India has been a country of art and culture since ancient times where every region has its beauty and specialty and this works to promote tourism. Many people are fond of visiting historical places and like to see magnificent architecture. In such a situation, if you also want to see heritage buildings, then for this you can visit many royal palaces present in the country. Today in this episode we are going to tell you about the royal palaces which are included in the most beautiful royal palaces of India due to their architecture, natural beauty, and facilities. Visiting these royal palaces proves to be a unique experience in itself. Let's know about them...
Amba Vilas Palace or Mysore Palace, Mysore
One of the most beautiful palaces in India, Amba Vilas Palace or Mysore Palace is an architectural marvel. This palace, built by the Wodeyars, served as the royal seat for them, looking at the palace, everyone would say how much knowledge they had of art and architecture even in those days. Just visit the interiors of the palace and you will find examples of Dravidian, Oriental, Indo-Saracenic, and Roman styles of architecture.
Ranjit Vilas Palace, Rajkot
Ranjit Vilas Palace is located in the city of Wankaner in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. This beautiful and historical palace of Wankaner is situated on a hillock, which faces the city. This palace is situated at a distance of about 53 kilometers from the city of Rajkot. Mughal style, Italian style, Dutch style, and French style have been used in the construction of Ranjit Vilas Palace. There are antique and medieval-era chairs, glass galleries, chandeliers, antique furniture, giant paintings, and an extensive collection of spears, swords, princely lamps, fabrics, thrones, and military paraphernalia.
Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala
One of the most beautiful structures in Tripura and one of the most recognized palaces in India, Ujjayanta Palace is truly a royal residence. Seeing it even now, you would say that even today any king would live in such a beautiful palace! Let me tell you, the great poet Rabindranath Tagore gave the palace its name and for a long time this palace was ruled by many rulers. Do visit once to see the wonders of beautiful tiles and wood. By the way, now this palace has been converted into a museum.
Ram Bagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur
Rambagh Palace Hotel is one of the most famous and beautiful royal palaces in India. This hotel is considered to be one of the best heritage hotels in the world. The Ram Bagh Palace Hotel is run by the Taj Hotel Group, which is part of Tata Enterprises. This heritage hotel is one of the costliest hotels in India. In the early 20th century, the building was developed as a royal palace, based on a design by Sir Samuel Sweeten Jacob. In 1931, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II made the Ram Bagh Palace his central residence and built several royal suites there.
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Do you know that Lakshmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara is four times bigger than Buckingham Palace? If you want to see an example of art, then definitely come to see this palace once. Let us tell you, it is the home of the royal family of Baroda – the Gaekwads. In 1890, Major Charles Munt designed the palace in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture for Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, now converted into a palace museum.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace is owned by Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji, a member of the royal family of Jodhpur. The construction work of this palace started in 1929 and in 1943 this palace was completed. At present, this palace is divided into three parts, in which the Taj Palace Hotel is located in the first part, the residence of the royal family in the second part, and the museum in the third part.
City Palace Jaipur
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is known for building palaces with exquisite architecture. The City Palace in Jaipur is one of his collections of grand structures. There are many courtyards, temples, and parks in the palace, and Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and Shri Govind Dev Temple are the most visited by people. Even after all these years, the Jaipur royal family lives there, although a major part of the palace has now been converted into the City Palace Museum or the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum.
Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior
Jai Vilas Palace was built in 1874 by Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia. Michael Filos was the architect who designed this grand structure and incorporated the European style of architecture into his designs. The three floors of this palace have different styles of architecture. the first in Tuscan style, the second in Italian Doric, and the third in Corinthian style. The erstwhile royal seat is now a museum, known as the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum.