Seven Palaces For Seven Vows
For a royal Indian wedding, go beyond the obvious and check out these heritage hotels:
Samode Palace, Jaipur - Over 475 years old, this palace is Indo-Saracenic architecture at its finest. Known for its Sheesh Mahal or ‘Mirror Palace’, Samode Palace has hosted royalty and countless celebrities over the years. For more information, visit www.samode.com
Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal - With a name that means ‘view of the world’ in Urdu, the palace exemplifies the opulence of Nawabi culture.For more information, visit www.hoteljehanumapalace.com
Raj Palace, Jaipur - The oldest mansion in Jaipur, Raj Palace has been beautifully restored by Princess Jayendra Kumari into the luxurious heritage hotel it is today. For more information, visit www.royalweddingindia.com
Ferrnhills Royaal Palace, Ooty - Once the summer palace of the Wadiyar dynasty, this royal residence was converted into a luxury resort by the Maharaja of Mysore. For more information, visit www.fernhillspalace.co.in
Woodville Palace, Shimla - At this palace, you will be the guest of Rajkumar Uday Singh, grandson of Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand. You might recognise it from the movie 3 Idiots; the wedding that Kareena Kapoor ran away from was being held here.
For more information, visit www.woodvillepalacehotel.com
Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur - An extensive property with sprawling grounds, this palace presides over the manmade Bal Samand Lake. For more information, visit www.balsamandlakepalace.jodhanaheritage.com
Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal - This palace was built in the 1920s for Begum Abida Sultan by her father and named Noor-Us-Sabah, meaning ‘light of dawn’ in Urdu. For more information, visit www.noorussabahpalace.com
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