A famous town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan,Dundlod is known for the magnificent forts and havelis it is dotted with. It is located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. It is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and is best known for the Dundlod Fort. A 17th century fort, Dundlod Fort is one of the most famous forts and palaces in Rajasthan. Dundlod was a popular estate of Shekhawati rulers under Jaipur state. The Dundlod Fort was built by Keshari Singh in 1750. Even today, Dundlod Fort stands tall as a beautiful example of the blend of Rajputana and Mughal schools of architecture.
How to Reach Dundlod from Delhi
The nearest railway station is located in Mukundgarh. From here, trains are available to reach Bikaner and Jaipur.
The nearest airport is located at Jhunjhunu, which is located around 30 kilometers from Dundlod. It is well-connected from Delhi.
An excellent network of roads links the Shekhawati region to other parts of Rajasthan. Dundlod Fort can be reached from Delhi (250 kilometers) via road.
Attractions in Dundlod
One of the highly acclaimed Rajputana Forts and heritage hotels in Rajasthan, Dundlod Fort is one of the most visited hotels in Dundlod, Rajasthan. It is a 17th century Rajputana Fort suffused with immense nostalgia of Shekhawats-the warrior Rajputs- who fought against the assaulting Mughal rulers. Till today, the fort preserves the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and stands tall as a beautiful exemplar of the blend of Rajput and Mughal schools of art and architecture.
The Diwan Khana
Designed in Mughal architecture and furnished with ‘Louis The XIV furniture, The grand Diwan Khana comprises of a glorious library that has a rich collection of fine books on Indian history. The mere look at the family portraits will remind you about the bygone era. On the top of the Diwan Khana lies the Duchatta, a place from where royal ladies used to watch the court ceremonies in ‘purdah’.
Havelis of the Goenkas
Situated close to the Dundlod Fort, The Havelis of the Goenkas flaunts the traditional Rajput architecture. The Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli and the Chhatri of Ram Dutt Goenka are the best examples of Goenka style of architecture.
Built around a temple square, Mukundgarh is a place where you can shop for local handicrafts, textiles and brass items.