Greaves India

Jawahar Niwas Palace, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

This is one of the closest hotels to the fort and was formerly the Maharaja's residence. It has recently been converted into a small hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens and a swimming pool.

The bedrooms are large and well furnished and the thick palace walls ensure that the desert heat does not penetrate. The views up to the fort are superb, especially from the rooftop terrace at dawn and dusk.