Indian palaces to visit

7 best Palaces to visit in India

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7 best Palaces to visit in India

India, as we all know, has vast historical importance. It was inhabited by the number of rulers at different times. Due to an experience of different reigns, India has a rich heritage, culture, and architecture that make it a fascinating tourist destination. The glory of its rich history is still alive in the form of beautiful palaces, monuments that speak the architectural opulence and grandeur of that time. These palaces were built by the former Maharajas, Kings, and Nizams who once lived here.

Although all the palaces have some architectural and historical importance, there are some palaces a traveler must visit to have a glimpse of royalty that once lived here. Many of these palaces are now converted into heritage hotels but that has not brought any change in beauty and architecture.

Let’s explore 7 best palaces of India

Lake Palace on the Banks of Pichola lake
Lake Palace on the Banks of Pichola lake
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1. Lake Palace, Udaipur: Lake Palace located in the city of Udaipur in the Rajasthan state of India. Lake Palace is the most visited place among Udaipur’s tourist attractions. It is called Lake Palace because it is on the banks of Pichola Lake.

Udaipur Lake Palace
Lake Palace Udaipur
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City Palace has 11 palaces in it, which were built by different rulers. City Palace’s interior is an amazing blend of artistic delicate mirror-work, marble work, murals, wall paintings, silverwork, and a surplus of colored glass. The palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel. To know more places to visit in Udaipur, follow http://news.jugaadin.com/explore-udaipur-to-see-the-magnificent-beauty/

2. Amba Vilas palace or Mysuru Palace: The world-famous Mysuru Palace is located in the Mysuru city of Karnataka. It is designed by the English Architect, Henry Irwin and the Mysuru Palace dominates the skyline beauty of Mysuru. The three storey structure in the Indo-Saracenic style is the former palace of the royal family of Mysore and is still their official residence. Mysuru Palace is well-known for its light & sound show and vibrant Dussehra celebrations.

Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
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3. Lukshmi Vilas Palace: Laxmi Vilas Palace located in the Vadodara city of Gujarat is four times the size of the majestic Buckingham Palace in London. It is spread over an area of 500 acres and served the royal family of Vadodara. It is also known as Maharaja Palace. This palace of India is built in an old classical style. The palace has a remarkable collection of old armory and sculptures. The palace comprises LVP Banquets & Conventions,  Moti Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.

Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
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4. Rambagh Palace: The house of royalty, Rambagh Palace was founded in 1835 and was later renovated as a hunting lodge for Maharajas. Rambagh was transformed into a palace in 1925 and became the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur. The Rambagh Palace of India is located in Jaipur state Rajasthan. In 1957, the palace is converted into a heritage hotel and managed by the Taj group.

Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace
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5. TajFalaknuma Palace: Taj Falaknuma Palace is situated in Hyderabad state Telangana of India. It was built in 1894 and was the former palace of Nizam of Hyderabad. The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to fly to golden ages, where opulence and wealth are celebrated and enjoyed in equal measure. Its assorted gardens and terraces are home to cultural events.

Tajfalaknuma Palace
Tajfalaknuma Palace
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6. Umaid Bhawan Palace: Umaid Bhawan Palace is located in Jodhpur state Rajasthan. Taj Hotels runs some parts of the palace. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grandfather of the current owner, Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the main residence of the former royal family of Jodhpur. The museum is part of the palace. The Palace is divided into the residence of the royal family, a Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum. The Museum focusing on the history of the Jodhpur Royal Family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan palace
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7. Lalgarh Palace: Another sightseeing of Bikaner is Lalgarh Palace situated in the city Bikaner of Rajasthan. The palace is now a Hotel and works under the National Heritage Trust. The palace got its name as Lalgarh because it is built with red sandstone. The palace has drawing rooms, Grand Hallways and Halls, Royal Lounges and World’s fourth largest Library.

Lalgarh Palace
Lalgarh Palace
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There are still many more spectacular palaces, showing grandeur and royalty. A traveler while planning a trip to India or respective states and cities, these famous palaces of India must be listed on their tourist destination guide. These heritage properties allow you to experience luxury once restricted to royal families.

Seema Jain

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