3 Palace Hotels to Stay at in India

Remnants of monarchs and Maharajas are pervasive throughout India, especially in the country’s treasure trove of palaces repurposed as luxury hotels. Many of these jaw-dropping landmarks were built in the ancestrally prosperous Indian state of Rajasthan. In the spirit of helping you feel like Indian royalty through Instagram, we’ve highlighted three amazing palatial hotels in Rajasthan below.

⁣1️⃣ Less than an hour away from #JaipurSamode Palace (#SamodePalace) hosts an opulent, regal interior that is a mix of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The 475-year-old hotel hosts colorful, frescoed walls which immediately immerse guests in the palace’s storied past. A peaceful alternative to nearby cities, Samode Palace’s seclusion has brought different ranks of Indian royalty, celebrities, and artists to its grounds.⁣

⁣2️⃣ A former Indian summer palace built by the royal dynasty of Mewar in 1746, Taj Lake Palace (@tajlakepalace) is a sumptuous, romantic hotel floating in the middle of Lake Pichola. With 360-degree views of surrounding #Udaipur, travelers will love the white marble palace’s cohesive domes & scalloped arches; storied courtyard adorned with columns, walkways & hanging lanterns; as well as lavish rooms with finely-crafted Indian textiles, eye-catching colors, floral motifs & princely-inspired furniture.⁣

⁣3️⃣ Known as the “Jewel of Jaipur,” the opulent Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (@rambaghpalace) exudes Indian regality as, centuries ago, it served as a former residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur. A blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, travelers can expect a befitted royal-setting with an imperial-style courtyard, hallways dressed in guilted Rajasthani wallpaper, rooms full of storied antiques & elegant decor, as well as colorful peacocks roaming the hotel’s manicured croquet lawns & Mughal gardens.

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