Rajasthan – the very word evokes memories of the rich cultural heritage of India. This vibrance is infused not only in the capital city of Jaipur, but also in each dhani and thikana that reverberate with the sounds of sarangis, beckoning tourists from the world over. Rajasthan is home to a plethora of forts and palaces which have now been converted into heritage resorts and hotels. Only a short road trip away are some of the best hotels near Jaipur, that are must-visits for the perfect Rajasthani experience.
1. The Castle Dundlod, Shekhawati
Distance from Jaipur: 150km (3 hours) || Distance from Delhi: 237km (5 hours)
The Castle Dundlod is a medieval castle located in the heart of Shekhawati region. The castle has been tastefully done up and converted into a luxury hotel, especially for those who seek the true royalty of Rajasthan.
Specialities: The diwan khana or the durbar hall of the castle has a library with rare books from the medieval age that were passed on through the Dundlod family. Moreover, Louis the XIV furniture that adorns the grand halls of Dundlod castle increases the castle's historic value. You are sure to experience hospitality par-excellence that will make your stay a memorable one. Watch the gorgeous hues of the setting sun against the backdrop of this splendid castle, and feel no less than royalty yourself!
Price Range: INR 3,000-INR 4,000 per night with breakfast included.
What To Do: Nearby attractions, Goenka ki Haveli and Maaji Saab ka Mandir will take you back into the bygone era of the Shekhawati lineage. At Castle Dundlod, village walks, horse and camel rides are also organised everyday.