Located 35 km from Jaipur, Achrol Fort dates back to the 15th century.
Looking like one of the places where the Bollywood villains of the 70s would visit, post abducting the heroin, Achrol Fort is a gem hidden in plain sight, waiting for explorers to traverse through its broken corridors! Lying at a distance of about 35 km from Jaipur, visit this mighty fort, if you are a shutterbug or a simple being looking for a break from the city's din. So give this other-worldly edifice its due credit and head towards it to let your mind wander off in its rustic charms.
The beauty of the rustic ruins
Belonging to the Achrol Thikana family, this fort is a short walking distance from its residential area, i.e. the palace. The glorious residing quarters of the royals then, the palace has now been turned into a luxurious three-star hotel called Achrol Niwas! The Achrol Niwas gives you the perfect blend of heritage and comfort in the midst of the enchanting Aravalli Hills and the most beguiling scenery.
Contrary to this luxe facility, Achrol Fort will take you for a trip down memory lane, giving you a peek into the grandeur of the days gone by. There is not much information about the fort anywhere but what's known is that, it dates back to 1550 AD. Along with a difficult and rocky trekking track, the Achrol Fort also provides rappelling facilities for all you adrenaline junkies out there!
How often do you come across a place that piques your curiosity and makes you want to look under each rock? That's what the Achrol Fort does to you, standing tall and ageing without a care in the world. The best time to visit the fort is during the cooler phase of the year, so that you can easily channel your inner Indiana Jones without any discomfort caused by the scorching heat.