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There are a number of spectacular palace hotels and historic places to stay throughout India. Once home to India's royalty, the buildings have been converted into accommodation to preserve their existence, meaning that you can now stay and experience firsthand how royalty once lived.


While travelling in Jaipur look for spectacular converted palaces such as the Rajmahal Palace and Rambagh Palace, which continue the fine tradition of Rajput hospitality. Close by, the Neemrana Fort Palace in Rajasthan is one of India's oldest heritage resorts. It's located roughly halfway between Agra and Jaipur and is an excellent alternative to staying in Agra itself, if you plan to explore the Golden Triangle. Then, for something truly luxurious, the exquisite Alila Fort Bishangarh offers oversized suites, fine dining and spa treatments in a converted 230-year-old castle with unmatched views over the Rajasthani countryside.


Devigarh near Udaipur is one India's most sublime boutique hotels. Having been completely restored from ruin, this luxurious all suite 'palace' occupies a former hilltop fort. The property features local marble and semi-precious stones throughout, showcasing contemporary design and spectacular heritage. Actually in Udaipur you'll find the Taj Lake Palace, held to be one of India's most famous and romantic hotels with a stunning location in Lake Pichola.


Perched high above the royal city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is the opulent, colonial-style Umaid Bhawan Palace, held to be one of the last great palaces of India and still home to the Jodhpur royal family. The Deogarh Mahal palace is a leading heritage hotel offering a truly authentic experience. This rambling fort has been lovingly restored and cared for over 300 years by the Deogarh family. With an ideal position in the Aravalli Hills, it is a must for anyone travelling to the town of Deogarh, close to Jodhpur.


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Holidays that visit India's palaces & forts

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

Rajasthan with Heritage Hotels

15-day tailor-made holiday from £3,795 pp incl. flights

Rajasthan is the epitome of romantic India. Explore it all on this tailor-made tour, which includes stays at some of the region's most characterful luxury hotels.

Places to stay near India's palaces & forts

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Historic hotel

When greeted with a shower of rose petals on arrival, you can see why this is one of India's most famous and romantic hotels. This 19th century summer palace is brimming with old world elegance.

The Palace Courtyard (Chandani Chowk), Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Historic hotel

The Rambagh Palace is located in the centre of busy Jaipur, Rajasthan. The hotel maintains the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality, offering guests a taste of royal living.

Exterior, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Historic hotel

Perched high above Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India. Designed in an opulent colonial style and completed in 1943, it blends influences from both east and west into what is still one of the largest private residences anywhere in the world.

RAAS Devigarh

RAAS Devigarh

Historic hotel

Experience the rich heritage of Udaipur with a stay at this converted 19th-century palace – a stunning combination of five-star spa luxury and sweeping hill-top views.

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