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Tue, 19 October 2021

48-Suite Six Senses Fort Barwara Opens in Rajasthan, India

Six Senses has opened a 48-suite resort in Rajasthan, that has not only taken more than a decade to complete, but which also reinterprets the regal ambiance of a bygone era dating back 700 years to the 14th-century.

Six Senses Fort Barwara is 30 minutes by car from Ranthambore National Park, a 2.5-hour drive from Jaipur Airport by car, and 6 to 7 hours from Delhi.

Originally owned by a Rajasthani Royal Family, the Six Senses Fort Barwara incorporates two original palaces and two temples within the walled fort.

Suites in the East Wing overlook the countryside and those in the West Wing offer views to Barwara village and beyond.

Originally owned by a Rajasthani Royal Family, the Six Senses Fort Barwara incorporates two original palaces and two temples within the walled fort. Click to enlarge.

Ranging from 753 square feet (70 square meters) to 3,014 square feet (280 square meters), each suite is designed in a contemporary Rajasthani style to complement the historic backdrop of the fort while subtly incorporating state-of-the-art in-room technology along with Sleep With Six Senses standards, including handmade mattresses, cotton bedding, and amenities to promote a good nights sleep.

The property features a 30,000 square foot (2,800 square meter) Six Senses Spa and fitness center, as well as a variety of F&B options.

Barwara Fort

The original Barwara Fort was constructed in the 14th century by the Chauhans (Indian Rajput caste). During World War II, Raja Man Singh from the noble family of Barwara along with Jaipur State Armed Forces fought alongside the British. In appreciation of his services, he was bestowed with the title of Rao Bahadur. His grandson, Prithviraj Singh, has restored the fort to its previous glory in tandem with Espire Group.

Panika, under the leadership of the late Nimish Patel and Parul Zaveri, led the architectural design. A team of conservation experts including landscape designer Savita Punde and horticulturist Pradeep Kishen was brought on board to retain the traditional gardens and water features, local native flora, and fauna.

The landscaping team is also working on Barwara Lakes restoration project, which will remove invasive species of plants that lower the water table and re-introduce endemic plant species to bring back balance. This, alongside working hand in hand with the community on water management, will allow the water table to rise again and the village will have easy access to fresh water.

The energy footprint of importing branded drinking water has been eliminated with the resort having its own reverse osmosis plant to produce still and sparkling mineralized water, which is provided to guests in reusable glass bottles.

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