Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, known for its red colour sandstone rather than precious stones. Dholpur was a protectorate of the British East India Company from 1779 onwards. 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. 

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, today beckons the rulers of the time, to a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. 

Raj Niwas Palace is more lustrous than it ever was, having been refurbished extravagantly. Its simple exterior of Red Stone leaves you unprepared for the sheer opulence of the interiors. The Palace is one of a kind a unique example of the Indian fascination for European, and especially Dutch ceramics. 

Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary near it. Offering a total of 40 rooms to its guest with three different categories, the palace is a perfect place to base yourself.
A Landmark hotel in Dholpur, Raj Niwas Palace delivers exceptional service and unique decor and array of luxury amenities with a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities .

24 Hour Front desk
Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Free Wifi
Safe Deposit Box
Private Safari (Boats & Jeeps) with in house Naturalists
Private Plunge Pool in pool villa cottages
Air conditioning (Hot & cold in rooms)
Attach washrooms
Hot & cold running water
Flat Screen Television with DTH service
Mini Bar
Hair dryer
Placed amidst the lush gardens, our Garden cottages are our latest additions, among the subtle magnetism of nature all around. Each garden rooms are of approximate 1000 sq. feet. With a common running Verandah in front the sunshine flows into trees and winds blow their freshness into you. Our luxurious appointed sitting room is where you succumb to the magic of understated style and opulence. Elegant decor and exquisite furniture create a relaxing environment with fully air-conditioned /heated spacious rooms, king size beds and ample world class amenities.
Located in the heritage wing the Palace Suites are not only large enough to cause exhaustion simply walking from bed to wardrobe, but every square inch is covered with ceramic tiles inspired by the traditional design themes.The floor is a mosaic of colored oxide tiles; the plaster work on the ceiling is gilded. Other rooms too are richly decorated with tiles. Within these luxurious surroundings, all modern amenities are offered to make you stay memorable.
Indulge yourself in fully air-conditioned (hot & cold) spacious villa with cascading windows, king size beds and ample world class amenities. The cottage units are of approximate 1500 sq feet, Our luxurious appointed sitting room is where you succumb to the magic of understated style and opulence. The Royal aura extends to the adjoining courtyard with its personal Plunge Pool. Elegant decor and exquisite furniture create a relaxing environment.
Comprising of two bedrooms and large living area with a private plunge pool is a perfect abode for a family of four. Indulge yourself in fully air-conditioned (hot & cold) spacious villa with cascading windows, king size beds and ample world class amenities. Elegant decor and exquisite furniture create a relaxing environment.
Chambal Boat Safari
The Chambal river remains one of north India's most unpolluted rivers, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It contains the rare Ganges River Dolphins the other inhabitants of the sanctuary include Mugger Crocodiles and Migratory Birds from Siberia form its rich avian fauna. 

The best way to experience the Chambal Sanctuary is to take a boat safari in Chambal river, experiencing the magnificent Ravines on one side of the bank and happening wildlife on the expanse of the river, the other side. The safari is for one hour (extendable on prorata basis) and your boat escort takes you quite far in to the river bed to experience the natural habitat of Ghariyals, Crocodile, turtles and close to 300 species of resident and migratory birds.
Chambal Ravine Safari
The area we cover in JEEP SAFARI through the ravines Starts with visiting the Shergarh fort. Through the small muddy tracks among the ravines and along the banks of the river, we explore village life through small villages hidden deep into the ravines along the Chambal river. Life is full of hardships as the land available for agriculture is scares. 05 hours safari programme which covers Shergarh fort, Talab e shahi, Nadi Ka tal, Van Vihar and a glimpse into Chambal ravines and village life (visiting Gama village and banks of Chambal)
Ghariyals Breeding Farm
Gharials are bred in captivity here and they are generally grown for two to three years and average about one metro in length, when released. In December 2010, the then Indian Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, announced the formation of a National Tri-State Chambal Sanctuary Management and Coordination Committee for gharial conservation on 1,600 km2 (620 sq mi) of the National Chambal Sanctuary along the Chambal. The committee plans strategies for protection of gharials and their habitat, involving further research on gharial ecology .
Machkund Temple
Muchchhkund is about 4 km from the town of Dholpur. It is an ancient sacred place. It commands a picturesque view. The place is named after Raja Muchchhkund, the 24th of the Suryavanshi Dynasty (the solar race) who is said to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. According to legend, Raja Muchchhkund was sleeping here when demon Kaal Yaman (while pursuing lord Krishna) accidentally woke him up. The demon Kaal Yaman was burnt to ashes because of a divine blessing to Raja Muchchhkund. It is now a sacred place for pilgrims.
27 kilometres from Dholpur (and 5 kilometers from Bari) is a picturesque lake called Talab Shahi. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake attracts a large number of winter migratory fowl such as pintail, shoveller, red crested pochard, common pochard, tufted duck, garganey teal, wigeon and fadwall.
Chopra Shiv Temple / Chausat Yogini Temple
This temple was built in the 18th century. It is the oldest Shiv Temple in Dholpur. In the month of march on the occasion of Maha shiv Ratri this temple is full of pilgrims and devotees of lord Shiv. On Mondays much crowd come here to pay their offerings and prayers because Monday is considered as a day of lord Shiv according to the Hindu mythology. It is just 1/2 km from Dholpur new Bus stand so is at just a stone's throw distance from bus stand and you can also hire a rickshaw to reach the temple. This ancient temple boasts of great architectural beauty.
Shergarh Fort
It is an old fort of historic importance, located toward the south of Dholpur tower. This monument was built by Sher Shah Suri on the site of an earlier Hindu fortress.
Van Vihar Wild Life Sanctuary
Van Vihar, an old wildlife reserve of the rulers of Dholpur is spread over an area of 59.86 km2 over Vindhyan Plateau.
Bateshwar Temple
The cluster of temples is spread over an area of 10 hectares in the ravines of Chambal. 40 Kms from Dholpur, 25 km from Morena town, is an archaeological site comprising about 200 ancient shrines This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near Padavali, a village about 40 km from Gwalior. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and belong to the 8 - 10th century They were built during the reign of GURJAR Pratihar Dynasty, 300 years before the famous Khajuraho Temples were built.
Dholpur lies at the eastern edge of Rajasthan on the border with UP and Madhya Pradesh. It is fortuitously located at equidistance between Agra and Gwalior on NH3, less than an hour's drive in either direction. A unique feature of Dholpur is that even though this town is in Rajasthan, it is surrounded by the Chambal ravines of Madhya Pradesh on the south and east while to the north and west it is encircled by Agra.

Air Travel: The nearest airports : Gwalior-70 km, Jaipur- 262 km, Delhi- 241 km, Lucknow- 335 km, Bhopal- 349 km.

Rail Travel: Dholpur is well connected with Agra, Gwalior, Bharatpur and Sawai Madhopur etc. Shatabdi and Express trains have a stop at Dholpur.

Road Travel: Agra: 46 Kms, Gwalior: 55 kms, Bharatpur: 110 kms, Karauli: 108 Kms, Jaipur: 262 kms, Orcha: 170 kms, Ranthambhore: 220 kms, Delhi: 241 kms, Kanpur: 287 Kms, Lucknow: 335 kms, Bhopal: 349 Kms,
Recommended Train Connections from Delhi: 
Bhopal Shahtabdi: (Daily) :-
 0600 hrs from New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival: 0840 hrs at Dholpur
Taj Express: (Daily):-
Departure: 0705 hrs from HZ NZM Railway station
Arrival: 1043 hrs at Dholpur
Amritsar NED Express: (Daily):-
Departure: 0600 hrs from New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival: 0840 hrs at Dholpur
Raj Niwas Palace –
Dholpur Rajasthan, 328001



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