6 Indian palace hotels to make you feel like royalty


It’s a hard life being a royal. Just ask any one of India’s elite who had their privy purses cut off in the early ’70s. In order to save their sprawling mansions from certain ruin, the maharajahs moved with the times and opened their doors to mere mortals — albeit with fat wallets — as luxury hotels.

The chance to rub shoulders with aristocracy — lavish suites, grand ballrooms, afternoon tea served on manicured lawns, and cocktails under the colonnade included — is enough to make anyone feel like a king or queen.

In Rajasthan, these six palace hotels and heritage havelis provide a step into royal lineage, even if only for a night.

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