Top Heritage Hotel in India
1. Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Falaknuma was home of 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, Telangana. This beautiful heritage hotel is managed by Taj Hotels Group and also popular as ‘Mirror of the Sky’. This is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture style which was designed by an English architect. Falaknuma Palace is converted into heritage hotel in 2010. This beautiful palace is just 5 km from Charminar.
2. Hari Niwas Palace, Jammu
The Hari Niwas Palace was built by the Hari Singh, the last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. This palace is located in Jammu, and built in Art-Deco structure. Now this palace has been converted into a heritage hotel. The beautiful palace overlooks the Tawi river on one side and on the other side the Vaisno Devi Trikuta hills. It is well located adjoining the Amar Mahal Palace Museum.
3. Jhargram Palace, Jhargram
The Jhargram Raj Palace is located in Jhargram, West Bengal. This palace is the current residence of the Malla Deb Royal family. It was built in the combining of Italian and Islamic architecture. Now ground floor have been converted into a Heritage Hotel runs by the royal family.
4. Lake Palace, Udaipur
Lake Palace was built between 1743-1746 under the direction of the Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur, Rajasthan as a royal summer palace. It is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur. This palace is now running as a luxury heritage hotel. It also has been rated as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world.
5. Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
Lalgarh Palace is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The Palace was built between 1902 and 1926 by Maharaja Ganga Singh according to Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles, being largely in the Indo-Saracenic style. Currently, Lallgarh Palace is owned by royal family and converted into heritage hotel.
6. Lalitha Mahal, Mysore
The Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore, Karnataka and converted into a heritage hotel in 1974. This palace was built by Maharaja of Mysore in Renaissance architectural style. The beautiful palace is painted pure white and is located near the Chamundi Hills.
7. Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bikaner, Rajasthan is a former residence of the Maharaja Ganga Singh. It was built between 1898 and 1902 in Indo-Saracenic style by the British architect. It is now a luxury heritage hotel owned by “Golden Triangle Fort & Palace”. The magnificent red sandstone structure is one of the most popular destination for tourists in Bikaner.
8. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is a modern heritage hotel managed by “Taj Hotels Group”. In fact, even today a part of the Palace is still the private residence of the royal family of Jodhpur. There is also a Museum which focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. This palace was built between 1928 and 1943 in Indo-Art-Deco style by Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji.
9. Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar
Neemrana Fort Palace is one of the most popular heritage hotels located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway in Alwar, Rajasthan. Neemrana Fort Palace was built in 1464, is located on a high hillock and commands magnificent views of the surrounding beauty.
10. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. This Royal Palace Hotel is rated one of the best heritage hotel in the World. It is the most popular and beautiful heritage hotel in India and managed by “Taj Hotels Group”. It was rated as the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller magazine in September 2009.