Top 10 Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan

If you wish to enjoy the same luxury and hospitality that the erstwhile Maharajas of Rajasthan used to experience, then you must opt for a stay in Rajasthan heritage hotels.  You can experience the royal lifestyle of the kings and the queens during your vacation in the royal state of Rajasthan. Marvel at the regal splendour, magnificent structure, world-class facilities, sumptuous meals, enchanting interiors while enjoying the impeccable hospitality of turban-wearing staff. These heritage hotels were originally the palaces of the kings, nobles and ministers Your tour might be incomplete, if you do not opt for a stay in a heritage property. Here is a list of top 10 heritage hotels in Rajasthan (in no particular order):

Narain Niwas Palace Hotel

Narain Niwas Palace hotel

Narain Niwas Palace in Jaipur

An amazing mix of contemporary facilities and traditional sensibilities, Narain Niwas Palace is known for its graceful décor and an impressive colour palace. Erected in 1928 by General Amar Singh, Thakur of Kanota,  a close friend of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, this hotel has 37 air-conditioned guest rooms. Every room and suite, well-laden with all sorts of facilities, boasts of an art-Deco furniture and an elegant décor. During your stay, you relish dishes, straight from the kitchen of the royalty with ‘Thikana’ delicacies being the speciality. Currently, this hotel is managed by the Kanota Family. Read More

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel

Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur

Voted as the best Heritage Hotel in ‘Heritage Grand’ category in 2001-2002 by the Department of Tourism, Government of India, Fateh Prakash Palace is known for offering conventional Marwari hospitality coupled with flawless services and contemporary facilities. Located on the shores of Lake Pichola, this palace has been named after Maharana Fateh Singh, an important ruler of the Mewar dynasty. Now a hotel, it has rooms divided into Dovecote Rooms 21 and Dovecote Premier Suites 14. You savour multi-cuisine dishes at the Gallery Restaurant and snack and buffet dinner at the Sunset View Terrace. Read More

Jai Mahal Palace Hotel

Jai Mahal Palace Hotel

Jai Mahal Palace Hotel in Jaipur

One of the finest hotels in Rajasthan, Jai Mahal Palace is spread in 18 acres of lush garden. Erected in 1745 A.D, this palace hotel has 100 spacious and well-appointed rooms including 6 suites. Placed on Jacob Road in Civil Lines, the hotel is known for its miniature paintings and Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Enjoy a comfortable stay amidst modern facilities like 24X7 room service, mini-bar, dry cleaning facilities, tea/coffee maker, attached bathrooms and more. At the hotel’s Cinnamon restaurant, savour Indian, at Giardino relish Italian dishes and at Marble Arch, relish multi-cuisine food. The Pool Lounge, Marigold Bar and Terrace, the open-air lounge serve the finest of wines. Read More

Gajner Palace Heritage Hotel

Gajner Palace Heritage Hotel

Gajner Palace Heritage Hotel in Bikaner

Spread in 6000 acres of land, Gajner Palace hotel is just 30 minutes away from Bikaner. Built in red sandstone, it is placed on the banks of Lake Gajner. The summer palace of Sir Ganga Singhji, one of the most popular Maharajas of Bikaner, it was built in the beginning of the 20th century and later was an accommodation option for special guest of the British. The hotel has 45 well-appointed guest rooms, each boasting of an amazing décor. This hotel is divided into 4 wings. The Mirage Restaurant serves sumptuous dishes of Indian, Continental and Mughlai cuisine while at the desert-theme Mrigtrishna Bar, you enjoy the finest of wines. Read More

Jagat Niwas Palace

Jagat Niwas Palace

Jagat Niwas Palace in Udaipur

One of the most famed heritage hotels in the country, Jagat Niwas Palace was built way back in the 17th century. Known for offering impeccable hospitality services coupled with contemporary facilities, this palace hotel is built in traditional Mewar architecture. Renovated by Kr. Devraj Singh in 1987, it was fitted with all kinds of facilities like a luxury hotel. All the 29 guest rooms are well-maintained, have an amazing décor and antique furniture. Segregated into 5 categories, all the rooms are placed around the central courtyard. At the on-site restaurant named Lake Side, the guests can relish Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Read More

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur

Placed amidst 26 acres of well-manicured garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace has been named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. Now managed by the well-known Taj Group of Hotels, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is made of golden- yellow sandstone and has an art-Deco style. The construction of this property took 15 years and got completed in 1943. This palace hotel, a mix of eastern and western architectural sensibilities, has 64 elegantly decorated and well-furnished rooms. The property consists of- ‘Risala’- a multi-cuisine a la carte restaurant, ‘The Pillar- a coffee shop and ‘the Trophy Bar’- a well-stocked bar. Read More

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli in Jaipur

One of the most sought-after heritage hotels in Rajasthan, Samode Haveli is located in the heart of the city, close to a number of tourist attractions. Constructed around 150 years ago by Rawal Sheo Singhji, a member of Samode’s royal family and a Prime Minister in the Jaipur court, this mansion was converted into a heritage hotel in 1988. The property has a total of 29 well-furnished guest rooms and suites, including extremely amazing Maharaja and Maharani suites. Have a comfortable stay amidst contemporary amenities. Relish mouth-watering meals and international wines, at the restaurant and bar of the hotel. Read More

Ranbanka Palace

Ranbanka Palace

Ranbanka Palace in Jodhpur

An amazing blend of modern comforts and regal style, Ranbanka Palace offers a nice view of the Umaid Bhawan on one side and Mehrangarh Fort at the other. A beautiful sandstone, this palace was erected for Maharaja Ajit Singhji, the younger brother of Maharaja Umaid. Known for offering a pleasant and luxurious stay to its guests, this palace hotel has a total of 58 tastefully decorated guest rooms divided into deluxe rooms and suites. The hotel has 2 fine dining restaurants- Panchranga: a multi-cuisine restaurant and Roof Top Restaurant: serving sumptuous food. Well-stocked Trophy Bar serves the finest of drinks.

Shiv Niwas Palace

Shiv Niwas Palace

Shiv Niwas Palace in Udaipur

Live a Maharajah’s life, by staying at the Shiv Nivas Palace, a crescent-shaped structure that was built in the first-half of the 20th century. The guests can indulge in ultimate luxuries and flawless hospitality services. Commissioned by Maharana Fateh Sing, it was erected for special guests of the royal family of Mewar. This hotel has well-appointed and tastefully decorated-Palace Rooms 19, Terrace Suites 8, Royal Suites 6 and Imperial Suites 3. Paantya, The Pool Deck, Panera and Palki Khana, all the restaurant serves lip-smacking food of Indian and popular world cuisine. Read More

Gorbandh Palace

Gorbandh Palace

Gorbandh Palace in Jaisalmer

Placed on the road leading to the world-popular Sam Sand Dunes, Gorbandh Palace is a beautiful yellow sandstone building with amazingly carved balconies. The property has a total of 83 well-appointed rooms- Deluxe Rooms 80 and Suites 3.  All the rooms have facilities like attached bathrooms, AC/room heaters, daily newspaper and more. Enjoy all world-class services and amenities during your stay at this palace hotel. You can savour Indian and International delicacies at the hotel’s restaurants and bars- Rasoda, Madhushala, Bageecha, Sarovar, Tall Garden Restaurant and Zhilmil.

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Geetika Handa

is a travel writerwho has an interest in sharing her experiences with all. She provides a detailed account of any travel topic she chooses to write on. You can get detailed information and tips about choosing the right kind of holiday packages in the country from her write-ups.

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13 Responses

  1. Rahul Yadav says:

    Rajasthan is one of the best tourist places in India. I have read many things about Rajasthan which inspired me for a trip to Rajasthan. I like the above shared article very much as it shares the information for which I am looking for and it really helped me a lot. Hope to book one of the above given hotels very soon.
    Thanks for sharing this important info with us.

  2. Ankit Sharma says:

    Thank you for sharing such a great post!! I was unaware about some names of the hotels. Keep on updating with more such posts!. One day surely I will plan to visit any of these hotels and to enjoy the royal treatment.

  3. Shreya Sharma says:

    These are really wonderful and royal hotels in Rajasthan.

  4. Ranbir Singh Kadian says:

    many useful information for me because we are planning to visit the best palaces so this blog proved very helpful for me.

  5. Ashish Kumar says:

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