Tucked away in the quiet town of Dholpur lies the charming Dholpur Palace, also known as the Raj Niwas Palace. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era.
Dholpur was a protectorate of the British East India Company from 1779 on wards. In 1949, it merged with the young Indian nation and in 1956 the princely state ceased to exist. Apparently Dholpur Palace was built to welcome HRH Albert Edward, when he visited in 1876.
Soaked in the vibrant history and rich heritage, the Raj Niwas Palace today beckons tourists to a mesmerizing journey back in time. This spectacular edifice made of Dholpur’s world-famous red stone, intricately carved interiors and custom designed tiles from Europe provides a visual treat to the onlookers. The Raj Niwas Palace is a veritable treasure-trove of antiques, exquisite furniture, curios, trophies, artifacts which are very much a part of life even today. Come, amble at leisure in the well-groomed lawns and expansive corridors where erstwhile royalty once sauntered leisurely.
Location: 240 kms from New Delhi domestic and international airports, 50 kms from Agra
Facilities: Pool Villas, multi-cuisine restaurant, 24 hrs. coffee shop, lawns for parties.
Attractions: Buggy rides, horse and camel rides in Chambal ravines, guided city tour, Mach Kund, Talab Shahi, Ram Sagar Lake and Van Vihar Sanctuary etc.
Owner: Niyant Heritage Hotel Pvt. Ltd. ,Mr. Dushyant Singh, M.D, Ms. Niharika Raje, Director