Tucked away in the quiet town of Dholpur lies the charming Dholpur Palace, also known as the Raj Niwas Palace. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Dholpur was a protectorate of the British East India Company from 1779 on wards. In 1949, it merged with the young Indian nation and in 1956 the princely state ceased to exist. Apparently Dholpur Palace was built to welcome HRH Albert Edward, when he visited in 1876.