19 Royal Hotels In India that were Palaces


In 1947, after India gained independence, several states and territories around the country joined the Indian Union forming the Republic of India. Several royal families living in their palaces at the time started selling off or leasing their property to hotel chains in order to earn a living since monarchy was on its way out. These royal hotels all over the country remain a legacy and offer guests the complete royal experience. Most of them are luxurious while others offer a more affordable and intimate experience.

1. Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur

Rajmahal Palace
One of the oldest and most treasured palaces in Jaipur. The restoration of this palace was overseen by Rajmata Padmini Devi who wanted it to suit the contemporary guests visiting the palace and expecting a royal experience.

The hotel is managed by the Sujan group and has several tie-ups with safari camping and tour groups.


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  1. Umaid bhawan is not made of yellow stone but white sandstone why people write about national monuments if they don’t known a fig about it — it was made during famine to give employment to the then starving population

  2. Lalitha Mahal Palace hotel in Mysore is not at all an unaffordable hotel. I got my reservation for 5000 Rs a night few months back, People really need to do research before writing.

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