Presently converted into a Heritage Hotel, the Deogarh Mahal was built in 1670 A.D. by Rawat Dwarka Dasji as his own residence. The Rawats of Deogarh once reigned over the fourth largest 'jagir' in entire Rajasthan. Dwarka Dasji was one of the 16 'umraos' - the senior most feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Yet the palace is bereft of much flamboyance, and there is even less gold to be found in Deogarh Mahal.
The architectural splendor of the 17th century Deogarh Mahal is reflected in its turrets, jharokhas and majestic gateways. It has been converted into a charming heritage hotel by the present owner, Rawat Nahar Singh. A part of the palace is still occupied by his family who is in charge of supervising and monitoring the proceedings of the hotel.
The hotel serves guests with personal care and exceptional attention to detail, and this along with the legendary Mewari hospitality has made Deogarh Mahal one of the finest Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan.
Upon entering the palace, you will notice that the gateway into the front courtyard passes underneath the 'Kacheri' where justice was meted out. Thereafter, the richly painted palace entrance will lead you past a few small family shrines through a series of narrow passages and staircases.
The Bar opening off the courtyard at Deogarh Mahal was the former reception hall. The walls of the bar are adorned with numerous portraits including those of Maharana Raj Singh of Udaipur on the left wall, Rawat Gokuldas II on the left side of the back wall, and Rawat Ranjit Singh on the right wall.
Hotel Deogarh Mahal offers excellent accommodation for guests in a total of 50 Rooms (3 Royal Suites, 2 Studio Suites, 23 Deluxe Suites and 22 Deluxe Rooms). Though the original ambiance of the regal era has been retained in the rooms, yet they are well-equipped with all modern comforts. The Hotel is renowned for the wide variety of Indian, Continental and typical Mewari cuisine on offer here.
How to reach Deogarh
Deogarh is accessible both by rail and road. It is on the National Highway No 8. By rail, it is on the Western Railway Route, between Udaipur and Marwar junction.
Hotel Deogarh Mahal
Palace Road, Deogarh Madaria, Deogarh,
District Rajsamand, Rajasthan, India - 313331
Phone: +91-2904-252777 / 253333