India around the year experiences visitors. Visitors of all kind! Some for whom luxuries are a status symbol and the others who like exploring. There are many who ought to stay without luxuries. For them today we have brought a list of Place Hotels in India i.e. palaces that were later converted into hotels. These are luxuries and make your visit much more comfortable one.
- Udai Bilas Palace , Dungarpur Dated back from the mid-19th Century, Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, is an example of the princely India. Covered with Blue Water Lake from one side and private foest on the other, this palace is apt for relaxation. Mostly it is preferred as a honeymoon destination. The hospitality and the architecture of this place are just mindblowing.
- Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad In Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Falaknuma Palace is one of those palaces that it attracts every mind. It was the idea of Nawab-Vikar-ul-Umra. The meaning of the word Falaknuma is “The Mirror of the Sky”. It has 60 affluence rooms and 20 halls. The dining hall is apt 100 people. The palace itself is a treat to the people.
- Oberoi Grand, Kolkata It is also known as the Grand Dame of Kolkata. It is located near the central business district. It dates back to 1880’s and still holds the great functions for the head of the states. It has the city’s largest ballroom without pillars. Oberoi Grand is known around for its classic style and modern facilities.
- Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore The Lalitha Mahal Palace was built to treat Viceroy of India by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1931. The stiff white palace has a marvellous Italianate Palazzo, double columned and is domed. It is in the feet of the Chamundi Hills and provides you with a great panoramic view of the same. The brilliant architecture, great hospitality and majestic environment of the palace add to its beauty.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur Completed in the 1943, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan was built for the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It has one of the largest private residences in the world. The golden yellow stoned Palace has accommodation of 347 rooms that treat royal families. It is a blend of both the eastern and the western architecture.
- Rajakkad Estate, Dindigue Rajakkad Estate is peacefully placed amongst the forest of the Palani Hills. It is a hour and a half drive from the Madurai airport. It is recommended for those in search of peaceful and relaxing holidays. The wooden structure gives it a highly rich look. It falls back to the 18th century and is about 1000fts above the sea level. It has 7 rooms for the visitors.
- Ranvas, Nagaur Before being converted in a hotel, The Ranvas was the haveli of the Ranis of the Maharaja of Nagaur. All the 10 Ranis have a haveli named after them. These havelis date back from the 18th century. Even today Ranvas has been decorated in the same manner. The Aroma of the place still wears the smell of the Maharaja.
- Ramathra Fort, Sapotra It is said that Ramathra Fort of Rajasthan is a paradise in the land of Sapotra. The Palace is worth the entire tiring journey to the place. It has 12 rooms and castles that have all the required amenities. It would make your journey a fascinating one.
- Castle Bijaipur, Chittorgarh The castle dates back from the 16th century and was converted into a hotel in 1991. It lies in the Vindhyanchal Hills, 600mtrs above the sea level. People here can stay and experience the traditional Rajput hospitality and the eminent Indian culture. It is said to be the pride of the place.
- Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar On the banks of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, the Ahilya Fort was built by Maharani Ahilya Holkar. Her home Ahilya Wada was later converted into a hotel. It has 13 rooms and tents at the service of the visitors. It helps you have a great time in Maheshwar.
All these Palace Hotels of India were once either he Havelies of the Maharajas or were built to entertain there guests. Although today they have been converted into hotels to comfort luxuries of the visitors they still have the same architectural style and decoration. They surely put a star upon the sky of your journey.