Nestled in a valley formed by 3 hills, Patan Mahal enjoys a birds-eye view of the 13th century ancestral fort and another hilltop palace. Home to Rao Digvijay Singh, Patan Mahal is a heritage hotel with 18 beautifully appointed rooms reflecting the royal heritage of Rajputana, and the Patan Family.
In 2005, Digivijay Singh decided to restore the neglected family seat, spending the next five years lovingly restoring the palace and grounds to their former glory. Along the way, he took a concious decision not to carve out more rooms, and retained the old, large and airy rooms.
The period furniture showcases the skill and expertise of the Rajasthani artisan. Beautiful paintings on the wall and roofs have been carefully restored. The nooks and crannies have been retained, and many rooms contain surprises — there is the room with a trapdoor, and there is more than one room with little doors and staircases that lead into the turrets, the kind of spaces that a writer or artist looking to escape the world will love.