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Surat Bhawan Palace, Singhai, U.P.

Location of the property : In Tarai Area of U.P. next to Dudhwa National Park, in Lakhimpur Khiri District.
Distance from nearby Town / Nearest Railway Station / Airport : Out Skirts of Singhai Town, Rly. Station of Belrain - 12 km, Airstrip of Palia - 22 km.

•  Age (Year of construction) : 1894 A.D.
•  Built up area : 36,000 sq. ft.
•  Functional Rooms available : 10 Suites, 2 Lounges, Dinning Hall & Pantry.
•  Present condition of the building : Not in full use since 1975. Needs repairs and face lifting.
•  Nearby tourist attractions, i.e. : Famous Dudhwa National Park.
•  Nearby other Heritage sites : Old Tharu Tribal Settlements & Frog temple at Oyal.
•  Handicrafts available in the vicinity : Rural Handicrafts.
•  Jungle safari's : In Dudhwa National Park
•  Sports like Tennis/Golf/Billiards : Old Tennis courts available.
•  Angling : YES, in nearby streams
•  Any other activity : Trekking
•  Camping : In the palace grounds

Present Owners : Owned Jointly
•  Name : (1) RANI BIBHA SINGH & (2) RAJA AKSHAY SHAH
•  Age : (1) 54 Years & (2) 27 Years
•  Occupation : (1) Teacher & (2) Farming
•  Contact Address : Chandra Bhawan, 13, Gokhle Marg, Lucknow - 226001
•  Ph. : 0522 - 2206547

Mahesh Vilas Palace, Shivgarh

Location of the property : Village - Shivgarh, Dist - Rae Bareli (U.P.), India.
Distance from nearby Town / Nearest Railway Station / Airport : 63 kms from Lucknow, Bachrawan Rly. Station, Amausi Airport Lucknow.
Description of the property :  Mahesh Vilas Palace is located in 35 acres of Lush Green Lawns, Fountains and Orchards. The palace comprises of luxurious rooms, durbar hall, dinning area and a wide veranda with 60 beautiful Karara marble pillars. The veranda runs un-obstructed around the building. The palace provides for indoor games like Pool Table and Table Tennis. This palace is a fine blend of splendor, space and tranquility and offers a taste of true Indian royalty. A world away from the hubbub and madness of urban life for relaxation and revival of peace & harmony.

•  Age (Year of building construction) : Built in 1942
•  Built up area : More than 1 Lac Sq. Ft.
•  Functional Rooms available : 7 - 8 Rooms, Durbar Hall, Conference Hall, Games Room
•  Facilities available : Air Conditioned Rooms, T-T Table, Billiard Room, Yoga
•  Water supply : 24 Hrs.
•  Electricity : 24 Hrs. (10 hrs through Generators).
•  Sewage system : Available
•  Flush toilets : YES
•  Telephone : YES
•  Present condition of the building : Immaculate
•  Historical background : The Mahesh Vilas Palace is an architectural marvel set in the scenic landscape of erst while Shivgarh Estate. As history would have it, the descendants of the legendry Maharaja Bharat (Brother of Sri Ram Chandra) had been ruling Shivgarh.
•  Nearby other Heritage sites : Lucknow
•  Handicrafts available in the vicinity : Chikan Embroidery Workshop, Pottery
•  Wildlife Sanctuary : Bird Sanctuary Samaspur 70 kms away.
•  Swimming : Leisure Pool
•  Water sports : Boating
•  Sports like Tennis/Golf/Billiards : Table Tennis, Carom, Card Table, Pool Billiards, Outdoor Games.
•  Angling : YES
•  Any other activity : Bullock Cart Ride
•  Camping : YES
Present Owners : RAKESH PRATAP SINGH (SHIVGARH)
Name : RAKESH PRATAP SINGH
•  Age : 49 Years
•  Occupation : Business (Resort, Factory, Education)
•  Contact Address : 'SNEH' 28 Park Road, Lucknow.
•  Ph. : 0535 - 2442207 (Palace), Lucknow - 0522 - 2239073, 2236269, Mobile - 9415117900 (Kr. Hanumant Singh)
•  Fax : 0522 - 2238560
E-mail : shivgarh@sify.com

Fort Jagmanpur, District Jalaun, U.P.


Location of the property : North West corner of District Jalaun, the meeting place of Five Rivers - adjoining District of Etawa and District Bhind of M.P. linked with metalled Roads and Highways.
Distance from nearby Town / Nearest Railway Station / Airport : Kanpur 125 km. Airport, Etawa 70 km by Moghul Road, Jhansi 160 km. via Orai, Orai 65 km.
Description of the property : Four story square fort with moat on three sides (50 feet deep x 100 feet broad) with approx 100 big and small halls and rooms (underground Tehkhana's). There are two big bronze and two big iron entrance gate. One single Terrance 150 feet by 75 feet from where you can have a panoramic view of Rivers and Ravines Total area nearly seven acres. It stands in the middle of the Jagmanpur.

•  Age (Year of construction) : Built in 1593 A.D. Developed and extended later.
•  Built up area : Approx 2 Acres plus 3 Acres of moat & 2 Acres quadrangle.
•  Functional Rooms available : 25
•  Present condition of the building : Fairly good from outside except few ramparts damages. Inside 80% intact and livable. Present owner is living in the property.
•  Historical background : Fort was built in 1593 by Jagman Shah. Leaving 11th Century Fort on the backs of Yamuna River 3 km. because of erosion by the river. Presence and blessings of Sant Tulsidas who laid the foundation of the Fort and presented to the Raja one "EK MUKHI RUDRAKSHA" one DAHINAVERTI SHUNKH (Conch) and a Laxminarayan Bati. They are still worshiped & kept in the temple inside the Fort. Every year on this day a festivel / function is held by the Raja in which public also participates with Pomp & Show. A Mela is held in the village. People from far & wide come to see the Fort and the festivities on the day in the month of October and have the Darshan of deity of Sengar Rajputs.
•  Nearby tourist attractions, i.e. : Pachnad (Confluence of 5 Rivers) Mela in November every year at Bisrat Ghat. Shiv Mandir on Yamuna River 3 km Kanai Kheda old remains of earlier Fort.
•  Nearby other Heritage sites : Haveli & Surahi temple, Rampura Fort 7 km.
•  Handicrafts available in the vicinity : Earthen pots and clay pottery, Baskets, Durris etc.
•  Wildlife Sanctuary : Crocodile Sanctuary at Chambal River 8 km.
•  Activities : Camel Ride / Horse riding / Fancy Bullock Carts / Boating / Barrages Big Boats - Picnic with canopy.
•  Camping : On River Banks - Hill Top old Fort - remote village surroundings on pachnad site.
Present Owners : -
•  Name :  Mr. Rajendra Shah - Raja of Jagammanpur (Ex. MLA)
•  Age : 70 Years
•  Occupation : Agriculture & Agro Farming.
•  Contact Address : Jagammanpur House, 19/324, Indira Nagar, Lucknow.
•  Ph. : 2715984, Mob. 09838682940


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