Palaces out the tracks

Heritage properties all over India

Thanks to schemes encouraging owners of old palaces to convert their properties into heritage hotels, India sees its offer for luxurious but affordable stays increased every day!

While this kind of properties in the middle of the cities costs at least 15000rs, you can easily find beautiful places in the countryside from 2000rs! You just need to plan properly your trip and you could stay in a Maharaja palace at a very affordable price!

Below a small selection.

And to make it easier, a map to locate them!

All the locations are also accessible from Delhi for a short weekend trip!


Fort Madhogarh

At one hour from Jaipur.

Village Madhogarh, Tehsil Bassi,  Jaipur (Raj.) INDIA
Tel: +91-98290-56676

Better to call to confirm the booking


Ghanerao Royal Castleghanerao

At one hour from Udaipur. On the way to Ranakpur temples.

Village Post Ghanerao
Tel: +91 9829784035


bijay palaceBijay Niwas Palace

Model Farm, Bijaynagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Tel: 9983929266

With Swimming pool

Accessible from Delhi by train to Bilwara.



Ram Bihari Palacerambiharipalace

Village Kishanpur, Siliserh, Alwar, Rajasthan
Tel: (+91) 9461872671 / (+91) 9414317942

You can visit Rewari train shed museum on the way.

At only 15km from Alwar, the hotel is in front of a lake, a bit in the middle of nowhere. Go to check the small fisherman market!


roopangarhRoopangarh Fort

Roopangarh – 305814, Rajasthan, India
Tel: 01497-225217,225444
Mob: +91 9414670193

Better to call to get a confirmation

Not far from Sambhar lake which deserves a look!


Guler Heritage Nature Campguler heritage

Tel: 094180 60202

Take a bus to Haripur and stop at Gaddal Airport. Also accessible by toy train from Pathankot to Nandpur.
This place is under renovation. Possibility to camp. Great place for nature lovers!


bijaipurCastle Bijaipur

Hotel near Chittorgarh

With swimming pool

Village/Post – Bijaipur
Via – Bassi, District – Chittorgarh
Tel: +91 1472 276351
Mob: +91 94141 11510,


Bhairon Vilas, Bikanerbikaner

With swimming pool

Owned by Raja of Bikaner who is a great collector. Very original place!
Near Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Mob: Anand Singh–9928312283, Ajay Sharma—9414500269

Better to call to confirm the reservation


Haveli Braj Bhushanjee

Bundi has many beautiful havelis where to stay

Below Palace, Opp. Ayurvedic Hospital,
BUNDI, Rajasthan
Tel: +91 747-2442322 or



Walterre, Dehradunwalterre

Tel: +91-9266519519






bharatpurBharatpur heritage, The birders inn

Bharatpur has a beautiful birds national park.

With Swimming pool

Bird Sanctuary Road
Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Tel:  +915644297050


The Judge’s court, Pragpur, heritage villagepragpur

Pragpur is the only heritage village of India

Jai Bhawan, Pragpur, Dist Kangra Himachal Pradesh
Tel: +91(1970) 245035, 245335



andrettaMirage, Andretta

Visit the pottery of Mimi. You can also take pottery and yoga class.

District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Tel: +91 9805702026



Clouds end Villacloud end villa

Near Mcleodganj but peaceful

Contact Person: Mr. Raghuveer Singh
Mob: 01892 – 224904 / 222109



surajfort poolSurajgarh Fort
Tel :  +91-98102 19991 / +91-93512 21226

With Swimming pool


Deo Bagh, Gwaliordeo bagh

Neemrana has a lot of heritage properties in India. They are quite expensive but some are affordable like in Gwalior.



fort barliFort Barli

With swimming pool

Village Barli, District Ajmer, Rajasthan, INDIA
Tel: +91-141-220 0770 /



Devpur homestay, in Kutchdevpur homestay

Krutarthsinh Jadeja, Darbargadh
Devpur, Kutch
Tel: +91 2835 283065



lebuaLebua Lucknow

With swimming pool

Saraca Estate, 19, Mall Avenue, Lucknow
Tel: (91) 5222 238 333


Sheikpura kotisheikpura

Hansi, Dist. Hissar
Hansi  Haryana   122002  India
Tel.+91 1663 295855






le prince haveliNadine Le Prince Haveli

Near Chauhan Well
Fatehpur Shekhawati
District Sikar, Rajasthan
Mobile : 08094 880977

Homestay and restoration workshop, this haveli is beautifully painted and decorated.
With swimming pool and bar

Accessible by train from Churu. You can also visit Ramgarh or Mandawa. Sheikhawati is paradise for architecture and fresco lovers!