If you thought stars were the only way to categorize to distinguish hotels then you will probably learn a lot from this article. Other than stars, there are other ways in which hotels are categorized, namely; the type of clientele, the size, the service, the location, the ownership and the theme. One particular themed hotel that stands out among others is the Heritage Hotels. Heritage Hotels are the hotels that were previously palaces, Castles, Havelis, forts, residence or some other ancient landmark at a point of time and now are a luxurious hotel making guests feel like kings and queens themselves.
In India, the heritage hotels are divided into three types:
● Heritage: built during 1935-1950.
● Heritage Classic: built before 1935 but after 1920.
● Heritage Grand: built before 1920.
In these articles we will explore the best of the Heritage Grand Hotel in the country and explore their history and heritage, giving you ample reasons to experience it yourself. Following is the list of Historic places that were converted to Heritage Grand Hotels.
1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
One of the most expensive hotels in India; Taj Lake Palace or Udaipur Lake Palace located in the midst of the Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It was built on the 18th by Maharana Jagat Singh II. It is a highly luxurious Lake Palace, which was the home of a great king whose legacy lives on with the place.
2. Coconut Lagoon Resort, Kumarakom
Not just palaces, bungalows and mansions are also converted into heritage grand hotels, one of the best examples is the Coconut Lagoon Resort in Kerala. The long heritage of Ayurveda in the region makes this resort the perfect place for your meditation retreat.
3. Palais de Mahe, Pondicherry
The city created by the French has the perfect hotel called CGH Earth’s Palais de Mahe to give you an exotic experience in your own country. The elegant architecture of the place is still intact to pay a tribute to the French colonialism. The accommodations will feel like nothing you have seen before, it is not a palace but will surely make you feel special.
4. Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand carries its colonial legacy like no other and The Oberoi Grand is an example of just that. The luxurious 5 Star property located in the prime location of the city will display all goods of the British Colonialism. The hotel will make you experience the pre-independence era in the best way possible.
5. Hotel Samode Palace, Samode
The palace, erected 475 years ago, is a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The combination of Mughal and Hindu architecture at the palace gives the Hotel a vibe like no there. No matter where you are from, you’ll feel at home in the luxurious Hotel in the State of Rajasthan.
Are you excited to have a throwback on your next hotel stay? Let us know which one of your suggestions fits best for your travel plans.