Check Out These 8 Majestic Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan For a Luxurious Long Weekend!


While we’re quick to say yes to a trip to the hills, but as Delhiites, Rajasthan also happens to be our go-to long weekend vacay destination. Globally appreciated for its gallant past, Rajasthan is known for its sky scrapping forts, magnificent palaces, rich art and culture! So if you’re someone who loves to bask in the lap of luxury and are looking for some respite from your routine lifestyle, a trip to the Great Indian Desert is exactly what you need! Lucky for you, a long weekend is soon approaching (if you happen to take the 16th August off!) and we suggest you make the most of it by booking a stay at one of these heritage hotels!

1. Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

The Shiv Niwas Palace is a crescent-shaped palace which was built in the 20th century in the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh. You’ll find that this palace which has now been converted into a grand heritage hotel for guests has been meticulously preserved and carefully maintained. With 19 individually decorated suites to choose from with original furniture and portraits from the royal family, this hotel will transport you back to the early 20th century!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Shiv Niwas Palace, The City Palace Complex, Udaipur

2. Samode Haveli, Jaipur

An urban oasis in the historic walled Pink City a.k.a Jaipur, you won’t believe that the Samode Haveli is over 175 years old! A traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards is what you can expect from this haveli. In fact, you might even stand a chance of spotting a member of the royal family here as it is still occupied by the descendants of the rulers of Samode. With tons of recreational activities and luxurious interiors, this is the best getaway you could ask for.

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Samode House, Gangapole, Jaipur – 302002, Rajasthan, India

3. Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Constructed during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh, the greatest maharana of Mewar, this palace was an exclusive venue for royal functions. A palace straight out of a fairytale, here you can enjoy the ever-changing hues of the Lake Pichola from large arched windows and take in the history soaked interiors of the Mewar dynasty. Make sure to check out the Durbar Hall and the Crystal Gallery which are two of the main features of this hotel resplendent with rare paintings and other objects, which will connect you to a rich and authentic heritage!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Fateh Prakash Palace, The City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan,

4. Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Jaipur

This hotel may seem familiar to you if you’ve watched Zubeida, Paheli, Bol Bachhan or Bhool Bhulaiya. One of the finest hotels of the princely states of Rajasthan, Narain Niwas Palace showcases a good example of history amalgamating with modern times. Built-in the year 1928 by General Amar Singh Ji, the hotel will provide you with an exclusive retreat to help you ditch the stress and tension of your daily routine. A grand welcome along with personal attendants waiting on you, your stay at this property will be nothing short of a king’s life!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Kanota Bagh, Narayan Singh Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan

5. Chomu Palace, Jaipur

There is no way you wouldn’t recognize the Chomu Palace, with movies like Bhool Bhulaiya and Bol Bachhan which have been shot at this 300-year-old fortified palace hotel. Designed according to the Indian Vastushastra philosophy, the palace revives the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan and the heritage of India. With four types of suites to choose from, surrounded by antique furniture and grandeur with marble bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, a stay at the Chomu Palace will certainly be a memorable experience!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Hotel Chomu Palace, Chomu, District Jaipur, Rajasthan

6. Bijolai Palace, Jodhpur

One of the oldest palaces in Jodhpur, the Bijolai Palace was dates back to 1859 built by Maharaja Takhat Singh as his summer residence. The most interesting thing about this palace hotel is that they meet all their water requirements through rainwater harvesting. With the current water situation, we think that is a great initiative! Not only that, income from this hotel is utilized to provide drinking water to the communities of the Thar desert. With their own personal lake, the palatial room and a peaceful environment, this heritage hotel exudes luxury in every way!

For more details, check out their website.

7. Fort Rajwada, Jaisalmer

Inspired by the soothing shades of sandstone, and the cultural splendour the erstwhile kings of Rajasthan, Fort Rajwada offers a blend of the modern and the classical. Enjoy their Shahi kebabs at the poolside barbeque or watch the majestic sunset behind the exquisite Jaisalmer Fort while sipping on a choice of exotic drinks at their Sunset Bar. Or simply take in the grandeur and beauty of the fort. A stay at Fort Rajwada will refresh and rejuvenate you in the best way possible!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: No.1, Hotel Complex, Jodhpur Barmer Link Road, Indira Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

8. Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer

The name of this Royal Retreat is inspired by the desert and its associated stories. Gorbandh is a harness which the desert women decorate for their husband’s camel. It is a matter of pride for women to deck their husband’s camels out in the most splendid way possible as a mark of respect for the animal. This luxurious Royal Retreat offers all modern-day amenities in an authentic Rajasthani ambience. The lush greenery, fountains, state of the art spa and the blue waters of its swimming pool create a tranquil haven from the stress of our daily lives. Also nearby are the famous Sam sand dunes, where you can party or stay overnight!

For more details, check out their website.

Where: Gorbandh Palace, Tourist Complex, Sam Road, Jaisalmer

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