“Dowlat Villas Palace The Heritage” , Dowlat Villas Palace Himmatnagar is the private residence and Heritage Hotel of Maharaj Narendra Singhji of Idar, Son of Late Maharaj Shri Umeg Singhji of Idar. Which has been their residence since Five generations.
The deity of the Idar Royal Family is Nageshwari Devi. Ilvadurg – now Idar gets its name after the First Demon King Ilvan, in the Dwarpara Yug.
The present dynasty hails from the Jodha Rathod clan of Marwar – Jodhpur established by the first ruler H.H.Maharaja Anandsinghji in 1731 AD. Idar state was a 1st class state enjoying 15 Gun salutes.
Maharaj Man Singhji the second son of H.H.Maharaja Dowlat Singhji built the Dowlat Villas Palace in the 1920’s. The Palace is Built in the British colonial and Rajput architecture.
The palace has 36 bedrooms, Banquet Halls, Dining rooms, Conference Hall, Convention Center, and Sprawling Lawns ideal for marriage and Corporate Functions. At present 4 bedrooms are functional and the rest should be done shortly.
The palace also has an acre of Mango orchard with “Idar-Ratan” Mango variety specially made for H.H.Maharaja Himmat Singhji. With passion for cars Maharaj Narendra Singhji has a vintage and classic cars Museum which houses cars, carriages , motor boats.
Dowlat Villas palace The Heritage Hotel Himmatnagar is located 90 Kms enroute from Ahmedabad to Udaipur on NH – 8 District Sabarkantha. The property is managed by Maharaj Saheb’s son Karni Singhji of Idar.