Narayan Niwas Palace, the only classified heritage hotel in the heart of the golden city Jaisalmer, stands tall as the "Flagship" of the hospitality industry. This nineteenth century ancestral property was restored and converted into a hotel in 1982. It’s golden sandstone structures and intricate carvings are a tribute to the talent of the master craftsmen of the bygone era.
This intricately carved palace was a heaven of weary traveller's on the 'Trade route'. It has changed with the passage of time. Today, it boasts of 43 rooms with modern facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a well stocked bar, sprawling lawns, restaurants, a coffee shop and a warm Smiling staff.
Amidst grand and majestic surroundings Narayan Niwas Palace Hotel stands overlooking the town having a magnificent view of the Jaisalmer Fort. A royal welcome awaits you on arrival, to be escorted to one of 43 airconditioned rooms of Hotel Naryan Niwas Palace Jaisalmer, each bearing testimony to the ethnic grandeur and beauty of Rajasthan.
Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhati Rajput, laid the foundation of this city in 1156 A.D.. Trikuta was the hill chosen and Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Lodurva and established this new capital. The Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal chiefs who lived on the forced levy on the caravans that crossed their territory en-route Delhi. These caravans, laden with precious cargoes of spices and silk brought great wealth to this town. Because of its remote location, Jaisalmer for years remained untouched by outside influences and during the British raj, the rulers of Jaisalmer were the last to sign the instrument of agreement with the British.
This included apart from traditional royal hospitality and entertainment, camel safaris and desert camps. As word of our excellence spread across the world the need arose to expand and this, in 1980 resulted in the restoration of a 130 year old ancestral Place belonging to Maharaja Shivdan Singh Ji in to Jaisalmer's first deluxe heritage Hotel Narayan Niwas Palace, named after Maharaja Narayan Singh Ji, father of Maharaja Mahendra Singh Ji. This today is the flagship of not only the company but the entire hospitality industry of Jaisalmer.