Fort Barli

Nestled in Rajasthan’s countryside and steeped in 342 years of heritage, Fort Barli is a world where rich history and legacy converge and tales of valor and chivalry still echo in folklore. Located about two hours away from Ajmer, it is within a few hours’ drive from the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur making it the perfect base to stopover in between a hectic Rajasthan itinerary.

In the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere of Fort Barli the gracious hosts and descendants of legendary Rajput warriors recount inspiring stories about this heroic land. Here, guests take delight in the warm Rajputana hospitality, unwind in the palatial interiors of its well-appointed massive rooms, and soak in moments of serenity in the lush gardens and the gorgeous infinity pool nestled in the fort’s bastion.

The suites are full of character with stained-glass windows that add a splash of color to the regal splendor. Afternoons are spent on the rooftop swimming pool or lounging in the verandah passageway lined with pillars and scalloped arches where visiting parakeets and peacocks keep you company.


Fort Barli is located in the village of Barli on the National Highway – 48 in the Ajmer district.

Things to know

  • The nearest airport is Kishangarh airport (95 km), while the nearest railhead is Bijainagar Railway station (8 km).
  • There are plenty of activities to soak in the local culture: from bullock cart safaris and dressing up in the Rajputana garb to traditional royal dinners and cooking demonstrations.

Rooms & Suites

Each one of the eight air-conditioned rooms is unique and individually styled and features distinct Rajasthani décor with antique furniture and traditional stained glass windows. While some rooms have sit-outs overlooking the lawn, others open out to courtyards.

Restaurants & Bars

A choice of regional, traditional Indian, and Continental dishes make up the menu. Meals are served in a large dining space that formerly served as the durbar for the king. Food is customized according to guests’ needs; evening meals are usually traditional royal repasts.

Spa & Wellness

The hotel has no dedicated spa, but guests can opt for massages and bespoke treatments from the master therapist at Fort Barli. Guided Yoga sessions are held in the morning for a great start to the day. Other services include astrologer services and henna hand art on prior appointments.


Fort Barli is a haven of tranquility surrounded by beautiful countryside. Days are best spent relaxing in the courtyards or in the pool. Signature experiences include birding around the nearby water body, and a guided bullock-cart tour of the Barli village, a small sleepy hamlet in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan.