Some other notable palace hotels in India with royal connections include:
Chandra Mahal Haveli, Peharsar
This carefully restored mansion makes a great alternative to the generally unappealing and characterless hotels in Agra. Located in a village on the Jaipur Agra Road, around one hour from Agra, the Chandra Mahal was built in 1699 by the Nobles of Emperor Akbar. It's a simple property, but is also extremely alluring and comfortable, and a delight to explore. Live traditional music and dance performances are often held in the evenings. The upstairs terrace rooms are recommended for their natural light and air. Visit Their Website
Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore
The striking white Lalitha Mahal, located on a hill just outside the city, is Mysore's second largest palace. It was built in 1921 by the king to house his royal guests. The main drawback is that this glorious property is owned and operated by the Indian government. As a result, much of it remains in original condition and is becoming a bit worn. Guests shouldn't expect a luxurious stay. However, it's a very authentic and exotic palace, which exudes a great deal of charm and history.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai
The opulent and iconic Taj Mahal Palace & Tower is one of Mumbai's best luxury hotels. It was built in 1903 to accommodate a range of royal guests and other important persons, including maharajas and princes, various kings, and presidents. The hotel's impressive architecture comprises many archways, domes, turrets, and chandeliers. Inside there's an interesting collection of paintings, artifacts, and works of art of the era.
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