Wedding in Udaipur
|Udaipur District bounded
on the northwest by the Aravalli Range, across
which lie the districts of Sirohi and Pali.
It is bounded on the north by Rajsamand District,
on the east by Chittaurgarh District, on the
southeast by Banswara District, on the south
by Dungarpur District, and on the southwest
by the state of Gujarat. It is part of the
Mewar region of Rajasthan.
The district is generally hilly. The western
portion of the district is drained by the
Sabarmati River, which originates in the
Aravalli Range of Udaipur District flows
south into Gujarat. The northern portion
of the district is drained by tributaries
of the Banas River, including the Ahar River,
which flows through the City of Udaipur.
The southern and central portion of the
district is drained by tributaries of the
Mahi River, including the Som and the Gomati.
Dhebar Lake, also known as Jaisamand Lake,
has an area of 50 km² (20 square miles)
when full, and was created in the 17th century
when Rana Jai Singh of Udaipur built a marble
dam across the Gomati.
|Devigarh Fort Palace of Rajasthan is situated
at a distance of approximately 28 km from
Udaipur. It serves as one of the three corridors
that lead to the city of lakes, Udaipur. Dating
back to the 18th century, this fort palace
stands enveloped by the massive Aravalli range
of Rajasthan. This important principality
was bestowed to Sajja Singh of Gujarat in
recognition for his valiance and loyalty.
He stood by Maharana Pratap Singh against
the Mughal emperor Akbar, at the battle of
Haldighati (1576) and was honored by the award
of Devigarh. However, the construction work
on the fort palace got underway only in the
1760s, under Raghudev Singh II.
the initial construction, successive
rulers made many additions to the Devi
Garh Fort Palace. After merging into
the state of Rajasthan in the 1960s,
the palace was later abandoned. However,
after years of restoration and reconstruction,
it has now been converted into the Devi
Garh Palace Heritage Hotel, near Udaipur.
The mingling of the modern design with
the age-old heritage, gives a special
touch to the palace hotel. Devigarh
Palace Hotel of Rajasthan is a unique
all-suite boutique hotel. A stay in
this heritage hotel will bring you all
the comforts of a hotel, while, at the
same time, giving a taste of the rich
royal legacy of the state.
|Deogarh Mahal is an imposing structure built
in 1670 A.D. At a height of about 2100 ft
above sea level, it is cooler than surrounding
Rajasthan. Built by Rawat Dwarka Dasji as
a family residence, it soon became the hub
of village activity.
The family interacted with the villagers
and invited a host of feasts and festivities
to be performed within the Mahal precincts.
Some of these traditions are still practiced.
And the gates, that always remained closed,
to ward off enemies, are now open to the
guests. Deogarh lies on the borders of Mewar,
Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east
Deogarh miniatures adorn the personal
collection of the present Rawat Sahib.
Frescoes of this art form can also be
seen on the fort walls. Deogarh Mahal
also has some exciting rooms to browse
through Sheesh Mahal - the colourful
hall of mirrors, is just one of them!
Outstanding cuisine and traditional
hospitality are offered to the guests
in magnificent surroundings. Home grown
fruits and vegetables, in-house milk
products and oils provide a delectable
and distinct freshness to the food.
The hotel also offers delicious seasonal
jams and juices. Airy terraces offer
a splendid view of the hills and lakes
as one sunbathes, reads or watches the
|The haveli is made in a typical Mewar architecture
and provides a visitor a very relaxing and
regal haveli atmosphere and style. The haveli
situated right on the bank of Lake Pichola
provides an excellent view of all the Palaces
of Udaipur i.e. City Palace, Lake Palace,
Jagat Niwas Palace lake side restaurant
with its jharokhas on the lake is an unrivalled
place to enjoy excellent indian cuisine,
select continental and chinese dishes.
Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel offers 29 well
appointed rooms categorized into Standard
Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Super Deluxe Rooms
and Suites. All the rooms are tastefully
designed in traditional Rajasthani style.
Suites are furnished with antique furniture
and king size beds. The super deluxe rooms
offer a stunning view of the Lake Pichola
and the old city.
at Hotel Jagat Niwas Palace:
Special folk dances and folk puppetry
on request, in-house laundry, STD and
ISD facilities, internet, shopping arcade,
travel counter, doctor on call, car
rentals, tourist guides, horse riding,
traditional wedding arrangements, film
shooting / modeling, ayurvedic massage
|Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel
Udaipur was the vision of the His Late Highness
Maharana Bhagwat Singhji Mewar, which led
to its conversion into a luxury hotel. Shiv
Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur is now categorised
as a Grand Heritage Palace as it has been
restored to its original pristine glory.
Elegantly appointed suites with private
terraces, choice Indian and continental
fare, a friendly pool-deck, a treasure-trove
of souveniers and precious gems, a Scottish
Band, this former royal guest house has
all this and more to make your visit to
Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur memorable.
Shiv Niwas Palace has been awarded the
'Heritage Award for Excellence' in 1997-98
and the National Tourism Award for the best
heritage hotel in 'Heritage Grand' category
1998-99 and 2000-01 by the Department of
Tourism, Government of India..
at Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace:
Swimming pool, squash courts, billard
room, TV room, board room for six, ayurvedic
massage and beauty parlour; Palace band
and classical music in the evenings;
solar and motar boaats on the lake;
library; same day laundry and dry cleaning;
travel and tour guides; travel desk;
money exchange available 24 hours; safety
lockers; facsimile and internet; doctor
on call; airport transfers and cars
/ limousines on hire.