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Kot Dunara

Heritage Homestay To Experience Rural Rajasthan

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Dhundhara Village, Jodhpur
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Kot Dunara is a Heritage Homestay in Rajasthan, in a small village called Dhundhara near Jodhpur. This season, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Kot Dunara for a peaceful getaway. Kot Dunara is sure to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. For an intimate and indwelling experience of Rajasthan’s warm hospitality and rich culture, there’s perhaps a no better way than a leisurely stay at Kot Dunara.

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Real Sense of Phdaro Mahre Desh!

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Kot Dunara
The opulence of the entrance is inverse to the rustic simplicity inherent in the earth of Rajasthan used to build this boutique homestay. The Thakur family has lovingly looked after the Kot for over a hundred and eighty years, though its existence is estimated to be over a thousand years.
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Their En Suites
Each of the four rooms which are equipped with modern amenities, open up onto a large Indian verandah that overlooks a sprawling garden perfect for afternoon tea.
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Delicacies You Should Not Miss
You can savour Rajasthani delicacies like Laal mas, Haldi ki Sabzi (Superfood) and Ker Sangri. Pasanda Bhootey kebabs are a local favourite here. You can even take a cooking class with them.
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It's The Finer Details
All meals are served on the family long table as the personal guests of the Thakur family. Private meals can also be arranged as per your preference.
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A Must!
Enjoy a classic camel ride through the dunes close by to complete your adventurous holiday in Rajasthan.
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Meet The Artisans
Watch a famed local weaver and a carpenter, as they create magic and take home handicrafts as souvenirs. Stop over at an original thatched mud rural dwelling and enjoy a cup of tea with the family living in it.
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Bonfire and Barbeque
Enjoy a barbecue in front of a bonfire along with your sundowners.
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Guided Walk
Enjoy the vibrant markets and end the walk with a visit to the girl’s school in the village.
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Morning Life
Visit the local Milk Collection Centre and the local homes and farms, interact with the farmers and enjoy a beverage.
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Roof-Top Dinner
Enjoy your dinner on the rooftop and take in the night view of the village.
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Wildlife Safari
Enjoy the local flora and fauna as you spot local wildlife like Blackbucks, Blue bulls and Chinkara deers. End the adventurous safari with High Tea in the wilderness.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Kot Dunara gives you a holistic experience of Rajasthan.
  • You’ll never be out of nooks and crannies to drift away into a book or catch a leisurely nap on an Indian Charpoy (traditional daybed) at this heritage property of Rajasthan.
  • From the food to the finer details like the linen, which are locally sourced, and bath linen being made of pure cotton.

Where is this?

  • Use your stay to explore the countryside in and around village Dhundhara.
  • Since Kot Dunara is just 1 hour 15 mins from Jodhpur city, it can also be used as a base to enjoy all the attractions of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, clock tower etc.

With whom?

  • It's a shared homestay experience.
  • Out of the 4 rooms, one shall be reserved under your name.
  • Access to common areas will be provided.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • Breakfast shall be served.
  • Complementary guided village walk can also be arranged.

Things to remember

  • Meals come at an additional charge.
  • Multiple activities, excursions and experiences can be arranged by the host for your enlightenment.

Something unique

You're here to disconnect from the urban clamour and enjoy the activities and experiences that the country has to offer.

Tips from insiders

  • Things are mostly tailor-made for you.
  • It's built on the site of an older Hindu Temple.
  • The host will personally accompany you to any of your experiences.