List of palaces in Rajasthan

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Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds", in Jaipur
Lake palace in Udaipur

The Indian state of Rajasthan is famous for historic havelis, forts and palaces. Some of these are:

Jaipur district[edit]

  • Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur. Former residence of Shekhawat thakur (landed noble), today a hotel.
  • Amber Palace (Amber Fort). Former royal residence, Jaipur.
  • Bissau Palace, Jaipur.Former residence of Shekhawat Rawal (landed noble),Oldest Heritage Hotel of Jaipur.
  • Samode Palace, Jaipur. Former residence of the thakurs (landed noble) of Samode, today a hotel.
  • City Palace, Jaipur. Seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now a museum.
  • Samode Haveli, Jaipur. Former residence of a prime minister of Jaipur, today a hotel.
  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur.- Former royal residence, today a hotel.
  • Jai Mahal, Jaipur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.
  • Jal Mahal, Jaipur.
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur. Former royal residence. Now a museum.
  • Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur. Former residence of the thakurs (landed noble) of Kanota, today a hotel.
  • Raj Mahal Palace, Jaipur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.

Udaipur district[edit]

Bikaner district[edit]

Jodhpur district[edit]

Other districts[edit]

  • 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 rawat (landed noble) of Deogarh, today a hotel.
  • Devigarh, Delwara, now a heritage hotel.
  • Golbagh Palace, Bharatpur. Former royal residence, today a hotel.
  • Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer.
  • Khimsar Fort, Khimsar (Nagour District). Former residence of the thakurs (landed noble) of Khimsar, today a hotel.
  • Kuchaman Fort, Kuchaman (Nagour District). Former royal residence, now 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.
  • Nathmalji Ki Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer. Former residence of a prime minister of Jaisalmer.
  • Neemrana Fort-Palace. Located 40 miles northwest of Alwar. Former residence of the rajah of Neemrana, today a hotel.
  • 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 (landed noble) of Deogarh, today a hotel.
  • Sariska Palace, SariskaAlwar. Former royal hunting lodge, today a hotel.
  • Khumbalgarh Fort, Mewar

Further reading[edit]

  • Badhwar, Inderjit; Leong, Susan (2006). India Chic. Singapore: Bolding Books. ISBN 981-4155-57-8. 
  • Crites, Mitchell Shelby; Nanji, Ameeta (2007). India Sublime – Princely Palace Hotels of Rajasthan. New York: Rizzoli. ISBN 978-0-8478-2979-8. 
  • Michell, George, Martinelli, Antonio (2005). The Palaces of Rajasthan. London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-2505-3.