Many palaces and historical buildings are turned into luxury hotels for better care of the buildings. Heritage hotels in India definitely redefine luxury. Here’s a list of best Heritage Hotels in India—
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Formerly Jag Niwas Palace, The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is one of the best heritage hotels in India. The Lake Palace on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola (Udaipur), built in 1746 under the directions of the Maharana Jagat Singh II as a winter palace, was taken over by The Taj Group of hotels in 1971.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Being one of the largest residency of royal families in the world, Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur is synonymous to luxury wrapped in heritage and Indian tradition. The palace is managed by Taj Group of Hotels since 1972. Foundation stone laid in 1929 in order to provide employment to the famine-stricken farmers of Jodhpur, it took 14 years to complete the construction in the year 1943. The Umaid Bhavan Palace perfectly blends western technology with Indian Architecture. Adorned with commendable art deco, housing a squash court and paneled recreation room, vintage car drive and the open-air grilled feast makes this hotel one of a kind.
Niraamaya Retreats, Kavalam
Sanskrit word Niraamaya means disease-free or free from illness. The Niraamaya Retreat heritage hotel claims to make you forget the outside world. Located in Kavalam (in Kerala); the hotel’s architecture, design and décor depict ‘Kerala-style’.
also read: City Guide: Mysore — The City of Palaces
The Chapslee, Shimla
Chapslee is one of the oldest estates in Shimla (built in 1833). Chapslee, the erstwhile summer home of the late Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala (Punjab) is now a boutique hotel opened for guests in 1976. The baroque furniture, Mughal ceramics, Afghan carpets and Gobelin tapestries adorn the hotel’s charm and ambiance. Staying in Chapslee will definitely make your trip to Shimla an unforgettable experience.
Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata
Lalit Great Eastern heritage hotel in Kolkata is one of the most famous heritage hotels in India. With its modern architecture, touch of Indian decor and aesthetically designed rooms; the hotel’s world class services and hospitality will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
Chosen for India’s best ‘Luxury Historical Hotel’ by World Luxury Hotels Awards 2015, The Imperial is an iconic property in Delhi’s 5 star hotels category and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital, reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. Claiming various national and international awards, The Imperial Hotel stands tall in the capital of India flaunting its own splendor.
Other popular Heritage Hotels Across India:
- Rawla Narlai, Pali District
- Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
- Taj Gateway Hotel, Jaisalmer
- The Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
- Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
- Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
- The Bagh, Bharatpur
- Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore
- Devigarh Resorts, Udaipur
- Raj Palace, Jaipur
- Shiv Vilas Palace, Jaipur
- Kumarakom Lake Resorts, Kerala
- Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur
- Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur
- Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur
- Hotel Raas, Jodhpur
- Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur
A few top-notch Luxury and Heritage Hotels in India:
- The Taj Mahal, Dehli
- Taj Exotica, Goa
- Taj West End, Bangalore
- The Taj Bengal, Kolkota
- Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
- Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
- The Oberoi, Delhi
- Oberoi, Mumbai
- Wild Flower Hall, Shimla
- The Oberoi, Kolkata
- Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
- The Leela Palace, Udaipur
- The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai
- Leela, Kovalam
- The Leela palace Kempinski, Bangalore
- The Leela, Goa
- Leela Kempinski, Delhi
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