One of the major attractions of Bharatpur, Dholpur Palace is a historic, heritage site which started out during the later years of the 19th century. The Dholpur Palace, which is also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is awe-inspiring and magnificent with its red color sandstone architecture. The red color sandstone work is what sets apart the palace from the many palaces spread across the country.
During the years of Independence struggle by Indians against the British, this Bastion was under the care and protection of the British government. Many eminent personalities and royalties have set foot in this magnanimous monument and adorned its halls and rooms. This palace with its magnificence has housed many generations of Royal Family before 1950s, after which the princely state was discontinued from existence.
The Dholpur Palace is now offered for a lot of weekend tourists who can reside in this palace as if royalty themselves. The garden of this citadel has been set across 13 acres which are populated by several exotic species of bird and the national bird of India, the glorious Peacock. They are frequent visitors to the next door National Chambal Sanctuary. The Dholpur Palace offers you a large range of accommodations and amenities. The accommodations include Palace Suites, Courtyard Rooms, Presidential Suites and Pool Villa Cottages. You can enjoy services like free Wi-Fi, spa, multi-cuisine restaurant, private plunge pool, safe deposit box, laundry services and lots more facilities offered.
History of the Attraction
The Dholpur palace was supposedly built to house and welcome HRH Albert Edward during 1876. Keeping in mind about the European visitors, this palace has been largely inspired by the Dutch ceramics. It is interestingly unique and has been raised to a higher magnificence during renovations. The red stonework leaves everyone astounded when they enter the interiors of the Raj Niwas Palace.
Out of all available transportation services, railway services are the best one to avail. Dholpur is connected from major cities like Agra, Gwalior, Bharatpur, etc. All the trains make a dedicated stop to this station.
Things to Do in and Around
Bharatpur is nothing without its rich history which stretches out from Buddha period to British rule. You can explore and wonder at the beauty of the Raj Niwas Palace. You can stay here and explore other tourist attractions of Bharatpur like Nihal Tower, Shergarh Fort, the Machkund temple, Sant Nagar, etc.
Opening/Closing Timings and Days
It is open during all the hours and days of the year.
No such entry fees recorded.
Best Time to Visit
Compared to the sweltering heat that will undoubtedly be experienced during the summers, Dholpur is best visited during the winter season. During the winters, the temperatures can dip to freezing points but still a chilly weather is better than an oppressive and dry summer weather which averages around 50-degree Celsius.