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Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
Heritage hotel chains in Rajasthan are those hotels, which at some point of time in history were fortresses, and castles that were home to the rulers of Rajasthan. For centuries, the ancient fortress, the defensive castle, or the composite haveli-was the abode of royalty and the nobility where hospitality was an integral part of life in Rajasthan. These Heritage hotels are a special treat to the visitors, as those who run or maintain these hotels have made sure that the traditional work, carvings, décor and the style of hospitality remain as it were in the olden times in the state of Rajasthan, India. As already mentioned, these heritage hotels were home to the Rajputs and Rajasthani rulers; therefore it is but natural that the architecture and décor of these palaces are lavish. Some of these heritage homes are reflective of Rajputana and Mughal architecture. The architecture of these royal buildings was such that there were separate viewing galleries for the ladies of these households. There were separate wings constructed for the men, women, guests and the servants of the household.
Over the centuries it has been the custom of these heritage homes in Rajasthan, India, to provide hospitality to every person who visited these homes, now that most of these homes have been transformed into hotels, the owners endeavor to maintain the traditional concept of extending a warm and hospitable atmosphere to each and every individual who visits these hotels in Rajasthan.
After the year 1947, that is in the post independence period the Government of India abolished royal titles and the concept of feudal lords and feudal ownership of lands in Rajasthan. The Government of India withdrew the Privy Purse and special privileges to the royalty. Consequently, members of most of the royal families found it extremely difficult to maintain these huge buildings in Rajasthan. These large mansions lay almost abandoned or unattended till a few enterprising people realized that perhaps the only way to maintain these historic homes was their appropriate reuse. And the large palaces of the Maharajas set precedent by becoming five star luxury hotels. Later some of the heritage homes followed suit and are now functioning as luxury heritage hotels all over Rajasthan.
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Hotels in Rajasthan
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
| The Taj Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a dream
of white marble and mosaic glistening in the moonlight, very reminiscent
of the most beautiful tourist cliché in the world; the Taj Mahal.
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Mountains on one
side of the lake, and lofty palaces on the other, the Taj Lake Palace
spreads across a four-acre island - an almost surreal vision in marble.
The Royal Butlers descendents of the original palace retainers look
after all contemporary comforts and ensure that all guests are treated
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
| Rajasthan evokes images of erstwhile royalty - polo-playing princes
and beautiful princesses who captured their hearts. The history of
Rajasthan - or 'Rajputana' as it was once called - is rich with legendary
tales of love and valour. In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality,
the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living - a luxury
and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. Its elegantly
appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with
history, and every corner has a story to tell.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
| Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace
is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences
in the world. Designed by renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester,
the palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences.
Its majestic 105-foot high cupola is influenced by the Renaissance,
while the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. The lavish
interiors with gilt furniture and elegant artwork follow the Art Deco
style, complemented by the exotic murals of the self-exiled Polish
artist Stefan Norblin.
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| Samode hotels are luxury heritage hotels in India's most exquisite and remote settings. Each property is enhanced by it's unique surroundings and expands horizons for travellers while respecting local ways of life. The Samode Hotels are family run hotels offering personalised service and attention to detail that makes the welcome warm and the stay unforgetable. The Samode commitment to integrate the highest international standards of hospitality with indigenous culture, designs and materials.
| Gajner Palace was used as a hunting resort by the former Maharajas and visiting British dignitaries during the days of the Raj. During the reign of Maharaja Ganga Singhji, this palace was used for grand shoots and lavish entertainment. Christmas season was often celebrated with prearranged duck and Imperial Sand Grouse shoots. Royalty, both, National and International, Viceroys and other dignitaries were invited on this grand occasion. The red sandstone palace is distinguished for its architectural grandeur and luxuriously appointed suites and rooms.
| "The Ajit Bhawan", is a home to the
members of the Jodhpur Royal family.
Set in the serene desert of Rajasthan, Ajit Bhawan stands as an oasis of
hospitality and warm Rajput charm. Built exclusively for Maharaja Sir Ajit Singhji
Rathore, the younger brother of Maharaj Umaid Sinhji of the erstwhile Jodhpur
The Ajit Bhawan offers you Old World Elegance with the modern comforts of a
classic heritage resort and the essence of being a guest of the Maharaja's
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| This is the flagship hotel in our bouquet of heritage hotels, well appreciated by the most demanding of tourists as one of the best managed, maintained heritage hotels in Rajasthan.
Alsisar Haveli lies tucked away in the heart of pink city, Jaipur. It brings back to life the grandeur of the old days and is a memorable regal Rajasthani experience for the guests. Refurbished in 1982, the Haveli incorporates the finesse of traditional Rajput architecture and a site to behold.
Braj Bhushanjee, Bundi
| This Haveli is situated on the road to the palace and its location make it very convenient for the tourist to visit other places in the city and enjoy their traditional way of life and culture of this small but very beautiful city.
The views from the terraces are excellent, especially at night when the palace is illuminated.
In this Haveli, there are many tibaries and courtyards which are painted in Bundi School Paintings, consisting of Raganies , court scene, hunting scene etc.
|Nachana Haveli, Jaisalmer
| The Land of Rajasthan reminds you of the past days of the Maharajas "Thikana Nachana" feel proud of its status in the former state of Jaisalmer. The hotel Nachana Haveli is situated in the heart of the old city. We invite the travelers to stay at the beautifully carved Thikana Nachana Haveli and to experience and enjoy the tasteful surroundings and the peaceful inner courtyard, which invites quiet hours of relaxation amidst the bustle of the town.
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