Rural and old-fashioned, this cozy heritage hotel is the best place to stay in Bharatpur and is still home to descendants of the former maharaja's brother. The palace, a two-story haveli built in 1887, sits on 40 acres of mustard and wheat fields. The interior blends Mughal and Rajput styles—each room is different, and many contain fireplaces, old brass beds, antique furniture, original tiles, and painted walls. Cheaper rooms, still pleasant, are smaller with newer furniture.
Deep Raj, the owner, is happy to organize jeep safaris or excursions and is a great source of local information.