Noor Mahal Karnal is the ultimate royal retreat if you want an escape from your everyday life. An epitome of the Mughal and Rajputana styles of architecture, Noor Mahal is a hidden gem in Karnal. A reflection of the shades of Indian culture and the epic Mahabharata, Noor Mahal Karnal draws you an inch closer to history, as it did to me. As I entered, I was amazed by their royal style of welcome and luxury treatment I was offered.
Quintessentially, this place is the perfect settlement for a destination wedding. Manicured gardens and impressive architecture, here’s where you can turn your dreams into reality.
My two- night trip started off with a heartfelt welcome with cupcakes and chocolates. Literally, that was the first and the only thing I spotted when I entered my room. I think any chocolate lover like me would’ve done the same(lol). Let me just put it this way, that this stay (and the food) kept me excited in every way possible.
Already overwhelmed with this place, I was left in awe when I reached the restaurant that is made in a train Frontier Mail. Vintage tones of interiors meeting the heritage and the modern strokes of design, resembling the Indian train. I took a couple of minutes out to have a look around, and post that I was all set for the traditional north Indian meal for dinner. Apart from the gorgeous interiors, this place served the finest Indian cuisine, the best ever I had so far.
The setting was unreal, a sufi night amidst the luxury of this palace, I can’t recall anything else, that I can think of to be so perfect. The best part of the night was the music and the pleasant aura. I genuinely never wanted this night to end, it was so beautiful!
The next day, as I can call it a pamper day. Forgetting the hectic days of my work schedule, I though a little bit of indulgence in the spa, won’t do any harm. The spa was the highlight of the day. Such a soothing therapy , calming all my senses, perfect to unwind and relax, just the way I wanted.
The last night at Noor Mahal Karnal, I binged on the traditional Rajasthani meal, all in Rajasthani style, pepping it up with Rajasthani turban. I think in a nutshell, this place is a tryst with royalty. Starting from the lavishness of this fortress to the undue amount of pampering and hospitality, to the tunes of Sufi music and to the exotic meals served to me every hour, I think if you are looking for nothing less than the best, your search ends here.
Location : Noor Mahal, Karnal
Photographer : Jatin Chawla, Asutossh Banssal
I really had a wonderful time at Noor Mahal, Karnal. If you also want to experience luxury with a traditional touch, do visit them.