Fort Rampura is at the same time more and less than one might expect, in the best possible sense of the expression. It is, in fact, a true surprise. And as with all good surprises, one should never give away too much. Because in fact I find that I'm torn, as I'm writing this review, between the desire to share this special place with the whole community on the one hand, and keeping it entirely to myself and my close friends on the other. What convinced me in favour of writing over here is the acute feeling that the integrity and generosity with which the Fort is run by the Singh family deserves to be known because it is a model of a better and more sensible travel experience than unfortunately is more and more the case. One definitely doesn't go to Rampura to be impersonally attended to by a service that identifies guests with their room number. One doesn't go to Rampura if the only thing one is willing to give is cash. No, it really is not just a question of cash. It's a question of establishing a relationship with the owners, with whom there is never shortage of opportunities for a frank exchange of ideas. One goes to Rampura if one is willing to meet a lively family who happens to have an extraordinary personal history and to live in an incredibly fascinating house. If that is understood and accepted, I cannot think of other places that are equally soothing and inspiring in this part of India.