Live Life Kingsize: 6 Palace Hotels We’d Love To Splurge On
Royal celebrity couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (that’s England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton for you and me), are in the news again (baby number two) and we can’t help but drift to dreaming about their luxurious palace life. We’re sure it’s crossed your mind, too. So we decided to take it one step further and let you indulge in opulent fantasies by listing down six palace hotels to check in at. Check your bank account and gather your salary, for you must spend at least a night at these places.
1. Nadesar Palace, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Stay at the Nadesar Palace and be ready to experiences bliss on the banks of the River Ganga. Built in 1835 by the Maharaja of Varanasi, it is a picturesque property that’s played host to several celebrities and dignitaries. This is just the place you want to stay at when exploring the holy city. Bookings start at Rs 26,000 per night.
Splurge: If you’ve got bucks to spare, opt for the Royal Suite that has a separate living room and dressing area, as well as a splendid garden view. All this can be yours for Rs 55,000 a night!
External View Of Nadesar Palace Hotel
The Royal Suite: Living Room
2. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
A right blend of traditional influences with modern art deco, Umaid Bhavan should be your pick when doing a luxury trip through the state of kings. While there, don’t forget to check out the royal family’s range of vintage cars. Built by HH Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1928, you can stay at this hotel by spending Rs 31,500 a night.
Splurge: Live like a true queen at the 4,850 square feet Maharani Suite of this hotel, which is priced at Rs 92,ooo a night. It has an inbuilt spa, dining room, private bar and a cosy feather bed.
Umaid Bhavan Palace Hotel and the vintage car ride
The Maharani Suite: Guest Entertainment Area
3. Udai Vilas Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
A dream destination for most weddings, this hotel offers the splendour of the royal era. Traditional architecture, majestic domes and intricate carvings create an imperial ambience and unrivalled experience. Prices for a night’s stay start from Rs 35,000.
Splurge: Get a touch of true opulence by staying at the Luxury Suite, which comes with a private pool and lake view, by spending Rs 3,00,000 for a single night.
Udai Vilas Hotel
The Luxury Suite: View From The Room
4. Ferrnhills Royaal Palace, Ooty
Located amid the Blue Hills of the Nilgiris, this property was the summer palace of the Maharaja of Mysore and is more than 150 years old. With a mix of colonial-style furniture and traditional Indian architecture, this is one of the finest places to visit when in Mysore and Ooty. Rates start at Rs 20,000 a night.
Splurge: Get your stay booked at the hotel’s Super Luxury Suite by spending Rs 30,000 a night. It has a breathtaking view of the town, along with a separate living room and bathroom with a Jacuzzi.
Royaal Palace Living Area
The Super Luxury Suite
5. Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Explore the depths of Indian culture in the heart of the country and experience ultimate extravagance while you’re at it by booking a stay at this 120-year-old palace. Revel and relax among the artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work of this space. Rates start at Rs 15,000 for a night.
Splurge: Indulge yourself by staying at a villa with a private pool and sun-bathing areas here. Equipped with a royal-style decor, this space is priced at Rs 23,000 a night.
Usha Kiran Palace Hotel
The Luxury Villa: Living Room
6. Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Live like the Nizams and Begums at the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. This space has the right confluence of Venetian, Mughal and Rajasthani interiors. Additionally, it is equipped with all sorts of modern amenities. Rates start from Rs 20,500.
Splurge: Time to splurge at the Grand Presidential Suite with a private pool, ethnic architecture and bathrooms with Jacuzzi. Spend Rs 75,000 for a night.
Falaknuma Hotel Lobby
The Grand Presidential Suite: Living Area
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