Hotel Narain Niwas was built in the 1928 by General Amar Singh, Thakur of Kanota, Commander of the Jaipur State Forces and confidant of the then Maharaja, Sawai Man singh. General Amar Singh was the grandson of Thakur Zorawar Singh, founder of the Kanota family. Thakur Shivnath singh, (General Amar Singhji’s brother) supervised the actual construction. The new mansion was named after their father. Thakur Narain Singh, who had been Chief of police in Jaipur State as well as a minister at the neighboring princely state of Alwar. Narain Niwas was a country residence to which Amar Singh could withdraw when he wanted a change from his busy administrative and court life, and from the cares of the Kanota family’s Haveli within the walled city. l panther.
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