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Shiv Niwas Palace

Shiv Niwas Palace

The crescent-shaped palace is one of the two authentic palace hotels in the Udaipur City Palace Complex. The palace is located with an enviable backdrop as it stands on the banks of Lake Pichola. Shiv Niwas Palace was constructed in the 20th century, during the reign of Maharan Fateh Singh and till today it has been meticulously preserved and maintained. The literal meaning of the name of the palace is abode of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God, worshipped by the royal family of Mewar.

The palace of Shiv Niwas served as a residence to Maharana Fateh Singh and later was used as the accommodation complex for the royal guests. Today, it has converted into a heritage hotel and is an open palace to everyone.

The palace was opened as a heritage hotel by Maharana Bhagwat Singh in the year 1982 and found fame with the James Bond movie Octopussy, a part of which was filmed here. The Grand Heritage Palace opens up for guests, and offers a fusion of the elegance of the last century with modern 21st century amenities.

This heritage hotel in Rajasthan is a must-stay place and also has won three National Tourism Awards for the best heritage hotel in the category of “Heritage Grand”. This palatial hotel is still owned by the royal family of Mewar of Udaipur and is one of the HRH Group of Hotels, which has many branches in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

The interiors of the palace are done in ultra polished and elegant styles. The Shiv Niwas Palace provides an ultimate authentic royal charm and hospitality, which keeps the reverence of the hotel above all others.

The rooms in the palace are spacious and well ventilated and the palace gives a reflection of western influence. The rooms are well furnished with four poster beds, chaise-lounges and exquisite carpets. The cuisine in the palace includes traditional Indian, Continental, Rajasthani and Chinese dishes to relish, of which tradition Rajasthani is always on high demand.

A stay at the Shiv Niwas Palce is definitely a hard-to miss thing, when on the excursion to the royal Indian state of Rajasthan.

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