Forts & Palaces

Places to Stay

A highlight of any visit to India and a unique way of experiencing the country's fascinating heritage is to stay at one of the many unique forts and palaces. In recent years many have been renovated into high quality boutique style accommodation.


Alsisar HaveliJaipur $$

This heritage hotel was once a large ‘haveli’ (traditional home) for a large Indian family. It has a welcoming and rather dramatic façade, open courtyards, a swimming pool, and a boutique that sells wonderful block-print clothes.
The larger upstairs rooms have mahogany four-poster beds, a wooden writing desk and spacious bathrooms. Our favourite part of the rooms are the painted ceilings with their yellow, turquoise and green borders. Portraits of the owners and their child...


Samode HaveliJaipur $$$

Rambagh PalaceJaipur $$$$

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Long Lee ManorShamwari Game Reserve $$$$$

In addition to the rolling landscapes, the extravagant Long Lee Manor boasts the original Manor House and offers several unique features that will keep you comfortable during your stay. The accommodation is tastefully designed to enhance its location, while the Manor House has been lovingly restored to pay homage to the area’s rich heritage, adding a bit of romance to any stay. The opulent Long Lee Manor has 17 rooms sleeping a maximum of 2 adults: 4 Garden Rooms with veranda (inter-leading...

Long Lee Manor
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