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Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur [India]


The Shiv Niwas Palace hotel is one of two authentic palace hotels in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. Built in the early 20th century during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh, the Shiv Niwas Palace served as the residence of the Maharaja for a while and was later used to accommodate visiting dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar. The crescent-shaped palace, built in the early 20th century has been meticulously maintained and converted into a Grand heritage hotel open to all.

With an enviable location on the banks of Lake Pichola, and authentic royal charm and hospitality, the hotel is a must visit for the guests who long to witness a unique blend of history, luxury, striking architecture and magical dining.


The Shiv Niwas Palace offers 36 guest rooms categorized as:

Deluxe Rooms: Comes with a bedroom with a balcony and ensuite bathroom.

Terrace Suites: Comes with a sitting area and a bedroom with a balcony and ensuite bathroom.

Royal Suites: Bigger and spacious than the Terrace suites, the royal suites come with a sitting area and a bedroom with a balcony and ensuite bathroom.

Imperial Suites: These luxurious and spacious suites come with a sitting area, a dining area and a bedroom with a balcony and ensuite bathroom.

All the rooms at the hotel are colossal and highly imperial in appearance and showcase very antique, polished and refined furnishings. Each guest room has a unique amazing décor, period furniture, king-size bed, and every other world-class facility. The walls of the rooms and suites are adorned with and portraits of the royal family.


The Shiv Nivas Palace hotel in Udaipur is known for its culinary delicacies. The main food outlets available with this Grand Heritage hotel are as below:

Paantya: It is the all day multi cuisine restaurant which serves Rajasthani, Mughlai and continental dishes.

Panera Bar: The Panera bar is well known for serving high quality liquor of Indian and foreign origin, with a wide selection of snacks.

The Palki Khana: The Palki Khana or the Pavilion for Palanquins is a European-style café offering light snacks, lunch and dinner in a relaxed and informal ambience.

The Pool Deck: This poolside restaurant serves dinner and light snacks.

Apart from the above, Shiv Niwas Palace also boasts access to all the amenities available at The City Palace Complex and that includes the two restaurants; The Sunset Terrace and The Surya Darshan Bar at the Fateh Prakash and the two restaurants; The Darikhana and the Picholi bar on Jagmandir Island Palace.


Shiv Niwas Palace offers a plethora of experiences and activities to its guests. The guests can enjoy a visit of the unique crystal gallery which boasts the largest collection of crystal in the world, in the nearby Fateh Prakash Palace.

The guests can visit the spectacular Monsoon and City Palaces, enjoy boat cruise on lake Pichola; or take a city tour of Udaipur.

Guests can also enjoy recreational facilities which includes squash courts, billiards room, board room for six; swimming pool, Ayurvedic massage, spa, Jacuzzi and beauty parlour; and access to the Maharana Mewar special library.

Shiv Niwas also boasts of a luxurious spa and salon named Panghat. In association with Tattva Spa, the successful chain of Spas, Panghat is equipped with 3 Therapy rooms, dedicated for Ayurvedic, Aroma and Swedish massages and a Salon, well equipped for bridal makeovers.


Address : The City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, INDIA

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