Rajasthan is a place full of royal elements from art to architecture and from cuisine to celebrations. If you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, your trip would be incomplete without experience a stay at a luxury resort or boutique hotel. One such place in the state where you can get all the joys of a royal lifestyle is the Dundlod Fort in the Jhunjhunu region.
The Dundlod Fort or Dera Dundlod Kila has been restored as one of the finest heritage hotels of Rajasthan that is worth a visit to get a glimpse into Rajasthan’s cultural heritage. You will enjoy warm hospitality, royal welcome, and unmatchable leisure during your stay.
As soon as you enter the Fort, you will pass the Suraj Pole gateway that would welcome you to a completely different era. After that, the Bichla Darwaza would make way to Uttar Pole and you would witness the main courtyard. From there, a few steps would lead you to the spectacular Diwan Khana.
Talking about the aesthetics, the fort is a perfect amalgamation of Rajputana and Mughal style of architecture. It is adorned with motifs of flowers and foliage, minarets, mythological paintings, artistic furnishings, Shekhawati frescos, and wall hangings.
Diwan Khana is a visual treat that renders the priceless look of Mughal architecture furnished with archaic elements. It also contains a well-stocked library containing rare books from Indian history. Above the library, there is a portion called Duchatta which was the place from where the ladies used to watch the court proceedings going on in the Diwan Khana.
The rest of the Fort is like a hotel with all luxury amenities for the comfort of the guests. It’s a blend of ancient structure fitted and modern facilities in the form of airy rooms and exquisite décor. The rooftop dining features rustic oil lamps below the sky filled with stars. The “Ala Carte” cuisine offers great taste and there is a bar for those who love drinks.
Dundlod is not just known for its heritage hotel-cum-fort but it also has great landscapes and tourist spots for sightseeing. The 16th Century Badalgarh Fort is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the region which was taken over by Shardul Singhji in 1730 when the Shekhawats took over Jhunjhunu.
Besides, there are also horse safaris and jeep safaris that would give you a tour of the region. People also love horse riding in Dundlod and camping in the Risala Camp.
The major cities which are closes to Dundlod include Delhi, Ajmer, and Bikaner and all of them are connected by air.
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