Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur – The spectacular sandstone exterior of the Umaid Bhavan palace in the state of Rajasthan, northwest India. Still the primary residence of the royal Maharaja of Jodhpur, a third of the facility was transformed into a hotel in 1972.
Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur – Visitors can purchase a night in one of Umaid Bhavan's basic suites for $450 a night or splash out $1,500 for a room with a spa. Those fortunate enough may even cross paths with the Maharaja himself during their stay.
Raj Palace, Jaipur – Home to regional royalty as far back as the 18th century, the Raj Palace in Jaipur has been voted the world's leading heritage hotel at the World Travel Awards for the last five years.
Raj Palace, Jaipur – Visitors can choose from 29 unique bedrooms and take advantage of the hotel's luxury swimming pool, spa and dining areas.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur – Rambagh Palace in Jaipur housed regional royalty from the early years of the 20th century until 1957 when it was transformed into a luxury hotel. The facility has since hosted illustrious travelers such as Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur – An elaborate double room at the Rambagh Palace hotel in Jaipur.
Devi Garh, Delwara – The picturesque Devi Garh by lebua, roughly 30 kilometers from the city of Udaipur, was royal residence to the rulers of Delwara principality from the 18th until the mid-20th century.
Devi Garh, Delwara – Today, the fort-palace situated high in the hills enables travelers to dine, sleep and relax like royalty whilst drinking in the majestic surroundings of the Indian countryside.
Deogarh Mahal, Deogarh – The brightly colored exterior of the Deogarh Mahal hotel in the state of Rajasthan. Once home to some of the most powerful feudal barons in the region, the rural residence is now a popular stop-off for well-to-do tourists.
Deogarh Mahal, Deogarh – Waiters in traditional attire stand poised in the dining room of the Deogarh Mahal hotel.
Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad – Another of the Taj Group's palatial Indian properties, Falaknuma Palace was once home to the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad.
Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad – The elaborate ballroom at the Taj Falaknuma. Transforming the palace into a 60-suite hotel whilst maintaining the buildings regal character took the Taj Group the best part of 10 years.