5 palace hotels in India to feel the royal wedding breeze

These royal hotels can make your big fat Bollywood wedding dream come true.

In the heart of India, where culture meets modernity, there lies a soul of the past that has adapted to brighten the present. This is the realm of the royal hotels. Once palaces, these hotels have become popular destinations for experiencing the royal life as every wall whispers of grandeur and every corner shimmers with sheer lavishness.

The wedding season has begun, so this time why not ditch the ordinary banquets and pick these royal hotels as you plan your nuptial ceremonies!

Here are some palace hotels in India, to give you and your loved ones a pure royal feel.

Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Built-in the 1800s, this palace was the residence of Jaipur’s royalty, Maharani Gayatri Devi. She tastefully curated the interiors of this palace which transformed it into a statement of luxury and refinement. Imagine exchanging your wedding vows amidst the beautiful gardens bathed in the glow of the setting sun. The exquisitely made jali windows, jharokas, marble floors, etc whisper the tales of the past along with suiting it to the needs of the modern brides and grooms-to-be. 

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Nestled in the middle of Lake Pichola, this 16th-century palace used to be the summer retreat for the maharajas until 1963, post which it was made into a luxury hotel. One of the most popular hotels in Udaipur, the city known for its destination weddings, this palace hotel whispers the tales of the bygone era as it is adorned with intricate carvings and arched windows with marble flooring. This hotel is sure to give your wedding guests a ‘padharo mhaare des’ vibe with its beautiful view of the lake and the Arravali hills. 

Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur 

Noted as the sixth-largest private residence in India, this Palace is still the home of the royal family of Jodhpur although most of the palace has been transformed into a luxury hotel which adds to its royal appeal. Under the gold leaf domed ceiling, adorned with beautiful interiors and elaborate chandeliers you can plan an unforgettable 'I do’s just Maharaja and Maharani style. 

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad 

In the city of Nizams, amidst the bustling bazaars and aromatic fragrances of Biryani, lies the Taj Falknuma Palace which was a residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad till the 1950s. Now, under the reputed Taj Group of Hotels, this royal hotel has made its place in the top 5 royal wedding hotels in India. One can experience the royalty of the nizams as you exchange your vows under the state reception chamber, which has paintings on the ceiling and is one of the palace's most striking features. The palace is adorned with Persian carpets, bronze lion sculptures, and Venetian chandeliers which can transform your big day into a dream come true. 

Nadesar Palace, Varanasi

This 19th-century palace which was once a royal residence is known to be one of the most sought-after locations for weddings as this palace ensures that you get the almighty’s blessings, along with luxury to celebrate and start your new life. Owned by the Taj Group of Hotels and popularly renowned for its beautiful and intricate Rajput architecture, lush green gardens, and serene courtyards; this palace hotel is your one-stop destination for a fairytale wedding. Whether you wish for a traditional Indian ceremony or a Western-style extravaganza, this Palace can be customised to suit your D-day needs. 

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