Last winters we visited Churu town in Rajasthan and also got a chance to have a day tour to streets of Ramgarh. During the same street walk, we encountered 'Ramgarh Frescho' which is Heritage Hotel and used to be a haveli few decades back. This Photo Journey shares some photographs of Ramgarh Fresco along with some facts & details.
Above photograph shows the view you see on entering into the compound of this haveli. Ramgarh is a big town with plenty of narrow streets with colorful havelis and ruins. We suddenly noticed a very well maintained haveli and then got to know that it's Ramgarh Fresco, which is quite popular hotel in the town. Ramgarh is not a very popular destination among Indian Tourists, but foreigners like this place a lot because of colorful paintings in every street of the town. Most of the havelis still have old paintings on the walls.
Above photograph shows open lobby area on first floor. Most of the rooms, restaurant, lobby, library & loge - most of them are located on first floor of this Haveli. Every room is different from other and main architecture is haveli is maintained intact. Colors of old paintings are maintained well and few of the colors are touched to ensure that walls/roofs don't look bad. At the same time, we can say that original colors in this haveli are tempered.
Vibha, Reena and Priyanka exploring the haveli cum Heritage Hotel in Ramgarh town of Rajasthan State. We saw two of the rooms of this Haveli and both of those had nice & spacious jharokhas. Furniture places in these rooms go well with the decor. Many of the small elements were preserved from the past and new things were also places accordingly.
Here is one of the rooms in Ramgarh Fresco. During that time, there was hardly any guest at the property. I was wondering that who comes to this property because it's location is very odd. It's in middle of street-maze and in town like Ramgarh, where seasonal tourists come. When talked to the owner, he seemed quite confident and it seems doing pretty good business. And at the same time he accepted that things in the town are not tourist friendly.
Ramgarh in itself was an interesting exploration for us and finding Ramgarh Fresco made it special for us. This place is definitely away from the madness of cities.
Across the courtyard, there is a reading lounge with nice furniture and few books. We also checked out restaurant which looked average w.r.t. ambiance. We didn't eat anything at the restaurant as we had to rush now for special lunch at Sethani ka Johra, which is near to Churu town.
Soon after we thought of going up to the roof and look at the town. The roof-top exposed us to huge view of Ramgarh town.
Ramgarh Fresco is surrounded by beautifully maintained, stunning frescoes, and most of these are ~100 years old original ones. And all this makes the place all the more special.
This haveli has not much open space but has plenty of space onroof top, which have great view of the town.
It's good to see such properties in the country which encourage others to preserve out heritage.
The property has 14 rooms with 8 functional rooms operational. Folks who have kids shared a very important thought that Haveli might not be very kid friendly. Almost at every place, there were stairs - either going up or down.
The haveli tastefully maintains a Marwari feel. Above photograph shows the painted courtyard on first floor and this photograph is clicked from the roof-top.
It was good to know about this property and hope that we plan to stay there once to have more realistic details to share with you. Ramgarh Fresco, we may visit you soon...