10 Royal Hotels of India that were Palaces 

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Indian states and territories were ruled by kings. We have seen movies and pictures that depict the grandeur of these palaces. When the country gained independence, these provinces under the king’s rule were joined to form a democratic country. The royal families had to lease or sell their palaces as they had to sustain the change as the prestige of the royalty no longer remained. Most of these thus ended up in the hands of hotel chains. These royal hotels speak the legacy of the kings and therefore give the guests a wonderful experience.  

Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur 

Interior of Sujan RajMahal
Interior of Sujan RajMahal

Jaipur has some splendid palaces and this one is of the oldest and most noteworthy. The place has held on to the royalty even after its renovation as Rajmata Padmini Devi had herself overseen the restructuring. Under the command of Sujan group the palace now operates a royal hotel and has added furthermore facilities like elephant safari and tour agents to match with the royal scenario.  

2.Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur 

Well Set Exterior Garden of Umaid Bhavan Palace
Well Set Exterior Garden of Umaid Bhavan Palace

The palace is located at a 15 Minute driving distance from Jodhpur Airport. Maharaja Umaid Singh built the palace surrounded by 26 acres if green lush gardens. The palace is currently owned by the Taj Hotels, Resorts, and Palaces. It is unique for its perfect blend of English and Indian architectural style.  

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3.Rambagh Palace, Jaipur 

Luxury Accommodation and Stylish Interiors Rambagh Palace
Luxury Accommodation and Stylish Interiors Rambagh Palace

The palace was the hunting stay of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is located a little distance away from the Town. In 1957, the royal owners had sold it over due to the immense maintenance requirement. Taj Group had taken over the palace and since then they have provided top notch services to its visitors. 

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4.Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur 

Lake View Restaurant - Bal Samand Lake Palace
Lake View Restaurant – Bal Samand Lake Palace

Kingdom of Marwar ruled Jodhpur and this red sandstone palace was built by the Marwars. The palace stands with the Bal Samand Lake in the vicinity. This made it the summer retreat of the Maharajas. WelcomHeritage Group now owns the palace..  

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5.Fernhills Palace, Ooty 

In the Beauty of the Dusk - Fernhills Palace Ooty
In the Beauty of the Dusk – Fernhills Palace Ooty

Located in the hill stations of Ooty, the place offers a retreat-like serenity. Wadiyar Royals of Mysore once owned the palace which was  later taken over by the British.  As a result the interiors have typical fireplaces and French windows. WelcomHeritage Group took over Fernhills Palace.

6.Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad 

Stay like a King at Taj Falaknuma
Stay like a King at Taj Falaknuma

Falaknuma Palace was built in 19th century by the Nizams of Hyderabad and takes its visitors back to that era. People have reviewed the place to have made them feel like kings and queens. The palace has architectural styles inspired from Rome, Venetia, and Japan making it unique.  

7.Samode Palace, Jaipur 

Ethnicity Maintained at Samode Palace
Ethnicity Maintained at Samode Palace

The palace is a mix of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Located among the hills of Aravalli gives the palace its picturesque beauty. Marbles and masonry fill the interior of the palace. It dates back to the 16th century. 

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8.Devi Garh by Lebua, Udaipur 

Tea with nature At Devi Garh Palace
Tea with nature At Devi Garh Palace

The palace was completed in the 18th century and is one of the top five star hotels. It enchants its visitors with the exquisite Rajputana Style yet maintaining modernization with Wifi and other technologies.  

9.Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh 

Calm and Serene Phool Mahal Palace
Calm and Serene Phool Mahal Palace

Maharaja Prithee Singh built the Phool Mahal palace in the 17th century, as a Monsoon Retreat. it overlooks the Gundalao Lake. The palace displays the rich architecture of Rajasthan and is probably the monsoon spot for tourists still.  

10.The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner 

Experience Royalty at Laxmi Niwas Palace
Experience Royalty at Laxmi Niwas Palace

Bikaneri Maharajas lived in the closed comfort of the Laxmi Nivas Palace. The most noteworthy are its gold plated paintings. The renovation has rather maintained all the aspects of the palace since it was an aspiration for several great architects and still remains so.