Experience The Finesse Of Indian Heritage At These Former Royal Palaces Turned Into Hotels
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Experience the Finesse of Indian Heritage at these Former Royal Palaces Turned into Hotels

India is a great blend of rich heritage and architectural finesse. This is exactly what depicts in the kaleidoscopic interiors of the palaces, Havelis present in this amazing land of seekers, devotees, and brave hearts.

Here, you will find just about everything from the awe-inspiring architecture and the grandeur of culture to even the rich cuisines of India. It seems that every crack and crevice of these palaces which have now been turned into hotels in these ultra-modern times exudes a certain glory of the Maharajas who once upon a time used to walk and rule this very land. 

8 Royal Palaces Turned Into Luxury Hotels

So, without any further ado, let's get started and explore these palaces converted into hotels in India. 

1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur

This is basically a white-walled palace that floats in the middle of Lake Pichola. In the 18th century, it was the home of Maharaja Jagat Singh II. By the 1960s, the Taj Lake Palace was the very first hotel that was converted into a first-of-its-kind luxury hotel. And today, it is an opulent four-acre retreat with about 65 rooms, 18 suites along with a romantic rooftop restaurant - now that’s something to look forward to for the modern couples. And hey, did you know that this very hotel was also featured in James Bond’s Octopussy, 1983?

2. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

India has a great number of palace hotels available, especially in the land which exudes the bravery of the royal Rajputana: Rajasthan. Needless to say that the Rambagh Palace is one of the finest examples of luxury stays in India. It was built in 1835 and was considered to be a private residence, a royal guesthouse along with a royal lodge before it was transformed into a 78 room hotel in 1957.

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur

Located in the vicinity of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhawan Palace is managed by the Taj Group of Hotels. It is placed on one of the highest points of Jodhpur with a capacity of about 347 rooms and is also one of the chief residences of one of the former Jodhpur’s royal family. Also, it has been given the title of the sixth-largest private residence in the world. Built between 1928 and 1943, this palace complex is set in an area of about 26 acres and is just the kind of retreat you may need to escape the chaos of city life. 

4. Udai Bilas Palace, Udaipur

Udai Bilas Palace in Udaipur

As the name suggests, this palace was built in the 19th century by the then Maharaja Udai Singh II and is dissected into three main pillars called Raniwas, Udai Bilas as well as Krishna Prakash. The minute detailing of this 20th-century palace will simply blow your mind away and is a great place to explore the beautiful city of Udaipur

5. Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

Shiv Niwas Palace in Udaipur

This was a crescent-shaped palace that was built in the early 20th century during the time of Maharaja Fateh Singh. This palace which has now been converted into a hotel is built in a very traditional architectural style and features ivory along with mother of pearl inlay work. However, before it was turned into a luxury hotel, the palace was reserved exclusively for visiting the dignitaries along with the guests of Mewar.

6. City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace in Udaipur

This palace is a very nice fusion of Mughal as well as Rajasthani-styled architecture. With over four centuries of construction, this palace mainly comprises of a beautiful yet intricate system of quadrangles as well as corridors - just the thing which all you history buffs would like to explore.

7. Samode Palace, Jaipur

Samode Palace in Jaipur

Situated in the north of Jaipur, this palace is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range and is a sight to behold. It is believed that this palace was initially intended to serve as a Rajput fort and was then later on converted into an exquisite retreat meant for celebrities, eminent personalities, and the locals and travellers. 

8. Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal

Jehan Numa Palace in Bhopal

The Jehan Numa Palace is mainly a fusion of British Colonial and Greek architecture. It is basically a petite royal property in Madhya Pradesh which boasts of modern luxuries and everything nice and good. It is a great property to splurge upon for those who are looking for having a whale of a time and want to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate amid the vivid blend of Indian history and culture. 

So, with this, our list of top royal palaces that have been converted into hotels comes to an end. If you are soon planning a trip and don't have any kind of budgeting issues then this list will come in very handy for you. To plan your trip to these hotels and creating your itinerary don’t forget to use Adotrip’s circuit planner. 

--- Published By  Rohan Bhalla