Vijay Vilas Palace

Top choice heritage hotel in Palitana

This small former palace built in 1906 sits in the countryside beneath the western end of Shatrunjaya, 4km west of Palitana. There are four courtyard rooms and six large rooms in the main building with original furniture. Three have terraces/balconies looking towards Shatrunjaya – which can be climbed from here by a slightly shorter, steeper path than the one from Palitana.

Vijay Vilas is family-run, with delicious home-cooked food (a mix of Gujarati and Rajasthani, veg and nonveg). You can also just pop in for lunch (₹300) – it’s best to call first.