Strategically placed on top of a hill in the Aravalli Range north-west of Jaipur, Mundota Fort overlooks the village of village. Its construction was completed in the 14th century, by the Naruka Rajputs. It was later won over by the Nathawat Rajputs after a fierce battle, they remain the owners to this day.
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. It the same family and was expanded by the following generations. The Mundota Thikana (Estate) was a double Tazimi Jagir (enjoying the highest respect at the royal court) of the Jaipur dynasty.
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. Their army fought and defeated five Afghan rulers and gifted those battle-won flags to the Maharaja of Amer (now: Jaipur) who converted them into the Pachranga flag of Amer, in return the Maharaja honoured the Nathawats with the white Kachchawa flag with Kachnar insignia. Mundota remains the proud custodian of that flag.
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.