Best Palace Hotels In India

It is said that an ambience sets the mood. To create a romantic setting, one needs the perfect ambience. What better way to celebrate your love and create that magic than in a palace! Not every man is a prince and not every woman a princess but with the help of some of these beautifully magical palace hotels, you are one step closer to recreating that fairy tale she's always dreamed of.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur - This 5 star luxury hotel was once home to the Maharaja of Jaipur. Originally built for the Queen Gayatri Devi II, this hotel is considered one of the best in the world and is a hotspot for celebrities and global sports stars. Each room is filled with opulent interiors and the hotel is credited for its excellent restoration and beautiful decor. The property has 46 rooms and 33 luxury suites which include The Suryavanshi Suite which has antique furniture, high ceilings and a stunning view of the city.

Palace hotels_Rambaugh image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur -Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest private residences in the world and the last of the great palaces of India. It was commissioned in 1923 by the Maharaja to replace Meherranghar Fort and create a new symbol of Jodhpur as well as to create employment for his people at the time. The 347 room palace was finally completed 15 years later in 1943 and has been the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family ever since. The palace is built with sandstone and is surrounded by 26 acres of lush manicured gardens. The magnificent palace includes a private museum, marbled squash courts, and luxurious rooms and grand suites. One of the highlights is an enchanting drive through the city of Jodhpur in a vintage car accompanied by a royal butler!

palace hotels_umaid image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Lake Palace Udaipur (Jag Niwas) - Also called the floating palace as it is located in the middle of the Udaipur lake. Built is 1743, visitors are ferried across the lake to the white marble walled hotel. This hotel is the epitome of grandeur, opulence and extravagance with every inch of the hotel lavishly decorated to help make your stay magical. It is voted as one of the most romantic hotels in the world and is experience on its own. Interestingly one of its claims to fame is that, it was where the James Bond film Octopussy was shot.

palace hotels_lake palace image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad- If you want to live like royalty and experience opulence and the Nizami way of living, you should visit this sprawling palace. Once the house of residence for the Nizam of Hyderabad, the royal family has leased it to the Taj group of hotels and the royal family has personally overseen part of the refurbishment of the palace hotel. With 60 stunningly decorated rooms and suites, a grand marbled staircase, a library which is a replica of the one at Windsor castle, as well as Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam, a stay in this luxury palace hotel is a dream come true. A glimpse into the Nizami hospitality the hotel and all its beauty will make your trip to Hyderabad more than worthwhile.

palace hotels_falaknuma image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Fernhills Palace Ooty - Once this was a summer residence for the Maharaja of Mysore. Today it is a beautiful palace hotel spread over 40 acres of lush green lawns, stylized gardens with a spectacular view of the valley and terraced tea gardens. This grand hotel assures you the finest in royal hospitality and scenic picturesque beauty that only a privileged few get to experience.

palace hotels_fernhills image courtesy of fernhillspalace.co.in

 

By - Roxanne Bamboat

Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time !

Twitter - @roxannebamboat

Best Palace Hotels In India

Roxanne Bamboat

It is said that an ambience sets the mood. To create a romantic setting, one needs the perfect ambience. What better way to celebrate your love and create that magic than in a palace! Not every man is a prince and not every woman a princess but with the help of some of these beautifully magical palace hotels, you are one step closer to recreating that fairy tale she's always dreamed of.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur - This 5 star luxury hotel was once home to the Maharaja of Jaipur. Originally built for the Queen Gayatri Devi II, this hotel is considered one of the best in the world and is a hotspot for celebrities and global sports stars. Each room is filled with opulent interiors and the hotel is credited for its excellent restoration and beautiful decor. The property has 46 rooms and 33 luxury suites which include The Suryavanshi Suite which has antique furniture, high ceilings and a stunning view of the city.

Palace hotels_Rambaugh image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur -Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest private residences in the world and the last of the great palaces of India. It was commissioned in 1923 by the Maharaja to replace Meherranghar Fort and create a new symbol of Jodhpur as well as to create employment for his people at the time. The 347 room palace was finally completed 15 years later in 1943 and has been the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family ever since. The palace is built with sandstone and is surrounded by 26 acres of lush manicured gardens. The magnificent palace includes a private museum, marbled squash courts, and luxurious rooms and grand suites. One of the highlights is an enchanting drive through the city of Jodhpur in a vintage car accompanied by a royal butler!

palace hotels_umaid image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Lake Palace Udaipur (Jag Niwas) - Also called the floating palace as it is located in the middle of the Udaipur lake. Built is 1743, visitors are ferried across the lake to the white marble walled hotel. This hotel is the epitome of grandeur, opulence and extravagance with every inch of the hotel lavishly decorated to help make your stay magical. It is voted as one of the most romantic hotels in the world and is experience on its own. Interestingly one of its claims to fame is that, it was where the James Bond film Octopussy was shot.

palace hotels_lake palace image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad- If you want to live like royalty and experience opulence and the Nizami way of living, you should visit this sprawling palace. Once the house of residence for the Nizam of Hyderabad, the royal family has leased it to the Taj group of hotels and the royal family has personally overseen part of the refurbishment of the palace hotel. With 60 stunningly decorated rooms and suites, a grand marbled staircase, a library which is a replica of the one at Windsor castle, as well as Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam, a stay in this luxury palace hotel is a dream come true. A glimpse into the Nizami hospitality the hotel and all its beauty will make your trip to Hyderabad more than worthwhile.

palace hotels_falaknuma image courtesy of tajhotels.com

 

 

Fernhills Palace Ooty - Once this was a summer residence for the Maharaja of Mysore. Today it is a beautiful palace hotel spread over 40 acres of lush green lawns, stylized gardens with a spectacular view of the valley and terraced tea gardens. This grand hotel assures you the finest in royal hospitality and scenic picturesque beauty that only a privileged few get to experience.

palace hotels_fernhills image courtesy of fernhillspalace.co.in

 

By - Roxanne Bamboat

Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time !

Twitter - @roxannebamboat

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