Sunday, September 26, 2010

India Palaces

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India is a land of forts and palaces. The mystical and enchanting journey of India takes you through the exotic palaces to stay which have been the residences of the rulers and the kings. Now, you can enjoy the stay in the palaces of these erstwhile kings and queens. From Stone Age to colonial times, India palaces depict the country’s cultural heritage and ancient history. Although most of the palaces which have been the home of kings and queens have been turned to hotels for stays and foreigners enjoy their tours visiting and staying in these typical palaces of Indian history. These palaces are turned into hotels as a way of sustaining their existence and provide you with royal facilities and luxuries. Some palaces are still being served as the homes of the former rulers. Palaces in India show the precious masterpieces of architecture.

The palaces of these Rajas and Maharajas who once lived here are the finest example of sheer elegance, opulence and comfort. The palaces show a brilliant range of architectural style and artistry. The opulent palaces of Indian aristocrats are regarded as the best residences in the world, providing unparalleled splendor and unique architecture. The British also had a major hand in making of these lavish paradises in India while spending their summer holidays, particularly in hilly areas. The Indian constitution has abolished all the status of royals and royalty they have in 1971.

Chail Palace on the Shivalik slopes of Chailitis was summer retreat resort of the Maharaja of Patiala, which has now been converted into a hotel. Jai vilas Palace in Gwalior was built between 1872 and 1874 by Maharaja Jayji Rao and the 'Prince of Wales' was welcomed in this palace on his trip to India.

The Indian state Rajasthan is called as the land of Kings and when you happen to visit this historically important place, you will observe and explore the ancient Indian culture. Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, City Palaces, Amer Palace, Samode Palace are some of the invincible, magnificent, elegant and globally famous heritage and palace hotels of Rajasthan.
The decoration and ornamentation on the walls and ceilings of the palaces provide the taste, richness and lavish lifestyle of the royals used to stay in these Indian palaces. Some palaces have been converted into museums. These museums display the aristocrat’s clothes, furniture, utensils, jewelry, paintings, carpets and weapons. The endless variety, color and exotic magic of India make it a wonderful touring destination. Come and witness a unique way of experiencing India’s fascinating culture and heritage by staying in one of India’s majestic palace hotels.

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