Land of Rajasthan is famous for its luxurious past. One of the main elements of luxury during the yesteryear is forts and palaces. Today, most of the palaces and forts have fallen into ruins due to lack of use. To avoid this, the government has started an initiative to refurbish the palaces into heritage hotels for a luxurious stay. By this way, the tourists get to enjoy a top-notch vacation and the monuments would be maintained with its glory.
There are numerous heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Here are the top three heritage hotels to enjoy.
Rambagh Palace is famous for its luxurious theme. It is considered as the gem of Jaipur. Built in 19th century, this palace is famous for its grandeur feel. The architectural features, which stand out, are the latticework, carved cupolas, marbled corridors, ornamented water fountain, antique styled water channels, carved cenotaph.
The garden is filled with peacock, the dancing bird and many other species of birds. When it comes to cuisines, the Suvarna Mahal restaurant of the palace provides multi-cuisine dishes. The local cuisine is very famous for its intrinsic burst of flavors, which are unique to the land.
While at Rambagh Palace, make sure to visit the vintage car collections, polo match conducted with elephants, spa treatments at Jiva Grande Spa, city tour on a Pontiac, driven by a chauffeur and so on. This is the best place to enjoy a fairytale styled vacation in Jaipur.
As an initiative from Taj group of hotels, the Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur is now turned into a five-star hotel. In addition, it is the largest private residence in the world. It has been awarded as the best hotel, by various entities. The palace was built in 15th century, covering 26 acres of land. The palace is built with yellow sandstones and a special style of marble, called Makrana marbles. The hotel has managed to maintain its antique furnishing, décor, exterior carvings and others.
Starting from the grand welcome hosted by the staffs to personalized services in every aspect, the hotel gives a vibe of royalty in every step. The restaurant in the hotel provides Rajasthani cuisine and other international cuisines. From the veranda, you can spot Mehrangarh Fort. The trophy bar of the palace is famous for its unique list of cocktails and a themed décor with wildlife trophies and rare artifacts.
This is an iconic palace of the state, located in Udaipur. The most striking element of this palace is the location. The palace is located in the middle of a lush lake. Built in 17th century, this palace was built with marbles, entirely. In the past, the palace served as a summer resort for the royal family. Today, this palace is an important tourist attraction and an iconic place to stay. People love to take the sunset boat ride on the Lake Pichola to reach the palace, for enjoying a lavishing dinner.
The palace is famous for its inlaid flooring, carved pillars, terrace garden, fountains and others. Although, the palace is a tourist destination, the privacy of the guests staying inside the palace is never breeched. Other notable features of the palace are the luxury spa with signature treatments, gym, game room, shopping arcade, business center, hotel-arranged heritage walk and others.
Apart from these, other top heritage hotels of the land are Oberoi Udaivilas of Udaipur, Oberoi Vanyavilas of Ranthambore, Shiv Niwas Palace of Jaipur, Mihir Garh palace of Jodhpur, Alila Fort of Bishangarh and many others. Every heritage hotel stands unique for its features and services. During peak tourism time, most of the hotels get booked up-to-the-neck. Thus, it is very important to pre-book your accommodations and other services during North India Tour.