India, as we know is an exotic place of royalty, and our history tells us that ours was a land inhabited and ruled by kings and administrators of different cultural backgrounds. Our royal history gives us numbers of Mughal and Sultan Kings, queens, Lords, Nizams and as a result, there is no dearth of royal palaces in India. They are the classic examples of culture and art and also speak of the history of their time.
So, it is the time we take a trip to some of those exciting and fascinating palaces of India.
10 Beautiful Palaces of India
- Udaivilas Palace (Udaipur)
Located in the state of Rajasthan, the land of warrior kings, this is located in the city of Udaipur. This palace is situated in the backdrop of Aravalli hills with the crystal clear blue waters of the Lake Pichola adding the charm to its surroundings.
- Wildflower Hall (Shimla)
Shimla was once the summer capital of the British in India and there is no doubt the place will bear the remaining of the British Raj. Lord Kitchener, an official of the British, built the beautiful Wildflower Hall. The hall represents the authentic old world charm through its beautiful wooden paneling. Located in the lap of the Himalayas, this palace provides you a grand view of the snow-covered peak.
- Laxmi Vilas Palace (Vadodara)
Laxmi Vilas Palace located in Vadodara, Gujarat is one of the biggest palaces in the world. The palace is the epitome of the architectural beauty and rich interiors. It was once the official building of the ruling Gaekwad dynasty.
- Kangla Palace (Manipur)
The Meitei rulers of Manipur built this beautiful palace at Kangla, a place located on the western bank of the Imphal River. It is now the place of holding religious ceremonies and holy worship.
- Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur)
One of the breathtaking palaces in India is the Taj Lake Palace which was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II of the Mewar Dynasty. This palace is built in the midst of an island in Lake Pichola.
- Fernhills Royal Palace (Ooty)
This palace was built as a summer palace of the Maharajas of Mysore and is owned by the Wadiyar dynasty. The palace has a superb Burmese teak finish and has a wonderful ballroom with an extravagant papier-mâché ceiling.
- Samode Palace (Jaipur)
The palace is 475 years old and is well known for its courtyards, silver armchairs, magnificent chandeliers, hand painted walls. The Sheesh Mahal is the famous spot in the palace which is a room with mirror tiles and mural lines are nonetheless breathtaking.
- Taj Falaknuma Palace (Hyderabad)
Taj Falaknuma Palace was originally the residence of the Nizams and is unassumingly one of the beautiful palaces in India. The palace is entirely built of Italian marble and has Venetian chandeliers, antique furniture, exquisite statues and artworks and grand staircases.
- Marble Palace (Kolkata)
The Marble Palace is located in Muktaram Babu Street in North Kolkata and is popular for its marble walls and floors. It was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick and houses a large number of sculptures, paintings, and other valuable artworks.
- Jahangiri Palace (Agra)
The famous Jahangiri Palace is located inside the grand Agra Fort in UP. It is a historical palace built by Emperor Akbar where he kept his Rajput wives. The palace is a fine example of Hindu and Central Asian architectural style combined.