The SpaceFort Rampura is a six hundred year old ravine retreat that provides an ideal ambience for a weekend getaway and a place to relax and unwind for the travel weary.
Today, a portion of the Fort is still being used by the family. It is these apartments that are now offered for homestay.
The Fort is not a conventional hotel, nevertheless, your hosts Keshavendra Singh and his wife Padmini, endeavour to make your stay with them a memorable experience. The rooms are simply and tastefully decorated with attached modern and western style bathrooms. Provisions have been made for supply of running hot and cold water. However, being at the mercy of an erratic rural power supply, one might have to make do with an occasional bucket of hot water. Gensets provide backup power supply for other electrical appliances.
Guests are offered deliciously prepared home cooked meals from recipes that have been in the family for generations. It has access to landline phone services as well as mobile and internet connectivity. Complimentary use of the family's antique billiard's table and carefully collected personal library is offered to all their guests. Children can help themselves to an assortment of board games, puzzles and carom. For outdoor activites, arrangements can be made for boating, fishing, tractor rides, bullock cart rides, target practice with an air rifle, bird watching, star gazing.
Let the serenity and simplicity of Rampura charm and relax you. Soak in the local culture with an evening with folk singers from the nearby villages, amble through the weekly ‘haat' (bazaar) and gain an insight into the socio-economic life of the people in this region. An early morning walk through the ravine to the family temple can be an exhilarating experience. Relax those tense muscles with an invigorating ‘sarson ke tel ka maalish' (local mustard oil massage) by the local ‘nau' (barber). At the potters' try your hand at creating a unique souvenir. Visit a ‘gur' (jaggery) making or a peppermint extraction unit or walk through the family orchard and pick seasonal fruits and vegetables for the table. See the rural countryside comes alive during the various melas (fairs) held in the region.
At a distance of just 15kms is Pachnada (an area signifying the confluence of five rivers – Pahuj, Kunwari, Sind, Chambal and Jamuna.), cruise down the glorious Jamuna at sunset in local fishing boats and experience the magic this area has to offer.
For the energetic, visits to nearby forts of Jagamanpur, Gopalpura, Sewanda, Ater can be arranged subject to gaining permission from the owners. For guests keen to see handmade paper factories and local carpet weaving units, a picnic to Kalpi (80 kms from Rampura) can be organized.
Rampura is situated in district Jalaun of Uttar Pradesh. Fort Rampura is being promoted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh as one of its heritage destinations.
By Train : The nearest stations for major trains from Delhi (e.g. Shatabdi Express) are Etawah (100kms), Jhansi (150)kms, Gwalior (130kms), Kanpur (150kms).
By Air : The nearest airports from Fort Rampura are Gwalior and Kanpur.
Incase transport arrangements need to be made, please inform your host. You will be charged for the transport at actuals.
Alternatively you could drive down from Agra, Delhi, Lucknow – kindly click here to access the road map.
Fort Rampura is very comfortable for guests from October till March. However, you are welcome to visit Rampura any time of the year. Guest AccessMost of the areas are accessible to our guests. Interaction with GuestsBeing a homestay, it is imperative that we are present when guests visit us. We love interacting with our guests and enjoy sharing the rural simplicity of an off track un-touristy part of India. Getting AroundRampura is off the beaten tourist trail. It does require fair bit of planning to reach us. Get in touch with us and we could help you out. Other Things to NoteTo know more about us, visit our website (URL HIDDEN)