Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
A former Royal guest residence of the Maharana of Udaipur, Shiv Niwas Palace has been elegantly restored to a boutique heritage hotel. The building comprises of ancient Rajput architectural styles, and the interior features excellent, glass mosaics, antiques and detailed frescoes.
The Shiv Niwas Palace offers thirty-six opulent suites and rooms, some with beautiful balconies looking directly out onto the Lake Pichola. Each room has a unique décor, furniture, and on the walls there are original portraits of the royal ancestors dating back throughout the ages.
There is a large private terrace to relax on and watch the world go by. Staying at the Shiv Niwas Palace, is an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the maharajas, in this palace of living history, luxury, architecture and the finest cuisine.
Dine in the multi-cuisine restaurant – Paantya – adorned with antique chandeliers and gold latticework, providing stunning views of the city. There is a selection of Continental, Mughlai and Rajasthani cuisine also on offer. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, then The Pool Deck with its beautiful instrumental music in the background could be just the place. At the pretty poolside, one can while away the day and enjoy delicious snacks and fresh juices.
Palki Khanna offers a relaxed ambience as a European style cafe, and in the evenings why not head for drinks at the well-stocked, old world Panera bar, decorated with huge chandeliers and antique mirrors.
The Panghat Spa & Beauty Salon is available to everyone who want to be pampered with their Ayurvedic and beauty treatments. There are also fitness facilities, a billiards room and the ornate swimming pool.
Listen to the Palace band at dusk or to the classical music in the evenings, and be transported back to the era of the elegant and opulent living of Majarajas.