Live the royal life at these palaces in Rajasthan 

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India has a rich cultural history that still thrives in many parts of the country. Through the ages, the country has been known for its heritage and hospitality. Generations have passed and we proudly carry the same interest in the hospitality sector. The state of Rajasthan has still maintained the grandeur of the royal era. It has opened the gates of some unmatched epitome of luxury for the world. Experience the best in these palaces that offer exclusively luxurious stays. Spend some time in these historical marvels and peek into the lives of maharajas and nawabs of the ancient India.

Last palace built in Jodhpur before Independence

Where: Jodhpur

Ideal for: A royal retreat. The heritage hotel is known for its services like vintage car drives, unique private dining, heritage walks and newly opened Jiva Spa.

What's so special: The Umaid Bhawan Palace is considered to be the last palace that was built in pre-independent India and it is also claimed to be world's sixth largest private residence. A part of this palace has been turned into a museum which is open for all the guests. The property is built on 26 acres of land and Maharaja Gai Singh, who belongs to the lineage of Maharaja Umaid Singh still lives there. The palace was built with an aim to provide employment to the famine-stricken people.

Accommodates: The hotel part of the palace is maintained by the Taj and has 64 rooms which are divided into five categories of suites. Two people can accommodate in each room.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹ 22,000 per night/ per room;(breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the ancient Jain Mahavira Temple; see the local craftsmanship at the Lalji Handicrafts; take a walk through Mehrangarh Fort and Jodha Desert Rock Park.

The crescent-shaped palace in Udaipur

Where: City Palace Complex, Udaipur

Ideal for: A traditional Indian style luxurious vacation. The heritage hotel is known for its exceptionally courteous staff and hospitality. The palace has four different dining areas with cuisines from all around the world and is set in unique locations to make your dining experience a memorable one.

What's so special: Built in the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh in the early 20th century, this heritage hotel was a royal guesthouse in the bygone era. With imperial architecture and modern day services, this royal stay is as beautiful from inside as it is from outside. The suites of Shiva Niwas Palace is adorned with original furniture and paintings, and each suite room opens up to the stunning landscape of Udaipur.

Accommodates: There are two people allowed in each room.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹7,039 per night/ per room;(breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the ancient Bagore ki Haveli; take a walk through City Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace; Visit Dharohar.

A palace soaked in Rajput history

Where: Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur

Ideal for: A memorable royal vacation. The palace is a former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur. Get welcomed like a real royal with elephants and horses. Heritage walks in the palace will take you back in centuries-old history. The unique dining menus and the butler services make the stay all the more special.

What's so special: The history of this palace goes back to the year 1825. The palace was later revamped by Sawai Man Singh II in 1925 and in 1957 the management shifted to Taj. The palace boasts huge ornamental gardens and fine architectural works. Popularly called as 'Jewel of Jaipur', this heritage hotel has 33 grand suites and 45 rooms which are well furnished with imperial style furniture and paintings.

Accommodates: Two people are allowed in each room.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹33,000 per night/ per room; (breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the ancient Moti Dungari; take a walk through Amer fort; Check out Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.

An Indo-Sarsenic style marvel

Where: Bikaner

Ideal for: Once in a lifetime royal experience. Experience a cultural extravaganza with fire dances, Indian Ghazals, folk singers and much other performance.

What's so special: The palace was built in 1904 by Sir Ganga Singh Ji. Apart from having a royal residence in Bikaner, the Laxmi Niwas Palace was built with an aim to provide employment to people. The heritage hotel is adorned with symmetrical friezes and handmade motifs. There are six types of accommodations available, from deluxe rooms to presidential suites.

Accommodates: Two people are allowed in each room.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹10,500 per night/ per room;(breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the National Camel Research farm; see the Annual Bikaner Camel Festival that takes place every January; the Bhandasar Jain Temple is a must visit for anyone in Bikaner; Take a tour of the Junagadh Fort.

The Fort Palace

Where: Alwar

Ideal for: An idyllic traditional holiday. With Aravalli range in the backdrop, the Neemrana fort palace is set 125km from Delhi and is perfect for a luxurious escape from the city life. The place is considered as a destination in itself.

What's so special: The history of Nirmana Fort Palace can be traced back to 15th century. This palace fort was declared as the capital of descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III. The palace-fort has witness centuries of history and was restored into a heritage hotel in 1991. It is claimed that the palace fort still retains its original windows and doors and much of it has remained the same which just adds to the glory of this majestic stay.

Accommodates: Two people are allowed in each room. An extra bed can be arranged ₹750 (taxes extra) for a child and ₹1100 (taxes extra) for an adult.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹6,137 per night/ per room; (breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the nearby villages; See the Neemrana’s gardens.; take a walk through Neemrana's hill-fort and 18th century stepwell.

On the eastern shores of Lake Pichola.

Where: Udaipur

Ideal for: An experience that will help you connect to the royal heritage of India. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, Fateh Prakash Palace is a part of the historical Udaipur City Palace Complex.

What's so special: Served as an exclusive court for the Mewar's royal family, the Fateh Prakash Palace was built during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh during the 20th century. The Durbar Hall Sabhagaar which is the most iconic feature of the palace will take you on a journey to royal times. Located on the shore of Lake Pichola, the palace gives a stunning view of landscape. There are 21 Dovecote rooms and 44 Dovecote Premier Suites available for all the guests, each room has an old world charm to it and is well furnished with old paintings and artefacts.

Accommodates: Two people are allowed in each room.

Price: The tariff starts from ₹15,000 per night/ per room; (breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the ancient Crystal Gallery; see the natural The Vintage and Classic Car Collection; take a walk through Jagmandir Island Palace and the Jagdish Temple.

India's first heritage hotel

Where: Jodhpur

Ideal for: A vacation with vintage cars, traditional rooms and excellent rooms. The palace is still home to the royal family of Jodhpur.

What's so special: The property was built in 1927 for Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji. The place still boasts the legacy of Marwar in every corner. The palace provides several unique experiences to all its guests. Experience a royal dining set up in the private dining rooms. Drive around the city in vintage cars There are 32 suite rooms of different types available for all the guests.

Accommodates: Two people are allowed in each room.

Price: ₹6,700 per night/ per room; (breakfast) included

What’s nearby: Take some time to visit the ancient he Chamunda Mata temple; take a peek into the Marwari lifestyle in a safari to the Bishnoi village safari; Take a camel ride to Osian, an oasis in the Thar Desert; Visit Clock Tower and the Sardar Market

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