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These 10 Exotic Palace Hotels Will Teach You How To Live Life King Size!

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From exquisite palaces to formidable forts converted into luxurious hotels, discover these 10 gorgeous heritage hotels in India as recommended by HolidayIQ Travellers. 

 

1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur


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The Umaid Bhawan Palace, earlier known as Chittar Palace, still serves as the residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family.  The present owner of the palace is Maharaja Gaj Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh. The rooms are Art Deco inspired and offer unmatched luxury to guests.

HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Melag shares, "Staying at Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel will make you feel like a king.”

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2. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur


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Rambagh Palace was the principal residence of Maharaji Sawai Mann Singh in the 1930s. It was converted into a luxury hotel in 1957. The palace’s grandeur is like no other, with rich furnishing, exquisite objects of art, and impeccable interiors.The highlight of the palace is the Peacock Suit which overlooks the Mughal terraces. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Suresh Sodhi shares, “This hotel gives you a true ‘Maharaja feel’ and it is all about sheer luxury.”

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3. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur


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Jag Niwas, now known as Lake Palace, is a pristine white marble palace, situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, Udaipur. Also, known as the most romantic hotel in the world, the palace has countless unique experiences to offer - decorative gilt mouldings, sculpted marble columns and fine fretwork screens.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dhiraj Anand shares, “The Taj Lake Palace makes you feel royal. The location, the hospitality and the ambience is just wow.”

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4. Fort Chanwa Luni, Jodhpur


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The Fort of Chanwa Luni is owned by Maharaja Dalip Singh. The fortress is a beautiful complex with courtyards, towers, passages and panoramic roof tops. Unexpected stairways and passages leads to secret pavilions. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Purnimaa shares, “This place is recommended for discerning travellers, who want something to away from their mundane life.It’s an enriching experience.”

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5. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad


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Falaknuma, which means ‘mirror in the sky’, is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad. The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, it revels in the opulence of its large Venetian chandeliers, antique furniture, grand marble staircases, priceless statues and murals. The palace library is a replica of the one at Windsor castle and boats a collection of some of the rarest manuscripts. 

HolidayIQ Traveller shares, “Taj Falaknuma is a gem of a place if you want to experience what royalty felt like staying here.”

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6. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai


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It is widely believed that Jamshedji Tata commissioned to build this palace hotel after being refused entry in the Watson Hotel as it was restricted to ‘whites only’.

HolidayIQ Traveller Raja Singh from Kolkata shares, “Everything is perfect, right from the room, which had a great view of the port and the Gateway of India. Do try the food at Wasabi, the Japanese restaurant on the 2nd floor. Exquisite.”

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7. Woodville Palace Hotel, Shimla


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The Woodville Palace has a history dating back to 1860s when Sir William Mansfield became its first resident. The palace was later acquired and restored by the Rana of Jubbal. Price Uday Singh opened up a part of the palace as a hotel in 1977. The palace has richly decorated rooms, multi level rose gardens and plush green lawns. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Ajay Ranna shares, “If you prefer old style colonial charm combined with a relaxed peaceful setting, then this is the place for you.”

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8. Samode Palace Hotel, Jaipur


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Decorated with 16th-century hand-painted walls, silver armchairs and chandeliers, the greeting area overlooking the courtyard is eye-catching. Home to mirror-tiled halls and mural-lined walls, marble swimming pools and regal, antique-filled suites, this walled desert wonderland.

HolidayIQ Traveller Harvey shares, “a stunning fort palace set in quiet surroundings that make for a very relaxed stay. The Durbar Hall is breathtaking and well worth a visit.”

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9. The Oberoi Udaivillas, Udaipur


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Being one of the best in India, The Oberoi doesn't need more of an explanation.

HoildayIQ Traveller Arun Sharma shares, "The moment you step out from the airport the 'royal' experience starts. A well-informed driver picks you from the airport and answers all your questions. You are welcomed with rose petals .The best rooms to book are the ones facing the lake. The rooms are huge with impressive balconies."

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10390 Rating | 6079 Reviews | 212 Sightseeing | 650 Photos

 

10. Fort Barli, Rajasthan


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Feel the 'royal vibes' at Fort Barli, Rajasthani style. An out of the world way to experience the flavours of Rajasthan.

HolidayIQ Traveller Deelip Ram shares, "This is a fort turned hotel is near Ajmer in Rajasthan. The view and decoration of fort is very nice. Rajasthani food is very good here with an amazing experience of the culture of Rajasthan. I stayed here for three days with my family. This fort is placed in wild life are and deer and birds can be easily spotted."

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