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Forts, Temples & Palaces

In India, instead of merely visiting them, you can actually stay in some of the finest, most remarkable palaces and forts in the world. Experience a fascinating slice of history, luxury and impeccable service.

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When visiting India your senses are overwhelmed by brightly coloured saris, fragrant smelling incense and intoxicating temples. Your journey of exploration can also extend to your accommodation, staying in hotels that embody the historical splendour of India's present and past.

At the regal Taj Umaid Palace you will be a guest of the Royal Family of Jodphur, who still reside in the stately sandstone palace; live like royalty in lavish Art Deco interiors, receiving unparalleled service. At the floating Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur you will be completely mesmerised by gleaming marble reflecting in the shimmering waters - much like the Mewar prince who courted his wives here.

Relish in India's diverse vistas from the opulent surroundings of the Oberoi in Agra, a Moorish inspired hotel with views of the romantic Taj Mahal from every bedroom. Part of the charm of travelling to India is that many of the hotels are converted palaces, forts and mansions offering luxury service in beautiful traditional settings. Make the journey into the heart of India and stay at the magnificent Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar which sits majesticly on the edge of the Narmada River. Here you can explore the deserted city of Mandu or the famed island temple of Omkareshwar.

Rajasthan Landmarks | Jaisalmer Fort Taktsang Fort built on a cliff top

Itineraries

Boutique Palaces & Forts of Regal Rajasthan

Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mihir Garh, Jawai, Udaipur

Diamonds & Dynasties Of Southern India

Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Goa, Mumbai

Essential India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Delhi, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jaipur, Agra,

Exploring The Deccan Plateau

Mumbai, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Hospet, Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Bengaluru

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Heart & Soul Of India – The Golden Triangle And Beyond

Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra

Greaves India Jal Mahal Itineraries

Land of Legends & Mountain Myths – A Luxury Tour of Bhutan

Thimphu, Gangtey, Bumthang, Punakha, Paro

Orissa Unveiled

Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Kolkata

Ride The Romantic Desert

Mihir Garh, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Delhi

Hotels

No visit to India is complete without experiencing the country's varied royal history and colonial past, and what better way to experience them than by staying in one of the many fort and palace hotels on offer.

Discover life as a royal at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, an opulent art deco palace that is still the home of the Maharaja of Jodhpur or visit Taj Nadesar Palace in Varanasi, which is decorated with works of art from the Maharaja's own collection.

James Bond fans can stay in the floating Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur where parts of the film Octopussy were filmed in this breathtaking marble mirage.

For stunning views head to Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh. This imposing 250-year-old fort sits majestically on the edge of a cliff, offering unparalleled views over the sacred Narmada River from its numerous balconies and verandahs. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra situated just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal, offers views of the monument from every room whilst Devi Garh, just outside of Udaipur, offers rooftop yoga with panoramic views of the surrounding hills in from this stunning contemporary palace hotel.

Stay at the sumptuous Serai, luxury tented camp that is situated just outside of Jaisalmer, the world's largest fortified city that rises like a grand sandcastle out of the Great Thar Desert. Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur is an equality impress fort that is home to the little known hotel Ranvas. Come and experience the fort in full swing during the annual Sufi Festival where the whole fort comes to life.

Those looking for some rural relaxation can head 40 minutes outside of Jodhpur to Rohet Garh, a family run fort offering chances to visit tribal villages and farming communities. Meanwhile, those who enjoy the bustle of the city should travel into the heart of Jaipur where the Samode Haveli's large gardens will offer a peaceful sanctuary on one of the cities busiest streets.

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

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Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Aman-I-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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Bujera Fort, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Deogarh Mahal, Deogarh, Rajasthan

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Maharajas’ Express

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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, Rajasthan

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