While many hotels across the globe may have the word 'palace' in their names, there are plenty of hotels listed under our Luxury Forts & Palaces index that really did start out as palaces or castles - and not as hotels.

Become a Maharaja for the duration of your vacation by booking your stay at one of the few forts and palaces that have now been converted into luxury hotels to provide the royal Indian experience. Ride an elephant into a grand courtyard, dine in a magnificent Durbar Hall, see folk dancers perform the traditional dances of India and stay in rooms furnished in opulent luxury, with turbaned bearers in attendance, at Palace Hotels in India. With spectacular locations, fascinating histories and an amazing ambience, the forts and palaces of the royal families of India, that have been converted into luxury hotels offer you a chance to live like a King. For an unforgettable holiday in royal style, come and stay in the world's most luxurious palace hotels in India.

History is a record of the past but yet it lives in the present and waits for the future. Come, enact your private history in real life settings. Where valour, romance, feasting and celebrations have had a history of their own. Our choice of old Forts and Palaces from the 14th of the 21st centuries that have now been converted into luxury hotels and resorts offer a panorama of 700 years! In setting which many a king and queen have called their home. We'd like you to sense that feeling too as you raise a toast to the bygone builders whose creations you enjoy.

Imagine the stories such old palaces can tell!! What follows is just a sample.

Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana Neemrana Fort Palace
Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts.
  Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
The Taj Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a dream of white marble and mosaic glistening in the moonlight
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Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Rajasthan evokes images of erstwhile royalty – polo-playing princes and beautiful princesses who captured their hearts.
  Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has created its own unique history.
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The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar
If there lays heaven on earth, it is here and only here… in the state of Kashmir and with great pride
  Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world
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The Raj Palace, Jaipur The Raj Palace, Jaipur
Acknowledged as The world's best heritage hotel the "Raj Palace is a Grand heritage hotel and the member of ...
  Samode Palace, Jaipur Samode Palace, Jaipur
Samode hotels are luxury heritage hotels in India's most exquisite and remote settings.
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Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur
Shiv Niwas Palace offers beautiful, yet differing suites and rooms to choose from 17 individually decorated suites carry original..
  Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur
Maharana Fateh Singh, one of the greatest Maharanas of Mewar, ruled from 1885 to 1935.
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Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur
A Grand Heritage Palace of the HRH Group of Hotels, Jagmandir Island Palace is a historic 17th century...
  Gajner Palace, Bikaner Gajner Palace, Bikaner
The palace turned Grand Heritage hotel holds a world record of being largest (in terms of area) hotel in the world.
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Devigarh Palace, Udaipur Devigarh Palace, Udaipur
Devi Resorts The philosophy of the Devi group is about living with history; keeping an awareness of our past while looking...
  Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, this incomparable Palace dates back to 1745 A.D.
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The Imperial, Delhi The Imperial, Delhi
The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India's history, and stands witness to the birth...
  Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
Get welcomed in true Gwalior tradition. Enter at this 120-year-old palace, which has played host to the King of England...
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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The most famous palace of Hyderabad, the Falaknuma Palace situated on a hill of 2000 feet high was built by..
  Nadesar Palace, Varanasi Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
Situated in one of the oldest living cities of the world, on the banks of the river Ganges, Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty...
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