V Resorts Fort Auwa – A timeless treasure of history…

V Resorts Fort Auwa, opens in November 2013 in a quaint
district named Pali, nestled beautifully on the banks of the River Bandi, just
35 km from Jodhpur. The Fort is famous for the 1857 mutiny in Rajasthan that
began from Auwa when various Thakurs of Pali region
confronted the British. Fort Auwa was surrounded by
the British army and the
conflict lasted many days. One British officer, Captain Mason was shot dead on
the way to Auwa and his head was hung at the fort gate!Pali is also the land where the Pandavas rested when on
exile and sages meditated. The fort is being renovated keeping in mind its
historical presence so that it appears as a relic of the long-gone period and
is there today for the adventurous traveler to discover.

Vaibhav Dayal, Co-Founder of V Resorts said “Such restored
forts are few in India where you get a glimpse of a bye gone era and you can
live in an ambience which brings to life an epoch thousands of years old.
Untouched nature and a rich cultural heritage is what makes Fort Auwa unique
and striking.”

The fort has seen a lifetime of wars, the battle scars still
visible in bullet ridden walls; the fort heralds a history 1000 years old. The
architecture of the fort is an unusual mix of pre-Mughal traditional Hindu
sculpture with Neo-Colonial, Indo-Saracenic style. The old fort is embellished
by decorated surfaces, and horseshoe, pointed, and multi foil arches, spires and
minarets in a magnificent manner.

Fort has 19 rooms available to guests as well as a dining area serving
authentic mouth watering Rajasthani cuisine. As you enter the courtyard there
is a steeple in the middle and it is surrounded by old historical ruins which
give you a fleeting glimpse of times gone by. It offers the discerning
traveller an aesthetic peaceful retreat. Create your own memories here,
watching the sunrise and sunset on old stone walls; celebrate tranquillity in
this land marked by history. It’s a magical fairy tale setting and a near
perfect historical destination.

Places of interest close by:
Bangur Museum
It is situated in the Pali city, named after Mr. Bangur,
like many other buildings in Pali-Bangur Hospital, Bangur Dharmshala. Many old
historical and artistic items like dresses, coins, arms etc. are kept here to
attract tourists interested in Rajasthani culture.
Lakhotia Garden
Lakhotia Garden is situated in the heart of Pali city and
surrounded by a pond. One beautiful temple of Lord Shiva is also situated in
the middle of the garden.
Somnath Mandir
Historical Somnath Mandir is famous for its historical
background and Shilpart. This Shiva temple is situated in the middle of the
city. It was constructed by King of Gujarat Kumarpal Solanki
in 1209 or A.D.1152.
There are numerous Baoris (stepwells) in Pali and
each has its own unique design and architectural excellence.
Maharana Pratap Smarak
The birthplace of Maharana Pratap, situated near Somnath
temple. He was a loyal king and fought for India’s Independence.
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