8 Fairytale-Like Castles & Palaces Around India That’ll Make You Go Weak In The Knees
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‘Once upon a time…’ , weren’t these the best 4 words of our childhood that always led our minds to an amazing fairytale with our own happily-ever-after? Living in a big, white caste where everyone is at your beck & call and all you gotta do is just live like the friggin’ royalty - yup, we’re sure that’s still a fantasy of many! So, we picked out 11 castles and palaces across India that you need to check out right now to fulfil all your fairytale dreams, read up!
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1. Oberoi Udaivilas
We HAD to kickstart our list with this one! Located on the bank of the beautiful Lake Pichola, Oberoi Udaivilas has been giving us some major holiday goals ever since we saw it in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Spread over 50 acres, this 200-year-old palace even has a wildlife sanctuary inside it and trust us guys, it’s all things amazing! So if you wanna live the king life, head to this luxurious hotel in Udaipur RN.
Where | Oberoi Udaivilas - Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Mulla Talai, Udaipur
Tariff | Rs 25,667 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/theoberoiudaivilas/
Browse Through Their Website | https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur-udaivilas-resort/
2. Rambagh Palace
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You know, those huge palaces with picturesque fountains and lawns that we read about and see in movies? Well, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is all that and more! You can enjoy spa sessions, lounge at the big pool and even play golf at this palace. They also offer rides in vintage cars and even horse carriages around the property and we’re legit in love with this place!
Where | Rambagh Palace - Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur
Tariff | Rs 23,000 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/RambaghPalace/
Browse Through Their Website | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-rambagh-palace-jaipur/
3. Umaid Bhawan Palace
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For all them royal and fairytale feels, you’ve gotta book a stay at Umaid Bhawan Palace. This palace is located on the Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur and gives a magnificent view of the city! This palace was the residence of Maharaja Gaj Singh II and you can actually feel all the royal Rajasthani vibes at this place. Plan your next vacation here and live your royal dream!
Where | Umaid Bhawan Palace - Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur
Tariff | Rs 55,000 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/UmaidPalace
Browse Through Their Website | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/umaid-bhawan-palace-jodhpur/
4. The Oberoi Amarvilas
If the Taj Mahal wasn’t enough to get you to Agra, then we’d give you another beautiful reason - The Oberoi Amarvilas! This opulent hotel will transport you to another world with its kickass pool, enchanting suites and splendid restaurants. Book their Kohinoor Suite and you can enjoy the uninterrupted view of the glorious Taj Mahal - do you really need any more reason to visit this place?!
Where | The Oberoi Amarvilas - Taj East Gate Rd, Paktola, Near, Agra
Tariff | Rs 18,500 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/OberoiAmarvilas
Browse Through Their Website | https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra-amarvilas-resort/
5. Taj Falaknuma Palace
The Falaknuma Palace is straight out of your childhood fairytale kinda palace that’ll actually make you weak in the knees! This 19th-century architectural marvel was the former residence of the Nizam and gives a stupendous view of the city at its situated 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad. You can take heritage walks, dive into the large outdoor pool or enjoy the famous Hyderabadi cuisine here (read biryani). So go, experience the Nizami grandness at this palace!
Where | Taj Falaknuma Palace - Engine Bowli, Fatima Nagar, Falaknuma, Hyderabad
Tariff | Rs 25,000 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TajFalaknumaPalaceHyd
Browse Through Their Website | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-falaknuma-palace-hyderabad/
6. WelcomHotel The Savoy
If you’re more of a mountain person, then WelcomHotel The Savoy is just where you need to be for the perfect combination of hill station tranquillity and grand palace-like feels! This hotel is more than 100 years old and has some spooky tales weaved around it, but the beauty and grandeur of this place surely make up for it.
Where | WelcomeHotel The Savoy - Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie
Tariff | Rs 22,000 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/WelcomHotelTheSavoy/
Browse Through Their Website | https://www.itchotels.in/hotels/mussoorie/welcomhotelthesavoy.html
7. Jai Mahal Palace
This opulent palace turned hotel is more than 270 years old and is an Indo-Saracenic architectural gem! You can indulge in some yoga classes or play outdoor chess with their life-size chessmen. Basically, this place is a perfect mix of heritage, luxury and elegance, so book a stay here right away and be prepared to be treated like the royals!
Where | Jai Mahal Palace - Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Tariff | Rs 11,000 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/jaimahalpalacejaipur
Browse Through Their Website | https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/
8. Shiv Niwas Palace
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Built in the early 20th century, the crescent-shaped Shiv Niwas Palace is a beautiful hotel that has the grandness of a Mewari palace with all the modern amenities you can think of! This place has 17 suites with furniture and portraits that have been in the Maharana Fateh Singh’s family for generations. You’d get a whiff of history and luxury in abundance here! So book a stay at this palace and have a royal stay.
Where | Shiv Niwas Palace - The City Palace Complex, Udaipur
Tariff | Rs 6,300 Onwards
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Shiv-Niwas-Palace-196487230386049/
Browse Through Their Website | http://hrhhotels.com/hotels/shiv_niwas_palace/
Enchanted? ‘Cause we surely are! So head to these beautiful places right now and pamper yourself by living like royalty for a few days.
P.S. Tariffs as recorded on 12th July, 2021