Rajasthan, the well-renowned seat of Rajputana, is the land of royals. This is the largest state of western India depicted by the striking palaces and forts. However, now, they have been transformed into heritage hotels and in fact, they flatter the visitors even more with their magnificent display of reality along with world-class facilities.
In other words, these heritage hotels are not just the pride of Rajasthan and the dignity of India. But also, these are a considerable source of revenue for the Indian government through tourism. They showcase the magnificent, flawless, and matchless craftsmanship of the past era as well as the liking of Rajputana for this kind of super fine architecture. In this blog, our purpose is to give you a glance at the top 20 place hotels in Rajasthan. When you set off for a trip to Rajasthan and decide to stay at one of these heritage hotels, hopefully, this blog will help you make an informed decision.
1. Rajmahal Palace RAAS, Jaipur
The Rajmahal Palace was constructed in 1729 and it has long been the residence for the royalty of Jaipur. In 1821, it went through an Art Deco makeover before it became the home to the British residents of the Rajputana. Later this palace was refurbished into a luxury heritage hotel by interior designer Adil Ahmed.
2. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
This was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now it is a hotel managed by the Taj Hotels group. First built like a garden house in 1835, it was converted into a hunting lodge in 1887 and in the early 20th century was extended into a palace. And today, it is a luxury heritage hotel with 78 suites.
3. Samode Palace, Jaipur
Built as a fort in the 16th century, this place was later transformed into a palace. This was refurbished in the early 19th century by Rawal Berisal and at that time it had influences from both Muslim and Rajput architecture. The palace is located near the Samode village, at the foot of the Aravali hills.
4. Amanbagh, Ajabgarh
Located within a walled oasis, this place is a testament to the Mughal architecture of Rajasthan. It is set in a secluded area in the Aravali Hills region. The resort can be described as a modern creation that still preserves the ancient.
5. Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur
Located only 6 km from the Delhi-Jaipur highway, this resort has a distinctive design that harmonizes the environment. The objective of this hotel is to provide contemporary luxuries while still preserving the natural beauty of the region.
6. Samode Haveli, Jaipur
This palace was designed by the Rawals of Samode nearly 225 years ago. However, now the Haveli has become the home to the rulers of Samode. The former royal residences have now been refurbished into suites that provide visitors with a royal experience.
7. RAAS Jodhpur
It is located around an 18th-century Haveli. This hotel comprises four main buildings as well as three contemporary structures inspired by the walled city. Also, there are some new modern additions harmonized with tradition.
8. WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur
This place hotel is situated only 5 km away from Jodhpur. In the 12th century, this lake was designed as a water basin that would provide water to the locals. This Bal Samand Lake Palace is now transformed into a heritage hotel on a private estate of 60 acres featuring fruit orchards, decorated lawns, and well-maintained flower gardens.
9. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
This is one of the world’s biggest private residences. And this is an iconic Jodhpur structure built between 1928 to 1943. Constructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh, the palace offered the farmers employment opportunities. Now, a part of the place is maintained by Taj Hotels.
10. Rawla Narlai, Jodhpur
Located in the shadow of the Elephant Hill, this is a 17th-century hunting Manor of the Jodhpur Royals. It has gone through restoration to get back to its original state. Currently, the hotel is a boutique getaway catering to an exclusive clientele.
11. RAAS Chhatra Sagar, Pali
This is a boutique encampment where the luxury tents offer modern comfort as a luxury hotel. There are spaces with air conditioning as well as heating. These tents are well equipped with modern furniture. The muted tones of colors help guests feel at ease.
12. Chanoud Garh, Pali
The Chanoud Garh Fort is a 300-year-old fort palace that has undergone drastic restoration to become a heritage hotel. This palace hotel features magnificent marble-pillared corridors, courtyards, lawns, and stone Jharokhas. Also, this hotel has ten suites decorated with antique as well as contemporary furniture.
13. Suján Jawai, Pali
This was established in 2014 and this heritage hotel is surrounded by the Aravali Hills, sand riverbeds, and grasslands that you would love to explore. This luxury campsite features ten luxury suites along with a Royal ‘Panthera’ suite and a Family ‘Felidae’ Suite.
14. Mihir Garh, Rohet
Mihir Garh is a desert hotel celebrating Rajasthan that is located in Rohet. It will offer an expansive backdrop of the Thar Desert. The architecture of the fort is inspired by the rural architecture of Rajasthan. And it is also named the “Fortress of the Sun.”
15. RAAS Devigarh
It was constructed in 1760 and is located on the top of a hill in the Aravali Range. This palace is a sight to behold.
16. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
This Lake Palace is situated on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
17. Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur
It is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and is part of the City Palace complex.
18. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
This can be considered one of the best hotels in India that was constructed on the Maharana of Mewar’s 200-year-old hunting grounds.
19. Suján Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore
The Sher Bagh luxury safari camp is situated at the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
20. Six Senses Fort Barwara, Ranthambhore
A conservation effort, this resort wants to revive the royal charm of ancient Rajasthan. The resort features two palaces, two original temples as well as 48 suites within the walls. Well, these are not all! There are more exclusive heritage hotels in Rajasthan that can give you that traditional royal experience with modern facilities. To know more about them, keep in touch and read our latest blogs.