A 14th century hilltop war fort for your next getaway? Yes please!
Transcend back in time with a 5-star hilltop heritage retreat at a 550-year-old majestic fort, featuring luxurious accommodation, modern amenities, enchanting gastronomy, and royal experiences at the Mundota Hilltop War Fort, Jaipur.
Mundota Fort And Palace is a beautiful and artistically designed fort palace that has been standing tall for 450 years. It is located on top of a hill in the Aravalli Range of Jaipur and was built by Naruka Rajputs and later won over by Nathawat Rajputs after a fierce battle. At the foothill, the palace was built in the late 15th century by Nathji (the scion of the illustrious Nathawat clan), who was the grandson of Raja Prithviraj of Amer. The Thakurs (or Lords) of Mundota were known for exceptional bravery, having fought in many notable battles; such as those of Kabul, Ghazni, Kakaur, Mawanda, Kushtal Pancholas to name some.
The palace and fort, as it can be seen today, tells the tale of its brave and loyal benefactors, and with the coming of the modern era it has been transformed into one of the most spectacular luxury travel destinations of the region. The restoration of the hotel was undertaken by the family over a period of almost 8 years. Spread over ten acres, it boasts of Rajput-Mughal architecture with courtyards, terraces, charming pavilions and gardens which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks.
The property is India’s first Luxury Heritage Polo Resort with its own Horse Polo ground and 50 horses along with a private hilltop warrior Fort. The Palace, located at the foothill, offers privacy along with spectacular view of the charming village.
Thirty Eight beautifully appointed rooms including Eighteen suites are the pride of the property. You can opt for palace suites or the ones with private sit-outs that are not only spacious and airy but also have Rajasthani frescos on the ceilings and an impressive view of Mundota Fort and Bagh-E-Inayat and each suite has a separate dressing room of its own. There are Palace Superior Rooms, that have historically rich furniture and royal amenities. They’re a perfect blend of ancient princely decor and modern amenities.
Your evenings will be made special by a Risala dinner – a grand set-up with horses, lancers, history and tradition around it. Drinks and dinner are curated around this theme where one is taken back to the glorious days of Rajasthan. Dig into the local cuisine and satiate your taste buds at their in-house restaurant with royal feels all around you.
Wake up to a regal daily breakfast amidst your wholesome royal mornings. Pedal through the rustic Rajasthani terrains on the resort’s complimentary rental bicycles. Witness serene sunset hues in style with two glasses of champagne by the rock-cut swimming pool, once during the stay. Polish your equestrian skills with a horse riding session at the Polo Grounds. This luxury property leaves no stoned unturned to make your stay a memorable one!
Tariff | Rs 10,000 onwards Approx.
How to get there?
The nearest airport from the resort is Jaipur International Airport at a distance of 40 km (approx. 1 hour). The airport has excellent flight connectivity with direct flights from major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Chennai.
You can also drive to the resort via a 5.5-hour (289 km) route from Delhi.
The Jaipur Railway Junction, located 27 km away (approx. 40 minutes) away, is the nearest railhead to the resort. The junction has excellent rail connectivity with a regular influx of trains from major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Coimbatore.