Never mind the jailhouse-gate that might not exactly get you delirious with ecstasy - whatever time you'll do inside the Chiran Fort will be good. Established in 1994, this club-cum-hotel has all the powder to charge you with new vigor, whether you stay at its plush guesthouse Pinnacle, or are a casual visitor to its lawns and restaurants.
Modeled on 15th century Mughal architecture, the old building of Chiran Fort is equipped with lounges that have massive and chandeliered ceilings recreating the Nawabi era with their furniture and paintings. The new building traces mediaeval European splendor, with towers and interiors doing justice to the theme.
The neatly groomed lawns give way to the crystal waters of the swimming pool and the badminton and the squash courts. Gulrose and Kohinoor are the multi-cuisine restaurants, while Mehfil includes a bar. The banquet halls are many and varied, and include a capacity of catering for 40 to 200 people. These banquet halls have interesting names like Durbar-E-Qutub-Shahi and Chanakya.
Members who indulge in literary tastes are also not left disappointed, as Chiran Fort sports a brand new library, Parivaar, which has a large collection of books on contemporary as well as historical subjects.
A membership at the Chiran Fort can cost you anything between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 2,00,000, depending on your requirements. The charges applicable are as follows:
Aristocratic Membership: Rs. 2,00,000
Life Membership: Rs. 50,000
Permanent Membership: Rs. 35,000 (Rs. 150 monthly charges)
Services Membership: Rs. 20,000 (Rs. 150 monthly charges)
Senior Citizen Membership (55 years and above): Rs. 20,000
Corporate Institutional Membership: 1st Nominee at Rs. 40,000, 2nd Nominee Rs. 30,000 and 3rd Nominee onwards Rs. 20,000 (Rs. 300 per month)
Corporate Executive Membership: 1 year for Rs. 8,000, 2 years for Rs. 10,000, and 3 years for Rs. 12,500.
The Chiran Fort gym is open for non-members for a fee, while for members, it requires additional subscriptions over their club contributions:
Single Membership For Club Members
1 Month: Rs. 1,500
2 Months: Rs. 7,000 (including sauna and steam, and stretching classes)
12 Months: Rs. 12,000 (including sauna and steam, and stretching and squash classes)
Couple Package For Members
12 Months: Rs. 18,000
Single Membership For Non-Members
1 Month: Rs. 2,000
6 Months: Rs. 9,000 (including sauna and steam, and stretching classes)
12 Months: Rs. 18,000 (including sauna and steam, and stretching and squash classes)
Corporate Membership For Non-Members
6 Months: Rs. 40,000 (for 5 persons)
12 Months: Rs. 60,000 (for 5 persons)
For Sitting Service
Gym: Rs. 100
Steam: Rs. 80
Sauna: Rs. 80
Massage: Rs. 225
Facilities which are open only for members include badminton, and the use of the swimming pool.
Adult: Rs. 75 per dip or Rs. 400 per month or Rs. 2,500 per year
Child: Rs. 50 per dip or Rs. 300 per month or Rs. 2,000 per year
Coaching Fees: Rs. 600
Adult: Rs. 200 per month or Rs. 2,000 per year
Child: Rs. 150 per month or Rs. 1,500 per year
Members: Rs. 600 per month or Rs. 5,000 per year
Non-Members: Rs. 1,000 per month or Rs. 10,000 per year.