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Marble Palace

Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name.

Mysore Palace

Ambavilas Palace otherwise known as the Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces, and there are seven palaces including this one; however, Mysore Palace refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort.

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurais Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, India. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace, in which the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure.

Jagmandir

Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the Lake Garden Palace. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties. The palace served as a refuge to asylum seekers on two separate occasions.

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri is one of the key attractions in the Indian city of Alwar. The city is a part of the state of Rajasthan that is known for its rich history and culture. The monument is replete of artistic vibes and regality of the royals that once ruled Alwar. The structure is essentially a cenotaph that was built in the year 1815.

Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake is an amazing tourist attraction filled with fun activities and places to relax such as the Silserh Lake Palace bordering the water reservoir. The famous palace is a frequented destination by visitors and travellers looking to refresh themselves from the ruckus of city life. The lake is a famous picnic site in the region, and it imposes itself before the palace in a wonderful natural setting.

Sukh Mahal

Sukh Mahal, built during the reign of Umed Singh is positioned by the lake Jait Sagar. The main attraction of Sukh Mahal is a white marble Chhatri or an umbrella. There is an amazing Umbrella at the terrace of the second storey of the mahal. This Chhatri is the prime attraction of Sukh Mahal. As the name suggest, the motive behind the creation of the Sukh Mahal was to add to the pleasure of the princes who used it to carry out their evil deeds.

Ratu Palace

Elaborate royal palace & landscaped gardens, dating to 1901 & once home to the maharajas of Ratu.

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture on a grand scale. The building has a picturesque view of the lake itself but owing to its seclusion from land is equally the focus of a viewpoint from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake in front of the backdrop of the surrounding Nahargarh hills. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or womens chambers. The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur.

Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Mandi is a palace in Jammu, India. The palace was the royal residence of the maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from the Dogra dynasty. The palace is located in the heart of the old walled city of Jammu and overlooks the Tawi river.

Chowmahalla Palace

Chowmahalla Palace is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace was built by Nizam Salabat Jung. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. The place is named chowmahalla, which means four palaces. All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace.

Cooch Behar Palace

Cooch Behar Palace, also called the Victor Jubilee Palace, is a landmark in Cooch Behar city, West Bengal. It was modeled after the Buckingham Palace in London in 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. The Cooch Behar Palace, noted for its elegance and grandeur, is a property of The Mantris.

Vijay Mandir Palace

Vijay Mandir Palace is the royal residency of Maharaja Jai Singh. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the splendid architecture of the place along with its historical importance make it a must visit during Alwar tours. This sprawling place constitutes 105 rooms. It is surrounded by lush green garden and a quaint lake.

Lalgarh Palace

Lalgarh Palace is a palace and heritage hotel in Bikaner in the Indian state of Rajasthan, built for Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner. Laxmi Niwas Palace is a part of Lalgarh Palace but it has been given on lease and recently is being used as a heritage hotel.

Garh Palace

The Garh Palace is the complex of numerous palaces which were built by rulers of different times. Most of the palaces were built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Garh Palace is known for its artistic Rajput style architecture which can be easily seen in its Jharokhas and pillars.

Leh Palace

Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It is nine storeys high, the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. The roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas.

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma is a palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It belonged to the Paigah family, and was later owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It is on a 32-acre area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. One of the highlights of the palace is the state reception room, where the ceiling is decorated with frescoes. The ballroom contains a two-ton manually operated organ said to be the only one of its kind in the world. The dining hall can seat 101 guests. The chairs are made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery.

Monsoon Palace

The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty, who it was built for in 1884. The palace offers a panoramic view of the citys lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, appropriately, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace.

Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace is a palace 32 km from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India built in 1772 as a luxurious summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur State. The palace was in active use till the early 1970s. The design of the gardens has been inspired by the Mughal Charbagh. The palace forms a quadrangle with a garden and walkways at its centre. Decorative flowerbeds, shrubs, trees and fountains cool the place considerably during summer. Two huge water tanks, Gopal Sagar and Rup Sagar, on either side also helped to bring down the temperature.

Katras Palace

The Katras Palace is a historic palace which belonged to the Jharia Estate pre-independence. It is at a distance of 19. 5 kms from Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla. This place was then the considered the residence and head-quarters of the Jharia Raj. Later with the discovery of the presence of coal here this place became one of the main business centers and was split up into the separate houses of Katras, Jharia and Nawagarh.

Itarana Palace

Itarana Palace is located in Alwar.

Rampuria Havelli

Rampuria Haveli has been constructed during the 15th century by Balujee Chalva who was ordered to construct royal and elegant mansions that befit the wealthy merchant family, Rampuria. The Haveli has been constructed with Dulmera red sandstone as the crucial base material which demonstrates gorgeous arty abilities prevalent during that era.





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