Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
Rajasthan "The land of the maharajas" and their nobles.The legends that surround these dashing inhabitants have now passed into history but the palaces and forts in their states-their nobles were not far behind in building suitably impressive havelies which were in keeping with their status. All of Rajasthan is dotted with these marvellous monuments, each one an outstanding example of our rich architectural heritage. The large Palaces, Forts & Havelis - once the residences of the Maharajas & Rajas have been converted into Indian Heritage Hotels. From the dramatic hilltop fortifications, to the isolated and often unapproachable hunting pavilions - these Palaces & Forts of Rajasthan have continued to attract tourists for years now. Visitors, guests and even strangers were welcome in a tradition that was a part of the then life styles. Today, former Maharajas and other royalty have opened their doors to those travellers who want to take a part of Indian history back with them. Grandiose palaces like Rambagh in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur and Lake Palace in Udaipur were converted into Grand Heritage Hotels almost three to four decades ago. Moreover, right now plenty of the smaller palaces and havelis have recently opened their doors to the tourists.
In a class by themselves, these heritage hotels extend their own unique services to the tourist. Dressed almost always in traditional turbans and dhotis,the old family retainers cater to the same kind of care and hospitality to the tourists as they do to their personal guests.