Gwalior was the last stop on our just-concluded 4,500km road trip down to Karnataka and back to Delhi, and when we read about the Neemrana property Deo Bagh, it was agreed that this would be the perfect end to an epic trip.
Deo Bagh did not disappoint.
Despite the current Covid times (or, actually, perhaps because of them) the property was about 2/3 occupied – mainly Delhi cars (like ours) because it does make for an easy weekend getaway. Apparently during the week the hotel isn’t very full, but we had chosen a weekend to stay.
Having said that, we had virtually no contact with the other guests.
Afternoon tea and dinner were served outdoors on the lawn, with tables set far apart. At breakfast, the next morning, in the pretty dining room, all tables were socially distanced.
Staff were punctilious about masks and gloves.
There was contactless check-in.
So no worries at all on the Covid front.
Deo Bagh is absolutely charming and since it is not a huge property, has an intimate feel to it.
Our room was pretty, with a little sit-out, and the bathroom was clean and spotless:
At night the property shone like a little jewel:
What I enjoyed the most about our stay at Deo Bagh was exploring the family temples, hidden away behind old trees. I visited them at sunset and the following morning before breakfast, alone and feeling very privileged.
There was a pretty outdoor pavilion, and, of course, lawns and gardens and birds galore – all very charming and relaxing.
The food was delicious, and dining outdoors on the lawn, on a pleasant, balmy evening, was the perfect end to our trip.
No-one at Deo Bagh knew that I blog and write reviews and we paid our own bills.