At this time of Pandemic, we did take a chance to go for a weekend trip just before Diwali. We were looking for a pet-friendly resort near Delhi, and then we came across Fort Unchagaon at Garh Mukhteshwar. Needless to say, we made the right choice. It was a wonderful stay at the fort. The best part of this fort is that it is very spacious (going by the fact that we had a labrador with us). While at the fort, you do not have to think about going anywhere else. You can do all activities, right from horse ride to bullock cart ride, play indoor and outdoor games within the fort complex only. There is a swimming pool too. And, even if you do not want to do anything, you can simply relax on the sprawling green lawn. The fort has retained that traditional historical charm along with few modern improvisations. There are few rooms in the fort which are a kind of treasure house of old raja days, prior to the British era. You will come across a room with over 15 tiger heads on the four walls, staring down at everyone who walks in. These are supposed to be the real heads of tigers hunted by the king. This grand old zamindari haveli, a resort in present time, is owned by the family of a former king, who inherited the fort in 1927 at the tender age of ten.
A perfect weekend gateway you can say, away from the hustle-bustle of city life - a place for complete relaxation and good food. The only hitch, there is a 20-km long stretch of a narrow road that leads to the fort, in which you will experience some bumpy rides. And, if you dont mind the bumpy ride, you will definitely enjoy the treat that awaits you at the end of the journey.
Lastly, would definitely like to thank the co-operative and friendly staff who were always at their best to provide us with the best service that we could ask for, following all covid protocols.