India is a land of culture and tradition, of values and deep-rooted rich history. Many kings had built many forts, palaces here whose beauty is worth seeing.
Many hundreds of years old properties of kings and princes in India have now been converted into hotels. Their design, hospitality, furnishings, cuisine, everything gives a majestic feel.
Today we are going to talk about some such palaces which are as follows
1. Bangalore Palace
The construction of this palace was started in 1862 by Mr. Garrett. In its construction, every effort was made to make it look like the Winsor Castle of England. In 1884, it was bought by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the ruler of the Wodeyar dynasty.
It took about 82 years to build this palace built-in 45000 square feet. The beauty of the palace is made worth seeing.
You will not be able to remain mesmerized when you enter the palace through the front gate. Recently this palace has also been renovated. There is a big Court Hall on the upper floor of the palace, from where the king used to address the assembly.
The wall inside the palace is decorated with Greek, Dutch, and paintings of the famous Raja Ravi Varma, which makes it even more blooming.
2. Falaknuma Palace
If you ever want to see the magnificence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, then come to the Taj Falaknuma Palace. Which is just 5 km away from Charminar.
The palace was designed by Sir Biker who was an English craftsman And it took 9 years to complete it. Due to its beauty and texture, this palace remains on the top of the list of tourists visiting here.
Till the year 2000, the palace was part of the Nizam family’s property which was later handed over to the Taj Hotel. Now they are fully responsible for its maintenance
3. Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace Jaipur Situated about 8 km from the Jaipur city center, Rambagh Palace is one of the finest palaces in Jaipur.
This palace is currently a center of attraction for tourists, which is also known as the “Jewel of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace was built in the year 1835 for Kesar Badran, the queen’s favorite servant.
Before marrying Gayatri Devi, the Maharaja renovated the palace in 1938 and designed a suite that is known today as the “Maharani Suite“. In 1957, the palace was converted into a luxurious hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.
Nowadays, Tourists can enjoy Polo Golf, Jiva Grande Spa, Jacuzzi, Indoor & Outdoor Swimming, Walking trails, Fitness Hub, Yoga in the Yoga Pavilion, and various sports for entertainment and relaxation during their visit to Rambagh Palace.
4. Hawa Mahal
One such tourist place located in Jaipur, Rajasthan is Hawa Mahal which is recorded in the tourist map of the world and enhances the pride of the country along with Rajasthan.
This palace is situated on Badi Chaupar, which is called the center of the boundary wall of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also called the face of Jaipur. It was built in the year 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
It was designed by architect Lal Chand Usta. There are 953 such jharokhas in the palace which are very finely designed. There are carvings and intricately designed flowers and pictures all over the palace. The entire palace is painted pink which is the identity of Jaipur.
5. Taj Lake Palace
Beautiful pillared roofs, courtyards with columns, gardens, and fountains add to the beauty of the palace. Now, this magnificent palace has been converted into a five-star hotel.
The facilities available in the palace also include a bar, a swimming pool, and a conference hall. This Palace Palace was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II between 1743 and 1746.
Taj Hotel Resorts and Mahals took over the management of the hotel when the Lake Palace was converted into a five-star heritage hotel.
6. City Palace
City Palace is a famous palace located in the center of Jaipur, also known as Pink City. Which was built by the founder of the city, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, around 1729-1732 AD.
It is the first planned city of medieval India. There are many beautiful palaces in Jaipur. That’s why a large number of tourists from all over the country and abroad come here.
The City Palace was designed by two architects, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. The most impressive part of the City Palace is the four small gates in the third courtyard that represent the four seasons of the year.
7. Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace is a palace located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. It is one of the biggest private palaces in the world. Umaid Bhawan Palace has been rated as the best hotel in the world in a survey.
Umaid Bhawan Palace is named after its founder Maharaja Umaid Singh. This palace was completed in sixteen years. Three thousand people got direct employment and thousands of people indirectly on this construction which lasted for fourteen years.
This Umaid Bhawan Palace was also known as Chhitar Palace when its construction work was in progress. This palace was completed in 1943.
8. Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace, 3-4 times bigger than Buckingham Palace, the palace of British royalty, is famous all over the world today. Even today, the eyes of the people are dazzled after seeing the grandeur of this palace.
The Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara, Gujarat was built in 1890 during the reign of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. Let me tell you that this magnificent palace is spread over an area of 700 acres in Vadodara which is still the home of the royal family of Gaekwad of Vadodara.
This magnificent palace is filled with a variety of lush green gardens which add to the beauty of the place immensely.
9. Uday Vilas Palace
Many of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious hotels are in Udaipur. These include the Lake Palace Hotel located in Lake Pichola, the newly built Uday Vilas Hotel on the other side of this lake, and the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel built in the private residence of the royal family.
Udai Bilas Mahal is the royal residence of King Maharawal Udai Singh II who was an admirer of architecture and art. The architecture of this place is of Rajputana style.
The caste-designed balconies, windows, arches, pillars, and panels attract the attention of tourists. This idyllic place is situated on the banks of Gaib Sagar Lake.
10. Mysore Palace
Architecture and History of Mysore Palace, It is also called Amba Vilas Mahal. Mysore Palace is located at a distance of 140 km from Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, South India.
This palace is a major center of attraction for tourists. Every year, foreign tourists come from far and wide to see it. A confluence of Eastern and Roman and Dravidian architecture is seen in the Mysore Palace.
Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV and his mother Kampanan Jamni Devi entrusted the British architect Henry Irwin with the responsibility of building the second Mysore palace. At that time, 41.47 lakh rupees were spent to build this palace.
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