Jhoomar Baori is a heritage property of RTDC. Erstwhile shikar lodge of the Jaipur royalty, the castle indeed looks like a castle from a distance. It's about a couple of km inside the forest, off the road leading to the Ranthambore forest, on top of a small hillock. In fact the last bit of the road is very steep. Loaded autos possibly cannot reach right upto the entry door.
Unless you have a 24 hour vehicle, think twice whether you want to stay here. It's literally in the middle of nowhere and walking down the road may not be advisable after sundown. We heard neelgai alarm calls in the night. Obviously there was a leopard lurking somewhere.
The property's location is definitely very good and befitting a jungle lodge. It has a fantastic open terrace with distant views of the plains on the first floor. But the stair case can be a pain for senior citizens. We got a room on the top floor because that's the best. But it also means back breaking up and down travel all the time. Waiters tend to avoid attending to your calls very promptly.
Food wasn't anything great to write home about. Basic. Buffet. But adequate. The bar isn't always well stocked.
Geysers in the bathroom were a little iffy. The room was pretty large with a huge bed.More
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