Amritara Surajgarh Fort - An Amritara Resort
Jhunjhunu, Near Nagar Palika, Surajgarh, Distt. Jhunjhunu - 333029, Rajasthan
Tel: +91 1596 238370

Fact Sheet

Accommodations : Surajgarh Fort, has 12 Suite and 09 well appointed Deluxe Rooms with attached bath, running hot and cold water. The rooms strike a perfect balance between all the modern amenities essential to comfort, and traditional styling.

Deluxe Rooms: Large spacious rooms which offers a delectable combination of the heritage architecture with the modern amenities for travellers who desire the comforts of the city. Measuring over 150 sq ft, the rooms overlook the central courtyard and the lawns of the hotel. These large rooms are furnished with heritage furniture and are equipped with all modern amenities like LCD TV, DTH connections, minibar, tea coffee maker, electronic safe AC, heaters for winters.

Suites: The suites offer the guests the additional space of a private sit out area with huge toilets. Each suite is unique in its décor and offers a peek into the heritage of the destination. The suites are an ideal combination of the heritage architecture with the modern amenities for travellers who desire the comforts of the city. Measuring over 280 sq ft, they are furnished with heritage furniture and are equipped with all modern amenities like LCD TV, DTH connections, mini bar, tea coffee maker, electronic safe AC, heaters for winters.

Food & Beverage : Our multicuisine restaurant is laid out with antique Rajasthan wooden furniture. The staff, easily accessible, works hard to please your taste. The chef conjures up excellent Continental, Indian and Rajasthan cuisine.
Timings: Breakfast – 07:30 to 10: 30 Hrs. Lunch–12:00 to 15:00 Hrs. & Dinner–19:00 to 22:30 Hrs

Conference: Capacities: 45 in theatre style . 30 in ‘U’ shape

Swimming pool: Surajgarh Fort has a tempting swimming pool. Enjoy your swim or bask in the sun by the pool side.

Destination : This is a semi desert region in north Rajasthan and is situated entirely within the triangle formed by Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur. Shekhawati represents a region and not just a town or fort. It derived its name from its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the ‘Garden of Shekha’. The old name of Surajgarh used to be ADICHA. The town has mainly two parts first one is Surgjarh bazar(old Surajgarh) and Surajgarh mandi. One old temple on Chirawa by pass called Bhairu ke Bagiche and one old talab called Shivalya near Ghardu village also part of Surajgarh.

Located 15 kms from the town of Pilani, 12 kms from Chirawa and meets the Haryana border after 15 kms at a place called Luharu.

In the beginning of the 19th century, with the establishment of Major parts like Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Bombay (now Mumbai) by the British, the focus shifted from the ports of Gujarat , thus adversely affecting the commercial activities of the region. In the meantime, the contact between Jaipur and Shekhawati became tenuous and commerce on this route came to a standstill. In due course of time, the Shekhawati trade route was almost abandoned. This shattered the once flourishing economy of the region. This seasoned Shekhawati merchants were thus constrained to migrate to greener pastures like Calcutta and Bombay , where they established themselves and earned huge wealth by dint of diligence and business acumen. They repatriated this wealth to their home towns where it was utilized for building havelis and schools, promoting social welfare, digging wells and constructing reservoirs.

A stay here will give you an experience of living like the Royals.

Latitude: 28.32 degrees North, Longitude: 75.73 degrees East

Reaching there:
Surajgarh can be reached by using various medium of transport.

By Road
From Delhi:
195 Km Via Behror, Narnaul, Singhana, Chirawa, Surajgarh
175km Via Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, CharkiDadri, Loharu, Surajgarh
206 km Via Rewari, Narnaul, Singhana, Chirawa, Surajgarh

From Bikaner:  260 km via Jhunjhnu, Chirawa, Surajgarh
From Jodhpur:  410 km via Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Chirawa, Surajgarh
From Jaipur : 215 km Via Ringus, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Chirawa, Surajgarh

By Railway:
(Surajgarh railway station is undergoing expansion by converting from meter gauge to broad gauge)

Presently nearest Railway station is at Loharu – 15km by Road
(Please check with railway website for the respective train timings from different stations)

By Airport:
Nearest Airport is located at Jaipur and New Delhi
(Please check for flight timings with the respective Airlines for Domestic and International Flights)

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Check in time: 12:00 Noon & Check out time : 10:00 Hrs. Early Check-in and Late Check-out is subject to availability (charges apply)
Transportation available (charges apply)
Credit cards: Master & Visa cards
Free parking (limited space available)
Driver’s accommodation (limited space available)
Pets not allowed
Extra beds available on request (charges apply)
Rights of admission reserved

Folk Music and Cultural show (only for groups), Village / Haveli excursion on Camel Cart or by walk with native escort and Jeep Safaris (charges apply)

Places of interest in Surajgarh
Haveli Tour: Shekhawati is popularly known as an open air art gallery and Surajagrh is at the heart of it and boasts of many havelis. Walking and camel cart tours are organized to the havelis. The Marwari traders accumulated enormous wealth in their trade of rice, opium, cotton, spices and textiles. The wealth was usually reinvested or sent back home for their families. The affluent marwari families tried to outdo the other in the size and quality of their mansions, giving birth to fine and colourful architecture in the desert region where it was least expected.

Lime plaster formed the fine layer on the walls where painting was done. While the plaster was damp, outline and filling of colour was done, bonding it for time immemorial.

Camel/Horse Cart Ride: You could enjoy the countryside sitting on top of the camel/horse or from the cart. Picnics are organized to the local Bawari (Water tank). Blue bulls and many species of birds are sighted on the way. Barbeque and bonfire are also organized in the countryside around the Bawari.

Shopping: Surajgarh is famed for Laak bangles and souveniors, they are made at small shops in front of the guest in the colours and design preferred. Traditional silver ware and puppets are also available for souveniors.

Places of interest around Surajgarh
Khetri Fort (45 kms) is an ideal day picnic from Surajgarh. Khetri fort is perched on top of a hill and can be reached only by 4 x 4 Jeeps available at the Khetri Village below. The Fort is protected by a Hercules rampart all around, the Maharaja and Maharani Fort are situated at 2 different corners of the hill, in between are ruins and abandoned houses. These houses belonged to the villagers below and during war times they shifted inside the fortified fort after abandoning the farming below.

Havelis at Kajra (5 km) is famous for Havelis of the 19th century, unlike Surajgarh which boasts of 18th century havelis. Though there are few 18th century Havelis, the village is dominant with Art-Deco period. The change in the society is evident from the frescos and the architecture there and serves as a lovely example of how society and development changed from the 18th to the 19th century.

Birla Museum, India’s first Science & Technology Museum, Pilani- The establishment of the Birla Museum in the year 1954 at Pilani – a university town in Rajasthan known for technical education and situated about 200 km west of Delhi-marked the birth of the first museum of industry & technology in the country. It was then, as it is now, the only technological museum situated in a university campus in India . This museum provided a great deal of impetus and inspiration to establish a number of other technological museums elsewhere in India . The Birla museum at Pilani is the only technological museum in India which is privately sponsored.

There are 16 galleries in Birla Museum
AV Birla Memorial
Electronics Gallery
Mining Gallery
Centuries Progress Gallery
G.D.Birla Memorial
Art Gallery
Arms and Weapons Gallery
Agriculture Gallery
Textile Gallery
Chemical Technology Gallery
Space Gallery
Aerodynamics Gallery
Transportation Gallery
Metallurgy Gallery
Energy Conversion Gallery
Science Gallery

Short Story about G. D. Birla: Ghanshyam Das Birla was born on 10 April 1894 at Pilani village, in the Indian state then known as Rajputana, as a member of the MarwariMaheshwari community.[1] His grandfather, Shiv Narayana Birla, had diversified from the traditional Marwari business of moneylending against pawned items. G. D. Birla’s father, Baldeodas Birla, was adopted from the Navalgarh Birla family.

Business: With an investment of Rs.50 lakhs in 1919, the Birla Brothers Limited was formed. A mill was set up in Gwalior in the same year.
In 1926, he was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly of British India.[2]

In 1940s, he ventured into the territory of cars and established Hindustan Motors. After independence, Ghanshyam Das Birla invested in tea and textiles through a series of acquisitions of erstwhile European companies. He also expanded and diversified into cement, chemicals, rayon and steel tubes. Ghanshyam Das Birla during the Quit India movement of 1942, had conceived the idea of organizing a commercial bank with Indian capital and management, and the United Commercial Bank Limited was incorporated to give shape to that idea. Uco Bank, formerly United Commercial Bank, established in 1943 in Kolkata, is one of the oldest and major commercial bank of India.

Philanthropy : Envisioning infrastructural development in his hometown, Birla founded the Birla Engineering College in Pilani and Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences in Bhiwani among other educational institutions in 1943. Both colleges have evolved over the years to develop into one of India’s best engineering schools. Now Pilani also houses a wing of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), a famous residential, public school christened after Birla’s family and a number of polytechnic colleges. The town of Pilani and the local population enjoy a highly symbiotic relationship with these institutions, thereby stepping towards realizing G.D.’s dream. TIT&S also evolved as Center of Excellence in Textile based education and training. In 1957, he was awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.

There is a memorial to Ghanshyam Birla in Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London. It comprises a large statue overlooking the gardens with an inscription.He died in 1983 at the age of 90.

Timings
10 – 1 2 to 4 – Monday closed Entry Fee as per actual per person

Jhunjhunu district was named on ruler Jhunjhar Singh Gi, who was from shekhawat clan of Rajaput. It is a part of Shekhawati Region. Jhunjhunu was ruled by the Kaimkhani Nawabs till 1730. Rohilla Khan was the last Nawab of Jhunjhunu. The Nawabs ruled over Jhunjhunu for 280 years. Rohilla Khan had imposed great faith in Shardul Singh and he acted as his Diwan. Shardul Singh was a bold and efficient administrator. He occupied Jhunjhunu after the death of Rohilla Khan in 1730 A.D.

It was by dint of his subtle political demeanour that Maharao Shardul Singh occupied Jhunjhunu & ruled over it for 12 years. After his death the estate was divided equally among his five sons. Their descendants continued to rule over it till Indian Independence in 1947. Shardul Singh’s religious beliif was instrumental in him having built many temples such as Kalyan Ji Mandir & Gopinath Ji Ka mandir at Jhunjhunu. To commemorate Maharao Shardul Singh, his sons made a monumental dome at Parasrampura ordorned with fresco paintings.