Fort Rampura was a fantastic experience for us. We stayed for 2 nights in February when the weather was perfect and the countryside was busy and beautiful. We travelled by train to Etawah from Delhi and were then picked up in a car for the 2 hour drive to the Fort. Padmini and Keshavendra Singh own the fort and they were wonderful hosts. Not only are they warm and welcoming but they were happy to share everything they knew about the Fort and the surrounding area. Keshu happily showed us the local market and a kitchen garden attached where we discovered how loads of different foods that we take for granted, in Delhi, come from. We were then lucky to have some of these fruits and veg for supper, lunch and breakfast. The food was excellent and Padmini is really thoughtful about providing things that you like.
The Fort itself was beautiful and fascinating. It is in a state of disrepair in places which is very sad, Keshu and Padmini have a real challenge on their hands keeping the place. We stayed in the newer (only 200 years old I think) part of the fort and had a great bedroom and bathroom.
If you rely on A/C and room service then this is not the place for you. If you want a unique and personalised stay in a very un-touristy part of India then you will love it.More