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Accommodation Spotlight

This month’s accommodation spotlight features a divine collection of properties in India. Our India Tours and Travel Specialist, Sean, tells us about this iconic group.  He also shares all the reasons why they should feature in your itinerary. Read on and discover more about the 6 luxurious properties we just can’t go past…

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

An impressive sandstone palace built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is situated in Jodhpur and boasts both history and luxury. This palace was once the home of the royal family and once you step inside you will certainly see why! Featuring intricately carved high dome ceilings, towering sandstone pillars in the foyer areas as well as rolling green gardens; this truly is a hotel fit for a king.

The heritage hotel features seventy rooms decorated in the Art Deco style with incredible views of the gardens and surrounding area. Begin the day afresh with spa treatments offered at the Jiva Grande Spa, or take part in a yoga or meditation class. Later, indulge in delicious authentic Rajasthani cuisine at the restaurant. At the end of the day, nothing beats unwinding with a drink at the Trophy Bar…

Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Built in 1835 and now exquisitely restored, the Rambagh Palace is a vision of white and red, surrounded by fourty-seven acres of lush gardens. Now boasting seventy-eight rooms and suites that were once the chambers of the Maharaja, the hotel offers the ultimate luxury experience. Spend your time reclining by one of the pools or practise yoga or meditation with an experienced guru. Hosting several restaurants, the hotel offers a range of cuisines including Mediterranean as well as Indian. Featuring a ballroom adorned with huge chandeliers and hallways decorated with splendid mosaics, this stunning palace certainly does not hold back on luxury…

Nadesar Palace Varanasi

Situated amongst picturesque mango orchards and jasmine fields, the boutique Taj Nadesar Palace is a private oasis just outside of Varanasi. Relax in one of ten luxury rooms that include huge four-poster beds and marble bathrooms. In your spare time explore the grounds, enjoy breakfast on the sun terrace or enjoy a barbeque dinner by the pool.

 Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

A grand, elaborate colonial palace of white, Falaknuma Palace is situated 610m above Hyderabad and overlooks the city below. The hotel is resplendent in sophisticated old-world décor; the grand staircase is carved from marble, the palace halls are adorned with exquisite murals and a well-kept gardens roam as far as the eye can see.

Relax in one of sixty luxurious rooms; recline after a long day on a king size bed or enjoy a soak in a marble bathtub. Falaknuma Palace promotes a holistic health and wellness experience; indulge in a range of reenergising treatments at the Jiva Spa or enjoy the fitness facilities offered. Furthermore, the palace hotel also offers 6 restaurants. Try an Ayurvedic meal or indulge in some delicious Italian food…

 Lake Palace Udaipur

Built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746 and originally known as Jag Niwas, the striking and iconic marble Lake Palace is situated on Lake Pichola in Udaipur. Once the set of the Bond film “Octopussy”, the palace has a rich history and boasts exquisite architecture. Today, it features 65 luxury rooms and 18 suites boasting views over the magnificent lake and surrounding area of Udaipur.

The hotel is home to popular restaurants such as Neel Kamal and Bhairo, specialising in Rajasthani and European cuisine respectively. Located just one kilometre from the city centre, the hotel is the perfect blend of seclusion as well as convenience. A stay at this palace is nothing short of indulgent as well as reminiscent of a life only enjoyed by royalty…

 Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

Hosting kings and dignitaries since its opening in 1903, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai overlooks the Arabian Sea.  Additionally,  it sprawls over two and a half acres!  An icon of Mumbai, the hotel combines modern luxury comforts with exquisite old-world architecture and design. The Taj Mahal Palace is situated conveniently to explore Mumbai.  Just a wander away from the shopping districts, financial hub and parliament.

An incredible 10 restaurants offer a range of cuisines, from Japanese to Middle Eastern to Indian. Enjoy sumptuous meals no matter what time of day. Offering several pampering and relaxation services such as a salon, yoga classes and spa, the Taj Mahal Palace is sure to keep you feeling refreshed…

A stay at the Taj Palace properties is nothing short of heavenly. No matter where in India you are visiting, make sure a stay at one of these luxury properties is part of your trip…

References:  Thank you Booking.com, Heritage Hotels of India and Taj Hotels 
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