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IHCL pays tribute to India’s palace heritage on World Palace Day

July 22, 2020 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) is the largest operator of authentic palaces in India with its portfolio of magnificent grand and small palaces.

As the true custodians of Indian hospitality and proud proponents of traditional arts and culture, the ornate palaces are jewels in the crown of the Company and renowned iconic destinations for travellers across the world. Specially curated palace experiences like the ceremonial and ritual welcome rooted in the local cultures, the architecture and art that adorns the palaces, the authentic cuisine of the royal families, heritage walks, royal baths and unique spa experiences ensure that guests are made to feel like Maharajas and Maharanis.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur is a four-acre marble vision rising ethereally from the serene waters of Lake Pichola. The 250-year old palace, built on a manmade island, has been dubbed the most romantic hotel in the world. A sunbathed vision on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, Taj Fateh Prakash, Udaipur, is part of the City Palace complex with panoramic views of the lake, Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island and Taj Lake Palace.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, built in 1835, retains its elaborate splendour, extravagantly decorated with hand-carved marble ‘jalis’ or latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas and ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs, and elaborate Mughal gardens. Built in 1745, Jai Mahal Palace is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is a vast complex of 100 regal rooms, pretty pavilions and charming colonnades set amidst 18 acres of landscaped gardens.

One of the world’s largest private residences set amidst 26 acres of lush greenery, Umaid Bhawan Palace is perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur. Built between 1928 and 1943, designed by Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences. Taj Falaknuma Palace, built 2,000 feet above the city is spread over 32 acres. Once home to Nizam Mehoob Ali Pasha, the then richest man in the world, Falaknuma Palace was built in 1894.

Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is a gracious palace built in 1880. It is designed in an Indo-Western style, noted for its carved sandstone filigree screens, which is a dominant feature of the local architecture. Nadesar Palace, Varanasi is a charming little palace, nestled amongst mango orchards, and marigold and jasmine fields in one of the oldest cities in the world.

The group runs nine Palaces across India. To make reservations and explore the grandeur and magic of the Taj Royal Palaces please visit: www.tajhotels.com

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