India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, from mountain ranges in the north to deserts in the west and beaches in the south. It is a country of boundless attractiveness, a mixture of cultures and cuisines, landscapes and architecture. No holiday in India will be complete without visiting some of its magnificent and inspiring fortresses and palaces. Today, they rise as majestically on the land of India as they did centuries ago, and provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating heritage. Holidays in India offers something for everyone and will give an unforgettable experience. Enjoy this fantastic country no matter your budget, search the web and find hundreds of offers, from cheap to luxurious. Here’s a look at some of India’s charming palaces that you can’t miss.
The elegant marble Taj Mahal is a charming symbol of love. It is serenely and majestically located on the banks of the Yamuna River and was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of white marble began in 1648 AD and lasted for more than twenty-two years under the direction of Ustad Isa. The architecturally beautiful and inspiring palace is one of the most emotional palaces in the world. Don’t leave India without a visit.
Built in the Mughal capital on the Yamuna River, the impressive Agra Fort was built during the reign of Emperor Akbar in 1565. It was built of red sandstone, it took eight years to build, and inside the colossal fence there are more than five hundred buildings and countless beautiful gardens. This ‘city in the city’ is home to many fantastic palaces, including the Jahangir Palace and Has Mahal, and the marble beads mosque is arguably India’s most breathtaking beauty. This impressive fortress is not to be missed.
Secret underground tunnels, magical acoustics and royal tombs – Fort Golconda has something to discover. This derelict fort is located on a granite hill west of Hyderabad. Initially it was a clay fortress, but later stones were added from areas where there were many rulers, and it, among other things, housed a palace, a mosque and a place. Around the fort is a large fortified wall with eight gates (Darvaza), and standing at an impressive 4 meters wide and 7 meters high, the ‘Victory Gate’ is covered with steel spikes to protect it from elephant attacks, a terrifying sight. .
The Jai Vilas Palace resembles the style of Italian palazzos and is one of the most impressive buildings in India. Previously, it was the home of the Scindievs, the last rulers of Gwalior. Built in 1809 by Sir Michael Filose, it is a surprisingly successful blend of traditional Indian and modern styles. Now it is primarily a museum and a hotel – although the current Maharaja still resides in part of the palace – this majestic palace is worth a visit. At the heart of this palace is luxury, and while it’s probably not the best choice for those enjoying the simple pleasures of an inexpensive holiday in India, it’s worth a day trip.