A Heritage Lesser Known

The 441 years old majestic grandeur is a heritage hotel in the heart of Village Bhindar, It’s the residential palace of the Bhinder royal family,
which is one of the Umrao Jagir to the Udaipur royals.

The Bhinder (Shaktawat) family comes from the lineage of Maharaj Shakti Singh (The younger brother of Maharana Pratap). 

The present Maharaj Randhir Singh ji is the 19th Generation of Maharaj Shakti Singh ji. 


The construction of Rajmahal-Bhinder was started by Maharaj Shakti Singh Ji the younger brother of Maharana Pratap in 1578 AD.The rekindling majestic grandeur of this vintage has lived since 441 years.

Back in the princely vistas Maharaja Bhan Singh ji laid the stone of Bhindar Rajmahal in the 16th century henceforth every successive ruler of Bhindar went on to add more buildings to Rajmahal , time worn but they still faithfully replicate history.

Although Mewar sustained incalculable myriad of Islamic invasions but the land by the enemy was only temporarily occupied, hence no such Islamic or foreign impact is observed in the arts, architecture, culture of this region.

This mammoth immersion of rajput heritage in all its magnificence has civil, military and sacred spreads. The civil area maintained the three,’ administrative block’,’common living quarters’ and the ladies section which from mughal days was better known as The Zenana Mahal.

The administrative block houses the courts also referred as kacheries, the dramatic gokhra is the facade to the living quarters that fall behind it.

Ravages through time may have altered some of the external features but the rest is the same. The ammunitions and other war material were housed in a safe structure adjoining the common living quarters courtyard later known as the silehkhana. Though the main fortified ramparts are still there the burjh on the four corners are not clearly visible yet it would not be erroneous to address this building as a chouburjha structure

About Bhinder

The village Bhinder is one of the bigger villages of Mewar with a population of about 32000 people. It has about 25 small villages nearby. Travel experts refer to Bhinder as a colorful village always crowded with people, most of them also relate the village to how Udaipur was 50 years back.

While approaching Rajmahal one has to pass by a stretch of 1 kilometer, crossing the market of Bhinder, guests generally love walking around seeing the goldsmith and local spice shops on the way.

Rajmahal-Bhinder is located in the heart of Bhinder village, the present Maharaj Sab is a member of the legislative assembly and is rendering his services to the locals with all his dedication, the locals are always free to visit him anytime like olden days the doors of the palace are wide open for its people, that is the beauty of the palace.