The culturally rich state of Rajasthan is widely appreciated for its majestic forts, diverse landscapes, historic havelis and luxurious palaces. To experience a royal lifestyle blended with an old world charm, hundreds of tourists visit this state throughout the year. Have a look at these 5 amazing heritage properties in Rajasthan to plan your next stay –
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
An island of fantasy, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur was built in the year 1746 for Maharana Jagat Singh II. Set on the crystal clear waters of Lake Pichola, the property is an icon of luxury and pleasure. It also served as the backdrop of James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ and many other Indian movies. Enjoy a spa treatment at the in-house spa or savour some mouth-watering delicacies at the elegant restaurants on your visit to this palace.
Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Symbolic of New Jodhpur, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is a beautiful amalgamation of eastern and western styles of architecture. This golden-yellow sandstone monument is among the finest palace hotels in the world. Perched on the majestic Chittar Hill, the palace offers unmatched views of the entire blue city, sand dunes and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The property houses an in-house museum, a zodiac pool, and 64 Art Deco- style rooms.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas is a premium luxury hotel situated on the banks of Lake Pichola. Ambling courtyards, majestic domes, spellbinding views, hand-painted frescoes and intricate mirror work showcase the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan. The semi-private pools, majestic views of the lake, royal service and the luxurious surroundings make a holiday at the Oberoi Udaivilas nothing short of a dream.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
After serving as a home for the Jaipur royalty Maharani Gayatri Devi and Maharaja Man Singh II, Rambagh Palace was converted into a luxury hotel in 1957. With its sprawling gardens, stunning interiors, tennis courts, classy restaurants, and an atmosphere of tranquility, this century-and-a-half-old palace is one of the most premium heritage hotels in Rajasthan.
Hotel Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur
Flanked by a lake, forests and the low Aravalli Hills, Hotel Udai Bilas Palace is beautiful, small but spacious 19th-century gem. A part of Udai Bilas is still the “royal” residence, so it’s run more like a guest house than a hotel. A pleasant informality about the palace will catch your attention. The best place to be is the pool and the restaurant, right on the lake. Take a dip in the pool, which appears to merge with the lake’s water.
Get a close look at the royal lifestyle by staying at one of these 5 amazing heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Book your rooms online, and you might get a great deal 🙂