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Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan

Hotels in Rajasthan
Rajasthan Tourism Travel offers a large choice of accommodation in Rajasthan in the hotels ranging from five-star luxury hotels, 4-star hotels, which are fully air-conditioned with all luxury features, heritage hotels, 3-star hotels, with air-conditioned rooms, and 2 to 1 star hotels, which offer basic amenities. These hotels are available in all the cities and at popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The well known Taj Group

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of hotels also offers accommodation in its grand luxury hotels. There are also various heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Most of the hotels in Rajasthan have excellent restaurants that serve a large variety of vegetarian, non-vegetarian and traditional cuisines. These hotels in Rajasthan charges at a very moderate rate from the tourists.

Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
A large number of forts and palaces are spread across the erstwhile princely state of Rajasthan. These palaces were the home of the erstwhile rulers or Maharajas which ruled over India. These royal residences, which were the bastions of history, bristling with the past memories and the royal darbars, were abandoned with the passage of time. Since the government withdraw the privileges granted to the rulers in maintaining these magnificent properties, each individually created over centuries, and adorned with the best paintings and furniture, and representing different periods of architectural history, these palaces were in the danger of falling to ruins, even though most of them continued to serve as residences for the former members of the royal families.

Out of the 22 princely forts and palaces, magnificent castles and romantic havelies, some of them were converted into the heritage hotels. The Heritage Hotels are old palaces, forts and grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. These former royal residences, which members of the royal family have continued to inhabit for various generations, are repositories of a gracious lifestyle, and a way of living that passed into the realms of fantasy. The rooms in the hotel are decorated individually, comfortable, romantic and present the flair of the days of Maharaja. These heritage hotels have managed to keep their flavour like the medieval palaces intact and have opened their doors to the tourists. These hotels are now maintained in the more pleasant manner and run by the members of the royal families and a way of living that was losing its ground in the 21st century, has been preserved for a little while longer.

Some of the small forts, palace castles, aristocratic homes and havelis which were renovated and converted into heritage hotels are Hotel Sariska Palace, Royal Castle Khimsar, Hotel Raj Mahal Palace, Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace, Neemrana Fort Palace, Rohet Garh, Hotel Ajit Bhawan, Hotel Narain Niwas Palace, Hotel Samode Haveli, Hotel Samode Palace, Hotel Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Ramgarh Lodge and Hotel Castle Mandawa.

Heritage Hotels in Balsamand

Balsamand Lake Palace
Balsamand Lake Palace is located at the edge of a 13th century Balsamand lake that was artificially developed in the desert in Balsamand. Balsamand, a lake resort was created in the 12th century by the Parihar Rajputs of Mandore, and was simply taken over by Jodhpur’s Rathore rulers who converted it into a pleasure resort. Today, there are various gradens, artificial lake and a summer palace in Balsamand. The Balsamand Lake palace is built of red sandstone and was used for hunts and royal excursions.

Heritage Hotels in Bassi

Bassi Palace
Bassi Palace, part of a 16th century fort is located in the Bassi. Bassi lay on the route of Mughal and Maratha invasions, and wears the scars of its history. Besides a shooting lodge, it has stepwells, cenotaphs, temples, and the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary. The Bassi Palace with its scarred battlements, is a maze of domes, corridors, courtyards, apartment suites, arches and towering gateways, all at different levels. It has 8 rooms and serves simple meals.

Heritage Hotels in Bhandarej

Bhadrawati Palace
The Bhadrawati Palace is an elegant palace that is designed in the Mughal-Rajput style. The Bhadrawati Palace is located in Bhandarej, a small village that was a Badgujar settlement till the 11th century when the Kachchawahas won it for themselves, making Dausa their capital. The Bhadrawati Palace has a charbagh garden and its arched, pillared halls resound with its historical links. This palace has 25 rooms and a restaurant.

Heritage Hotels in Bharatpur

Golbagh Palace
Golbagh Palace was the former residence of the Bharatpur rulers and about hundred years old. The Golbagh Palace is a heritage hotel and has 110 rooms, most of them palatial, and 12 suites.

Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace is about hundred years old and built for a royal prince. This palace soon became the zenana mahal or princess palace and its delicate cupolas and massive sandstone gateways guard an interior rich with frescos, courtyards, and large rooms. The Laxmi Vilas Palace is now a hotel and has 22 rooms and restaurant. This hotel has original furniture and object of past that are still in use.

Heritage Hotels in Bikaner

Bhanwar Niwas Palace
Bhanwar Niwas Palace was a haveli in Bikaner, which has been recently converted into a heritage hotel. This haveli was built in the early years of this century by Seth Bhandwarlal Rampuria, and combines Western and traditional architecture to create a novel form of architecture. This haveli is well maintained and built of red sandstone. It is also known for its blue drawing room, grand staircase, library and impressive entrance hall. The Hotel Bhanwar Niwas Palace has 14 rooms, a multi–cuisine restaurant, and bar.

Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace is about hundred years old and built for a royal prince. This palace soon became the zenana mahal or princess palace and its delicate cupolas and massive sandstone gateways guard an interior rich with frescos, courtyards, and large rooms. The Laxmi Vilas Palace is now a hotel and has 22 rooms and restaurant. This hotel has original furniture and object of past that are still in use.

Jaswant Bhawan
The last ruler of Bikaner built Jaswant Bhawan, a simple home in 1926 without any fuss that reminds of the period in post-independent India. The rooms in the Jaswant Bhawan are spacious, and the planning was done to incorporate lounges and courtyards. Recently, the Jaswant Bhawan has been converted into a hotel and has 12 rooms, and restaurant.

Karni Bhawan

The Karni Bhawan Palace was built by Dr. Karni Singh, the last Maharaja of Bikaner, and an Olympic shooter in 1940. This art-deco palace was built by him as a royal residence and surrounded with trees. This palace was later converted into a heritage hotel. The original character of this hotel has been preserved and retained for modern day guests. There are about 12 luxuriously furnished air-conditioned rooms and art deco suites and restaurant in the Hotel Karni Bhawan Palace.

Lallgarh Palace

The Lallgarh Palace is the most perfect example of a Rajput palace and was built at the turn of the century. This sprawling red sand-stone residence has separate wings, one of which is occupied by members of the royal family while another wing forms a museum. The pierced screens shades large windows from the harsh sun of the desert, while the extensive corridors lined with photographs connect the rooms and suites where the princes were once trained in the art of kingship. There are formal lounges, and meals are served in a dining hall that reminds of the banquets once hosted here.

Heritage Hotels in Bijaipur

Castle Bijaipur

Castle Bijaipur was built in the 16th century, and its architecture reminds one of the great palaces of Chittorgarh. This palace is located in Bijaipur, a Sisodia principality, about 40 km from Chittorgarh. Castle Bijaipur was built in early 16th century AD by Rao Vijay Singhji, descendent of great Rajput warrior Shakti Singh, the younger brother of Maharana Pratap. Rao Saheb Narendra Singhji renovated and converted the castle into one of the finest heritage hotel. The paintings of the various rulers can be seen in this heritage hotel.

Heritage Hotels in Bundi

Haveli Braj Bhushanji

The Haveli Braj Bhushanjee was built in Bundi to overlook the City Palace in the typical Rajasthani architecture. The haveli was built about hundred and fifty years ago by a family that gave the state four rulers. The terrace of this haveli offers magnificent view of the city palace, fort and city. Within the four-storeyed haveli, there are large and airy spacious rooms, open spaces and large courtyards. Only vegetarian cuisine is served in this 15-room heritage property.

Ishwari Niwas Palace

The Ishwari Niwas Palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic architecture in the 1920. This royal mansion was with the members of the royal family except for the period when it was a royal guest house. This palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel with comfortably furnished rooms.

Heritage Hotels in Deogarh

Deogarh Mahal

The Deogarh Mahal was built in 1670 on the architectural plans of the Sompura architects in Deogarh. Deogarh was the seat of the Chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs and the seat of the Deogarh school of paintings. A part of the Deogarh Mahal is kept as the royal residence, while some part of it has been converted into a hotel. The Hotel Deogarh Mahal has about two hundred rooms at five different levels and the overall symmetry remains undisturbed inspite of various balconies, windows, pillars and staircases. Only a few rooms are open to guests, and regional cuisine is served is the opulent dining hall.

Heritage Hotels in Dungarpur

Udai Bilas Palace

The Udai Bilas Palace, a heritage hotel was built in Dungarpur and overlooks the Gaibsagar lake. The palace was built in the mid-19th century, and was renovated and enlarged in 1940, and fitted with glittering chandeliers, and art-deco furniture. The dining hall is lined with hunting trophies. It is a very large palace and offers accommodation in 5 grand suites and 22 well appointed rooms to the tourists. This heritage hotel offers a scenic location for rest and recreation, where one can explore birdlife and tribal life and experience a splendidly romantic honeymoon.

Heritage Hotels in Gajner

Gajner Palace

The Gajner Palace was built in the 18th century, when Maharaja Gaj Singh married a Jaisalmer princess, and she requested him to built her a pleasure garden, which he later built with a tank. Later, several additions were made by the successive rulers of Bikaner to this garden, till Maharaja Sardar Singh extended it into a hunting lodge with an even larger tank. The Maharaja Ganga Singh later used the lodge for diplomatic gains, and as a hunting preserve where they perfected the art of hunting. It was during his rule too that the new Gajner Palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, with twin dressing rooms per room. While the annexe to the main palace was opened as a hotel in 1976, the palace too is a hotel now with 25 rooms and a restaurant in the premises.

Heritage Hotels in Ghanerao

Royal Castle

The Royal castle in Ghanerao is built with red sandstone and contain some airy pavilions overlooking its central courtyard. Ghanerao was the seat of Mertia Rajputs and has various temples, step wells and arched gateways. The Royal castle was built in the 17th century and also has the pock marks typical of cannon fire which it carries from its past. There are 20 rooms in the castle and traditional Rajasthani meals are served in its dining hall.

Heritage Hotels in Jaipur

Alsisar Haveli

The Alsisar Haveli was built in 1892 and has been recently completely renovated and converted into a heritage hotel and give the guests a feeling of the British Raj. This hotel is located in the heart of the Pink city, Jaipur. The haveli has a blend of Rajput and colonial architecture, with fluted pillars, elegant arches, stained glass windows, and open courtyards. The furnishings and lighting are all period, and it is fully air-conditioned. It brings back to life the grandeur of the old days and offers a memorable regal Rajasthani experience to the guests.

Bissau Palace

Bissau Palace was built by the Rawals of Bissau as a handsome town house. This hotel is nestled amidst the orange, lemon and goose berry plantations and surrounded by the Aravalli hills on all sides and offers the most exotic fragrance of rustic Rajasthan. This palace still retains its collection of armoury, portraits, library and furniture, and is reached from the hustle and bustle of the old city. This hotel has 36 rooms, restaurant and a charming lounge.

Jai Mahal Palace

Hotel Jai Mahal Palace is a luxury hotel, that combines an 18th century Nathani town house and recent constructions have been made in this hotel, which is so skillfully done, that it is difficult to tell the two apart. The original part has the public areas and restaurants, while a new wing had added the guest rooms required to run it as a hotel. Hotel Jai Mahal Palace is managed by the Taj Group of Hotels and overlook a garden that has been specially created to replicate the first Mughal garden in India, laid by Emperor Babur at Dholpur. The hotel has 105 rooms, 5 suites and solar heated swimming pool, beauty parlour, bar, lounge and multi-cuisine restaurant, with glittering chandeliers.

Khasa Kothi

The Khasa Kothi was the guest house that Maharaja Man Singh built about two hundred years ago and which has served as the state hotel after independence. This imposing Indo-colonial building, has a garden full of trees and located close to the old city of Jaipur. The Hotel Khasa Kothi is heritage hotel that offers an excellent accommodation, comfort and friendly service for making the stay a memorable experience. This hotel is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, fun filled adventure or traveling on business. This hotel has 36 rooms, bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, conference hall, and a swimming pool.

Mandawa House

The Mandawa house was a home of the Mandawa family of Shekhawati in Jaipur. This house has been fully renovated and converted into a hotel with a charming Rajput atmosphere. The Hotel Mandawa house has 19 rooms and suites, and serves meals on request.

Nahargarh Fort

The Nahargarh fort is the most exclusive heritage hotel in Jaipur, with only one room, and a popular restaurant. The Nahargarh fort was built by Jai Singh at the same time when he built the city of Jaipur. Subsequently, Ram Singh and Madho Singh added to it, and it became one of the favourite retreats of the royal women.

Narain Niwas Palace

Narain Niwas Palace was constructed in 1928 by General Amar Singh of Kanota. This palace was initially a garden retreat, and later expanded into a complete house. Its deep verandahs overlook the garden that was laid by the first Indian commissioner of the British army. The royal portrait, opulent chandeliers, painted walls, religious images, ornate fireplaces, and hybrid colonial furniture are all there in this hotel. The Hotel Narain Niwas Palace is run by the family, and has 28 rooms and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Rambagh Palace

Hotel Rambagh Palace is one of the country’s finest, and oldest palace hotels. It was the home of the Man Singh and Gayatri Devi before it was converted into a hotel. This hotel was initially a garden house that belong to a royal maid, and later taken over by the state as a hunting lodge. Rambagh Palace was converted into a magnificent palace by the British architect, Sir Swinton Jacob, who designed various palaces in Rajasthan. Several additions were carried out in this hotel and on the occasion of the marriage of Man Singh to Gayatri Devi, the designers were called from London to renovate the palace as their chosen home. Since then, Hotel Rambagh Palace has played as a host to various famous personalities of India and around the world. Today, the suites retain their grandeur, the fountain plays in the Polo Bar and the formal restaurant has a painted ceiling that reminds of Versailles and the rooms retain the original furniture, and various gardens and courtyards are well maintained by the Taj Group of Hotels. The palace has about 106 guest rooms and 4 suites, coffee shop, and a shopping arcade.

Rajmahal Palace

The Hotel Rajmahal Palace was built in 1729 by the founder of the city for his favourite maharani. However, it was later used as the British resident’s home, and finally as the royal guest house where visitors from Queen Elizabeth to John Kennedy stayed. Extensive garden, period furniture, and a swimming pool added to its ambience. There are 11 rooms, formal lounge, bar, and restaurant in the hotel.

Royal Castle Kanota

The Hotel Royal Castle Kanota is located just outside Jaipur on the Agra highway. This 18th century fortified residence has battlements, stables and a unique library with a collection of extremely rare books. There are about 12 rooms that are appointed with the original furnishings, and the family stays in a separate wing of the castle.

Samode Haveli

The Samode Haveli was the townhouse of the Nathanis of Samode. The haveli was built about two hundred years ago, and several additions were made to it as per the requirements. This haveli is also known for the frescos in the multi-cuisine restaurant, or in other public areas, and in some of the rooms that are resplendently painted. The haveli has 18 rooms, and is located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur.

Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur

Ajit Bhawan
Hotel Ajit Bhawan was built of sandstone as the residence of the younger brother of the Maharaja of Jodhpur in the 1940. This hotel is one of the most charming and personalized properties of Rajasthan and known for the atmosphere in which the dinner is held in an open courtyard. Hotel Ajit Bhawan is set amidst the serene and vast desert of Jodhpur. Hotel Ajit Bhawan has 51 rooms in the main building, and cottages especially created in the gardens. Each cottage is named after the Indian zodiac, and furnished in ethnic style. There is also a swimming pool in the premises.

Karni Bhawan

Hotel Karni Bhawan is a modern palace built by the Jagirdars of Soda in the 1940. This hotel has a swimming pool, health spa and sprawling lawns. This hotel is known for its Rajasthani cuisine and has 32 air-conditioned rooms and suites that possess ethnic designs of Rajasthani festivity themes. The meals are served in Dhani, a group of huts, and can also be had on the terrace which offers an uninterrupted view of Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace is the largest private residence in the world and the finest example of art-deco. It is the only palace in India where the paintings from the Ramayana were painted by a Polish artist. This palace was the first palace that have an airconditioning, electricity and elevators, and the most impressive for its size and dimensions. H.V. Lancaster, the architect who planned it, wanted it to rival the Viceregal Lodge or Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is perfectly symmetrical, and its 347 rooms offer few concessions to Rajput architecture besides the corridors and balconies of the royal women, and the courtyards around which the several wings of the palace are arranged. This palace was built at the height of the art-deco period and there are several embellishments on the outer walls like the eagle, carved from sandstone. All original fittings have been retained. While many of its accoutrements are in use, others have been placed in a museum within the premises. In this palace, you can find the fine china used by the royal family and the clocks and telephones that were once used in the different rooms.

Heritage Hotels in Kota

Brijraj Bhawan

Brijraj Bhawan was built in the 1930 in the colonial style to house the British resident. The Brijraj Bhawan was the home of the royal family of Kota and later converted into a royal guest house. There are 7 rooms which are exclusively used as hotel for those who value taste. The rooms have original, antique furnishings and the gardens are immaculate, and there is a view of the Chambal river meandering far below.

Sukhdham Kothi

Hotel Sukhdham Kothi is built in a residential part of the city of Kota. This heritage hotel is made up of dressed red sandstone, amidst a lush orchard. With its open terraces, cool arcades, foliated arches and intricately carved stone screens, Sukhdham Kothi presents a harmonious blend of English and Indian architecture. The hotel is attractively maintained and has well-tended lawns. There are 14 well furnished rooms and 4 suites in the hotel, which gives a traditional look and fitted with various modern amenities.

Umed Bhawan Palace

The Umed Bhawan Palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob as the royal residence for the family of Kota. This magnificent palace is set within a vast estate, and the Rajmata is still living in this palace. While, the design of the palace is European, the decorative aspects are Rajput. This palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel and still maintained by the royal family of Kota. Some original fixtures and furnishings add to the ambience of this hotel. There are 17 rooms, bar and restaurant in the hotel.

Heritage Hotels in Mandawa

Mandawa Castle

Mandawa Castle was built in 1755, and approached through two gateways mounted with cannons. The Mandawa Castle is located in Mandawa, one of the finest small town in the region of Shekhawati. The first courtyard in the castle leads to a deep verandah beyond which is a drawing which still retained the way it has been since decades. Several narrow staircases and courtyards connect it with the array of rooms that were added to it over the centuries. A terrace offers a view of the entire town. Dinner is served in the back lawns accompanied by an enchanting fire dance. The castle has a restaurant, and 57 rooms and suites.

Heritage Hotels in Mount Abu

Cama Rajputana Club Resort

Cama Rajputana Club Resort was built as a club, about hundred years ago, where its royal and noble guests once gathered to relax and socialize. The structure of this hotel reminds one of the life as it used to be in more gracious times. The Cama Rajputana Club Resort has been now converted into a deluxe hotel, and has 40 rooms, 2 suites, 10 cottages. Multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, card room, library, swimming pool and health club, tennis and squash courts, and a golf course are also there in the hotel.

Cannaught House

Connaught House was built by the chief minister in the durbar of Jodhpur, and is planned in the English style. This resort is surrounded by the garden.

Kesar Bhawan Palace

Kesar Bhawan Palace was built by in 1868 AD by the Maharaja Daiwat Singh of Sirohi. This palace is one of the oldest palace in Mount Abu. The Sirohis were the original inhabitants of Mount Abu before it was thrown up as a summer resort for all families under British domination. This palace was used as a guest house for entertaining royal dignitaries and presents the architecture of the region, with corridors and private pavilions. The Kesar Bhawan palace is the only eco-friendly heritage hotel in Mount Abu.

Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel, also known as the Bikaner House, was designed as a summer retreat for Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner by Sir Swinton Jacob before he built the magnificent Lallgarh in Bikaner. This large building was converted into a hotel in 1962. Once the venue for stately balls and formal dinners, it has two dining halls which serve Indian and Continental cuisine, in
addition to the 38 rooms with their period furniture.

Sunrise Hotel

The Sunrise Hotel is about eight decades old, and built as a summer resort for the Maharaja of Bharatpur. The architecture of the hotel is quintessentially British and spacious rooms overlook the lake. Open terraces are ideal for sitting in, or catching up with a favourite book. There are 16 rooms and a multi-cuisine restaurant in the hotel.

Heritage Hotels in Neemrana

Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort Palace is one of the oldest fort in Rajasthan, located in Neemrana. Neemrana was a Chauhan stronghold and recently developing as an industrial town. The Neemrana Fort Palace was in ruins, a decade ago and now, it has been painstakingly restored by its present owners. Some of the modern facilities are now provided in this hotel like electricity, piped water and attached bathroom. All the 35 rooms have different views, private sit-outs, and each is furnished in its own style, recreating a unique flavour. The Shikar Mahalon, the rooftop, consist of a luxurious tent. The restaurant serves French, Indian and Rajasthani cuisine, and there is also a conference room.

Heritage Hotels in Pushkar

Pushkar Palace

The Hotel Pushkar Palace is an ancient, four hundred year old palace. This is one of the best accommodation which is available in Pushkar. The Hotel Pushkar Palace is located beside the Pushkar lake, and offers views of the temples and the ghats. The Hotel Pushkar Palace has 32 double rooms, 4 single rooms, and a restaurant.


Sarovar was built by Raja Man Singh of Amber and the largest royal residence in Pushkar. This lakeside retreat is within walking distance of the lake and the temples. This palace was a royal guest house for the faithfuls in the royal palace in Amber and has been converted into a hotel.

Heritage Hotels in Ramgarh

Ramgarh Lodge
Ramgarh Lodge was the former hunting lodge of the royal family of Jaipur. This lodge overlooks the Ramgarh lake and set in a pleasantly wooded environment. The Ramgarh Lodge has 11 rooms and a small multi-cuisine restaurant. The walls are mounted with hunting trophies, and the rooms retain not only their original furniture, but also objets of the art, and the wood-panelled walls and staircases provide a unique atmosphere.

Heritage Hotels in Ranakpur

Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat
The Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat is set within mango orchards in Ranakpur. This getaway retreat was built by the Jodhpur princes in the late 19th century. Within this retreat are the several cottages that are quiet, and look out at greenery. The resort has 19 rooms, a swimming pool, and serves dinner in a romantically torchlit atmosphere.

Heritage Hotels in Rohet

Rohet Garh

Rohet Garh, the 16th century Champawat fort is located in Rohetgarh, a small and quiet village. The Rohet Garh fort has been recently renovated and converted into a heritage hotel. The interiors of its large rooms are appointed with a collection of arms, paintings, photographs and other items. The furniture is carved, and a large number of hunting trophies are mounted on the walls. Its reputation as a hunting resort can be seen in the large number of objects on display. With its 25 rooms, Rohet Garh is among the most professionally run, personalized properties in Rajasthan.

Heritage Hotels in Roopangarh

Roopangarh Fort

Roopangarh fort was built in 1653 and situated on a mound, and guarded by nine turreted fortifications in Roopangarh. Roopangarh was the capital of the Kishangarh family in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the walls of the fort still have some fine school of paintings. The Roopangarh fort has been extensively renovated by the current head of the family, and furnished with elegant furniture. The visitors can stay in the historic fort, and explore the ruins within the ramparts at their leisure. The family runs 16 rooms and a dining hall as part of the facilities of a heritage hotel.

Heritage Hotels in Samode

Samode Bagh

Samode Bagh, the garden retreat is located close to the Samode palace in Samode. The members of the Samode family came here to escape the blazing heat of the summers. This summer retreat is laid in the Mughal style, with huge trees, water channels and fountains, and pavilions. The Bagh has become the perfect place for a tented camp in the winter season. These 50 luxury tents are provided with cots and lights, have attached bathrooms, and even space for sitting and relaxing.

Samode Palace
The Samode Palace was awarded by one of the Kachchwaha rulers of Amber to one of his son, about four and a half centuries ago. The palace is known for the high quality of its frescos, and particularly in the use of indigo colours, and the richly painted Durbar Hall. It is only recently that the fairytale palace has been reconverted into a heritage hotel. The Samode Palace has narrow flights of stairs, open courtyards with jharokhas, and the large rooms are fitted with furnishings and family photographs, and the various nooks and corners of this delightful palace provide the perfect setting for a holiday. Each room is different, not only architecturally but also in its use of furniture. The palace has 30 double rooms, and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Heritage Hotels in Sadarsamand

Sadarsamand Lake Resort

Sardarsamand Lake Resort is an art-doco place built as same like the Umaid Bhawan Palace. This lake resort is very small and planned as a hunting lodge for the royal family of Jodhpur in 1933. All its original fittings are intact, and this charming palace with its Chinese folly, swimming pool and recreational facilities is a quaint place to spend a holiday. The resort has 12 rooms and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Heritage Hotels in Sariska

Sariska Palace
Sariska Palace was built in the 19th century as a royal hunting lodge of former rulers of Alwar. The Sariska palace is located close to Alwar and has been extensively renovated and converted into a heritage hotel in 1980. This hotel has 47 rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, extensive lawns, a conference hall and tennis court, and also has art-deco furniture and furnishings in the rooms.

Heritage Hotels in Sawai Madhopur

Castle Jhoomar Baori
The Castle Jhoomar Baori was built in the late 19th century by the Kachchwahas as a royal guest house amidst lush green forest in Sawai Madhopur. The castle is now under the management of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and run as a heritage hotel.

Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Sawai Madhopur Lodge was built in the art-deco style of the 1930 by the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur as a private hunting lodge during his hunting trips to the jungles of Ranthambore. This lodge is located amidst 12 acres of lush green gardens and is now managed by the Taj Group of Hotels in impeccable style. There are 29 rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, well-maintained lawns, and a lounge-cum-bar in the lodge.

Heritage Hotels in Siliserh

Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake Palace is a lakeside retreat located only about 15 kms from Alwar. This lake palace clings to the hills on the one side and overlooks the Siliserh lake. The royal women would come to this retreat to relax, while their husbands were indulges in Shikar. This lake palace has rooms and a restaurant that are under the supervision of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

Heritage Hotels in Udaipur

Lake Palace

Lake Palace, also known as Jag Niwas is built on the Pichola Lake in Udaipur. This stunning palace was built by Rana Jagat Singh II in the 1730 as a pleasure palace because permission had been denied to him by his father to develop the existing island palace of Jag Mandir. A large number of the palatial apartments here date to this period and the apartments are decorated with historical paintings in water colours. Later several additions were made in the following century in the palace. It also remained as a favourite retreat for the Sisodia family who would come here to get away from he pressures of court. In 1961, Maharana Bhagwat Singh decided to convert Jag Niwas into a luxury hotel. Since 1971, this hotel is managed by the Taj Group of Hotels.

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in 1911 by the Maharana Bhopal Singh as the residence of the British political agent Mr. Winn Gate as a small bungalow in Udaipur. After the agent shifted, the palace was later converted into a royal guest house in 1945 for visiting princes and dignitaries. In 1962, it was taken over by the government, and is currently maintained by the Ashok Group of Hotels as a heritage hotel. There are 47 rooms and 6 suites in the hotel, with a swimming pool, tennis court, restaurant, bar and a conference hall.

Rang Niwas Palace
Rang Niwas Palace was built with the express purpose of viewing the Sitla Mata procession as it wound its way through the city of Udaipur. This late 19th century palace was renovated in 1930 and converted into a guest house for princes from neighboring states. The main characteristics of this fort are the Rajput architecture and spacious rooms with high ceilings. This heritage hotel has 24 rooms, a restaurant that serves Indian and Continental cuisine, a swimming pool, games room, and library.

The Hotel Shikarbadi was managed by Maharana Arvind Singh as the former royal hunting lodge. This sprawling complex, due to its palatial building, would have been a farmhouse. There are deer, geese and horses in the premises, and facilities such as riding, clay pigeon shoting and boating, jeep and horse safaris are also available. This hotel has 25 rooms, tents on the grounds, restaurant, swimming pool, and a conference room.

Fateh Prakash Palace
Hotel Fateh Prakash Palace overlooks the Pichola lake and located near the City Palace complex. Fateh Prakash Palace recreates the aura of a royal residence not just in its spacious 9 rooms, each with an exquisite view, but also in its public areas that include the Durbar Hall which has portraits of the rulers of Mewar, and its resplendent Crystal Gallery.

Shiv Niwas Palace
Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace was built as the royal residence and a guest house for the rulers of Udaipur. Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace has curved chajjas or dripstone roofs, and its arched chambers were opulently appointed with a number of white halls and white kiosks. This hotel overlooks the Pichola Lake, and its two court artisans were sent to London to study and create in its interiors the fine art of frescos and glass-mosaic design. This hotel has a splendid suite of Belgian crystal furniture and was converted into a heritage hotel in 1982. This hotel is currently run by the head of the clan, Maharana Arvind Singh. It is the most exclusive palace hotel in India and its original ornamentation is preserved and splendidly maintained by he head of the clan himself.

Youth Hostels in Rajasthan

The Department of Tourism has set up several youth hostels in Rajasthan for exploring the plains and the hill stations. These hostels provide a convenient and cheap base for organised tours, trekking, hiking or mountaineering. The hostels have a capacity for about 40 beds or more, divided into male and female dormitories. Beds with mattresses, bed sheets, blankets, wardrobe with locks, electric light points, member kitchen utensils and parking areas are available at each hostel.

Tourist Bungalows in Rajasthan

There are tourist bungalows at almost every tourist centre in Rajasthan under the control of the Rajasthan Tourist Development Corporation (RTDC). These bungalows have a clean single, double and family room, with bath and general canteen. At holiday homes and certain tourist cottages there are kitchen facilities. Bookings should be made (a deposit will be required) with the managing director of the respective corporation, or with the manager of the bungalow.



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