Shahpura Haveli was built some 300 years ago in the village of Shahpura & is a perfect example of Mughal-Rajput architecture. The haveli houses suites which show comfort and luxury throughout. With 5 suites to choose from & courteous staff available 24X7, guests feel royalty at Shahpura Haveli.
Samode Palace is part of one of the three heritage monuments – Samode Palace, Samode Haveli & Samode Bagh. Unlike many Havelis in Rajasthan, Samode Palace was built by Rawals of Samode some 400 years back. Situated 42 km from Jaipur & located on way to Shekhawati, the palace is a fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. In 1987, it was converted into a heritage hotel.
City Palace, Jaipur is the seat of Maharaja of Jaipur. It is a palace complex built between 1729 and 1732 by Sawai Jai Singh II, ruler of Amer. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and other buildings form a part of the palace complex. The palace is a fusion of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture. City Palace is a landmark in Jaipur and an important tourist place.
Rambagh Palace was built in 1835 as a garden house for the wet nurse, Kesar Badaran, of prince Ram Singh II. Later it was converted into royal hunting lodge & guest house. In 1925, with inspiration from Mughal & Rajasthani architecture, it was refurbished & then it became the permanent residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur & continue to be same until 1957. Later it was converted into a luxury hotel & since then the palace is host to some of the illustrious guests like, Lord Mountbatten, Prince Charles, and Omar Sharif.
Hawa Mahal – Palace of Winds or Palace of Breeze – is a palace in Jaipur made of red and pink Sandstone. It is a five-story building built in 1799 by Maharana Sawai Pratap Singh. The main highlight of Hawa Mahal is 953 Jharokhas or windows which is in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna. As per ancient beliefs, these Jharokhas aids Queens and Princess to overlook various processions and events while remaining out of the public view.
Udaipur’s City Palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola. Built over a period of 400 years, its construction was started by Maharana Udai Singh II of Sisodiya Rajput family. With a fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture style, it provides a panoramic view of the city & its surroundings. The complex of the palace houses Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir, and Neemach Mata Temple.
Jag Mandir, is one of the finest structure of marble situated in Lake Pichola. Also referred as ‘Jagat Mandir’, named in honour of Maharana Jagat Singh, the palace is a joint contribution of 3 Rajput rulers. Its construction was started by, Maharana Amar Singh in 1551, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620-1628) & finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-1652). Guest can be reached by boat from Bansi Ghat & are welcomed by elephants made of white marbles.
Former residence of Maharana of Udaipur, Shiv Niwas Palace, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Maharana Fateh Singh completed the palace at the beginning of 20th Century. Due to the high cost of maintenance, the Palace was transformed into a heritage hotel & is offering a world-class facility to its guests.
Dates back to early 19th Century, Laxmi Niwas Palace, was commissioned by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Build with the noble purpose of providing employment to the people in the region, the Palace was named after the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity & beauty, Laxmi. The Palace was constructed using Pink sandstone, was used exclusively for Royal family & their Guests. Around the 21st Century, the Palace was converted into a Heritage hotel & hosts dignitaries across the globe.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodphur is one of the largest private royal residences of the modern era. The principal residence of Jodhpur’s royal family, the palace was named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace was built for the noble cause of providing employment to the people when famine stuck Jodhpur. It was the last royal palace built in India before Independence. Situated 4 km from Jodhpur airport & 5 km from Jodhpur Railway Station. The palace is divided into three functional parts - one part is for Royal family & other is managed by Taj Group, which runs a heritage hotels & gives its guests luxury experience of the regal era in modern times. In the third part - the palace houses a museum, which is open for all & focuses on the history of the Royal Family.
Bal Samand Lake Palace is situated on Mandore Road, 5 Km from the city center in Jodhpur. Built-in Red Sandstone it depicts typically Rajput architectural style. The Palace overlooks clear Bal Samand Lake, which was created in the 13th century as a water reservoir which supplies drinking water to the city. The palace was developed as a summer residence of the Maharajas of the Jodhpur, it is now converted into a luxury retreat for the tourists – showcasing royalty of the bygone era.
Lalgarh Palace is a palace and now a heritage hotel is situated in Bikaner, in Rajasthan. Built-in early 19th century, it is a blend of Indo-Saracenic style & is considered to be the most remarkable style of royal residence built during that period. The exterior of the palace is coated in the red sandstone of the Thar Desert.
Constructed in the late 19th Century, the Haveli holds a unique story about its construction. It is said that its architects Hathi and Lulu, two brothers started building Haveli simultaneously from different directions. The Haveli is still considered to be best in Jaisalmer for its grandeur.