Monday, July 11, 2011

There are enough luxury and boutique hotels making it big in India, but if you're looking for a more historic, and royal, holiday experience, we've put together a list of some of the most luxurious palace hotel suites.

Nestled in the Aravali Range, Devi Garh in Udaipur is an 18th century fort palace which overlooks the rustic village of Delwara. A stay at the 1200 sq ft Devi Garh Suite will entitle you to a private sun deck and Jacuzzi, private lounging space, and dining by the pool. If it's a big crowd you're holidaying with, you could try the Devi Garh Complex which is the Devi Garh suite and the Palace suite together, which entitles the guest to a common black marble swimming pool.

Built in1464, Neemrana Fort-Palace belonged to Prithviraj Chauhan III. If you have a liking for historic furniture, try the Deva Mahal suite which comes with a lacquered 200-yr-old bed from Malabar; a large round turret room with antique Shiva heads, and a grand bed in the centre; a dining/kitchenette; a vast salon with two antique diwans and another foyer with a queen size bed.

Fernhills Palace dates back to 1844. The super luxury suite at Fernhills Palace, once the residence of the Maharaja of Mysore, boasts of high ceilings. Moreover, they also have elaborate settings designed in teak wood panelling comprising a large lounge with bay windows and a luxuriant bathroom with a private Jacuzzi. Victorian furniture and its colonial furnishings exude an old world charm. The interiors, though, are an attractive blend of gothic and neo-classical renaissance.

Built in 1727, Jaipur's Raj Palace Hotel reflects the palace's original majesty and charm. The hotel's Maharajah's Pavilion, a four floor apartment, is spread across 16,000 sq ft and is one of the biggest suites in Asia. The first floor has gold-leaf walls, stucco and mirror work. The furniture is in gold and silver. This suite is a private museum displaying the old throne and bolsters of the palace's erstwhile royal inhabitants. A library, dining room, a private roof top terrace, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, a home theatre and a private spa are spread across the other floors. The bedroom is laid with ivory and gold furniture and has two luxurious bathrooms.

A luxury award-winning Oberoi hotel, and once home to Lord Kitchener during the British rule, the Wildflower Hall is located amidst acres of dense pine and cedar woods. And since you're here why not pick The Kitchener Suite that features a separate living room and two bedrooms with dormer roofs that protrude form the existing sloping roofs. This grand suite has a four-poster bed in the master bedroom and the living room has a fireplace, with flooring and panelling in Burmese teak. You also have access to an outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool.

Built in the 17th century, Deogarh Mahal is located in Rajasthan. The Maharana Suite here comprises a bedroom, a large sitting room with diwans, a sheesh mahal (mirrored room) and a vast bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. The views look out over the courtyard, and since the suite is located at the top of the palace, it offers a very exclusive space. English actor John Standing has stayed here, along with historian and travel writer William Dalrymple and English author and occasional political commentator Frederick Forsyth.
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