India has always had this extravagance and flamboyance to it, which is clearly visible in its movies, culture, and way of life. And all this colour and style isn’t anything recent but has been persistent and deeply embedded since way back, that can be seen today in the form of amazing temples and grand palaces, to name a few of many. And speaking of palaces, bringing you this list of crazy-awesome Palaces in India You Must Visit! Let’s get to it then, shall we?
- Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabad
A huge palace situated in Hyderabad, formerly owned by the Nizams and now in the hands of Taj Hotels, the Falaknuma Palace is one sight to behold. It is known to own the largest collection in the world of Venetian chandeliers. Around 5 acres large, the Falaknuma palace is one palace you got to see to believe! Do check it out.
- Leh Palace – Leh
Built in the 17th century, make sure to check this place out on your trip to Leh-Ladakh as you definitely wouldn’t want to miss it. Abandoned by the royal family and almost left for an inevitable ruin when the forces of Dogra attacked around the 1800s, this palace was revived by India’s Archaeological Survey group. Pretty cool!
- Lakshmi Vilas Palace – Vadodara
Still owned by the Maratha family, the rulers of the state of Baroda, Lakshmi Vilas Palace is four times bigger than the Buckingham Palace in England. Hence, it stands as the largest private house or dwelling in the world at the moment. The palace is a haven for people inclined towards architectural goodness and will find themselves drooling non-stop as the Lakshmi Vilas Palace offers so much in terms of construction and the overall structure of the palace.
- Mysore Palace – Mysore
Showcasing Indo – Saracenic architecture in a spectacular way, the Mysore palace was built in 1912 for the then ruler of the Dynasty of Wodeyar. It is a hugely visited palace, especially around Dussehra when the whole palace lights up as well fantastic royal processions that take place in part with festivities. Counted among some of the largest palaces in India, do remember to give this place a visit!
- Chowmahalla Palace – Hyderabad
This palace too belonged to the Nizams of Hyderabad. The palace encompasses around 45 acres of land and houses four other palaces within it. Built in the latter half of the 18th century, it took around 107 years to build this magnificent dwelling. Maintained and kept well so far, it makes for a great tour to take all the while making you grasp the magnitude of its monumental magnificence.
So that’s about it folks! These palaces are all worth a visit so make sure you do so! Rent a bike without any hassle from our website Wheelstreet to travel to these amazing places and bask in their glory. And as always, keep riding on!