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Heritage hotels in India

The word luxury brings in different meaning to different people. It might mean indulgence, relaxation, comfort, sumptuous or enjoyment. When you are in India the luxury should definitely mean Royal experience similar to what you will get to the Maharaja Express. India has a rich history of Royal lifestyle with numerous kings ruling the country for hundreds of years. They have left behind a rich heritage to experience.

The palaces that are part of Indian luxury till date are something that you will defiantly not find in any other parts of the world. You can welcome yourself to India as a royal ambassador and give yourself the palatial treat by opting to stay in these heritage hotels. That is the reason I suggest you to experience the luxury of Indian Heritage hotels when it comes to choosing luxury hotels in India.

"Heritage hotels in India"

Taj Lake Palace in the middle of Lake Pichola

In a country like India where 565 kingdoms had established their power, the Rajput kingdom is considered to be the most flamboyant of them all.  The now Rajasthan has the most heritage hotels in India.

Here are a few good reasons why you should choose to unveil the hidden treasures of Indian heritage.

• You will get a chance to live the life king size and literally experience the royal treatment.
• Heritage hotels in India have the royal menu to serve their guests.
• In most of these heritage hotels food is cooked and served in authentic style.
• Grab your chance to dine in the huge durbar halls.
• The interiors and the ambience in every room and suites are designed to give you royal feeling.
• Above all you are getting a chance to stay in the actual palace where once kings had their home.
• Elephant rides and horse rides for nearby site seeing along with the men and women dressed in traditional attire following you to cater your needs on the spot are all the part of your stay at such hotels.

Heritage Hotels of royal India can be seen in 37 destinations across India and there are about 40 such hotels.

A few of the most popular heritage hotels in India:

1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
2. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
3. Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
4. Taj Gateway Hotel, Jaisalmer
5. Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
6. Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
7. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
8. The Bagh, Bharatpur
9. Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore
10. Devigarh Resorts, Udaipur
11. Raj Palace, Jaipur
12. Shiv Vilas Palace, Jaipur
13. Kumarakom Lake Resorts, Kerala
14. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur
15. Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur
16. Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur
17. Hotel Raas, Jodhpur
18. Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur
19. Nahargarh, Sawai Madhopur and I am not yet done with the list…

Yes, it goes without saying that you have a range of lavish modern style hotels to look for if you choose to be comfortable in more westernised 5 star hotels. A few brands which stand out in the masses when it comes to hospitality are The Taj, The Oberoi Group, The Leela, Hyatt, The Lalit, Trident, Marriot, ITC-Welcomegroup and Ista hotels.

These modern luxury hotels will not give you a chance to miss your home back in your country. They not only have their hotels designed to suit the comforts of different parts of the world but also serves you with the cuisine of your choice. You ask for it and you will have it be it Chinese, Italian, French, Lebanese, Sushi, continental, Vietnamese etc. But you should look for the hotel provisions before you book to see if the catering is done for multi-cuisine or only the selected ones.

Here is a list of few hotels by the big brands in India

Hotels by The Taj group

"Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi"

Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

1. Taj West End, Bangalore
2. Taj Mahal, Dehli
3. Taj Exotica, Goa
4. Taj Bengal, Kolkota
5. Taj Krishna, Hyderabad and a lot more of them.

Hotels by Oberoi group

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

1. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
2. Wild Flower Hall, Shimla
3. Oberoi, Bangalore
4. Oberoi, Delhi
5. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai madhopur
6. Oberoi, Mumbai
7. Oberoi, Kolkata
8. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and a few more in other cities.

Hotels by The Leela

"Leela Palace, Udaipur"

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

1. The Leela Palace, Udaipur
2. The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai
3. The Leela, Kovalam
4. The Leela palace Kempinski, Bangalore
5. The Leela, Goa
6. Leela Kempinski, Delhi

Hotels by Hyatt group

Hyatt Regency Delhi

Hyatt Regency, Delhi

1. Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
2. Hyatt Regency, Delhi
3. Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
4. Park Hyatt Resort, Goa

Apart from providing westernised luxury some of these top hospitality tycoons in India also maintain the heritage hotels as part of their chain of hotels. These groups or the brands have chain of hotels across India prominently in tourist places.

So what are you planning to have fun with? Is your choice a modern style 5 star hotel or the luxury coupled with the essence of Indian heritage? I suggest you go for the heritage hotels of India.

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42 Responses to “Heritage hotels in India”

  1. Abhinav says:

    Very informative.. You have a useful site.
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  2. magiceye says:

    Wonderful compilation of heritage hotels
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  3. Very well written information. It will be helpful for anyone who utilize it, including myself .Keep up the good work. Looking forward to-more posts

  4. Bikram says:

    Leela palace in udaipur is indeed beautiful ..

    good info

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  5. Saru ( says:

    Thanks for the list, I wish to stay once in Amarvilas, Agra. It has lovely view of Taj Mahal.

  6. ghazala says:

    This is one informative blog. Good job :)
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  7. I have stayed in the other hotels of Taj, Leela and Hyatt in most of the cities you have mentioned. However, these are nothing in comparision to the heritage hotels. I am sure, these heritage hotels can make it to the list of “Things to do before I die” kind of list of many people. :)
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  8. John Ernest says:

    I see the luxury hotels in India are a lot, well luxurious. It is beautiful in every sense. Now the only thing left to know is their service quality. Thanks for sharing!

  9. TTT says:

    so much of information ! Thanks Shalu ..

  10. Michael Belk says:

    India has some nice hotels, I wish I had enough money to visit. I see that Google chose to take residence there, that means there is plenty of talent.
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  11. Medha says:

    I see The Leela palace in Bangalore almost on every weekend which is some what close to my home. I wish I could once stay there even if it is just for a day!
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  12. I’d like to add Hotel Shalini Palace in Kolhapur to the list
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  13. J.D. Meier says:

    > live the life king size and literally experience the royal treatment
    It sounds like great fun, and I like the idea of elephant rides and soaking up the experience.

  14. Michael Belk says:

    India looks expensive. I can imagine myself there. You are doing a great job letting us outsiders see India through your eyes. thanks
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  15. Arti says:

    That is a comprehensive collection! Wish to stay in one of those sometime.
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  16. Hi Shalu ji….
    Great list of big indian hotels….
    I always love to use at least one of them…..but budget is always a constraint……

    I hope some day I’ll earn enough money to have stay in one of heritage Hotel with my family….

    BTW thanks for sharing such a great information about the Heritage Hotels.
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  17. Never knew India was so Beautiful. Thanks for sharing
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  18. MukeshK says:

    Great heritage hotel list. Good collection
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  19. Mohak says:

    Very helpful post for those who search for hotels in India.We can easily select the one which we afford.Thanks a lot.

  20. Walter says:

    Nice compilation, thanks for sharing!

    I visited some of these hotels and they are indeed quite something! I posted about Oberoi’s Udaivilas in Udaipur here http://travelmemo.com/asia/india/stay-oberoi-udaivilas-luxury-hotel-udaipur-rajasthan-india

    I will post about the Samode Palace shortly.
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  21. preeti22 says:

    Excellent Photography with vital information after seeing these blog i am getting so excited o to visit this place and i have heard about Five star hotels in Chandigarh, these hotels are good mixture of Modernize and traditions.

  22. The lake look awesome. Thanks for sharing some other sites and destinations.
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  23. molly says:

    Great information.My last visit was in mumbai there in stayed in the The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai.The service was really good and now plan is to go to chandigarh.If you have any idea about Best Hotels in Chandigarh then please share it asap.

  24. Rahul Ranjan says:

    I love traveling bc it is fun
    I love traveling in the hot sun
    I love traveling with my feet
    I love traveling ah skeet skeet
    I love traveling here and there
    I love traveling without a care
    I love traveling back to my home
    Finally when my trip has ended, I left a lot of people feeling offended.

    Its all not actually happens with me but its my wish if i were feel like this. As a tourist I am not lucky. Yet I have only experience of Corbett National Park.

  25. Mai Yan says:

    This is really good for the tourism of India. To be honest I never imagined that you have these world class hotels and I am sorry for myself for that. I think that I would add India on my vacation list! I’m now interested on India’s tourist spots and cuisine that I would like to try when I get there.

  26. Yes even i agree and enjoyed in Oberoi hotel in India, actually that was really very great experience i booked my hotel online from Travelguru and that i get very nice service and accommodation.

  27. ashishbandhu says:

    Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City, thanks to the colour of the buildings in the city. The city, built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time.There are so many best Budget Hotels in Jaipur are available in Jaipur where you stay. Which is very famous in Jaipur.

  28. fabions says:

    Great post! I loved to read about Heritage hotels in India.
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  29. Aditya Reddy says:

    Amazing stay at Sardargarh. Simply one of the Nicest Hotel, Resort and Fort we have seen so far around the world … Exceeded all our Expectations.

  30. Manya Singh says:

    Off course Rajasthan is the best destination for one who loves to stay in sovereignty. There you can find a lot of heritage hotels and lodges which are alive from the time of Raja-Maharaja’s or architected later.

  31. Thank you, you gave me new ideas for my blog. I hope this doesn’t bother you that I take up this subject in my next article.Sincerely, Roger

  32. Ann says:

    Very good list of most popular heritage hotels in India.

  33. Aditya Reddy says:

    Sardargarh Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan are very beautiful and rich part of Indian cultural heritage..

  34. Sachin says:

    Really a very Fascinating Blog with great deals on Hotels and special offers.

  35. Disha says:

    All are really expensive hotels. There are 25 Heritage hotels in India those are most popular & amazing.
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  36. Sunil Ravat says:

    Really nice one, India has some nice hotels, I wish I had enough money to visit. I see that Google choose to take residence there, that means there is plenty of talent.
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  37. Manav Vats says:

    Is there any reservation for defense lovers too in booking hotel or flight tickets. Please have a comment
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  38. Ahana says:

    I was once in Jaipur on business tour and got a chance to stay in Shiv Vilas Palace, Jaipur. I must say the hotel is one of the best I ever seen and stayed in. You will experience a royal luxury and comfort there.

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