Top 10 Royal Palaces In India

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Top 10 Royal Palaces In India

The various royal palaces in India are a testament to the fact that India is a country which is world-renowned for its rich cultural history and lineage. Some of these lavish palaces are also today’s grand heritage palace hotels that give us a chance to live the luxurious lifestyles of royal families of the past. So let’s get to know more about the top 10 royal palaces of India and what makes them so majestic.

 Top 10 Royal Palaces In India

Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore

One of the most beautiful royal palaces in India, this palace is the official residence of the royal family of Mysore and was built in 1912.

  • Location: Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001
  • Contact: 0821 2421051
  • Timings to Visit: Monday to Saturday- 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday- 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 m., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Fees: INR 40 (Indians), INR 200 (Foreigners)
  • Fast Facts:
  • The architecture of this palace is a blend of Hindu, Mughal, Gothic and Rajput styles.
  • The Palace houses 14 Hindu Temples, gardens as well as courtyards.
  • Mysore Dasara is one of the famous festivals that the people celebrate in this palace.

 

Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior

Royal Palaces In India

This is one of the most majestic palaces of India that sees a lot of tourists on a daily basis.

  • Location: Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474001
  • Contact: 0751 2372390
  • Timings to Visit: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Fees: INR 100 (Indians), INR 600 (Foreigners), Camera Fees 70 / 150 videos
  • Fast Facts:
  • This palace was built in 1874 and has a total area of 12, 40, 771 square feet.
  • This humongous palace has 400 rooms.
  • The architecture of this palace exhibits Italian, Tuscan and Corinthian styles.

 

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Royal Palaces In India

This is one of the most spectacular of the royal palaces in India which has a rich interior and elegant designs.

  • Location: Gate No.2Laxmi Vilas Palace Estate, J.N.Marg, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001
  • Contact: 08511116908
  • Timings to Visit: 09:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
  • Best Time to Visit: October and March
  • Fees: INR 170 per person
  • Fast Facts:
  • This Palace is four times bigger than Buckingham Palace in England.
  • The architectural style of this palace is Maratha and Indo-Saracenic.
  • The palace was built in 1890 at a total cost of 1, 80, 000 GBP.

 

City Palace, Udaipur

Royal Palaces In India

This is one of the most historic royal palaces in India which boasts of a rich cultural heritage. It is also one of the top heritage palace hotels of India.

  • Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
  • Contact: 0294 241 9021
  • Timings to Visit: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Best Time to Visit: September to Mid-March
  • Fees:
    • INR 50 (Adult), INR 30 (Child), Camera- INR 200
  • Crystal Gallery: INR 500 (Adult), INR 300 (Child)
  • Mewar Sound and Light Show: The Legacy of Honour (7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) – INR 150 (Adult) and INR 75 (Child)
  • Mewar Sound and Light Show: YashkiDharohar (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – INR 100 (Adult) and INR 50 (Child)
  • Fast Facts:
  • This architectural masterpiece is a fusion of Rajputana and Mughal architecture.
  • This enchanting palace has 11 palaces within itself.
  • This palace also houses the famous temple of Udaipur, the Jagdish Temple.

 

You can check out our Udaipur tour package if you wish to visit this beautiful city.

 

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Royal Palaces In India

This Indian palace is the residential place of the royal family of Jodhpur.It surely deserves to be listed among the top 10 royal palaces in India.

  • Location: Circuit House Road, Cantt. Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
  • Contact: 0291 251 0101
  • Timings to Visit: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ideal Time to Visit: October to March
  • Fees: INR 25 (Indians), INR 50 (Foreigners)
  • Fast Facts:
  • This palace is one of the largest private residences with 347 rooms.
  • The royal palace has 3 parts: A luxury hotel, the royal family’s residence and a Museum.
  • You can also find a gallery inside the palace that showcases the most attractive automobiles of the royals.

 

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Royal Palaces In India

This royal palace of Jaipur is one of the most widely popular palaces of India because of its construction style.

  • Location: Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
  • Contact: 0141 2618862
  • Timings to Visit: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Ideal Time to Visit: October to February
  • Fees: INR 50 (Indians), INR 200 (Foreigners)
  • Fast Facts:
  • The palace has five stories and made up of red and pink sandstone with white colour.
  • The palace was built in 1799 and flaunts artistic Mughal architecture.
  • There are 953 windows in Hawa Mahal called ‘Jharokhas’.

Check out our Jaipur tour package if you wish to visit this gorgeous city.

 

Jag Mandir Palace, Udaipur

Royal Palaces In India

This luxurious palace of Udaipur sits majestically on the scintillating Lake Pichola.This is among those Royal Palaces in India that have been converted into Luxury hotels.

  • Location: Pichola,Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
  • Contact: 0294 242 4186
  • Timings to Visit: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • When to Visit? September to March
  • Entry and Boat Ride Fees: INR 325 (Adult) and INR 165 (Child) for 1-hour boat ride.

INR 225 (Adult) and INR 115 (Child) for half hour boat ride.          

  • Fast Facts:
  • You can find life-size elephant statues made of marble at this palace.
  • The main palace has octagonal towers at the corners topped with fabulous domes.
  • This three stories palace consists of several reception halls and residential suites.

 

Lake Palace, Udaipur

Royal Palaces In India

This is one of the top palaces of India that is also a famous heritage palace hotel and boasts of a royal legacy.

  • Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
  • Contact: 0294 242 8800
  • Timings to Visit: Open 24 hours
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Fees: No entry fees
  • Fast Facts:
  • This palace was built between 1743 and 1746 and is also known as Jag Niwas.
  • This palace is made of white marbles and is spread across 4 acres.
  • You can see many gardens, fountains and pillared terraces lining its courtyards.

 

Jal Mahal, Jaipur

Jal Mahal is one of the grandest palaces of India which sits on the Man Sagar Lake.

  • Location: Amber Fort Road, Jaipur
  • Contact: +91-141-2630714
  • Timings to Visit: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ideal Time to Visit: October to March
  • Fees: INR 10 (Indians), INR 50 (Foreigners)
  • Fast Facts:
  • Jal Mahal was built in the year 1799 by SawaiPratap Singh.
  • The palace architecture boasts of Rajput and Mughal style.
  • The palace is five-storeyed but only the top storey is visible as the rest are submerged under water.

 

Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala

This is one of the most magnificent palaces of India that is famous for its tiled floors and curved wooden ceilings.

  • Location: Palace Compound, Indranagar, Agartala, Tripura 799001
  • Timings to Visit: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
  • Ideal Time to Visit: December to March
  • Fees: INR 10 per person
  • Fast Facts:
  • The palace was built between 1899 and 1901.
  • This palace is now a state museum that exhibits lifestyles, arts and culture of communities of Northeast India.
  • This palace covers an area of 250 acres and houses a throne room, durbar hall, library and a reception hall.

 

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