of Rajasthan Heritage
Hotels in Udaipur
The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising
out of the turquoise waters of the Pichola Lake like an elegant fantasy in
white marble. The Palace was built in the 17th century on a natural
foundation of 4 acres of rock. It was initially called Jag Niwas after its
founder Maharana Jagat Singh I. The Maharana, ruler of Udaipur from 1628 to
1654, was very friendly with Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and encouraged his
craftsmen to copy some of the glories of his incomparable buildings at Agra.
The successive rulers used this cool haven as their summer resort,
holding their regal durbars amongst its columned courtyards, pillored
terraces, fountains and gardens. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches,
inlaid stones of pink and green lotus leaves and painted mirrors.
For the tourist today, Lake Palace is a refuge from the noise of the city.
Apartments like the Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Sajjan Niwas, Phool Mahal, and
Dhola Mahal all add to the romantic setting, which is just right for the
guest to live like a king. Special features:
in and around Udaipur can be organized as well as boat rides.
84 rooms with attached bathrooms, restaurants,
bar, conference hall and a swimming pool.
Laxmi Vilas Palace as built by Maharana Bhupal Singh (1930-1955) for his
royal guests. It is a modern but imposing structure. Located in hillock, it
overlooks the serene Fatehsagar Lake. This hotel still manages to retain its
courtly and graceful ambience.
Special features :
hotel is located very close to the city. It has a tennis court and furnished
with a traditional feel. Facilities available :
6 royal suites and 1 Maharani suites with attached bathrooms. Conference
hall, multi-cuisine restaurant and bar.
FATEH PRAKASH PALACE
The Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel is a part of the City Palace Complex, which
was built, in early 20th century during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singhji.
It is situated on the shore of Lake Pichola and presently comprises of seven
regular suites and nine rooms making it one of the most exclusive Palace
Resorts in India. Each suite is decorated to provide sumptuous comfort and
contains original portraits and furniture, which have been in the family for
Fateh Prakash is a royal residence decorated in the
traditional style. Its antique furniture, its Durbar Hall with portraits of
the Maharanas of Mewar and its Crystal Gallery has kept the spirit of the
palace alive. A stay here gives the guest a taste of the royal life-style.
All modern amenities have been provided for the convenience of the guest.
Trips to nearby places of interest. Fitness
centre, squash, billiards, table tennis, boating, riding and a live band.
Room: 17 - Double: 10, Suites: 7 & a
Several luxurious suites like the Princess suite,
Maharani suites, Pothakhana and Maharaja suite, to name a few, still have an
authentic royal atmosphere. Special Features:
the city and near by places of interest can be arranged. The hotel is well
equipped to organize meetings, conferences and theme parties. Tennis,
squash, cultural programmes and indoors swimming pool. Facilities
106 rooms, 4 special suites. One restaurants, coffee shop and
SHIV NIWAS PALACE
ShivNiwas in Udaipur is part of the City Palace. It is a blend of Mughal
decorative art and Rajput military architecture. Situated on a hill, beside
the Pichola Lake, the City Palace is simply enormous-an assemblage of not
one but four separate palaces for colossal grandeur. The exterior walls are
stark and undecorated but the interior records Mewar's admiration for the
Mughal durbars. Extensive use of marble inlay work, paintings and mosaics in
geometric and floral patterns, frescoes, coloured glass and decorative
pavilions and fountains can be found here.
Shiv Niwas was the
ancient guest house of the Mewar royalty and today it is one of the most
luxurious hotels in Udaipur with an ambience that takes one back in time to
the era of Maharajas and their regal life-style. Family portraits, original
antique fixtures and furnishings from the house of Mewar give Shiv Niwas a
charm of its own. From the balcony of the rooms here, it is possible to
enjoy the wonderful view of the Lake Pichola, Lake Palace and Jagmandir.
The City Palace Museum, Jagmandir and other
parts of the city are within walking distance. Tours can be organized.
34 rooms including royal suites.
The 18th Century Fort Palace, nestled in Aravali Hills, has been restored as
an all suite luxury hotel comprising of 23 suites & 6 tents using local
marble & semi- precious stones. The interiors are done up in
contemporary design creating a new image of 21st Century India.
Conference and Banquet Facilities, International
Direct Dial, Cable Television, 24 hour Concierge Service, In house Museum,
Shopping Arcade, Physician on Call, Baby Sitter, Laundry and Dry Cleaning,
Currency Exchange, Internet and E-mail, Fax & Mailing Facilities,
Fitness Center, Beauty Parlour, Heated Marble Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Pool
Table, Table Tennis, Horse Riding, Trekking, Bicycle Trips, Croquet Greens,
Kite Flying, Yoga & Meditation. Facilities available:
The hotel consists of 23 suites which have been individually designed and
styled. All the suites are more than 700 square feet in size, and include a
separate sitting and dining area while some also have dressing rooms and
UDAI VILAS PALACE - AN
Due to open in August 2002, this luxury spa resort is located on the famous
Pichola Lake & has been designed as a traditional Rajasthani palace. The
resort is set in 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, decorative
fountains & pavilions, giving it a genuine Rajasthani ambience. Most of
the guest rooms have uninterrupted views of the Pichola Lake & the City
Palace. The hotel is in ideal base from which to explore the fabled 16th
century town of Udaipur.
service, In-house laundry and dry cleaning, Complimentary fruit and flowers,
mineral water, newspapers, 24 hour in-room dining, Five meeting rooms and a
broad room with state of the art facilities. Ideal for exclusive board
meetings and medium size conferences of up to 150 persons. Facilities
91 Deluxe Rooms, all rooms are in excess of 550 square feet
with large private terraces.