Rajasthan Travel Guide

Shiv Niwas Palace

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Shiv Niwas Palace is a previous home of the Maharana of Udaipur, Rajasthan, located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Built in the early 20th century the hemispherical- shaped palace is another magnum opus of the age of Maharajas. The palace was an exclusive structure reserved only for the privileged category guests such as dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar. Even today as this palace is been turned into a heritage hotel the grace in the mannerisms shown by the staff members and the splendid decor and interiors are reminiscent of that age.

Accommodation at Shiv Niwas Palace

As the Shiv Niwas Palace has been converted into a five-star hotel. All the segments of the palace have been converted into high-class suites of the hotel which shows elegance and class. The palace has been divided into three segments.

And these three levels of the palace are arranged in a hemispherical arc around an internal courtyard in the middle of which is a marble pool.

The balconies and roof terraces made as an opening to different rooms from which people can enjoy views to the south of the gardens laid below the dam wall of Lake Pichola.

While moving to the west, the island takes you to the exotic views of Jag Mandir Palace and the Lake Palace. The building is made of ancient Rajput architectural styles.

The interior features ivory and mother-of-pearl inlay work, glass mosaics and frescoes or mural painting.

  • 19 deluxe rooms
  • 8 terrace suites
  • 6 royal suites
  • 3 imperial suites

Dining At Shiv Niwas Palace

Paantya : Paantya, is the multi-cuisine restaurant, adorned with original paintings of the Mewar School, gold latticework and antique chandeliers.

Due to the Palace’s undulating topography, the restaurant is elevated and provides a magnificent view of the city.

The Paantya offers a selection of Continental, Mughlai, and authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

Timings: 7.00 am to 10.30 pm

The Pool Deck: A candlelit dinner at the Pool Deck, with soft strains of light instrumental music; it makes for a timeless perfect evening with your loved one.

During the day, a variety of snacks and drinks can also be enjoyed at the poolside.

Timings: 11:00 am till 10:30 pm

Panera: Panera bar, with its authentic décor of glass inlay work, huge chandeliers, and ornate mirrors, offers a wide selection of snacks and drinks, and is by The Pool Deck.

Timings: 11.00 am to 10.30 pm

Palki Khana: After a long walk through The City Palace Museum, refresh yourself at the Palki Khana or the Pavilion for Palanquins at Manek Chowk. This European-style café offers a relaxed and informal ambiance.

The coffee bar and heritage liqueurs are highly recommended. Relish a sumptuous meal at a special price, packaged with the Mewar Sound and Light Show.

Timings: 10.00 am to 10:30 pm

Shiva Nivas Palace

Shiva Nivas Palace

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