“Discover the Rich Heritage of Arki Palace in India!
Nestled in the charming town of Arki in Himachal Pradesh, lies the magnificent Arki Palace. Built between 1695-1700 by Rana Prithvi Singh, this palace holds a rich history and cultural significance. The fort was captured by the Gurkhas in 1806 and served as a stronghold for the redoubtable Amar Singh Thapa, the Gorkha chief.
Imagine walking through the halls of a palace that served as the capital of the princely hill state of Baghal, founded by Rana Ajai Dev in 1643. The capital was declared as Arki by Rana Sabha Chand in 1650 and remained the seat of power for centuries.
As you wander through the palace, you’ll be in awe of the stunning murals and frescoes adorning the walls, ceilings, and pillars of the Diwan e khas. The paintings depicting scenes from European cities of yore add an intriguing touch to this historical gem.
And if you’re a history buff, visiting Arki Palace will be a journey back in time. It’s a reminder of how far our generation has come, not just culturally but also in our mindset.
Unfortunately, the small four-room heritage hotel that used to be located in the palace has shut down, but don’t worry, work is underway to establish a bigger heritage hotel in a different wing of this beautiful property. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventurous trip to Arki, the capital of the erstwhile Baghal State. Trust us, you won’t regret it!”