The large Palaces , Forts & Havelis - once the residences of the Maharaja's & Raja's have been converted into Heritage Hotels . From the hilltop fortifications, to the isolated and often unapproachable hunting Pavilions - these Palaces & Forts have continued.
For last so many decades, the Rajput fortress, the defensive castle, the composite haveli was the abode of nobility- where hospitality was a way of life. Visitors, guests, even strangers were welcomed in a tradition that was a part of the life styles. Even enemies, should they have come calling , were treated with utmost respect. And an extensive network of matrimonial alliances amongst the warring clans ensured that all battles ended on the field.
The chivalry and gallantry of the warrior clans was reflected in the architecture of the feudal homes. A grand entrance was reserved for state guests. There were separate viewing galleries for woman, and the ladies of the 'Zenana' conducted their own durbars and wielded considerable power from behind the 'purdah'.