Bassi Fort which glorifies the history of
Chundawat clan was built in the 16th Century by Thakur Jaimal of Sisodia dynasty, cousin
of Maharana Pratap, the founder of Bassi principality. He was a great warrior who fought
many a gallant battles and has numerous brilliant victories to his credit. Six of the
ancestors of Rawat Sahib Kesri Singh Ji, the present head of Bassi, Chundawat family laid
down their lives defending Mewar and the famous Chittorgarh Fort. It is the citadel where
were enacted the immortal episodes of sacrifice and heroism.
Set picturesquely amid hills, the quiet luxury of the palace offers a retreat into an
aesthetically beautiful environment. Its towering gates, domes, arches, corridors and
Mahals takes one back to the Royal Magnificence of the past and the age of chivalry.
The 16th Century home of the Mewar Nobility has been painstakingly restored preserving its
old charm, decor and grandeur with, comfort and ambience that will embrace your senses.
It has 16 well appointed rooms.
All the suits/rooms are spacious with Jharokhas, attached with running hot and cold water,
dressing rooms and attractively appointed sitting rooms/ areas the period furniture.
Besides the above, there are well laid out Lobby/Drawing room, Dining hall, Bar and public
areas like Gardens, Terrace, Battlements etc. There is a vast area for parking vehicles.
Wake up to the sounds of humming birds, calling peacocks and enjoy clean and fresh air
descending from the Fort on the hill over looking your rooms. If lucky, you may spot
peacocks dancing to the rhythm of morning breeze in the palace gardens.
Landscaped multilevel gardens
with waterfall and sprawling lawns are very enchanting. You can also avail the opportunity
to have 'darshan' (sight) of very rare and the most sacred tree "KALP
VRAKSHA" or sit under it, meditate and seek blessings of the God Almighty. A
wish wished here, it is said comes true.
Enjoy the exciting visit to the
adjoining wildlife sanctuary which boasts of panthers, wild-boars, antelope, deer and birds. Meet the local tribals and take
part in their daily rituals and dances. Bassi wild life sanctuary is just ten minutes
drive from the Palace on the western fringes of Vindhyachal Ranges with series of table
lands, gentle slopes and lakes, providing you an opportunity for viewing animals by boat
The hunting Lodge set amidst the serene Vindhyachal Ranges over looking the Orai and Bassi
Lakes, is the perfect place for the adventure seekers. You can approach the Lodge either
through lake by boat or driving through the sanctuary.
drive through the country side will take you to the Hill Top Resort and the Tented Camp
over looking the Bassi Lake and the wild life sanctuary. One of the most stimulating ways
to enjoy there is to spend an evening by the camp fire. A barbecue and deliciously
prepared Rajasthani food quite perfects the evening. Folk songs and tribal dances would
well be unforgettable highlights of your visit to the resort.
minutes by car to West of Bassi is the 7th Century Chittorgarh Fort. It has witnessed some
of the bloodiest battles in history. It is testimony to some of the most heroic deeds of
valor and sacrifice. The fort is a Treasure house of History and historical monuments. On
way to Chittorgarh you may visit Nagri known for Maurya era excavations and 60 kms to the
East on Bundi road lies Menal"Mini Khajuraho".
Come stay with us, experience the ambience of historic living in Royal luxury with a blend
of modern amenities and rediscover the romance of history. We offer you a "Home Away
From Home" in a Royal ambience.