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India Heritage Hotels – The Essence of Luxury

Posted on 04 March 2013 by Mahi Verma

It is no exaggeration to call India heritage hotels, the essence of luxury. These former  residences of the erstwhile royalty of the country, are sprinkled all around the landscape of India in the form of heritage hotels. The royal essence has been kept untouched and undamaged in every hotel, which in fact is the USP of each of them. The blog elaborates on three of them:

Heritage Hotels in Punjab – Hotel Baradari Palace Patiala

Hotel Baradari Palace Patiala, set amidst a massive garden is well-known for being  a proof of the heritage and culture of the region. This first heritage hotel of the state, spreads itself in an area of 12 arches. The property has a total of 11 suites and 6 guest rooms, which have got their names from the rulers of  the Punjab. The décor of the rooms and the  hotel is absolutely traditional where you can enjoy all the modern services and amenities at the time of your stay. The old royal touch has been kept intact at every place.

Hotel Baradari Palace Patiala

Hotel Baradari Palace Patiala

The Hotel Baradari Palace also has in-house multi-cuisine restaurant where guests can savor an assortment of delicacies. The list of the facilities is long that includes parking, shopping, a conference hall, internet connection, round the clock room service and so on.

Heritage Hotels in GoaHotel Tiracol Fort Heritage, Goa

Hotel Tiracol Fort Heritage, Goa stands along the banks of the Tiracol river. This property was constructed by a group of merchants from Portugal, at some point of time in the 16th century that later got converted into a heritage hotel. One of the most known properties, this hotel boasts of having well-equipped, airy and spacious rooms. Every room offers a breathtaking view of the outside scenery.  You are going to have a pleasant stay  in the calm environment of the hotel.

Hotel Tiracol Fort Heritage

Hotel Tiracol Fort Heritage

As far as dining is concerned, the restaurant of the hotel serves lip-smacking Indian, Continental, Chinese dishes. The in-house chef of the hotel is popular for its preparation of sumptuous local dishes. There is a fully-stocked bar too, offering a large variety of beverages. The hotel also has a playground, a perfect place for a morning walk and children’s activity. Travel desk, medical assistance, room service, swimming pool, Baggi roles and Ayurvedic massages are some of the hotel facilities.

Heritage Hotels in Chhattisgarh – Chhuikhadan Palace, Chhuikhadan

The Chhuikhadan Palace in Chhuikhadan, is a property that was constructed sometime during the 18th century. This heritage property is situated  approximately 120 kms, towards the north- west of Raipur with the exact location being along connecting road of Kawardha and Rajnandgaon. This property has 2 rooms, spacious as well as well-maintained, which are completely loaded with world-class services and amenities. During your stay at this heritage hotel, you are going  to enjoy the impeccable services of the hotel staff.

Chhuikhadan Palace

Chhuikhadan Palace

There is a dining hall at the Chhuikhadan Palace that serves lip-smacking dishes of the local Indian cuisine, prepared by the  cook. The staff of the hotel can also make arrangements for a dinner along with a bonfire, near the dam. The hotel has to offer various other facilities too. Sightseeing arrangement, parking facility, doctor on call, internet connectivity, are some of the services.

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Enjoy a Regal Stay at Heritage Hotels of Three Indian States

Posted on 15 February 2013 by Mahi Verma

Heritage hotels of India are nothing but the former palaces or mansions belonging to the India’s former princess or nobility that have now been converted into hotels. Although high priced, such hotels can make guests experience a slice of history and romance of former Indian royalty. In this blog, I will give the brief overview of heritage hotels in three different Indian States- Rajasthan, Pondicherry and Haryana.

Heritage hotels in Rajasthan

Narain Niwas Palace Hotels, Rajasthan

Narain Niwas Palace Hotels, Rajasthan

Once the dwelling places of the erstwhile Rajputana rulers, heritage hotels in Rajasthan are the massive structures that have carried forward the legend and grandeur associated with them to new generations. Post independence, the concept of princely states came to an end and the erstwhile palaces of rajas-maharajas were converted into heritage hotels by the premium hotel chains. However, some portions of these palace hotels are still inhabited by the royal families. Traveling to Rajasthan and living in these massive structures was an overwhelming experience. These structures exhibit a seamless blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Each hotel is designed with exquisite carvings, beautiful chandeliers, miniature paintings, marble and lattice work and manicured gardens. Some prominent names in the list include Taj Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Devigarh Palace and Lalgarh Palace.

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry

Savoy Hotel Pondicherry

Savoy Hotel Pondicherry

A tranquil town in the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry offers a seamless amalgamation of south Indian and French heritage. If you are in search of old world charm and modern luxury, heritage hotels in Pondicherry are the ultimate place for you. Most of the heritage hotels that are found in Pondicherry are nothing but the re-designed and refurbished French mansions of the pre-independence era. A prominent example of this is the hotel de I’Orient, an 18th century French styled mansion which wonderfully depicts the architecture and the legacy of the French era.

Heritage hotels in Haryana

The Pataudi Palace Gurgaon, Haryana

The Pataudi Palace Gurgaon, Haryana

A significant part of Delhi’s National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana ha significantly wrought the Indian history, economic progress and self-sufficiency in food as well. Home to the royal family of Pataudi and host to various directorial ventures, Pataudi Palace is a 70 year old palace converted which got converted into a heritage hotel in 2005. The Palladian pillars, cornices and wide verandahs are the best aspect of this hotel. The Durbar and dining hall is downstairs while  the Begum’s chamber are upstairs and segregate the Mardana and Zenana portions.

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Heritage Hotels in India For a Perfect Honeymoon Vacation

Posted on 24 January 2013 by Mahi Verma

Are you looking for a perfect holiday destination, where you can spend some intimate moments with your partner in a royal ambience? If yes, then heritage hotels in India especially Rajasthan and Kerala are the perfect options for you. A honeymoon is a lifetime affair and most couples prefer to celebrate this time at a destination where the world is spinning with their desires and choices. Both Rajasthan and Kerala define romance in their own ways.

Honeymoon Heritage Hotels in Kerala

In Rajasthan, romantic sagas of kings and queens are still sung by bards. Their romance had everything one could ask for, splendor, stillness and passion. If money is not a big deal, one of the best places to stay and celebrate honeymoon in Rajasthan is Taj Lake Palace. This white marble palace built under the supervision of Maharana Jagat Singh II appears like a floating dreamland on Lake Pichola. This high end palace hotel has captured the fancy of who’s who from all around the world such as Lord Curzon, Queen Elizabeth and First Lady Jacqueline Fernandes. It has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India.

Honeymoon Destination of Taj Lake Palace - Heritage Hotels in Udaipur

Another name in the list of heritage hotels at honeymoon destination is Jaiwana Haveli. Located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola, Jaiwana Haveli was the former residence of the Thakur of Jaiwana. The 24 guest rooms of this heritage hotel offer fantastic views of the Lake Pichola, Aravali mountains as well as the island palaces. The best place in this hotel is the rooftop restaurant where you can head for a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening.

In contrast to Rajasthan, Kerala does not come with a royal background but teems with natural treasure troves such as lush green hill stations, palm-fringed backwaters, spice plantations and golden sandy beaches. The God’s Own Country is also popular for offering Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments. Heritage hotels in Kerala reflect the traditional Keralean architecture and mostly found located on the banks of serene backwaters. It allows you to spend some cozy intimate moments with your beloved in a serene setting.

Honeymoon Destination in Kerala

Set amidst 9 acres of landscaped grounds, in the backwater region of Kuttanad, Emerald Isle- The Heritage Villa is more than 150 years old and retains its old world architecture including spectacular teak wood carvings. The hotel also boasts of fish ponds, lush paddy hills and huge timber store room. Owing to its location on the backwater region, the hotel offers houseboat rides and Ayurvedic treatments.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

The next name is Kumarakom Lake Resort, which is a cluster of 50 traditionally constructed cottages equipped with a range of modern amenities. These cottages are designed in true Kerala style and are classified as Deluxe, Presidential, Pool Villa ans Heritage Canal View Villa. Love and romance are an outcome of spending some moments in seclusion and heritage hotels offer impeccable services to make your honeymoon comfortable and memorable.

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