Where does one party with Jaipur’s hip crowd? Which palace does Jodhpur’s royal family holiday at? Know all the secrets of the royal family palaces and campsites with the best sightings!
1.Nahargarh Fort, Rathambore
Located just next to the national park, this Rajput-inspired hunting palace is surrounded by a 16th-century style fortress. Everything about it feels special, from the stepwell-like pool with stone carvings of elephants to the horse-saddle stools at Lancer’s Bar.
2. Fateh Safari Lodge, Kumbhalgarh
Visit this family-owned boutique hotel for the stunning scenery around it. The 35-room property, built 1,100m above sea level, provides uninterrupted views of the Aravalli range, which give way to the charming village of Narlai.
3. SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
Belonging to the royal family of Jaipur, this 18th-century palace is one of Rajasthan’s best-loved luxury accommodation options, having hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Jackie Kennedy over the years.
4. Bal Samand Lake Palace and Garden Retreat, Jodhpur
Just 5km outside the main city, this 17th-century palace has long been a favourite spot with Jodhpur’s royal family, especially during the rainy season.
5. Fort Seengh Sagar, Deogarh
While the main mahal, near Udaipur, is the grand dame that travellers have been seeking out since the 1990s, do yourself a favour and pick this mini-fortress instead.
6. Udai Kothi, Udaipur
The rooftop pool, from which you can stare out at Lake Pichola and the City Palace complex, is just one reason to check into this waterfront hotel.
7. The Green House Resort, Pushkar
Gorgeous Dutch roses growing all year round—it doesn’t sound possible in the desert state, right? But thanks to the greenhouses located on the premises of this boutique hotel, this is a reality.
8. The Mountbatten Lodge, Ranakpur
Just four enormous villas that come with pools make up this opulent Marwar hideaway.