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Hyderabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 39°C 26°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 - 45°C
  • Winter: 14 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Oct
  • Altitude: 536m (1759 ft)
Trivandrum
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 25°C 230mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 28 to 37°C
  • Winter: 20 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 10 m
Varanasi
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 26°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 30 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 80 m
Kanyakumari
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 26°C 55mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 35°C
  • Winter: 21 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 300 m (1000 ft)
Leh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 3°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Sep
  • Summer: 5 - 40°C
  • Winter: -14 - 24°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 3500 m ( 11483 ft)
Gwalior
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
Yercaud
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 22°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
Kutch
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 39°C 26°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 48°C°C
  • Winter: 12 to 25°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Aug
  • Altitude: 3 m
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 11°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Sweden
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 14°C 6°C 34mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: June to Aug
  • Summer: 14 to 22°C
  • Winter: -5 to 9°C
  • Rain: May to June
  • Altitude: 2104 m
Madurai
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 26°C 70mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 18 to 32°C
  • Rain: Sept to Nov
  • Altitude: 101 m
Myanmar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 303mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 15 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 4°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Delhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 26°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - Apr, Aug - Nov
  • Summer: 25 - 47°C
  • Winter: 1 - 25°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 239 m (784 ft)
Goa
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 26°C 113mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Cambodia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 24°C 134mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 25 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude:
Mexico
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to May
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2421 m
Ajmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 25°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Aug to Oct
  • Altitude: 486 m
Khajuraho
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 43°C 27°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 283 m
Greece
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 28°C
  • Winter: 6 to 16°C
  • Rain: October to Feb
  • Altitude: 300 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 18°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Indore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 25°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 553 m (1814 ft)
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 21°C 11°C 117mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
Sabarimala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 26°C 271mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Apr
  • Summer: 23 to 35°C
  • Winter: 17 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 468 m (1535 ft)
Mysore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 21°C 146mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 39°C
  • Winter: 13 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 763 m (2503 ft)
UAE
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Nov and Feb to March
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 9 to 25°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 27 m
Imphal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 15°C 159mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Apr
  • Summer: 18 to 35°C
  • Winter: 4 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 786 m ( 2579 ft )
Surat
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 46°C 19°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 22 - 32°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 26°C 13°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 13 to 30°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 43.71 m
Udaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 25°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 600 m
Scotland
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 14°C 6°C 54mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to August
  • Summer: 11 to 18°C°C
  • Winter: 1 to 6°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude:
Amritsar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 39°C 21°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 27°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 218 m
Kolhapur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 22°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Dharamsala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 29°C 20°C 59mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 8 - 34°C
  • Winter: -1 - 15°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1457 m (4780 ft)
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 28°C 16°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
Pushkar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 27°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 25 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 22°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sept
  • Altitude: 510 m
Jaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 39°C 27°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25.8 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 431 m (1,414 ft)
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 21°C 12°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Kovalam
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 184mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 0 m
Bhopal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 26°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 23 to 47°C
  • Winter: 6 to 26°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 427 m (1401 ft)
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 27°C 15°C 42mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 23°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Alibag
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 27°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m
Vadodara
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 24°C 14°C 101mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Jamnagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 26°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Denmark
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 7°C 43mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 18 to 26°C
  • Winter: -0 to -13°C
  • Rain: Oct to March
  • Altitude: 31 m
Ahmedabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 23 - 45°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Oct
  • Altitude: 53 m (174 ft)
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 30°C 16°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 23°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Coorg
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 27°C 18°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Nov
  • Summer: 19 to 34°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sept
  • Altitude: 1525 m
Jaisalmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 26°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Lucknow
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 25°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 128 m
Bikaner
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 47°C 16°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Nov
  • Altitude: 242 m
Dalhousie
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 22°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Agartala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 24°C 316mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C
  • Winter: 6 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 12.80 m
Chamba
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 22°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Thailand
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 25°C 198mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Feb
  • Summer: 32 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 316 m
United Kingdom
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 18 to 23°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 24 m
Kochi
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 22°C 396mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 22°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Porbandar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 26°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jan
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1 m
Canada
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 17°C 7°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to April
  • Summer: 11 to 25°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude:
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 12°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Japan
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 23°C 14°C 137mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Nov
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 42°C
  • Rain: June to July
  • Altitude: 18 m
Jodhpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 27°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 28°C 37mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Kolkata
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 26°C 142mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 26 to 38°C
  • Winter: 16 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 9 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 28°C 24°C 362mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Germany
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 22°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 25°C 194mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Vietnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 24°C 221mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m
Spain
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 9°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June and Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 20°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 650 m
Belgium
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 17°C 8°C 55mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 27°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Maldives
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: November to April
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 25 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 2.4 m
Thanjavur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 26°C 75mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Mathura
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 26°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 169 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 23°C 11°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 24°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
Hawaii
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 27°C 21°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: 25 to 30°C
  • Winter: 18 to 27°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 4205 m
Bharatpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C°C
  • Winter: 5 to 29°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
Ujjain
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 25°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C°C
  • Winter: 5 to 29°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 3°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C°C
  • Winter: 5 to 29°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 10°C 6°C 90mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 22°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 39°C
  • Winter: -2 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 327m (1073 ft)
Bangalore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 22°C 110mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Feb
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 10 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jun - Aug
  • Altitude: 920 m ( 3018 ft )
Mahabaleshwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 30°C 18°C 63mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 15 to 35°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1438 m (4718 ft)

Palace - Things to do

Have you imagined yourself living in luxury and splendor? Imagine living in a royal palace, being served by attendants at every beck and call. Enjoying life in the lap of luxury is no longer the good fortune of a few people. Today worldwide there are Palaces and chateaus where any common man could visit and stay.

 

India with his rich past is home to countless palaces. These palaces were the abode of kings and the royal family in yester years. These palaces are an excellent example of the rich and glorious past of India. Most of these palaces were not only residences of the royal family but they are sheer examples of brilliant architecture and royalty.

 

These famous Indian palaces of grandeur and luxury showcase a brilliant range of architectural style and artistry. These places exude elegance of style and brilliance. Some of these luxurious palaces in India have been converted into Luxury Heritage hotels.

 

We take you through some of the famous Palaces in India. Visiting some or all of them should be a necessity in every tourist’s agenda. Rajasthan is one of the few states in India where there are a large number of palaces.

 

Jai Vilas Palace

A few kilometers to the south of the Gwalior Fort, is the new town of Lashkar. The Jai Vilas Palace was founded in 1809. Lashkar was founded by Daulat Rao Scindia and served as a military base. Slowly with the passage of time Lashkar became a full fledged town with proper drainage systems. This palace is open from 9 AM – 7 PM on all days except Monday.

 

Umaid Bhavan Palace

This palace is a sheer example of architectural glory that was built during the British Raj. The palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh who ruled from 1911-47.This palace was a strong military base during the Second World War. The best time to visit these palaces in Rajasthan is between the months of October and March.

 

Lake Palace

This palace is situated on the Jagniwas island which is in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This palace which is known as the Palace of Romance is an amazing blend of opulence and tradition. This palace was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II of Udaipur was initially called Jagniwas. The upper room of the palace is a perfect circle and is about 21 feet (6.4 m) in diameter. Its floor is inlaid with black and white marbles; the walls are ornamented with niches and decorated with colored stones in the same style as the Taj at Agra. Currently this Palace has been converted into a Heritage Hotel and is managed by the Taj Hotels in India.

 

Lalgarh Palace

This palace in Bikaner is another popular palace in Rajasthan. This palace recreates the magical and lavish lifestyle of the Royal Rajputs in Rajasthan. This palace was designed by a British national for Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner. This is also converted into a Heritage Hotel now.

 

There are other famous palaces are in the state of Karnataka and Gujarat. Popular amongst them is the Mysore Palace which is in Mysore , Karnataka. Gujarat also has some rich and grand palaces. There are a number of tour operators who arrange trips specially to the palaces and forts in India.

 

The architectural grandeur, luxury and splendor of these palaces makes tourists feel a part of our bygone and rich history. Even in this era of globalization it is important for all of us to make this heritage a part and parcel of our life.

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