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Opulent Rooms To Grand Views: 6 Indian Palaces Where You Can Have A Luxury Vacay

Once royal residences, take a look at the palaces that now serve as luxury stays.   
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  • Krati Purwar
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Published -18 Aug 2022, 13:42 ISTUpdated -18 Aug 2022, 14:00 IST
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Once India was called a golden bird because invaders found plenty of raw materials and expensive stones here. The kings and queens resided in giant palaces and governed their kingdoms from ostentatious grounds.

After so many years, only a handful of palaces survived several changes in regimes, wars and independence of India. Their rightful owners decided to upgrade them into luxury hotels that not only scream money and lavish style but also cost a hefty amount to stay a night. 

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

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Stretching over 26 acres, Umaid Bhawan Palace is located on the highest point in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It features 347 rooms and was built between 1928 and 1943. Currently, it also serves as the residence of the former royal family of the city. 

The architecture of the palace is a mix of Classical Revival, Indo-Saracenic and Western Art Deco. A stay here a night starts above ₹50,000, excluding tax.

Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal

 
 
 
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Jehan Numa Palace in Bhopal (places to visit in Bhopal) redefines luxury stay with a spa, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre and fine dining space. It boasts Italian Renaissance, British Colonial and Classic Greek Architecture. The cost of staying here starts above ₹6,000 a night.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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With opulent architecture, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur was the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharani Gayatri. The property features fine dining restaurants, a cafe, a spa retreat and a wellness centre. It was built in 1835, and the price for staying a night here starts at ₹38,500.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

 
 
 
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Situated 2,000 feet above Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace was the residence of Nizam, who was rumoured to be the richest man in the world. It offers a breathtaking view of the city and spreads over 32 acres. 

The palace looks splendid from dawn to dusk, and its 60 larger-than-life rooms and suites offer a beautiful view from the windows. The cost of booking a room here for a night starts at ₹40,000.

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Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur

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Featuring royal amenities and period decor, Laxmi Vilas Palace on the Agra-Jaipur (lesser known facts about Jaipur) Highway is where one can get acquainted with cultural heritage while having a blast with friends and family. Its well-lit pathways are perfect for a moonlight walk or staring at the starry sky. The price of booking a room here for a night starts above ₹6,000.

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Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur

 

Udai Bilas Palace dates back to the mid-19th century and overlooks Ek Thambia Mahal and a lake. It has sculpted pillars and walls that boast Rajput architecture. The property features 23 rooms, a sky dining area and a pool. 

From luxury to cultural heritage, the palace offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The cost of staying here a night starts above ₹7,000.

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