Royal Hotels That Were Palaces

1. Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur

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.

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Located on a hill that overlooks the city, this grand structure took 15 years to build and was completed in 1944. It blends the architectural styles of an English castle and Rajputana palace. Made of yellow sandstone, the palace has 347 rooms whic...

3. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Located 8 km away from the city of Jaipur, the palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur whose family used it as a hunting lodge. The building was converted into a luxury hotel in 1957 when the royal family could not manage to main...

4. Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

The palace of the former Maharaja of Marwar overlooks the Balsamand Lake which was constructed as a water reservoir for the city of Jodhpur. Built as a summer palace for the king, the red sandstone structure has beautiful gardens which overlook th...

5. Fernhills Palace, Ooty

Once the summer palace of the Wadiyar royals from Mysore, this palace, provided a fairy-tale like backdrop in the rolling hills of Ooty and spreads across 50 acres of land. The British acquired it later on leaving behind a colonial legacy with lar...

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Royal Hotels That Were Palaces

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Royal Hotels In India that were Palaces