10 stunning architecturally- enriched designed hotels across India

Written by: Avishek Ghosh

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart’ – Confucius

In our deepest insight, there is a traveller in all of us, awaiting for arousal and exploration’. Journeys are important for self-exploration and we often tend to over glorify the place we want to visit. But, we often neglect the ‘central’ point, which serves us during the course of travel. Yes, you are right. I am talking about ‘hotels’. George Bernard Shaw once exclaimed, ‘The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life’.

In regard to luxury Hotel, India has an upper hand. Apart from modern facility and design , there is an inherent advantage in Indian hotels. ‘They offer a rich cultural heritage and history, and it is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world’.

The Indian culture is an outcome of many external and internal influences in the course of history. It created a rich architectural and cultural heritage, which is visible even today in the form of ‘Palaces’. These palaces still stand testimony to the test of time. Over the years, they have undergone a number of renovations but have maintained its beauty throughout. Many of them has been turned into beautiful hotels now. In this article, I have compiled a few such exemplary architecturally rich hotels across the country.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

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It was built in 1746 and is located on the island of Jag Niwas, in Lake Pichola. The palace consists of 83 rooms.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

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It is marked an iconic sea-facing hotel with splendid views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India. The Taj Mahal Palace has 550 rooms & suites.

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

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Leela Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It has 80 rooms.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

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It is a restored 19th-century palace with 60 beautifully refurbished colonial-style architecture.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

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The place is surrounded by landscaped gardens and has 102 rooms with a view of the famous Taj Mahal, made by Emperor Shah Jahan.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

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The place is spread over 50 acres. The hotel has 87 rooms and affords spectacular views across it’s verdant gardens and glorifying lake.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

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The place is one of the world’s largest private residences. It also houses a museum and has 347 rooms.

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

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The place was built in the 18th century and it is set in 32 acres. It has 71 rooms adorned with heritage arches, high ceilings and crystal chandeliers.

Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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Built in 1835, the place has 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites.

Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

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The Jai Mahal Palace was built in 1745, in 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens and Indo-Saracenic architecture. It has 100 rooms.

Isn’t it interesting? So, next time while you plan your trip to explore the different parts of the country, be sure to check out these beautiful architecturally- enriched designed hotels across India.

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