Be on Board for a Kingly Stay!
You might not be a royal king by birth, but you can feel like one while staying in the famous heritage hotels of Rajasthan. Known to be the royal residences of the erstwhile Maharajas, these heritage hotels take tourism in Rajasthan to another level of opulence. Having world-class amenities with a magnificent architecture on top, the hotels recreate the luxurious living style of the royal legends for every guest. Not only this, the warm hospitality of its turban-wearing staff pampers you to the core making your stay even more special. So, if you are in for a royal break, go through our list of top 5 heritage hotels in Rajasthan for more inspiration.
Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Jaisalmer
Established in 1928, by General Amar Singh, Thakur of Kanota, Narain Niwas merges contemporary style with traditional grace. It has 37 air-conditioned guest rooms designed with a beautiful décor having a regal ambience. Every room and suite is well-equipped with high-class facilities and has art-Deco furniture treating you with luxury. When there, don’t miss out the lip-smacking ‘Thikana’ delicacies that are the main specialities of the culinary experts in its kitchen.
Distance from Airport: Jaipur International Airport- 9 km
Distance from Railway Station: Jaipur Railway station- 6 km
Cost for two: Around 6k to 20k per day (The costs varies as per the room choice)
Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel, Udaipur
Named after the Rajput king, Maharana Fateh Singh of Mewar dynasty, this heritage hotel is known for offering traditional Marwari hospitality combined with world-class services. Its beautiful architecture is enhanced by its location on Lake Pichola mesmerising every guest staying in its gracefully designed rooms which are subdivided into categories. The hotel has 21 dovecote rooms, 14 dovecote premier suites and other royal suites, each of them offering optimum level of comfort. One can relish tasty cuisines in its gallery restaurant or savour delicious delicacies in a buffet at the Sunset View Terrace.
Distance from Airport: International Airport: 26 kilometers
Distance from Railway Station: Railway Station: 4 kilometers
Cost for two: Around 40k to 65 k for two days. (The costs varies as per the room choice)
Jal Mahal Palace Hotel, Jaipur
Established in 1745, the Jal Mahal Palace is one of the finest heritage hotels in Rajasthan having 18 acres of well-manicured gardens. The property has 6 Luxury suites, 67 Luxury Rooms, 10 Deluxe Rooms and 17 Luxury rooms combined with private sit-outs. It has a fascinating architecture boasting of an Indo-Sarcenic style with some beautiful miniature paintings. Also one can relish traditional Indian delicacies at the hotel’s Cinnamon restaurant, Italian dishes at Giardino and multi-cuisine dishes at the Marble Arch. Wine lovers can have the best experiences at the hotel’s Pool Lounge, Marigold Bar and open-air lounge, where they can indulge in some friendly conversations with guests over glasses filled with finest of wines. All this coupled with the staff’s impeccable hospitality gives you a happy stay.
Distance from Airport: Jaipur Sanganer Airport (14 Kms)
Distance from Railway Station: Jaipur Railway Station (03 Kms)
Cost for two: Around 40k to 45 k.
Gajner Palace Heritage Hotels, Bikaner
Located on the outskirts of Bikaner, Gajner palace Hotel covers a good 6000 acres of land and is situated on the banks of Lake Gajner. The former summer palace of Maharaja Ganga Singhji, the property was built in the beginning of 20th century and was later used as a guest residence for the British. The entire edifice is built of red sandstone giving it its regal splendour. The hotel has 45 guest rooms, each of them equipped with world-class amenities and impressive décor. For foodies, its famous Mirage Restaurant serves superb recipes of Indian, continental and Mughlai cuisine. Also, if you have a taste for hard liquors, the hotel’s desert-theme Mrigtrishna Bar will spoil you for choice with exotic drinks.
Distance from Airport: Jodhpur airport- 272 km
Distance from Railway Station: Bikaner Junction-34 km & Gajner Railway Station-2.6 km
Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Umaid Bhawan palace is spread along 26 acres of lush green gardens. Established in 1943, the property is now managed by the famous Taj group Hotels. It is entirely made of golden-yellow sandstone and is designed on art-Deco style, the whole structure representing a blend of Eastern and Western sensibilities. The property contains 64 well-decorated rooms and also boasts of famous a la carte restaurant ‘Risala,’ a high-end coffee shop ‘The Pillar,’ and a well-stocked bar ‘the Trophy.’ All makes this heritage hotel a great royal escape where your staying experience is worth every penny you spend.
Distance from Airport: Jodhpur Airport (3.6 kilometers)
Distance from Railway Station: Jodhpur Railway Station (5 kilometers)
Cost for Two: Around 1 lakhs-2 lakhs for 2 nights. (The costs varies as per the room choice)