In this blog, I have mentioned the most excellent 2 royal palaces worth visiting in India. The history of India is filled with the great life of the Maharajas and their extraordinary exploits. The history of India is filled with the great life of the Maharajas and their extraordinary exploits. Although those days of royalty have passed long before today, the vivid remnants of their way of life remain as breathtaking palaces and heritage buildings, which have been turned into luxury hotels and accommodations.
Let us know about the most amazing royal palaces in India which offer extraordinary insight into the awe-inspiring lifestyle as well as the social and cultural aspects of regal life.
Mysore Palace is a significant palace and is a regal residence in Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the authorized residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the hold of the Kingdom of Mysore. Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is one of the most magnificent and grand palaces in India. You should explore this palace in Mysore tour package.
The palace was built in the 14th century and has been repeatedly renovated and rebuilt for maintenance. The palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in India and is known for its huge tourist attraction. During the reign of Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the palace was enlarged around 1930 (including the current wing of the public audience hall). Although construction was completed in 1912, the fortification continued to beautify itself and its inhabitants were gradually moved from the palace to the new extension.
Things to see in Mysore Palace
There are many fascinating things to see in and around Mysore Palace, each of which is a testament to the wealth and grandeur of the Mysore Kingdom. Like the Gombe Thotti or Gudiya Mandapa, a collection of traditional dolls, Golden Howard, the Maharaja’s elephant seat made of 85 kg of gold, and the Kalan Mantap or Vivah Mandapa, an octagonal shaped room with a glass ceiling.
The closest major airport to Mysore is the New Bengaluru International Airport, located approximately 170 kilometers away. Bangalore is very well linked to all major cities in India. It takes about only 3 hours to drive to Mysore from Bangalore city. You can take a KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) bus, train or taxi from Bangalore city.
City Palace – Jaipur, Rajasthan
The magnificent City Palace of Jaipur is located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur. This huge complex of courtyards and gardens mixes Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and style. The City Palace was built in 1732 by King Rajput Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. You can’t miss seeing Mubarak Mahal, Armory, Chandra Mahal, and Diwan-i-Aam, uniquely designed peacock bridges, museums, and galleries. The City Palace Jaipur also hosts many festivities, events, and activities for visitors. Do visit city Palace in Jaipur sightseeing tour package and enjoy all activities there.
It now adobe the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and is home to the royal family of Pink City Jaipur. It is said that the royal family of Jaipur is an inheritor of Lord Rama. You can find so many other places to visit in Jaipur.
The City Palace complex consists of Mubarak Mahal (the reception palace) and the queen’s palace (the queen’s palace). Mubarak Mahal is now home to the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and exhibits an extensive collection of royal costumes, delicate Pashmina (Kashmir) shawls, Banaras silk sarees, and other costumes with Sangeri color prints and folk embroidery. The clothes of renowned Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I are also on exhibit.
City Palace has excellent connectivity with the city and you can reach this location by bus, taxi or auto rickshaw depending on your point of departure. The palace is about 12.8 kilometers from Jaipur International Airport and 3.9 kilometers from Jaipur Railway Station.