes. Two swimming pools are also featured in the attraction, offering the opportunity for guests to put their feet up and relax whilst enjoying a day in the lives of royalty.

The newly constructed hotel provides a living experience of regality in ancient India whilst presenting classic yet modern designs, and restores vibrancy to a forgotten era for each guest to explore.

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Piriyanga is an undergraduate history student who writes on a vast variety of topics from travel and culture to politics and history. She is a Senior Writer for the student newspaper ‘Concrete,’ and is a guest author at Royist.
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