Guests have the option of selecting from our exquisite venues in 7 different cities all across the princely Indian state of Rajasthan. They are Udaipur, Gajner, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur and Jaipur.
UDAIPUR is also known as the "City of Palaces", "City of Lakes". It is surrounded by hills, mountains, and it’s beautiful palaces are mirrored in the calm blue water of Lake Pichola. Udaipur, as the capital of Mewar, was created by Maharana Udai Singh in 1568.
We provide historic venues for banquets, special dinners and wedding ceremonial parties at the following Hotels in Udaipur.
A crescent adorning the southern end of the Palace complex, the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur was originally Maharana Fateh Singhji's residence. The rooms around this awe-inspiring courtyard were used as a place for entertaining personal guests. 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 categorized 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 souvenirs 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.
Period furniture, chandeliers, portraits and original paintings; spectacular lake or mountain views; centrally air-conditioned, with international direct dial telephone, satellite television, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities.
Shiv Niwas Poolside
Serves light snacks all day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the poolside, upto 300 guests can be enjoying the privacy and exclusivity of the venue. Glittering lights on the trees, and blue waters of the royal pool, make the Poolside a dreamy celebratory venue.
The Shiv Niwas Lawns :
The Lawns, in front of the bandstand, are ideal for sit down banquets, buffets and wedding ceremonies for anywhere between 50 to 500 guests (maximum 200 guests for sit-down dinners).
The Shiv Niwas Top Terrace
At the Shiv Niwas Top Terrace, small groups of between 6 to 30 guests can enjoy a quiet meal alongwith breath-taking view of Lake Pichola and its island palaces.
With distinctive turrets and majestic domes, Fateh Prakash Palace is a Grand Heritage Palace built along the shores of Lake Pichola. Named after one of Mewar dynasty's greatest rulers, Maharana Fateh Singh (period of reign: 1884-1935), the palace is a repository of exquisite chandeliers and rare paintings, unique crystal and crockery collections. Fateh Prakash Palace has been awarded the National Tourism Award for the best heritage hotel in 'Heritage Grand' category for 2001-2002 by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.
Classified as a Grand Heritage Palace, the imposing lakeside Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur recapitulates royal traditions and lifestyles in its antique furniture, original paintings and opulent interiors. Its serene premises and picturesque views of Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace and the Sajjangarh Fort, promise a soothing break from the rigors of city life. The magnificent Durbar Hall, the exclusive Gallery Restaurant and the dazzling Crystal Gallery complete the royal repertoire of unparalleled experiences at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur.
Traditional Mewari hospitality coupled with efficient service adds to the pleasure of a holiday at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur. While at the Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur, one can completely embrace Palace life and explore the enormous Palace Complex, including the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur.
Each suite at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur is decorated with original portraits and period furniture, which have been in the family for generations. The recently opened Dovecote wing has all the rooms facing Lake Pichola. Each room has been designed to give maximum comfort and a sweeping view of the lake with the Jagmandir Island Palace and Lake Palace.
Durbar Hall, Fateh Prakash Palace
Steeped in history, its size and splendour are breathtaking, and its capacity makes the Durbar Hall an ideal venue for large conferences, receptions, meetings or parties. Through the decades, this majestic hall has hosted weddings, court occasions, formal durbars, state banquets, and royal parties. Its walls are covered with the portraits of the Maharajas of Mewar. The famous Crystal Gallery overlooks the Durbar Hall. Upto 120 guests for formal banquets and 300 guests for buffet style dining can be accommodated.
Sunset View Terrace, Fateh Prakash Palace
The Sunset View Terrace, overlooking Lake Pichola and the island palaces of Jagmandir and Jagniwas caters to the dining needs of 50 to 70 guests for sit down functions and upto 200 guests for buffet style dining.
Manek Chowk, City Palace ComplexSit-down banquets and special dinners at the picturesque Manek Chowk (or palace grounds) can accommodate upto 200 guests for formal gatherings. Special illuminations transform Manek Chowk in the evenings into a dreamy setting for formal dinners and wedding celebrations.
Zenana Mahal, City Palace Complex
The Zenana Mahal (palace for the royal ladies) is ideal for special dinners and sit-down banquets for upto 288 guests. The candle-lit, flower-decked tables are arranged around the fountain and dance floor facing the glittering pavilion, creating an air of privacy and exclusivity at the Zenana Mahal. Upto 500 guests can be catered for buffet style dining
The Promenade, City Palace Complex
On the shores of Lake Pichola is the landscaped Promenade with spectacular views of the lake, island palaces and the mountains. The Lawns at Promenade accommodate 100 to 300 guests for formal banquets and wedding parties; upto 3000 guest for casual buffet style dining. The Promenade Jetty is another popular venue for special dinners and ceremonial occasions where upto 300 guests can be accommodated for sit-down; upto 2000 guests for buffet style dining.
Baadi Mahal, City Palace Complex
The Baadi Mahal is an exclusive garden courtyard in the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal men) provides an opportunity to organize exclusive dinners, preferably in the traditional Indian floor-seating arrangement, for groups of upto 50 guests.
Mor Chowk, City Palace Complex
The historic Mor Chowk in the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal men) is ideal for exclusive banquets for small groups of 20 to 50 guests who can absorb the grandeur of the palace. The traditional Indian floor-seating arrangement is recommended for dinners at Mor Chowk.
The island palace of Jagmandir is one of the most exclusive and exquisite venues of HRH Group. Jagmandir's Garden Courtyard can accommodate between 50 to 304 guests for sit-down banquets; upto 500 guests can be catered for buffet style dining.
The Darikhana is a cosy colonnaded venue for upto 40 guests who can enjoy spectacular views of The City Palace during sit-down dinners. Special lighting at Darikhana makes for a truly romantic setting.
Jagmandir's Top Terrace is an even more exclusive and private venue where only 30 guests can be served. The views of the lake, mountains, island palaces and The City Palace are breath taking.
Kunwarpada Lawns have been developed to host dinners for 40 to 100 guests (upto 300 guests for buffet style dining); the lush-green illuminated lawns are on the edge of the lake.
The "other" island palace in Udaipur, Jagmandir is made of the finest yellow sandstone inlaid with marble and has been dedicated to the Lord of the Universe. In the middle of its courtyard is an exquisitely carved chhatri (small domed kiosk) of special grey-green granite called Pareva, imported especially for this purpose. The island itself is flanked by a row of huge carved stone elephants.
This Island has hosted a number of grand events through the decades including weddings, theme parties and royal parties.
The guests are ferried in decorated boats across the lake in form of a procession to the Jagmandir Island in the middle of Lake Pichola, decorated with lights for the special occasion. The whole island has an encompassing view of the City Palace, Lake Palace, the Lake and the Aravali ranges of hills.
The sight as one nears the island is stunning, as the whole island is beautifully illuminated and looks like a floating jewel. Once inside, the place transports you to another era, recapturing the essence of royal leisure palaces.
Made of the finest yellow sandstone inlaid with marble, it has been dedicated to the Lord of the Universe. in the middle of its courtyard, is a most exquisitely carved chhatri of special grey-green granite called "Pareva", imported especially for this purpose. Fountains play, in its magnificent courtyard as stately elephants guard the entrance to the island.
Dinner and entertainment is a lavish affair, with barbeque snacks made live and a sumptuous spread of buffet dinner, with a choice of traditional yet lively folk song & dance Program or DJ music with a dance floor, with the grand finale of spectacular fire works
The “Darikhana” the pillar extension, has floor seating with mattress and bolsters and decorated with flowers. Rajasthani folk dances and music fills the atmosphere with waves of happiness. Meanwhile our chefs carefully lay down the buffet inviting guests to savor the specialties of auspicious day.