The beauty of the City of Lakes is not hidden from anyone. The city is lined with greenery and peaceful lakes. Udaipur has become the hub of tourism in the past decade and people from all over the world come to the city in search of beauty and tranquility. As the number of people coming to the city increased, so did the number of hotels. Right now, Udaipur boasts some of the finest and the most luxurious hotels in the entire country. One such beautiful palace turned into a hotel is the Chunda Palace.
Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat pioneered the marble business in Rajasthan under the name Haveli Marbles starting in 1976. Later, in 1996 he started building a dwelling for himself which he turned into a palatial hotel- today widely known as the Chunda Palace. In the year 2010, Chunda Palace began its operations and if we talk about the current date, the palace has maintained its beauty and has been the epitome of Udaipur’s celebrated past.
Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat has two sons, Veeramdev Singh Krishnawat and Yaduraj Singh Krishnawat, who take care of Chunda Palace now.
Why the name ‘Chunda’ Palace?
Rawat Chunda was the eldest son and the obvious successor of Maharana Lakha of Mewar. Rawat Chunda, however, handed over the throne of Mewar to his younger brother Maharana Mokal but he continued to serve the house of Mewar. Rawat Chunda’s clan is also the ancestral clan of Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat.
The hotel gets its name from Rawat Chunda and hence is known as Chunda Palace.
Inside the Hotel
Chunda Palace preserves a distinct identity and is one of the most revered hotels in Udaipur. The locale in which the palace is situated can be taken as an idyllic one- neighboring Oberoi’s Udai Vilas and Trident.
Architecture and Interiors
20 years hence, the Palace still has its work ongoing- the paintings are still being done on the walls and ceilings. The palace has artwork indigenous to the Mewar region. The artistry on the ceilings is one of a kind and include gold plating with natural colors. Mewar’s Bhitti Chitra Miniature Paintings and glass inlay work can be seen vividly on all the walls and ceilings. The furniture is made of wood, silver, brass and camel bone.
Beautiful chandeliers line the ceiling and a blissful aroma is always filled in the entire Palace.
Staying at Chunda Palace
There are in total 46 rooms which are bifurcated as – 30 palace rooms and 16 suites. The largest suite has an area of 1000 square feet which demonstrate the lavishness of the regal life of nobles of Mewar.
The recreation room named Harawal has ample space to accommodate a gathering. It has a silver swing which grabs all the attention.
The Rana Chowk or the top terrace promises an enticing view of the entire city and is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. This place is also ideal for having a wedding function.
And not forgetting the Royal Alcoves, which are seven beautifully carved and embellished alcoves near the rooftop pool called Pichola pool. One can have a sumptuous dining experience at the alcoves.
Cuisines at Chunda Palace
Chunda Palace offers a multi-cuisine menu at their Royal Cuisine Restaurant that satiates culinary cravings. They also have a live kitchen. Authentic Rajasthani cuisine is served with amicable hospitality which is wondrous.
How to reach
Chunda Palace is 27 km from the airport and 7 km from the Udaipur Railway Station.
For more information
Call: 0294 – 2430252