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Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan

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 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 Mandawa Castle. The following list shows the accommodation in the heritage hotels in the various cities in Rajasthan, offered by Indo Vacations.

Hotels in Rajasthan

 Hotels in Ajmer  Hotels in Alwar  Hotels in Bharatpur  Hotels in Bikaner
 Hotels in Bundi  Hotels in Chittaurgarh  Hotels in Dausa  Hotels in Deogarh
 Hotels in Dungarpur  Hotels in Jaipur  Hotels in Jaisalmer  Hotels in Jodhpur
 Hotels in Khimsar  Hotels in Kota  Hotels in Kuchaman  Hotels in Kumbhalgarh
 Hotels in Mandawa  Hotels in Mt.Abu  Hotels in Pali  Hotels in Pushkar
 Hotels in Ranakpur  Hotels in Ranthambore  Hotels in Rohet  Hotels in Udaipur

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Heritage Hotels in Karauli

Bhanwar Vilas Palace
The Bhanwar Vilas Palace was planned like a European building by the Maharaja himself, who eliminated the need for an architect in Karauli. Karauli is known for its pink stone used for construction and is a pilgrimage centre. The Bhanwar Vilas palace was converted by the current head of the family into a heritage hotel. In the garage of the hotel, you can also see some of the vintage cars. There are 25 rooms in the hotel. The restaurant in the hotel serves Indian and Rajasthani cuisine, and there are facilities for swimming and billiards.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli
Heritage Hotels in Kharwa

Fort Kharwa
Kharwa Fort is about four hundred years old and is home of the members of the aristocratic family. This fort is located in Kharwa, a fertile belt, overlooking a placid lake, at some height on a ring of hills. There are 12 double and 2 single rooms in the Hotel Fot Kharwa. The charming fort has a quiet ambience, and visits to the village, as well as jeep safaris can be organized.

Heritage Hotels in Khejadala

Garh Khejadala
Khejadala, set in the heart of the desert, is surrounded by Bishnoi and Raika villages and has a number of cenotaphs, stepwells amd temples. The Khejadala fort stands like a sentinel in Khejadala. The rooms are simple, and the hospitality is traditional Rajasthani.

Heritage Hotels in Khimsar

Ghanerao Royal Castle
The Ghanerao Royal Castle is very romantic heritage hotel in Khimsar. This royal castle was formerly known as Ganora and was founded in 1606 by Gopal Das Rathore, a brave Rajput warrior of the Mertia clan. It is believed that Aurangzeb once came on a short holiday to Khimsar. There are 50 well appointed rooms and a swimming pool in the hotel. While meals are served in its oldest portion, now in ruins, breakfast and lunch are served in different parts for a different ambience.

Royal Castle, Khimsar
Heritage Hotels in Kota

Brijraj Bhawan Palace, 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.

Sukhdham Kothi, Kota
Umed Bhawan Palace

Umed Bhawan Palace, Kota

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 Kotri

Kotri Raola
Kotri Raola is a small fort palace which was built in the 16th century. Later, some additions were made to its present structure. This royal residence nestles just below the Aravallis and located in a small village of Kotri in the Pali district of Rajasthan. Kotri Raola is one of the most popular heritage hotels in Rajasthan. This hotel offers accommodation in  6 rooms and 2 suites and also offers horse safari, jeep safari and bird watching facilities to the tourists.

Kotri Raola, Kotri
Heritage Hotels in Kuchaman

Kuchaman Fort
The Kuchaman fort is located in the Nagaur district. Kuchaman fort has had a strategic role to play in rajasthan’s history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. This historic fort has been recently converted into a heritage hotel, and has some very impressive paintings in its apartments. This hotel has 30 rooms.

Heritage Hotels in Luni

Fort Chanwa, Luni

Fort Chanwa
Fort Chanwa was built by the youngest son of Jodhpur’s Maharaja Umaid Singh, about hundred years ago in Luni. This fort was built of large blocks of sandstone, and includes jharokhas and cupolas characteristic of the architecture of the region. The interiors of the fort are pleasantly furnished. The fort has 19 rooms, serves Rajasthani cuisine, and makes a delightful excursion into the idyllic world of a desert community.

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.

Mandawa Castle, Mandawa
Heritage Hotels in Mehansar

Narayan Niwas Castle
Narayan Niwas Castle was built in phases after it was founded in 1768 by Thakur Nahar Singh in Mehansar. Mehansar is one of the Shekhawati's smallest destination and known for its fine quality of wall paintings. The Narayan Niwas castle has an imposing entrance, and reached by a flight of stairs. The castle is now run by the seventh descendant of its founder. The fort has some frescos, and the arched and well furnished large rooms. The old parts of the fort include a well and an ancient tree, while the family lives in its most recent, and modern form.

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.

Kesar Bhawan Palace, Mount Abu
Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel, Mount Abu

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 Mukundgarh

Mukundgarh Fort
Mukundgarh Fort, the two hundred year old fort has been recently converted into a heritage hotel. This hotel still retains the atmosphere with its charming, painted interiors that include the typical Shekhawati frescoes. The fort has 48 rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, and a profusion of overhanging balconies, jharokhas and courtyards.

Heritage Hotels in Narlai

Rawla Narlai
Rawla Narlai, the fortified dwelling was gifted by the Jodhpur Maharaja to a sibling in the 17th century. This fort was later used as a hunting lodge by the Sisodias. This fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel and has carved pillars, covered verandahs murals and open courtyards. This hotel also provides horse safaris and rock climbing. There are 11 rooms in the hotel and stained glass is used in some rooms.

Rawla Narlai, Rawla
Heritage Hotels in Nawalgarh

Roop Niwas Palace, Nawalgarh

Roop Niwas Palace
The Roop Niwas Palace was built by Thakur Roop Singh as a European style palace for his family in Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh was the seat of the Poddar families and is known for the high quality if its paintings. The Roop Niwas Palace has a swimming pool, billiards room and large garden. The palace has 30 rooms and corridors are lined with family photographs, and a restaurant where the Indian and Rajasthani cuisine are served.

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.

Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana
Heritage Hotels in Nimaj

Jagram Durg, Nimaj

Jagram Durg
Jagram Durg was built in 1753 by Thakur Jagram Singh in Nimaj. Nimaj is a town of some historic interest with temples, villages and a countryside, located in the Pali district. The Jagram Durg was a large fort and was a summer resort that had separate wings for the women and the men. This fort has now been partially converted into a hotel. This hotel has 8 rooms, a restaurant that serves Indian meals and also organizes jeep safaris.

Heritage Hotels in Pachar

Golden Castle Resort
The Golden Castle Resort is located adjacent to the fort in Pachar and like a European mansion. The Pachar village was gifted to Thakur Guman Singh by the Maharaja of Jaipur for his support against Bharatpur. The rooms in the resort are appointed with original artifacts and paintings, and have been renovated and furnished in traditional style, with an emphasis on creating a dramatic impact. The castle has 7 rooms, 9 suites, dining hall, coffee parlour, a swimming pool, and facilities for conferences as well.

Golden Castle Resort, Pachar
Heritage Hotels in Peharsar

Chandra Mahal Haveli
Chandra Mahal Haveli was built in the 1850 by some Muslim nobles in Peharsar, which was captured by the invader Sultan Mahmud in three hours. This haveli resembles the grand architecture of Fatehpur Sikri and has been recently renovated and converted into a hotel. This hotel has 15 double rooms and restaurant, and also organizes cultural programmes and jeep safaris.

Heritage Hotels in Pokaran

Pokaran Fort
The Pokaran Fort is located in the principality of Pokaran. Today, Pokaran is known as the place where the nuclear explosions were recently done. The Pokaran fort also houses a rare collection of weapons, paintings, turbans, dresses and furniture. It is a 14th century fort that also provided shelter to the Emperor Humayun in the 16th century. This historic fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel and also organizes camel safaris. This fort is built of red sandstone and has 14 rooms.

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

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.

Roopangarh Fort, Roopangarh
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

Samode Palace, Samode

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

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 Sathin

Sathin Garh
Sathin Garh, the old fort is located in the Sathin village. Sathin is one of the many villages in the desert that has a very small fort, several of which served as defensive outposts in the Thar desert. The Sathin Garh fort is about five hundred years old, and has some very fine araish paintings that use the traditional manner of plastering walls and provide them a high gloss. The balconies have carved panels, and the façade of the building is embellished and carved.

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, Sawai Madhopur

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 Shahpura

Shahpura Garden Palace
Shahpura Garden Palace was built in 1825 as the garden palace in Shahpura. Shahpura is a feudal principality located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The Shahpura Garden Palace has a high-ceiling central hall gardens surrounded by the orchards. The palace has 4 rooms, 4 suites, and 2 cottages.

Heritage Hotels in Shergarh

Shergarh Haveli
Shergarh Haveli was built in the 18th century in Shergarh. Shergarh was once the 7th century Koshvardhan kingdom on the banks of the Rarvan river and later renamed by Sher Shah Suri. Today, Shergarh is better known as a wildlife sanctuary. The Shergarh haveli has the typical balcony window all around it that offers sweeping views in all directions. This small heritage hotel has only 4 rooms, with a charming feel.

Shergarh Haveli, Shergarh
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 Sodawas

Sodawas Kot, Sodawas

Sodawas Kot
Sodawas Kot is a modern haveli that is well-furnished according to the pre-independence tastes of aristocracy. Sodawas Kot is located in Sodawas, a fertile tract that was given as Jagir to Thakur Bishan Singh by Jodhpur’s Maharaja Umaid Singh. This haveli has 10 rooms, and serves Rajasthani meals in the dining room that have been specially adapted to urban tastes.

Heritage Hotels in Thana

Fort Thana
Thana Fort is a simple and small fort in Thana. Thana was literally an outpost for the kingdom. The Thana Fort was a hideout of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. There are 10 rooms in the fort and simple meals are served in the restaurant.

Heritage Hotels in Udaipur

Anand Bhawan
Anand Bhawan was built about seven decades ago as a royal guest house, and later as the residence of the ruler of Udaipur. Anand Bhawan overlooks the Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar lakes in Udaipur. This white mansion is built in the Indo-Saracenic style, and set within a garden complex. The Anand Bhawan has been recently converted into hotel and has 24 rooms, a multi cuisine restaurant, and bar.


Caravaneserai, a haveli was the residence of Rajmata Vijayalaxmi Ranawat, and built about hundred and fifty years ago in traditional Rajput style in Udaipur. Over the decades, various additions have been made to this haveli. This haveli is located near Jagdish temple on the banks of the Pichola and has been recently renovated into a hotel. There are 24 rooms in the hotel with various modern facilities, and a rooftop restaurant that offers a panoramic view of the lake.

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

Lake Palace, Udaipur

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, Udaipur

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.

Hotel Shikarbadi, Udaipur
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.

Heritage Hotels in Uniara

Uniara Fort
The Uniara fort was founded in 1200 AD in Uniara. Uniara was an important thikana, initially under the suzerainty of Ranthambore. But this area underwent great metamorphosis, and the current fort was constructed in 17th century, and since rebuilt over the centuries. This fort has been recently renovated and converted into a heritage hotel with accommodation that is truly fitting of a royal guest.

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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