Curious to know about the personal lives and lifestyles of kings and queens from a bygone era? Want to live in rooms which were once owned by them? Well, the hotels of Udaipur give you the chance to live this dream! Yes, you can book your stay at any of the following 6 palaces which were once home to the kings and queens of Udaipur and have now been transformed into luxurious hotels. Read on!

1. Shiv Niwas Palace

A unique combination of history, luxury and architecture, this palace was built in the early 20th century during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh. Earlier, it was reserved only for visiting dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar, but now it has been converted into a five star heritage hotel which consists of 19 deluxe rooms, 8 terrace suites, 6 royal suites and 3 imperial suites. Come, be a guest at Shiv Niwas Palace and you will be returning time and again!

Where | The City Palace Complex
Here’s Their Website | http://www.hrhhotels.com/Grand_Heritage/Shiv_Niwas_Palace/index.aspx 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Shiv-Niwas-Palace-196487230386049/ 

2. The Taj Lake Palace

The Lake Palace was built between 1743 and 1746 under the direction of Maharaja Jagat Singh II. To help its inhabitants pray to Surya, the palace was constructed facing east and was an actual functional palace for 260 years where India’s Rajput princes used to reside. It was converted into a 83 room hotel by The Taj Group in 1971. A speedboat is operated by the hotel which transports the guests from the City Palace to the hotel *starry eyed*. The hotel offers luxury and opulence in its purest form!

Where | Pichola
Here’s Their Website | https://www.tajhotels.com/ 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TajLakePalace1746/ 

3. Fateh Prakash Palace 

Constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh, the palace is located on the eastern shores of Lake Pichola and is an exclusive venue to royal events. The Durbar Hall is touted to be one of the most lavish durbar halls in India. You would find painstaking attention to detail has been paid, as every nook and corner of the palace inculcates supreme architecture because of which the palace has received several tourism awards for its grandiose look and service. Come for a royal staycation here!

Where | The City Palace Complex
Here’s Their Website | http://www.hrhhotels.com/Grand_heritage/Fateh_Prakash_Palace/index.aspx 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Fateh-Prakash-Palace-Udaipur-140173332719484/ 

4. Jag Mandir Island Palace

Also known as the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the palace was constructed by three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of the Mewar Kingdom. Once a venue to grand parties of the royal families, the Jagmandir Island Palace was converted into a hotel comprising many luxurious suites, cafés, stylish dining restaurants, bars and spas. Jagmandir Island Palace, with its special place in history, is now a beautiful luxurious hotel you can come stay at! 

Where | Pichola
Here’s Their Website | http://www.eternalmewar.in/index.aspx 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/JagmandirIslandPalaceUdaipur/ 

5. Laxmi Vilas Palace

Surrounded by Aravalli hills and situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, the Laxmi Vilas Palace was constructed by Maharana Bhupal Singh in 1911. It was converted into a five star heritage hotel, consisting of Princess Suite, Deluxe Rooms, Maharani Suite, Maharana Suite and Palace Suite, by The Lalit group. You should definitely make reservations at this hotel as it’s located just a few kilometres away from the city centre, international airport and railway station. Book up NOW!

Where | Opposite Fateh Sagar Lake
Here’s Their Website | http://www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-udaipur/ 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheLalitUdaipur/ 

6. Gajner Palace

Located at a distance of 500 kilometres from Udaipur, Gajner Palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert and is built on the edge of a lake. Once home to royalty, this architectural beauty was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976. The palace has a total of 48 rooms along with the remnants of a historic railway station. Each corner of the Dungar Niwas, Mandir Chowk, Gulab Niwas and Champa Niwas reflects royalty in a unique way. You must check out this palace!

Where | Kolayat, Gajner 
Here’s Their Website | http://www.hrhhotels.com/Grand_heritage/Gajner_Palace/index.aspx 
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Gajner-Palace-Gajner-213833355297307/ 

So, what are you waiting for? Make your reservations, start packing your bags and dive into the history of these heritage hotels of Udaipur!