If opulence and luxury had forefathers they would most definitely be heritage and history! And when contemporary opulence and legacy come together to join hands with the Indian hospitality what we get is the complete package of Indian heritage and luxury hotel industry with hotels that could well be historic monuments themselves. Here is listing a few that you just can’t miss visiting.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The Taj Falaknuma Palace is located amidst acres of gardens with an outdoor terrace that makes for a splendid view. Epitome of architectural opulence, the palace is adorned in Venetian chandeliers, marble staircases and objects d’art. Built in Italian marble entirely, shaped like a scorpion, the palace sits on a hill at the height of 2,000ft overlooking the city of Hyderabad. With authentic Hyderabadi food served as the main cuisine, there’s little to not fall in love with.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Surrounded by Lake Picchola and the Aravallis, built in white marble and set amidst an exquisite garden view, the Taj Lake Palace is one of the best known heritage hotels in India. With its interiors adorned in opulence, traditional ornate jhoolas, large windows that offers the spectacular lake and garden view, the luxury hotel is Udaipur’s status symbol. Rajisthani regalia with lake view, and traditional ornate interiors, that’s like all things India in one go.
Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Drawing inspiration from the Rajput regalia, the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is a royal retreat. Laden in colossal grandeur its symmetrical architecture adds to its luxury quotient. Umaid Bhavan and its heritage stature take from the fact that the palace has witnessed some of India’s royal most weddings. Rajisthani culture and the royal luxury to go with are a lethal combination you must try at least once.
Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
One of India’s oldest, 19th century statures, Jehan Numa Palace is the perfect blend of renaissance and Colonial architecture. Located amidst the lavish 5 acres spread of luscious gardens, the palace is a mix of modern luxury and vintage splendor. If you are someone who enjoys contemporary tastes as much as the renaissance ones, then here is where they blend beautifully.
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The Taj Mahal Palace
The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is a heritage stature that stands staring history in its eye. Facing the Arabian Sea and the Gate way of India, Taj has witnessed and hosted way too many important and landmark incidences to not be included in this list. Known for its Colonial brick wall architecture and contemporary interiors, the Taj hotel in Mumbai has history on its side and is still busy making history.
Written by Khubi Amin Ahmed on May 20, 2015