Last Updated: October 14, 2019 Nidhi Singh
When commercialization began in India, several royal forts, havelis, and holiday homes all around the country were converted into hotels and resorts. As time wheeled in the direction of development and luxury, these accommodation options gained in popularity and gradually became some of the best haunts for luxury and history seekers. In the recent Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2014 list, many of these ancestral properties received accolades for their distinct services and their excellent effort of maintaining these heritage properties. A sizable number of these heritage hotels were from Rajasthan and Kerala; surprisingly, smaller states like Uttarakhand and Sikkim have also managed to win praises for their success in keeping the heritage properties in good shape. Here are some of the award-winning heritage hotels in India that will take you back on an enthralling journey into the past.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Exuding its aura in the golden land of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest residences of the royal family in India. A part of this massive building has been converted into a heritage hotel and is managed by Taj group of hotels since 1972. Designed by renowned architect, Henry Lanchester, the hotel is the perfect blend of eastern and western architecture style. Set amidst 26 acres of garden, Umaid Bhawan is a leading hotel that serves luxury-seekers with all their preferred services. A section of this royal hotel has been converted into a museum and is open for guests. Staying in Umaid Bhawan Palace is once in a lifetime experience, and is more like a journey through era that redefined royalty and luxury.
Rooms and Services: Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel has 64 classy rooms which are divided into 4 categories namely Historical Suites, Royal Suites, Grand Royal Suites, Maharaja Suite and Maharani Suite. Adorned with commendable art deco, these rooms are well-equipped with all modern facilities. The hotel also houses a squash court and panelled recreation room. The highlights of this royal hotel are the vintage car drive, the open-air grilled feast and the newly-set Taj Spa.
Nearby Attractions: Lalji Handicrafts (1.0kms), Yoga Guru Karan Singh (1.4kms), Bishnoi Village (1.6kms), Meherangarh Fort (3.4kms), Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park (4.0kms), Jain Mahavira Temple (1.8kms), Jaswant Thada (3.3kms).
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Located in the lap of one of the most romantic cities in India, Taj Lake Palace defines elegance and amplifies the charm of being in Udaipur even more. There could be no other place more romantic than Taj Lake Palace which is situated amidst Lake Pichola. So, where should one start praising this place from? Well, let’s start with hospitality and etiquettes. Right from welcoming the guests with a rose petal shower to offering them a cozy private time on the royal swing, from sending guests on unforgettable boat ride to the palatable meal courses and from the relaxing spas to the soulful music events, everything in Taj Lake Palace becomes a never to be forgotten memory.
Rooms and Services: Taj Lake Palace has 66 elegantly designed rooms that boast of fine art deco and state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel features spaces like Mewar Mahal, Lily Pond and Mehwar Terrace for conference, meetings and product launches. The highlights of Taj Lake Palace are Jiva Spa Boat, Vintage car drive and cruises. The hotel also arranges jeep safaris, mountain biking, trekking and wildlife trekking expeditions at the royal hunting lodge or Kumbalgarh Fort.
Nearby Attractions: City Palace (0.4kms), Dharohar (0.5kms), Bagore ki Haveli (0.5kms), Fateh Prakash Palace (0.6kms), Jag Mandir (0.8kms), Bada Mahal (0.4kms), Lake Fatehsagar (2.0kms)
Rawla Narlai, Pali District
Situated between Jodhpur and Udaipur, Rawla Narlai is an unmatched hospitality experience Offering you the opportunity to detach yourself from the hurly-burly of city life, this heritage hotel is worth spending some extra cash. Clad in the 17th century cloak, the hotel boasts of elegant décor, warm hospitality and unparalleled services. This dream holiday home ensures an experience of being at home.
Rooms and Services: The hotel features rooms under four categories namely, Classic Heritage Rooms, Grand Heritage Rooms, Luxury Grand Heritage Rooms and Jharoka Rooms. Luxury tents are also available for those guests who would like to experience the Rajasthan Caravan life. Each room is tastefully decorated and well-equipped with all the basic amenities. The hotel also features a restaurant that serves traditional food, a large swimming pool and a well-stocked bar. A conference room is also available.
Nearby Attractions: Jain Temple, Ranakpur, Khumbhalgarh Fort
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Once, the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is now a famed luxury hotel owned by Taj group. In 2009, Taj Rambagh Palace was awarded the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller and we believe that it is truly worthy of it. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece that often mesmerizes the guests with its up-class décor and style. Justifying its royal looks is its hospitality; the hotel ensures a class-apart experience to each of its guests.
Rooms and Services: The palace has 79 rooms that are categorized as Luxury & Palace Rooms, Historical Suites, Royal Suites, Grand Royal Suites and Grand Presidential Suites. Each room is adorned with a classy look and equipped with all modern amenities. For recreation, the hotel offers facilities like a mini golf course, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and Spa (Jiva Grande Spa). Guests can enjoy several cuisines at three different restaurants namely, Suvarna Mahal (Indian), The Rajput Room (multi-cuisine) and The Verandah. The Polo Bar and Steam are its well-stocked bars.
Nearby Attractions: Dera Amer, Moti Dungari, B M Birla Auditorium
Opened to guests in 1976, Chapslee was once the residence of Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala. This heritage hotel is known for its chic architecture, warm hospitality and its picturesque location. The hotel has all the qualities to make your holiday in Shimla absolutely unforgettable. Chapslee offers an interesting blend of architecture, the interior is further adorned with the baroque furniture, Mughal ceramics, Afghan carpets and Gobelin tapestries to make the first impression of this place.
Rooms and Services: The hotel features elegant rooms under three categories, namely, Luxury Suite, Deluxe Suite and Standard Suites. Royal furniture and modern amenities make for a pleasing combination. The hotel has an in-house restaurant, croquet lawn, tennis court, card room and a library that has a collection of books on travel and architecture.
Nearby Attractions: The Mall(0.6kms), Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (0.7kms), Christ Church (0.7kms), Himachal State Museum (0.9kms), Kali Bari Temple (1.2kms), Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (4.0kms)
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
An elegant British Era building, The Oberoi Grand has been serving the elite class for decades. This heritage hotel is located in the commercial centre of Kolkata; thus it is easy to access it. The hotel is decked with a classic style of architecture and adorns tasteful modern interior; also, the flawless services and the warm hospitality remains unmatched. It is the winner of Top Hotels in India prize given by Zagat Survey in 2005, Best Business Hotel in Asia by International Business Asia and CNBC; and Best Hotel in the Five Star Deluxe Category in Eastern India by Department of Tourism in West Bengal.
Rooms and Services: The Oberoi Grand offers eight types of rooms namely, Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Suites, Luxury Rooms, Luxury Suite, Classic Suite, Premiere Room, Premiere Rooms with Balcony, Deluxe Room and Luxury Room. The hotel has two in-house restaurants namely La Terrasse and Baan Thai, Chowringhee Bar, which is well-stocked bar boast of antique weaponry glass cases. Guests here can savour martini or cognac along with enjoying live jazz music. At Oberoi Grand, guests can also avail therapy massages and some refreshing spa treatments as well.
Nearby Attractions: Someplace Else (0.8kms), Indian Museum (0.7kms), Mother House (1.6kms), Victoria Memorial Hall (1.8kms), Park Street (1.6kms), St. John’s Church (1.0kms).
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
It is believed that every pillar in the Taj Mahal Palace has a story behind it. This heritage hotel is not only the landmark of Mumbai but is the part of many legends of the city. For over centuries, the Taj Mahal Palace has served many dignitaries from all across the world and has proved to be the epitome of Indian hospitality. Unparalleled hospitality and world-class facilities with rich history is what makes the Taj Mahal Palace the most prominent hotel in India.
Rooms and Services: The hotel features about 560 rooms and 44 suites that are put under 6 categories namely, The Taj Mahal Tower Rooms, The Luxury Grande Rooms, Taj Club Rooms, The Taj Mahal Palace Suites, Taj Signature Suites and The Presidential Suite. At Taj, you can enjoy all major facilities with all the style you can imagine. The hotel houses lounge, business centre, fitness centre, spa centre and a salon. It even houses a shopping store that has all the leading brands from across the globe.
Nearby Attractions: Gateway of India (0.4kms), Indian Museum Ship (0.1kms), Colaba (0.2kms), Cathedral of the Holy Name (0.4kms), Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (0.7kms), Rajabai Clock Tower (0.9kms)
Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort, Almora
Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort is a boutique resort. Built in the colonial style this heritage hotel in Almora is replete with number of historical events. The best feature of the resort is its location, the captivating surroundings and the panoramic views can win the heart of any vacationer here. The resort also boasts of classy architecture that reminds guests of its association with the British Raj.
Rooms and Services: At Kalmatia Sangama, cottage accommodation is available. There are nine cottages that are named after birds such as Eagles Nest, Himalayan Magpie, Scarlet Minivet, Pheasant, Partridge, Hoopoe, Cuckoo, Goldfinch, and Rosefinch. Each cottage is spacious and offers all modern amenities. There is also an in-house restaurant that serves scrumptious food to the guests.
Nearby Attractions: Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum (2.3kms), Zero Point (9.0kms), Bright End Corner (3.9kms), Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum (4.3kms)
Ratan Vilas, Jodhpur
Ratan Vilas in Jodhpur has been the winner of Traveller’s Choice Award for 5 consecutive years. This heritage property was once a villa of Maharaja Ratan Singh and was built in 1920. Aesthetically decorated, Ratan Vilas is the quintessential mansion of the colonial era. Tasteful rooms, serene ambiance and world-class hospitality have significantly made this hotel a hot choice amongst travellers in Jodhpur.
Rooms and Services: Ratan Vilas offers elegant and modern rooms that are categorized as Deluxe and Standard. Each room is adorned in a classic manner and comes with almost every state-of-the-art facilities. The in-house restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisine to the guests. The hotel on request arranges jeep safari and horse safaris.
Nearby Attractions: Bishnoi Village (0.9kms), Shri Ganesh Temple (0.5kms), Meherangarh Fort (3.1kms), Jain Mahavira Temple (1.5kms)
Prospect Hotel, Panchgani
Reckoned to be the first hotel in Panchgani, Prospect Hotel was established in 1912. The hotel boasts of an entertaining place that not only pleases avid travellers but family with kids as well. Maintaining the old world charm, this heritage property enjoys being situated on the highest point in Panchgani. The guests have the opportunity to witness unobstructed panoramic view from the hotel and savour some of the best food in the town.
Rooms and Services: Prospect hotel offers about 26 rooms out of which there are 18 Double rooms, 1 Single room, 2 Suites and 5 Deluxe Tents. The cottages are categorized as Woodside Cottage, Oakwood Cottage, Sunset Cottage, Poolside Cottage and King’s Cottage. Each room is equipped with modern amenities and in the tents also necessary facilities are made available. In order to let their guests enjoy their holiday to the fullest, the hotel arranges activities like trekking, mountain climbing and cycling. There is also a game room, where kids can enjoy playing carom and table tennis.
Nearby Attractions: Table Land, Mapro Garden, Sherbaug
The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
Redefining class and luxury, The Imperial Hotel in Delhi is worthy of accolade. One of the finest 5 star hotels in New Delhi, The Imperial is the winner of Top city hotels in Asia; it has also ranked as the Best Hotel in Delhi by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 and has been listed amongst 15 Legendary Hotels around the world by Fodor’s Travel in 2014. An iconic heritage hotel, The Imperial flaunts its colonial elegance and its world-class hospitality. Being the landmark of the city, Imperial has served elite guests for more than 80 years now.
Rooms and Services: The Imperial features 235 guestroom and 43 suites; which are categorized as Deco Room, Imperial Room, Heritage Room, Grand Heritage Room, Heritage Suite, Art Deco Suite, Luxury Suite and Royal Imperial Suite. The hotel houses 6 restaurants (The Spice Route, 1911 Restaurant, Nostalgia, Daniell’s Tavern, The Atrium and San Gimignano), 2 bars (1911 Bar and Patiala Peg) and 1 bakery (La Baguette). A spa centre, conference rooms and a royal ballroom are also the highlight of the hotel.
Nearby Attractions: India Gate (2kms), Raj Ghat (5kms), Humayun’s Tomb (6kms), Red Fort (6kms), Jama Masjid (6kms)
Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam
Niraamaya Retreats claims to make you forget the outside world. Reckoned to be one of the prominent hotels in Kovalam, Niraamaya Retreat overlooks the widely stretched sea. Nestled amidst nothing but serenity, this heritage property is the best place that one can be at in Kerala. Offering a home away from home experience, Niraamaya takes great pride in its architecture, interiors and world-class hospitality.
Rooms and Services: The hotel offers 31 rooms that are categorized as Rock Garden, Heritage Classic, Heritage Premium, The Octagon and The Banyan Tree Bungalow. Each room offers a blend of modern and classic style. The touch of Kerala-style is also prominent. Sky shower is the highlight of the rooms. The hotel has two elegant restaurants called Café Samsara and Essence. The in-house bar called Madira is known for its interesting cocktails and the panoramic view of the sea.
Nearby Attractions: Vizhinjam Lighthouse (3.6kms), Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple (14kms) Lighthouse Beach (4.0kms), Kovalam Beach (5.0kms), Vellayani Lake (4.4kms)
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Situated in the heavenly backwaters of Kerala, Coconut Lagoon is a well-known heritage hotel. The hotel is on the bank of Vembanad Lake and offers a scenic view. The only way to reach Coconut Lagoon is by a boat. The resort is an ideal location for those seeking natural beauty bliss and respite from the bustles of the city life. Calm and beautiful, this resort and its surrounding work out magic.
Rooms and Services: The hotel features three types of accommodations namely, Pool Villas, Private Nooks and Heritage Mansion. The Aymanam restaurant is less of an eatery and more of an experiment lab, where fusion food is cooked. This certainly indicates that eating at Coconut Lagoon is an absolute delight. The hotel gives an opportunity to learn Tabla and catch Kalari match in the morning. Also, the hotel has a butterfly garden, where guests have the chance to see colourful variety of butterflies.
Nearby Attractions: Marari Beach (13.1kms), Thangal Hill (12.1kms), Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple
Samode Palace, Samode
About 40kms from Jaipur lies Samode, tucked neatly amidst the hills of Aravalli Range. The Samode Palace was once the residence of the royal family but today, it has been converted into a trend-setting hotel. This elegant hotel offers guests the opportunity to relive the royal days. Built of sandstone, the palace is well-kept with antiques and fine wall paintings. The palace has also been featured in many documentaries and a few sitcoms as well. Away from the confines of bustling city life, this heritage hotel in Rajasthan is completely a soul rejuvenator.
Rooms and Services: Samode Palace has 43 rooms, which are further divided into 20 Deluxe Rooms, 19 Deluxe Suites and 4 Royal Suites. Each room is elegantly decorated in Rajasthani style and is equipped with all modern amenities. The in-house restaurant offers delightful dining experience by offering an exotic mix of European and Asian cuisine. Snacks by the pool and a-la carte in courtyard served by the hotel enhance the dining charm here. For recreational activities ayurveda spa centre and yoga classes are available for the guests.
Nearby Attractions: Jantar Mantar, Lakkar Haveli, Hawa Mahal
The Lalit, Great Eastern Kolkata
The Lalit Great Eastern in Kolkata is a landmark hotel. Once, merely a rendezvous venue for the East India Company’s officers, Lalit has developed into a renowned luxury hotel. Gone under many renovations, the presently existing hotel is a distinct blend of Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary architecture and décor. Along with appealing looks, The Lalit is known for rendering excellent services and hospitality.
Rooms and Services: The hotel offers 195 aesthetically designed rooms that can be categorized as Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Luxury Room, The Legacy Room and the The Legacy Suite. Wilson’s, Tea Lounge, Alfresco, The Bakery and the Legacy Lounge promises wonderful dining experience. In-room dining, Rejuve-The Spa and business and concierge services makes the experience of staying at The Lalit even more pleasant.
Nearby Attractions: St. John’s Church (0.4kms), Millenium Park (0.6kms), Howrah Bridge (1.3kms), Marble Palace (1.8kms), Armenian Holy Church Of Nazareth (0.9kms)
Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom
Earning accolades for proffering commendable services and maintaining the age old accommodation in Kumarakom, the Lake Resort is one of the classiest places in Kumarakom, Kerala to spend a vacation. Sprawling over an area of about 25 acres, this heritage resort offers a refreshing start to a holiday. The hotel is the four time winner of World Travel Award and is mainly known for its friendly staff and state-of-the-art facilities.
Rooms and Services: The hotel maintains 49 villas, 8 rooms and 2 suites and is further categorized as Presidential Suites with Private Pool, Heritage Lake View Villas with Private Pool, Heritage Villas with Private Pool, Meandering Pool Villas, Luxury Pavilion Rooms and Houseboats. Each of these rooms is done in 16th century style and offers a traditional Kerala feel. The hotel also features four fine dining options, namely Ettukettu, The Specialty Restaurant, Vembanad, the Seafood Bar, Thattukada, Traditional Tea Shop and Pool Pavilion. Apart from business room facility, the hotel also offer ayurvedic spa centre for its guests.
Nearby Attractions: Marari Beach (14.1kms), Thangal Hill (10kms), Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple (10kms)
Spice Village, Thekkady
A ranger’s house that has been converted into a resort, Spice Village is an excellent experience all together. Away from the confines of hustle and bustle of city, this hotel in Thekkady is ideal for those seeking tranquility and rejuvenation of mind. The resort precludes any unwanted interference and offers its guest utmost comfort and privacy. The blend of traditional and modern architecture makes this place even more interesting to spend a vacation.
Rooms and Services: Spice Village offers 52 tribal-style cottages to its guests that are divided into two: Standard Villas and Deluxe Villas. The resort also offers a large pool, in-house restaurants serving delectable meals, game room, badminton court and an ayurveda spa treatment centre.
Nearby Attractions: Gavi Forest (0.4kms), Elephant Junction (0.7kms), Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (3.2kms)
Brunton Boatyard, Kochi (Cochin)
Brunton Boatyard is situated in the same place where once existed a Victorian shipbuilding yard. This heritage hotel takes its guests on a journey back in the 19th century as the hotel maintains a colonial look. The hotel’s interior is however inspired by Dutch, Portuguese and English style. At Bruntom Boatyard, everything right from architecture to food reminds you of a glorious bygone time. It is a perfect place for those, who value history and seek to spend time amidst serenity.
Rooms and Services: The hotel offers 26 beautiful rooms that are categorized as Standard and Deluxe Rooms. Each room is well-designed and is adorned with antiques. The hotel has three in-house restaurants known as History restaurant, Armory Restaurant and the Terrace Grill. Each of these restaurants is reckoned to offer delight to the gastronomists. Billiard table, sunset cruise and bar are the other attractions in Brunton Boatyard.
Nearby Attractions: Greenix Village (0.3kms), Vypeen Island (0.3kms), Indo-Portuguese Museum (0.3kms), Santa Cruz Basilica (0.5kms), Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple (5.1kms), Jew Town (1.9kms)
Netuk House Hotel, Gangtok
Reflecting authentic Sikkim hospitality, Netuk House is a prestigious heritage hotel in Gangtok. Built in the late 15th century, it was the residence of a prominent politician. The hotel is popular as a homestay and is open to anyone who is seems ready to take a plunge in the history. Offering a splendid panoramic view of the town and the snow-clad Khanchendzonga, this place is no less than heaven for nature’s lovers.
Rooms and Services: The rooms of the hotel are tastefully designed with antiques. The hotel has about 10 rooms that offer all modern amenities for the comfortable stay of the guests. The in-house restaurant has a romantic setting and it serves scrumptious multi-cuisine dishes. The hotel maintains a large garden, where the guests can enjoy strolling also; trekking expeditions can also be arranged for the guests on request.
Nearby Attractions: Yumthang Valley, Ranka Monastery
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Elegant and charming, Jai Mahal Palace is being nicely maintained by Taj group. The royal palace which has been converted into a heritage hotel serves elite guests from all around the world. Jai Mahal Palace boasts of excellent architecture, tasteful interior and well-groomed staff. The state-of-the-art facilities with the touch of the royal era make this place amongst the best places to stay in Jaipur.
Rooms and Services: Jai Mahal Palace features 100 rooms that are divided in to 5 categories: Deluxe Room, Luxury Room, Luxury Room with Sit Out, Deluxe Suite and Deluxe Premium Suite. All rooms are elegantly designed keeping in view the taste of elite guests. The hotel has premium dining facilities as well; Cinnamon, The Marble Arch, Giardino, Marigold Bar, The Terrace, The Palace Tea Lounge and The Pool Lounge are the in-house restaurants and bars. For recreation, the hotel offers Board Games, Camel Buggy Ride, Card Table, Carrom, Chess-outdoor chess with life-size chessmen, Cricket, Croquet, Folk dance in the evening, Football, Golf-7 hole putting green, fully equipped gym, Kids Movies, Kids Room with activities, Pool Table, evening puppet show, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tours, Video Games and Spa treatments.
Nearby Attractions: Dera Amer (1.6kms), Jantar Mantar (4.2kms), B M Birla Auditorium (2.2kms), Amber Fort and Palace (10.1kms), Moti Dungari Temple (3.8kms)
Fortune The Savoy, Mussoorie
Built in 1902, Fortune The Savoy is a Gothic style hotel in Mussoorie. The hotel was constructed by an Irish Barrister; Fortune The Savoy is a fine blend of old world charm and modern comforts. Apart from warm hospitality, the picturesque location makes it one of the most preferred hotels in the hill station. A well-maintained hotel, Fortune The Savoy excels in all aspects of hospitality and architecture.
Rooms and Services: The hotel has 50 well-appointed rooms that are categorized as Savoy Chambers, Fortune Exclusive Rooms and Fortune Suites. Each room has British feel to it as they are tastefully adorned with antiques. The Grand Dining Room and the Nostradamus-The Writer’s Bar are the in-house restaurants and bar that offer delectable food and premium spirits. The hotel also offers a health centre, well-equipped gymnasium and wellness centre.
Nearby Attractions: Christ Church, Gun Hill, Library Bazaar, Kempty Falls, Jharipani Falls.
The Naini Retreat, Nainital
Once, the residence of Raja of Pilibhit, Naini Retreat is appreciated as a heritage hotel. Built in a colonial style, the hotel boasts a picturesque location and impressive services. At Naini Retreat, you have the opportunity to relive the past and learn more aboutthe Kumaoni culture. A perfect place to unwind and refresh one’s mind, the hotel offers services like no other to make the staying experience of its guests memorable.
Rooms and Services: The hotel features spacious rooms and designer suites that can be divided into Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Duplex Rooms, Suite and Lake Facing Rooms. Each room is tastefully designed keeping in view the colonial style of the hotel. All modern amenities are provided to the guests to make their stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel has three in-house restaurants and bar namely, Gurney’s House, Stellar Bar and Garden’s Café n Jim’s Grill. Naini Retreat is also the perfect place to optimize one’s well being; the hotel offers a spa and wellness centre that has highly trained therapists.
Nearby Attractions: Naina Devi Temple (0.5kms), Naini Lake (0.7kms), Khurpa Taal (2.0kms), Zoo (3kms)
Jaiwana Haveli, Udaipur
Situated on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola, Jaiwana Haveli is the preferred heritage hotel in Udaipur. The Haveli was the private residence of the Thakur of Jaiwana, which is now managed by Yashvardhan Ranawat, a hotel professional. Now converted into a hotel, Jaiwana Haveli is at a short distance from the City Palace. The hotel flaunts a traditional architecture and simple yet elegant Rajasthani décor. The amiable staff and the state-of-the-art facilities make this hotel in Udaipur one of the best places for a midrange accommodation.
Rooms and Services: Jaiwana Haveli has 24 beautiful rooms that are tastefully designed and well-equipped for a comfortable stay. The hotel offers splendid view of Lake Pichola. There is a roof-top restaurant that serves multiple cuisines including the Rajasthani gourmet.
Nearby Attractions: City Palace, Dharohar, Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar
Amet Haveli, Udaipur, Rajasthan
This traditional Haveli is situated on the Western bank of Lake Pichola offer luxury accommodation in Udaipur. Built between 1734 and 1752 by Maharaja Jagat Singh Ji, Amet Haveli is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Apart from the marvelous architecture, this Haveli is an award-winning accommodation option in Udaipur and is known for serving elite guests with world class facilities.
Rooms and Services: Amet Haveli has 20 traditional rooms that are fitted with all modern amenities. The hotel also houses a restaurant called Ambrai, which is known to serve delicious food from its Indian, Chinese and Continental menu.
Nearby Attractions: Bagore ki Haveli (0.3kms), Dharohar (0.3kms), City Palace (0.4kms), Fateh Prakash Palace (0.4kms)
Emerald Isle – The Heritage Villa, Alappuzha
Situated on an island, the Emerald Isle is an ancestral property. Emerald Isle, the Heritage Villa boasts of traditional edifice nestled amidst exotic landscape. This resort is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in Kerala as it offers utter peace of mind and assures relaxation of mind, soul and body. Dating back to about 150 years, Emerald Isle offers traditional hospitality to its guests making a stay here one of its kinds of experience here.
Rooms and Services: There are only 5 rooms in the resort that are well-maintained and adequately equipped for a comfortable stay. Each room is adorned with interesting wood work. On request, the hotel offers Ayurvedic treatments, oraganizes cycling tours, motorboats and houseboat cruises. The in-house restaurant offers traditional Keralan food and for that Kuttanadan cuisine, special cooking classes are arranged.
Nearby Attractions: The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, St Mary’s Forane Church, Vembanad Lake, Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum, Alleppey Beach
Published: 15 Jan, 2015