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Rajasthan Palaces
Possibly the most romantic state in India, Rajasthan, famous for its striking desert landscape and colourful festivals, is steeped in tales of chivalry, honour, warriors and royalty. Its legendary cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer are resplendent with stunning forts that bear silent witness to the bravery and might of the Rajput warriors. Opulent palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm pay tribute to its regal past and abound with treasures of artistic skills long forgotten.
Jaipur
Starting with the lively and bustling Pink City of Jaipur, the state capital, filled with magnificent palaces and the imposing Amber Fort reached by elephant, Rajasthan's diversity stretches from the lush Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary in the east to the golden sands of the Thar Desert in the west. Along the way are innumerable forts and palaces, many of which are now charming hotels run by the former ruling families.
Jai Mahal Palace
Jai Mahal Palace
The Jai Mahal Palace, set amidst 18 acres of beautiful Moghul gardens, dates back to 1745 AD. Part of the Taj Group of Hotels this palace transports guests to a world of Rajasthan magnificence.
 
Mandawa Haveli
Mandawa Haveli
The Haveli built in the Jaipur style of architecture with numerous pillars and arches is located in the heart of Jaipur. The hotel combines old world charm with the best of present day facilities. There are 28 well-appointed rooms with intricately carved wooden beds; historic photographs and king-sized royal portraits. There are pleasant courtyards, lawns and terraces with a view of the splendid Nahargarh Fort. It has a beautiful dining hall overlooking one of the terraces. Candlelight dinners can be organised on the rooftop on request.
 
Oberoi Raj Villas
Oberoi Raj Vilas
Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop. The Oberoi Raj Vilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting.
 
Rambaug Palace
Rambagh Palace
For nearly two centuries the Rambagh Palace has been home to a generation of royals. In 1925 it was converted into a palace and became the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now part of the Taj Group of Hotels, it offers its guests a taste of royal living a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of the maharajas.
 
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Jaisalmer
The desert fortress citadel of Jaisalmer, which resembles a fantasy from a Thousand & One Nights, rises up from the sand dunes and is a starting point for adventurous camel safaris in the desert.
 
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Fort Rajwada
Fort Rajwada
Looking over the fortress of Jaisalmer lies a 6 acre legacy of royal interiors and gardens called Fort Rajwada. Original balconies with intricate carvings and jalis as old as 450 years adorn the walls of the grand lobby of Fort Rajwada, is a true example of heritage preserved complemented by some of the finest conveniences of the 21st century. This princely home is located in peaceful countryside just outside the golden city is this oasis of serenity and comfort.
 
Gorbandh Palace
Gorbandh Palace
Gorbandh Palace is ideally located in the desert city of Jaisalmer, distinguished over the centuries for its golden fort or 'Sonar Kila'. A Royal Retreat of the HRH Group of Hotels, Gorbandh Palace provides spectacular views of the acclaimed fort and is well connected to the famous Sam sand dunes. The hotel organises desert camps with Rajasthan's celebrated folk music and dance around a campfire on starlit evenings at the sand dunes.
 
Jawahar Niwas
Jawahar Niwas
Jawahar Niwas Palace was constructed in 1899 under the reign of Maharaja Shalivahan Singh Ji. The present Maharaja converted it into a heritage hotel. The hotel exudes elegance and charm. This is one of the best places to stay in Jaisalmer. Experience a slice of life from the royal quarters. This sprawling golden sandstone palace bears testimony of the royal grandeur and class. Most of the rooms overlook the Jaisalmer Fort.
 
Narayan Niwas
Narayan Niwas
A 19th century ancestral property converted and restored into a luxurious heritage hotel. With its magnificent setting and classic ambience, the hotel stands tall in the heart of the city offering matchless hospitality and ideal lodging in the city of Jaisalmer. The royal luxury and grand environment of the hotel bewitches the visitor with enticing features and facilities.
 
Jodphur
In the Blue City of Jodhpur on the edge of the desert, guests can stay at the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is still home to the Maharaja and, in its day, was the largest private residence in the world.
Balsamand Lake Palace
Balsamand Lake Palace
Balsamand Lake Palace is a mere 5kms north of Jodhpur, and overlooks the Balsamand Lake. Built in red standstone, with Rajput architecture, it was originally the summer palace for the Maharajahs of Jodphur. It has now been fitted with modern amenities but retains the old world charm.
 
Ajit Bhawan Palace
Ajit Bhawan Palace
The Ajit Bhawan Palace is an oasis of hospitality that exudes warm Rajput charm. It offers you old world elegance with modern day comforts.
Ranbanka Palace
Ran Banka
The magnificent sandstone building, built for Maharajadhiraj of Jodhpur, Sir Ajit Singh ji, the younger brother of Maharaja Umaid Singh, tastefully blends the lavish interiors and modern comforts. Overlooking the seemingly invincible Mehrangarh Fort on one side and the gigantic Umaid Bhawan Palace on the other, Ranbanka Palace holds the lingering echoes of a bygone era, like no other place.
 
Taj Hari Mahal
Taj Hari Mahal
The Taj Hari Mahal , a 21st century palace, is spread over 6 acres, close to Jodphur’s city centre. It’s Marwar architecture and Mogul styled domes lives up to the Rajasthan dream.
 
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Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Designed by renowned architect Henry Lanchester, the Umaid Bhavan perched high above the capital of Jodphur, spread across 26 acres, is the greatest palace in India, and one of the largest residences in the world. The 347 room palace is truly majestic and exudes Rajput tradition.
 
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Udaipur
In the south, the glimmering fairytale lake city of Udaipur is home to the famous Lake Palace and unlike many Indian cities, exudes an air of peace and calm.
Devi Garh Palace
Devi Garh Fort Palace
Nestled in the Aravali Hills, the beautiful 18th century Devi Garh Palace is a five star luxury hotel comprising of 39 suties with contemporary service and facilities. It is a true jewel in the village of the Delwara.
 
 Deogarh Mahal
Deogarh Mahal
Deogarh Mahal was converted into a hotel by the present owner, Rawat Nahar Singh. A part of the Mahal is still occupied by his kin. The family is closely associated with the hotel and personally supervises and monitors the on goings. The care is reflected in the minutes details which have made Deogarh a benchmark of Heritage Hospitality in Rajasthan. Every guest here is special and is treated with the customary Mewari hospitality.
 
 Fateh Prakash Palace
Fateh Prakash Palace
Fateh Prakash Palace is a Grand Heritage Palace built along the shores of Lake Pichola. Classified as a Grand Heritage Palace, the imposing lakeside Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur recapitulates royal traditions and lifestyles in its antique furniture, original paintings and opulent interiors.
 
 Jagmandir Island
Jagmandir Island
The Jagmandir Island is situated in the midst of Lake Pichola. This Island has hosted a number of grand events through the decades including weddings, theme parties and royal parties. The guests are ferried in decorated boats across the lake in form of a procession to the Jagmandir Island in the middle of Lake Pichola, decorated with lights for the special occasion. The whole island has an encompassing view of the City Palace, Lake Palace, the Lake and the Aravali ranges of hills. The sight as one nears the island is stunning, as the whole island is beautifully illuminated and looks like a floating jewel. Once inside, the place transports you to another era, recapturing the essence of royal leisure palaces.
Oberoi Udaivilas
Oberoi Udaivilas
Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, is a city of majestic palaces and beautiful lakes. Here, adorning the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas captures all the romance and splendour of a royal era. The grand setting, combined with palatial architecture and a beautiful spa, offers an experience created exclusively for those who know there is nothing like too much luxury.

 Shiv Niwas Palace
Shiv Niwas Palace
A crescent adorning the southern end of the Palace complex, the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel in Udaipur was originally Maharana Fateh Singhji's residence. It is now categorised as a Grand Heritage Palace as it has been restored to its original pristine glory.
 
 Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace
The Taj Lake Palace is located in the middle of Lake Pichola with the Aravali Mountains as a backdrop on one side and Udaipur’s palaces on the other. The palace is spread over 4 acres and is a beautiful vision of white marble and mosaic.
 
 Samode Hotels
Samode Hotels
Samode Hotels are luxury heritage hotels in India’s most exquisite and remote setting. The Samode Hotels are family run hotels offering personalised service and attention to detail that makes any stay unforgettable. The Samode Hotels are made up of 3 world class luxury hotels – the Samode Palace, the Samode Haveli and the Samode Garden Resort. Each property is as different as it’s location, offering the chance for guests to experience India’s rich history and majesty in it’s element.
 
Bharatpur
 Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in 1887 for Raja Raghunath Singh. In 1994 the palace was converted into a hotel. Set amidst 50 acres, the fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture is stunning. Here you can relive the history of Bharatpur, feel the warm hospitality extended to you by the present generation still living in the Palace.
 
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