Palaces


The following is an exhaustive list of popular palaces in Rajasthan, followed by a brief information on each of them, wherever available. Most of these Palaces have been converted into Museums or Heritage Hotels and are open to public for viewing.

Jaipur district

Amber Palace (Amber Fort). Also known as Amer Fort, located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I (December 21, 1550 – July 6, 1614). Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.


Amber Palace


Shahpura Haveli, Shahpura, Former Residence of Royal Family of Shahpura, today a hotel.


Shahpura Haveli

Samode Palace, Jaipur. Former residence of the thakurs of Samode, today a hotel.




City Palace, Jaipur. Seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now a museum




Rambagh Palace, Jaipur.- Former royal residence, today a hotel.


Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace


Jal Mahal, Jaipur - Jal Mahal popular as water palace, palaces was build for royal family for leisure in summer


Jal Mahal


Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur. Former royal residence. Now a museum.


Hawamahal in daylight

Hawamahal at night

Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur. Former residence of the thakurs of Kanota, today a hotel.


Narain Niwas
Raj Mahal Palace, Jaipur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.



Rajmahal Palace

Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur. Former residence of Shekhawat thakur, today a hotel.




Bissau Palace, Jaipur. Former residence of Shekhawat Rawal, Oldest Heritage Hotel of Jaipur.


Bassau Palace

Samode Haveli, Jaipur. Former residence of a prime minister of Jaipur, today a hotel.

Jai Mahal, Jaipur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.


Jai Mahal Palace

Mahar haveli residence of Rawat of mahar thikhana, now converted into a botique hotel and an upscale restaurant.

Sisodia Rani Palace is a palace garden 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Jaipur city in of Rajasthan state in India. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. The place consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. A double-storeyed palace occupies the top terrace of the garden. The palace has many galleries, pavilions and beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of lord Krishna. The palace lies on Jaipur Agra highway.

The palace garden derives its name Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace, from the rani (queen) for whom it was built. She hailed from the Sisodia line of Suryavanshi (Sun dynasty) Rajputs, who ruled and now nominally rule the region of Mewar in Rajasthan.

Sisodia Rani Palace & Gardens


Udaipur district

City Palace, Udaipur. Seat of the Maharana of Udaipur. The City Palace towers over Lake Pichola. The balconies, cupolas, and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city. This complex actually consists of four major and several minor palaces that collectively form the magnificent City Palace. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying artifacts.

City Palace Udaipur
Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), Udaipur. Now a hotel but was originally called Jagniwas and served as a summer palace. Built between 1743 and 1746 on the island near Jagmandir in Lake Pichola, the palace, which faces east, is a wondrous sight to behold. The walls made of black and white marbles are adorned with semi-precious stones and ornamented niches. Gardens, fountains, pillared terraces, and columns line its courtyards.

Lake Palace
Jag Mandir Udaipur. Former royal pleasure palace.(Shah Jahan took refuge here while crown prince during a conflict with his father Jahangir)

Jag Mandir
Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur. Former royal guest-house, now a hotel.

Shiv Niwas Palace

Shiv Niwas Palace
Amet haveli, Former haveli of Rawat of Amet. Now a heritage hotel & Ambari Restaurant.

Amet Haveli

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur. Part of the city palace complex, now a hotel.

Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace

Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874–1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who it was built for in 1884. The palace offers a panoramic view of the city's lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, appropriately, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace. It is said that the Maharana built it at the top of the hill to get a view of his ancestral home, Chittaurgarh. Previously owned by the Mewar royal family, it is now under the control of the Forest Department of the Government of Rajasthan and has recently been opened to the public. The palace provides a beautiful view of the sunset


Monsoon Palace


Fort Delwara. Former royal residence located 30 km north east of Udaipur. Now the Devi Garh Fort Palace hotel.

Fort Delwara palace

Bikaner district

Junagarh Fort and Palace, Bikaner. Seat of the Maharaja of Bikaner. Now a museum.


Junagarh Fort & Palace Bikaner

Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner. Former royal residence, today a hotel.


Laxmi Niwas Palace Bikaner


Bhanwar Niwas, Bikaner. Historic haveli, now a hotel.

Gajner Palace, outskirts of Bikaner. Former hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Bikaner.


Gajner Palace Bikaner

Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner. Former royal residence. A part have been converted into a hotel, while the remainder is a museum.


Lalgarh Palace Bikaner


Jodhpur district

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Seat of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Part of the palace has been converted into a hotel.


Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur


Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur. This lake is a popular picnic spot, built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar.

Palace of Bilara, Bilara, Dist Jodhpur

Other districts
Devigarh, Delwara, now a heritage hotel.

Khimsar Fort, Khimsar (Nagour District). Former residence of the thakurs of Khimsar, today a hotel.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer. Seat of the Maharaja of Jaisalmer.

Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner. Former royal residence. A part have been converted into a hotel, while the remainder is a museum.

Laxmangarh Fort, Sikar. Former royal residence, today a tourist spot.

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.

Mundota Fort and Palace, A 450-year-old palace located 18 miles north-west of Jaipur. Former royal residence of the Thakurs of Mundota which has recently been converted into a heritage hotel.

Neemrana Fort-Palace. Located 40 miles northwest of Alwar. Former residence of the rajah of Neemrana, today a hotel.

Sariska Palace, Sariska Alwar. Former royal hunting lodge, today a hotel.

Castle Mandawa, Mandawa (Jhunjhunu district in Shekhavati). Former residence of Shekhawat thakurs (landed noble) of Mandawa, today a hotel.

Bhinder Garh, Chittorgarh. Current residence of the Shaktawat rawats of Bhinder.

Bansi Garh, Chittorgarh. Current residence of the Shaktawat rawats of Bansi.

Deogarh Mahal, Deogarh Madaria. Former residence of the Rrawat of Deogarh, today a hotel.

Golbagh Palace, Bharatpur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.

Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer.

Kuchaman Fort, Kuchaman (Nagour District). Former royal residence, now a hotel.

Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer. Former residence of a prime minister of Jaisalmer.

Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur. Former royal residence of the Maharajas of Dholpur, today a hotel.

Seengh Sagar, Deogarh Madaria. Former hunting lodge of the Rawat of Deogarh, today a hotel.

Royal Rao Palace, Nizam Nagar, Alwar, 300 years old big Heritage Haveli. Residence Of late Royal Rao H.H.Bhero Singh family

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