The Tradition at Laxmi Vilas Palace
Set amidst a sprawling 50 acres, and surrounded by undulating, yellow mustard fields, the Laxmi Vilas Palace was built for Raja Raghunath Singh, the younger brother of the then Bharatpur ruler, Maharaja Ram Singh. An eclectic and lively fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the Palace was earlier called Raghunath Niwas though locals always preferred to call it Kakaji Ki Kothi.
Its single entrance, a massive richly carved sandstone archway intended to allow the ladies of the Royal family of Bharatpur to conduct themselves away from the praying eyes of men and outsiders. Spacious and airy rooms opened out into the inner courtyard with its marble fountain. Enchanting cupolas and sunny courtyard completed the pretty picture.
For almost a hundred years, the Laxmi Vilas Palace has been a prime witness to, and a participant in almost every eventful happening that took place in the princely state of Bharatpur – royal weddings, affairs of the court and royal duck shoots. Laxmi Vilas Palace has played host to such dignitaries as the Duke of Edinburgh, Shah of Iran, King of Nepal and Shah of Afghan. There was of course enough to entertain those who entered the portals of the Palace. Feasts and festivities lasted several days. And the kitchen ensured that only gourmet cuisine arrived at the dining table.
The same traditions of hospitality have been kept alive till the present day. In 1994, a decision was taken to convert the Laxmi Vilas Palace into a hotel. The Laxmi Vilas Palace Has been operational ever since.
Hotel Facilities & Services :
Swimming Pool, Outdoor Jacuzzi (Heated), Baby Pool, Croquet, Badminton, Doctor on Call, Laundry, Car Parking, Jeep Safari and Cultural Programmes, Guides, Internet Facility, Money Exchange, Travel Desk.
Room Facilities :
Room Service, Hot & Cold Running Water, Telephone, Television
Agra Airport :56 KM
Bharatpur Railway Station : 06 KM
Bharatpur Bus Stand : 05 KM
Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace
Kakaji Ki Kothi,
Bharatpur – 312001, Rajasthan (India)