Dreaming to travel at India’s former majestic royal palace cities? Want to explore India’s four major regal sites and their age old palaces? Encompass India’s four prime royal palace cities into your incredible India tour and enjoy the classics of India.
Travel around the historic core of Jaipur which is also called Pink City in India and stroll through its age old palaces. Jaipur, the Pink City, is one of India’s star attractions, packed with tourists who flock here to ride elephants at Amber Fort and wander the courtyards, pavilions and halls of the city palace. Adjacent to the city palace is the royal observatory, Jantar Mantar, which was built in 1724, and is a fascinating complex of giant astronomical instruments chiselled out of stone. Also, walk through thousands of rooms, suites, courtyards and museum of palaces.
Travel to Udaipur, the City of Lakes. In the City of Lakes , grace the edge of Lake Pichola and Udaipur’s 16th-century city palace’s majestic complex of hanging gardens, massive octagonal towers and cupolas. Stay at the palace complex houses like the Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel and the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel. These ornately furnished apartments that were used as the accommodation to host visiting dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, and the Kennedys.
On an island in the middle of the lake, immerse into an ex-maharajah’s dreamy Monsoon Palace built in 1746 and gaze at monsoon clouds. Soak into Leela Palace, Udaipur’s newest luxury hotel, which has curving majestic domes, sprawling grounds and twinkling views across the lake.
Jump into the middle age India’s Pearl City, nowadays known as Hyderabad. In the 13th century, Hyderabad’s Golconda Fort was the capital of a Muslim dynasty. It was a world-renowned trading centre for diamonds in those periods. The Hope, Koh-i-Noor and Regent diamonds were found here.
The fort and the Qutub Shahi tombs can be visited as a day trip from Hyderabad, while, closer to the city, Chowmahalla Palace is a reminder of another wealthy Muslim dynasty. Chowmahalla Palace is famous for Mughal domes and arches and Persian architectural influences in the contemporary Indian civilization.
Travel to another mostly popular regal royal palace city in India at Jodhpur also named as Blue City. The landscape in this royal palace city is soaked with blue houses of the high-caste Brahmin quarter. It hosts Mehrangarh Fort, one of the best fort museums in India. The city is stronghold of the Rathore Rajputs – who claimed to be descendants of the hero from the Indian epic Ramanaya – is chock-a-block with royal treasures such as paintings, costumes, bejewelled daggers and gilded palanquins.
One more significant attraction of Jodhpur is the luxurious Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel also recognized as the Palace Museum. It has a collection of Victorian and Edwardian timepieces, porcelain and objects d’art, 19th and 20th-century weapons, royal miniature paintings, and crockery from the maharaja’s personal collection.
Discover India’s four majestic royal palace cities and their most coveted palaces.