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Best Palace Hotels in India: Gogunda Palace

A 16th Century Heritage Hotel

Once the heart of Mewar, Gogunda Palace, built as a strategic move, served as the capital under the rule of the illustrious Hindu Rajput King Maharana Pratap Singh. Overthrowing the Mughal Emperor Akbar, he reinstated Mewar's glory. Today, it stands as one of the most opulent heritage hotels in India.

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This was the suite where the coronation of one of the greatest Rajput kings, Maharana Pratap Singh took place to become the 54th Maharana of Mewar of the Sisodia Dynasty after the death of his father, Udai Singh II.

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These suites were formerly part of the honoured private residential wing of the menfolk of the Sisodia Dynasty to which Maharana Pratap belonged. The focus is on opulence and grandeur with a hint of masculine undertones.

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With focus on vivid colour and rich Mewari art, these suites contain an mirror wall akin to the the Glass palace (known as the Sheesh Mahal). The walls are adorned with hand-painted Shekhavati murals.

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These rooms were formerly part of a stable for the family of Maharana Pratap Singh. In these rooms was situated the Horse Temple, an alter where horses were anointed before riding off to battle.

ROYAL EXPERIENCES

Within the Palace

SUNDOWNERS AT THE ARAVALLI CHHATRI

Enjoy sundowners while looking out at the stunning sunset over the Aravalli Chhatri.

ROYAL EVENING TRADITION OF HI-TEA

Enjoy the age-old royal evening tradition of a Hi-Tea at the Champa Garden.

VINTAGE CAR RIDE AROUND GOGUNDA

Enjoy a car ride around the town of Gogunda in one of our luxury vintage cars.

Local Experience

VILLAGE WANDERINGS

Visit a quintessential Rajasthani village to get a glimpse into their daily lives. Try seasonal activities such as Jaggery making.

JEEP SAFARIS

Traverse 20 kilometers of the Aravalli Hills over 2 hours to the closest hilltop to enjoy the breath-taking views of the Udaipur city.

VISIT MYRAH KI GUFA

Explore the hidden Myrah's Caves where Maharana Pratap hid weapons and planned war strategies against the Mughals.

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HERITAGE QUARTER

Enjoy Rajasthani royal cuisine as well as Asian and Continental dishes along with scrumptious desserts.

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BOUGAINVILLEA BAR

A connoisseur's selection of wines, cigars and spirits await you by the poolside at the Bounganvillea Bar.

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Have extravagant weddings in the ambience of one of the best heritage  hotels in India with royal traditions such as arriving on elephant back, grand Indian costumes and jewellery, a colourful band in attendance and a regal repast.

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With several lawns and outdoor spaces as well as an indoor banquet hall, this is one of the best heritage hotels in India, ideal for hosting birthday and anniversary celebrations as well as large conferences and meetings to create lasting memories.

IN & AROUND GOGUNDA PALACE

RANAKPUR TEMPLE

Built in the 15th Century and constructed from entirely white marble, this temple stands out as the most brilliant architectural monument in Jainism.

55 kilometers away

EKLINJI TEMPLE

Built by generations of Maharanas of Mewar, the Eklinji Temple was a dedication to Lord Eklinji (Shiva) and is known as the spiritual capital of Mewar.

40 kilometers away

SHREENATHJI TEMPLE

A significant Vishnavite shrine built in the 17th Century at the exact place where Shrinathji, a character of Lord Krishna (Swarup), was ordained.

65 kilometers away

HALDI GHATI

The site where the glorious Battle of Haldighati was fought on 18 June 1576 between the armies of Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Emperor, Akbar.

40 kilometers away

MOUNT ABU

An oasis of comfort from the sultry desert climate of Rajasthan, Mount Abu stands at a height of 1722 meters above sea level within the lush green Aravalli Ranges.

125 kilometers away

KUMBHALGARH FORT

A UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 15th Century by Rana Kumbha to serve as a refuge in battle. The fort contains an array of Mauryan temples and palaces.

65 kilometers away

CHITTORGARH FORT

One of the largest forts in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Chittorgarh Fort covers 4 palaces, 19 temples, 20 water bodies, 4 memorials and victory towers.

150 kilometers away

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