The stunning Chunda Palace sits pretty on a small hill on the western banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. This strategic location ensures beautiful views of the lake, and other sites around it. It is one of the best places to stay if you want to experience the rich heritage of the Mewar region. There is an interesting story behind this palace.
Sixteen years ago Thakur Ganshyam Singh Krishnawat of Thana region embarked on a mission to re-create a traditional Mewari Palace, albeit with all modern amenities. The Chunda Palace is a testimony to his vision and perseverance and is a modern day showcase of Mewari architecture and culture. The traditional exterior of the palace is complemented by the interior spaces which are hand printed in the Mewari style using natural colours. To ensure a complete ‘Mewari Palace’ experience, the rooms have been furnished with local fabrics and traditional wooden, silver and bone inlay furniture. Splendid architecture inspired by the various palaces of Rajasthan that present a picture of magnificence. Chunda Palace has 50 rooms, including 20 suites.
Chunda Palace is 45 minutes away from the airport, 6 km from the railway station and 5 km from the city centre.
ROOMS AT THE PALACE
Most of the rooms here offer a view of the City Palace, Aravalli mountain range, the lake or the Jag Mandir Palace. All the rooms are well equipped with modern amenities. The best part is that you can get a wonderful and relaxing massage in the comfort of your own room.
Palace Rooms: There are 30 of these and each one offers opulent comfort and inspired design befitting royalty. These rooms are bigger in size and a theme art work adds to the beauty of the opulent rooms.
Royal Imperial Suites: The three vast suites adorn colourful embellishments and royal interiors. These suites are located on the first, second and third floor with breathtaking scenic views. A couple of the suites have two levels in the rooms to give them the added beauty and space.
Historic Suites: Each of these eight suites is graced with traditional decor and impeccable interiors. They offer all guest amenities as well as separate sit-out with stunning views of the city, the city palace and Aravalli mountain ranges.
Grand Historic Suites: High ceilings, deeply-carved moulding, ornate glasswork, and miniature paintings transport guests to a world of Rajasthan magnificence at the eight Grand Historic suites. All the rooms offer features, such as Jacuzzi tubs, marble clad bathrooms with rain showers, original works of art, crystal chandeliers, as well as vistas.
Grand Presidential Suite: Clearly the most upscale and luxurious suite, this one is furnished in impressive, opulent strokes and graced with high curved arches, exudes grandeur and a European touch. An adjoining terrace offers panoramic views of the lake and hills. The terrace attached is ideal for unique dining with a scintillating view of the lake.
Rang Tarang: The Palace Bar is a stylish bar is renowned for its fine selection of vintage wines, spirits and cigars. The bar has a refreshing indoor and outdoor ambience and a relaxed ambiance that invites guests to lounge any time of the day. The bar is operational from 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
Jannat: This terrace restaurant offers a scintillating view of the beautifully lit palace of the King of Mewar and the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola.
Royal Cuisine: This multi-cuisine restaurant serves food from all corners of the world with an aroma and taste that one can never forget. Breakfast is served from 6 to 10:30 a.m. Lunch from 12.30 to 2.30 and dinner from 7.30 to 10.30.
Like most modern hotels Chunda Palace too has modern features and amenities catering to the requirements of the international traveller.
The Conference Hall: Chunda Palace provides an elegant and excellent setting for hosting high-level meetings and upscale private events. The discreet ambience of the Palace is also reflected in each of our meeting rooms. The palace offers a large inventory of audio-visual equipment and secretarial assistance with support at hand. Elegantly designed and located on ground level, the Grand Conference Hall, Mantrana, is royal in its art and decor and it can accommodate 200 people in a theatre style set up.
Palace Business Services: There are several business facilities provided for those who want to do some work. Broadband internet access, laptops on hire, multimedia computers, secretarial services and wireless internet access are all available at the palace.
Palace Concierge Services: Babysitting, car hire service, currency exchange, doctor-on-call, express laundry/dry cleaning and a florist are some of the services that the palace offers.
Sightseeing: When it comes to going around the city don’t plan, just leave everything to Chunda Palace and they will organise everything for you and make special itineraries. You can go for heritage walks at the palace and around. You can also get a special meal experience at a choice of different locations in the palace.
Recreation: Yoga and meditation classes, a swimming pool, fitness centre, shopping arcade and in-room spa services are just some of the re-creation activities you can enjoy at the palace.