19 Royal Hotels In India that were Palaces

India’s unique heritage can be experienced by staying in the magnificent palace hotels. When commercialization began in India, several royal forts, havelis, and holiday homes all around the country were converted into hotels and resorts. As time wheeled in the direction of development and luxury, these accommodation options gained in popularity and gradually became some of the best haunts for luxury and history seekers.

1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur is a marvel built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Rathore Dynasty. The youngest palace of India is an architectural splendor, marvelous heritage hotel of Jodhpur and a true royal experience. Built on sprawling grounds of 26 acres, the royal residence is perched high above the Blue City of Rajasthan. Only 4 kilometers from the Jodhpur Airport and 5 kilometers from the Jodhpur Railway Station, the royal home is a magnificent crown of the desert city. Also known as Chittar Palace, interesting stories are hidden in the premises of the golden-yellow monument. The glorious heritage and hospitality is kept alive by the Taj Hotels Group who own a part of the palace pampering guests with exquisite delights.

Set amidst 26 acres of garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a leading hotel that serves luxury seekers with all their preferredservices. A section of this royal hotel has been converted into a museum and is open for guests. Staying in Umaid Bhawan Palace is once in a lifetime experience, and is more like a journey through era that redefined royalty and luxury.

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  1. I don’t really feel Umaid Bhawan and Luxury Hotels given in this list deserve the kind of money they charge. They are good options if they charge somewhere around Rs.8000-10000/-. I feel that it’s really a waste spending so much on a Hotel room.

    • Haha, it also depends on your own pocket size. If you don’t earn well, it’s not anyone else’s fault. People, who have sufficient to spend, would want to be pampered in such a kind of luxury.

      The photographs of the Hotel as can be seen on Google, show that you will Enjoy every single Dollar Splurged on such marvelous stays.

  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.

  3. 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

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