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Top 10 Magnificent Royal Palaces to visit in india

pro51tripiwikicom : 30 Jan 2018
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India is known for its rich culture and ancient heritage. India is home to many luxuriously majestic palaces which explain many stories about the elegant lifestyle of the royal families that lived there.Though many have now been converted into hotels, you can see what remains of opulent and luxurious lifestyle of these royals. 

Here are top palaces in india that showcase the lifestyle of the royal families and also how the government of India has made efforts to preserve their royalty.

1 Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. One of the largest royal residences in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument to Jodhpur's gallantry and romance. The palace has 347 rooms, which were occupied by the royal family of Jodhpur royals in the past, a part of this palace is a heritage hotel today which is managed by Taj Hotels and is one of the best luxury hotels in India. The palace consists of a throne chamber, a private meeting hall, a Durbar Hall to meet the public, a vaulted banquet hall, private dining halls, a ballroom, a library, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a billiards room, four tennis courts, two marble squash courts, and long passages. Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at approx 331km from state capital Jaipur, 252km from Udaipur, 587km from New Delhi.

2 Mysore Palace

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Mysore Palace also know as Ambavilas Palace, is a historical royal palace located at the heart of Mysore city of Karnataka, India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty. Mysore is commonly described as the 'City of Palaces', and there are seven palaces including this. Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal. Mysore offers a variety of attractions like palaces , temples, gardens, dams, waterfalls, forts, museums, zoo etc. All this is accompanied by the serenity of nature, making Mysore a dream destination of every travel enthusiasts. Mysore is also know as Cultural capital of Karnataka. Mysore is located at approx 142km from Bengaluru, 256km from Mangalore, 480km from Chennai, 655km from Goa.

3 Laxmi Vilas Palace

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Laxmi Vilas Palace located in Vadodara is private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, designed in Indo-Saracenic style is a most popular tourist destination in Gujarat, India. Laxmi Vilas Palace is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Only certain areas are open to public as the descendants of the royal family of Baroda still reside here. is located at approx 152km from Surat, 132km form state capital Gandhinagar.

4 City Palace Udaipur

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City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola and is most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur, Rajastan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

5 Bangalore Palace

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Bangalore Palace is beautiful landmark palace located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The palace was built in the year 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadiyar and is today open to the public. It was the summer residence of Maharajas of Mysore. The palace features mainly wooden interiors and is surrounded by gardens. It is one of the most visited site in bangalore along with Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha and malls. Bangalore is the state capital of Karnataka, locate at approx 349km from Chennai, 572km from Hyderabad, 532km from Kochi, 837km from Pune.

6 Neemrana Fort Palace

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Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Neemrana Fort Palace takes a lot of pride in being a premier heritage hotel of Rajasthan as also a unique hotel of India. Neemrana Fort-Palace, a resort near Delhi, has 72 mahals and offers a vibrant site for weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences.This awe-inspiring heritage hotel near Delhi Jaipur highway is a perfect destination for your regal vacation in Jaipur. Neemrana Fort Palace is located at approx 116km from New Delhi, 225km from Ag, ra, Uttar Pradesh, 149km from state capital Jaipur.

7 Rambagh Palace

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Rambagh Palace is a royal guesthouse/hotel run by Taj located in historic city Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel which offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

8 Lake Palace

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Taj Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a former summer palace of the royal dynasty of Mewar, now turned into a hotel. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres. The Palace situated amidst the scenic Pichola Lake offers a heavenly view to the onlooker. The imposing Aravalli Hills on one side and soaring palaces on the other, make the perfect background to this beautiful Lake Palace. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

9 Lalitha Mahal Palace

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The Lalitha Mahal is located near Chamundi hills in Palace city Mysore, Karnataka, India. It is the second largest palace in Mysore after famous Mysore Palace in the city center. it is located on a small hillock, at the foothills of Chamundi Hills. The elegant palace is painted pure white. Now it is converted into a heritage hotel, still maintaining the original royal ambience of the palace and is run by unit of the Government of Karnataka. Lalitha Mahal Palace is known for its architectural excellence and beauty. Mysore is located at approx 142km from Bengaluru, 256km from Mangalore, 480km from Chennai, 655km from Goa.

10 Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal or Palace Of The Winds is a beautiful five-storey palace located in the heart of Jaipur city of Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city and it was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. The mahal has a total of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices. This allows cool breeze blow through the mahal and keep it cool and airy in summer. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.


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