JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH: LUXURY HERITAGE HOTEL

JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH: LUXURY HERITAGE HOTEL

Me and my parents visited Jaipur, Udaipur and the offbeat Haldighati, Nathdwara, Nahargarh, Chittorgarh, Kota, Bundi. We could have included Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ajmer and Pushkar since these destinations were on our way, but we wanted to take it easy. The 10 days long road trip with my parents through different regions of Rajasthan was a memorable one. The stay at the picturesque jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh was preceded by stay at the luxurious Justa Sajjangarh, Udaipur.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India

My parents in the corridor of jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

 

It’s the kind of place which can inspire you to write a poem or two. The timeless beauty of Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace Chittorgarh is enhanced by the comforting quiet and abundant greenery, punctuated by an occasional turtle or emu or an ostrich (yes, you read that right, more on that later). It is in the middle of nowhere. Ok, it’s in the middle of a gorgeous lake, if you insist.

Justa Lake Palace Nahargarh Rajasthan

View from the boat. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Everything moves here at a languorous pace. The placid water of the lake mirrors the sunrise and sunset at either ends. Sunset by the pool, sunrise by the roof or my suite window. Both breathtaking!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite sunrise

Can you smell the sunrise? jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

I had always wanted to stay in a real heritage haveli and that dream has been fulfilled here. This property is an ancient restored hunting lodge used by the royal family of Salumber & Parsoli.

Justa nahargarh creative lake

My parents in their suite. This picture was loved by all on my social media platforms when I first shared it. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

 

 

The best part of my stay was that my parents enjoyed the stay to the core. Their suite had many windows which faces the lake. The dining room in our suite was much loved by us because we can peacefully eat in privacy when we don’t feel like walking upto the restaurant.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (2)

My parents and their soul windows. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

All the rooms of the entire property face a garden and the lake. The huge garden in the middle of the property acts as courtyard and doubles up as a stage for stage performances and general public place for socializing or spending time with the family and friends.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India garden

Garden courtyard. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

A group of couples from New Delhi mostly hung out either at the swimming pool area or at the gardens. So, did we!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India sunrise (2)

The huge garden courtyard. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The network is not very good here (Thank God for that) so this meant that I interacted more with my parents and bonded strongly without any distraction.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room

Wonderful views from my parents’ suite. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

SUITE OF JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

The suite I had stayed at in jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh was at one corner of the property. Just like my stay in the luxurious Justa Sajjangarh property in Udaipur, I had booked two suites in jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh as well which is just a few hours away from the former. One suite for me and another one for my parents.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (6)

This was clicked around sun set from my parents suite window. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The interiors of the room evoked a bygone era akin to its exteriors. The door built entirely with stained glass separated the bed room with the dining and living area. We used to close the door only so that we were able to appreciate its real beauty. Being at the corner of the property, the room was circular and had window on all its walls.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room (4)

The huge dining and living area of the suite. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

All the windows opened to different views of the lake. While one window offered the brilliant view of sunrise on the lake, the other window had us stare at the spectacular sunset by the pool. Yes, the pool area was also visible from the windows of the suite room. Both, the room as well as the suite had separate air conditioning.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room (5)

My parents in the suite. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

MY FAVOURITE CORNER OF THE SUITE AT JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

I spent most of my waking time in my parents’ rooms, talking to them, admiring emus and ostriches for hours from their lake facing window, dining, watching TV or just reading a book by the window side couch which I used mostly as bed for reading and even writing.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India window

I hogged this soul window seat in my parents home. Pic by my dad. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

It was a peaceful corner to let the creative juices flow. At times while I put my thoughts to paper (OK laptop!) by the window seat, I would be distracted by a turtle moving gently in the lake or by a beautiful setting sun or just a lone shepherd and his sheep calling it a day in the faraway fields.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (4)

Jharokhas galore at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

OSTRICH, EMUS AND TURTLES GALORE AT JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

The owner of the property, who lives in a bungalow near the boarding station for boats, owns a dog, horses, geese and even ostriches and emus. The Emus and Ostrich would forage for food most of the morning facing our suite window across the lake.

Ostrich Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (2)

I was not lying about the Ostrich! Pardon me for the picture quality. These were across the lake and I shot it with my telephoto lens. I further cropped it and ruined the image. lol

This was the daily entertainment for me and my parents. We would spend hours just watching their behavior and petty fights with a childlike curiosity. You will also be able to spot many peacocks in the morning. Keep your eyes peeled for fish and turtles in the pond as well.

Ostrich Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India

The peahens and the Ostriches. For real! Only at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

LAKE VIEW DINING: RIGHT INSIDE MY SUITE AT JUSTA NAHARGARH

The living room was large, minimalist and thanks to two lake facing windows on two sides we didn’t need to switch on any lights whenever we ordered room service for lunch.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room (3)

My parents in the dining area of the suite. You can see the bedroom behind and the lovely window sit out area on the left. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Enjoying delicious Rajasthani food, in the comfort of our suite, with the breathtaking views of the lake is just what I had envisioned when I received the booking confirmation from jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite ker sangri

Rajasthani vegan delicacy Ker Sangri. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

It is exactly what I got. And more! In the evening, we would sit there for tea and biscuits. The room now lit with 4 stained glass lamps made the room even more ambient. I promised myself, I will later get those lamps for my home as well.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (3)

No they are not looking at something path-breakimg! I just asked them to look that way and pose. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The living room also had 2 desks. One of the desks was empty and another had drawers and tea/coffee/kettle routine. It also helped us keep our daily use items and medicines for parents. The large luggage rack just at the entrance of the suite was large and was useful on the unpacking and packing days respectively.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room bathtub

The lovely bathtub. Notice the back rest. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The suite had 1 washroom which was again large and well ventilated. The toiletries (shampoo, soaps, body lotion, body gel) were of high quality and in good quantity. The bathtub had a very unique design. Built entirely of small mosaic tiles in different hues of blue, its base was in curve shape which enabled lying down in the tub comfortably. That was the first time I saw this feature in a bath tub. A welcome change!

Creative Justa - Copy

jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

LOCAL RAJASTHANI FOOD AT JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

I have been to Rajasthan ample number of times. It is in fact my top most visited state of India followed by Maharashtra. I am not sure why I had failed to taste Ker Sangri yet! No it has nothing to do with Sangria. Ker Sangri is a local spicy dish eaten by people in villages of Rajasthan.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Restaurant

The restaurant at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

So, when I saw it in the menu, I jumped at the phone and ordered it along-with another favourite Rajasthani delicacy called Gatte Ki Sabzi.  Both the vegetarian dishes had me polishing them off the bowls. Yes, of course we shared. I ensured, I savoured every bit of the lip smacking dishes.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Restaurant

My parents enjoying the meal at the restaurant at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

On another day, we ate dinner at their dining area, decorated in the theme of peacock blue. We daily ate at the seat facing the huge chandelier in the lobby. It was a table for 3 and with the best view- perfect for me and my parents. The dishes I ordered and liked were soups (dhania-tamatar shorba, hot and sour soup), malai kofta, dal tadka, aalu jeera etc. They had more fancy items, but we kept it simple.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (5)

The corridor. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The breakfast buffet was impressive. I chose healthy options like idli, poha, upma etc. I tasted baked beans too which was good. I avoid filling my face with chola bhaturas mostly because it is not a healthy thing to eat. I also refrain from eating fried food in the morning. But when I took a bite of chola bhatura off my mom’s plate, I couldn’t help but serve some to myself. The one they served was very nice. The bhatura was crisp, had less oil and was mixed with ajwain which gave it an extra zing.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India

Me. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India. Pic by: dad

And DO NOT miss the tiny but super delicious desert gulab jamun, which they source from a famous shop nearby. The unbelievably soft gulab jamuns are quite popular. Our cab driver was instructed by one of his employees to bring back some. We could not help but buy 1 kg of gulab jamun as well, for ourselves and for gifting!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (3)

The ethreal sunset at the infinity swimming pool. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

DO NOT MISS THE SUNRISE AND SUNSET BY THE POOL AT JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

As we know that the property is in the middle of a lake. I am no fan of sunrise and sunsets. But that changes every once in a while!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (4)

My parents enjoying the pool area by the sun set. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Everyone was talking about the ethereal light and shadow play of sun in and around the property. This piqued my interest and I wanted to find out.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (7)

The infinity pool, the mountains and the sun set. Surreal, isn’t it? jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

My stay at jüSTa Sajjangarh, Udaipur and jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh improved my sleeping patterns manifolds. The soothing atmosphere and calming air helped me sleep early and wake up before dawn daily.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Swimming pool

My parents at the infinity pool. Sunset at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

It was a beautiful feeling which I am trying to continue in my daily routine. On one of the day, I woke up early morning and enjoyed the glorious sun rise from the other end of the property. It was indeed breathtaking.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (5)

Pool area during sunset. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

A large flock of pigeons kept flying in large numbers in set pattern and perfect synchronization, adding drama to the stunning visual. At one corner, another family bonded over tea and sunrise.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India swimming pool (2)

Sunset at the swimming pool area. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

On other morning, we got lazy and just enjoyed the sun rise from the comfort of our suite. On the last day, we walked bare-feet on the grass in the sprawling courtyard of the property without cameras, phones or any gadgets. It was a precious moment.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India sunrise

The dramatic Sunrises turned me into an early riser. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The sunset at jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh is equally bewitching! On first day, we huddled around the windows in the suite and saw the shades of sun change before the final meltdown. On the second day, we decided to spend some time in the pool area. Because that was where the best sun set views were.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India (6)

Pool area. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Me and my parents sat there, talked sweet nothings softly, clicked some selfies while the sun drowned poetically. The multiple colors it had cast on the sky, the water in the lake an in the infinity pool was a sight to behold. Now, I knew what they were talking about! I told you, this place can turn you into a poet!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room night

Entrance during the night. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR JUSTA LAKE NAHARGARH PALACE CHITTORGARH:

We visited the famous Chittorgarh. It’s a fantastic destination. My jaws dropped when I visited it. And don’t you want to see the famous place from when Aluddin Khilji looked at the reflection of the face of queen Padmavati with permission of Maharaja Ratan Singh? It was goose-bumpy!

Chittorgarh Gauri Kund Kirti Vijay stambh Rajasthan

The Gauri Kund and the Chittorgarh Fort. Notice the Vijay Stambh. I saw this spectacle in real. This was a painting in the lobby of jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

I also visited Bundi and Kota which is nearby. While Kota impressed me with its ancient but well maintained palace, Bundi fort left me speechless with its old paintings, still intact and in brilliant condition. The baoli was also huge! Must visit places. The roads here are smooth barring few patches.

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India sunrise

Gorgeous sunrise. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Distances from jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh to nearby places of interest:

Justa Sajjangarh to jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace,– 3 hours , 167 kms

Chittorgarh to jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace by car: 1 hour, 49 kms.

Bundi to jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh by car: 2 hours, 15 minutes, 149 kms

Kota to jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh by car: 1.5 hours, 131 kms.

Kota to Bundi by car: 50 minutes, 38 kms.

Justa Lake Palace Nahargarh Rajasthan (2)

Clicked from the boat. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

The view from my Soul Window is so rejuvenating!

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India boat

Boat ride during sunset. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Spread the love, share this blog

Got any question/comments, ask in the comment section below so that it can benefit other readers.

Email me for collaboration: 21abhinav21@gmail.com

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India boat

My mom is faking the smile. She’s perennially waterphobic. And she had to do it twice a day! But she loved it. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Be a part of my journey on social media. The travel content I create there is different from this blog.

Pls subscribe/follow/like:

You Tube

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Suite room (6)

The regular room was big too. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

WARNING : COPYRIGHT TO ALL THE CONTENT SHARED HERE REMAINS WITH ME. THE IMAGES AND TEXT IN THIS BLOG ARE BY ME UNLESS MENTIONED OTHERWISE. YOU CAN NOT JUST LIFT THE CONTENT AND USE IT WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. STRICT LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF CONTENT IS STOLEN. YES, I AM SERIOUS.

Check my Instagram posts:

View this post on Instagram

During my stay at @justa_hotels Nahargarh, I spent most of my waking time in my parents’ rooms, talking to them, admiring emus and ostriches for hours from their lake facing window, dining, watching TV or just reading a book by this window side couch which I used mostly as bed for reading and even writing. It was a peaceful corner to let the creative juices flow. At times while I put my thoughts to paper (OK laptop!) by the window seat, I would be distracted by a turtle moving gently in the lake or by a beautiful setting sun or just a lone shepherd and his sheep calling it a day in the faraway fields. The sunset at Justa Nahargarh is equally bewitching! On first day, we huddled around the windows in the suite and saw the shades of sun change before the final meltdown. On the second day, we decided to spend some time in the pool area. Because that was where the best sun set views were. Me and my parents sat there, talked sweet nothings softly, clicked some selfies while the sun drowned poetically. The multiple colors it had cast on the sky, the water in the lake an in the infinity pool was a sight to behold. Now, I knew what they were talking about! I told you, this place can turn you into a poet! Pls swipe for more images. It's me and my parents. #DiscoverIndia #IncredibleIndia #India #Backpacking #Travel #Travelgram #Tourist #IGTravel #Travelingram #Travelogue #TravelPhotography #OctFestT24 #TravelBlogger #Nahargarh #JustaNahargarh #JustaResort #Rajasthani_Rang #Rajasthan_Trip #RajasthaniSwag #RajasthanLove #Chittorgarh #Bundi #RajasthanBlogger #KotaRajasthan #RajasthanPatrika #Luxury #LakeHotel #Bishnoi #MyRajasthan #OffbeatRajasthan

A post shared by Top Travel Blog Abhinav Singh (@asoulwindow) on

View this post on Instagram

The suite I and my parents had stayed at in Justa Nahargarh by @justa_hotels was at one corner of the property. The interiors of the room evoked a bygone era akin to its exteriors. The door built entirely with stained glass separated the bed room with the dining and living area. We used to close the door only so that we were able to appreciate its real beauty. Being at the corner of the property, the room was circular and had window on all its walls. All the windows opened to different views of the lake. While one window offered the brilliant view of sunrise on the lake, the other window had us stare at the spectacular sunset by the pool. Yes, the pool area was also visible from the windows of the suite room. Both, the room as well as the suite had separate air conditioning. It is a heritage property. And did I tell you it's in the middle of a lake? By the way, the offbeat Chittorgarh, Kota and Bundi are very near by. Pls swipe to see more images. #DiscoverIndia #IncredibleIndia #India #Backpacking #Travel #Travelgram #Tourist #IGTravel #Travelingram #Travelogue #TravelPhotography #OctFestT23 #TravelBlogger #Nahargarh #JustaNahargarh #JustaResort #Rajasthani_Rang #Rajasthan_Trip #RajasthaniSwag #RajasthanLove #Chittorgarh #Bundi #RajasthanBlogger #KotaRajasthan #RajasthanPatrika #Luxury #LakeHotel #Bishnoi #MyRajasthan #OffbeatRajasthan

A post shared by Top Travel Blog Abhinav Singh (@asoulwindow) on

Check out my tweets:

MORE PICTURES:

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Lobby

Lobby area. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Lobby (3)

Lobby area. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India Lobby (2)

Lobby. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India activity area (2)

Activity area next to restaurant on 1st floor. The property has only 2 floors. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India activity area

The lovely sit out area on the first floor next to the restaurant. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

Justa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh Rajasthan India pakoda

Paneer pakodas were delicious. jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

IMG_2187

We picked up 1 kg of ‘melt-in-mouth’ gulab jamuns from thsi shop close to the jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Incredible India

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s