Shiv Niwas Palace

Where royalty has always felt at home, today you are invited to an experience of a lifetime

The crescent-shaped palace was built in the early 20th century, in the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh (period of reign: 1884-1930), and has been meticulously maintained and preserved for guests like you. The palace was reserved exclusively for visiting dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar. Today it is a Grand Heritage Palace for guests, combining the elegance of the last century with modern 21st century amenities.

Shiv Niwas Palace offers beautiful, yet differing suites and rooms to choose from 17 individually decorated suites carry original furniture and portraits that have been with the royal family for generations. All the suites look out onto the natural panorama of Udaipur. Unparalleled splendor and spaciousness characterise each room.

Guests to Shiv Niwas Palace like to return time and again. The hospitality is unchanged from the not-so-distant times when Shiv Niwas Palace was a royal guesthouse.

The distinctive character of Shiv Niwas Palace contributes substantially to the success of events of all types. Events benefit from a unique combination of history, luxury, impressive architecture, personalised service and the finest cuisine.


    Palace Rooms: 19
    Terrace Suites: 08
    Royal Suites: 06
    Imperial Suites: 03


    Fitness facilities
    Squash, Steam Room(s), Swimming pool
    Billiards room
    The Panghat Spa & Beauty Salon for Ayurvedic and beauty treatments
    Solar and motor boats on Lake Pichola
    Palace Band at dusk
    Classical music in the evenings
    Maharana Mewar Special Library (on request)

    At the hotel

    24-hour In-Room Dining
    laundry/dry-cleaning/ pressing
    Travel Desk
    Currency exchange service
    Doctor or nurse on call 24 hours
    Non-smoking rooms
    One-hour pressing
    Restaurant(s) and Umbrellas

    Business Services

    Business services available on request with prior notice
    Audiovisual equipment
    Wireless Internet access at no extra charge
    Confidential Meeting Suite

    Facilities & Amenities provided on Complimentary Basis

    2 Bottles of packaged drinking water
    Shower Gel
    Toilet Rolls – 2 nos
    Dental Kit *
    Shaving Kit *
    Bathroom Slippers *
    Tea/Coffee Maker
    Hair Dryer
    In room safe
    Makeup mirror
    Wi Fi usage
    Twice daily housekeeping services

    Restaurants & Bars
    Paantya, Shiv Niwas Palace

    Paantya, (a Mewari word meaning ‘sitting in line, in protocol’) is the multi-cuisine restaurant, adorned with original paintings of the Mewar School, gold latticework and antique chandeliers. Due to the Palace Complex’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.

    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Timings: 7 am to 10.30 pm

    The Pool Deck, Shiv Niwas Palace

    A candlelit dinner at the Pool Deck, with soft strains of light instrumental music, makes for the timeless perfect evening with your loved one. During the day, a variety of snacks and drinks can also be enjoyed at the poolside.

    Open for light snacks through the day and dinner
    Timings: 11am to 10.30 pm.

    Panera, Shiv Niwas Palace

    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. The name ‘Panera’ is derived from paani or water, and refers to the storehouse for water and liquor in the royal household.

    Timings: 11am to 10.30 pm

    Palki Khana, Shiv Niwas Palace

    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 ambience. 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.

    Open for light snacks through the day, lunch and dinner
    Timings: 9.30 am to 5:30 pm

    The Darikhana, Jagmandir

    The Darikhana restaurant is an exclusive venue for stylish dining. It’s a colonnaded restaurant, specially air-conditioned for guests, and offers an select international cuisine. A varied a la carte menu is offered for evening dining. We also serve a specially prepared four-course dinner, which is highly recommended.

    Timings : 7 pm to 10.30 pm

    Picholi Bar, Jagmandir

    The Barah Pathoron ka Mahal, or the Palace of Twelve Stones, houses the Picholi Bar. The bar derives its name from the oldest settlement on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Picholi village. Enjoy a leisurely drink of wine or beer while soaking in the commanding view of the City Palace Complex and Lake Pichola from this historic venue.

    Timings 10 am to 10.30 pm