Dundlod Fort Shekhawati (Dundlod), India

“A dilapidated but charming fortress in Shekhawati, the open-air gallery of Rajasthan. Here, you can enjoy wonderful hospitality, feast on delicious food and set out on a riding safari with a prince.”

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“Set in the village of Dundlod, this 1750 fort is the ancestral home of Kr Raghuvendra Singh Dundlod (aka Bonnie) of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs. It’s somewhat rundown – a patchy lawn, faded yellow walls – but wonderful hospitality makes up for it. On arrival, two gleaming Marwari horses, decorated in orange, red and gold, welcome you and waiters in tangerine-orange turbans give you marigold garlands. You then have tea with your host, Bonnie, in the regal reception room, while his two black labradors and mongrel laze at your feet. The spacious guest rooms feel as though they haven’t changed much since the days of the Raj – candles replace bedside lamps and there are oddities aplenty – but this is part of Dundlod’s charm. In some, stained-glass windows fill your room with multi-coloured light in the morning sun. Delicious Rajasthani food is served on the rooftop, surrounded by turrets and with stars twinkling overhead. Shekhawati is the open-air gallery of Rajasthan, so explore the fresco-filled havelis of Dundlod, Nawalgarh and Churi Ajitgarh, or embark on a riding safari, arranged by Dundlod Royal Equestrian and Polo Centre.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

Address

Dundlod Fort
Dundlod
Jhunjhunu
Rajasthan
333702
India
+91 141 2211276
www.dundlod.com

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Facilities

Outdoor dining
Sit-out Terrace
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Communal Dining
Roof terrace
Restaurant
Sitting Room
Towelling robes

Activities

Learning
Folk performances
Local markets
Safari
On horseback
Sights nearby
Badalgarh Fort

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22 rooms from $42 per night

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Romantic Break
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Activities

Learning
Folk performances
Local markets
Safari
On horseback
Sights nearby
Badalgarh Fort

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Colonial
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
Filled with antiques and colourful traditional crafts
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Restaurant
Historic
16th century
Charming
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22 rooms
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