Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Palaces Of India
The Royal Palaces of India represent the Golden Age of India. With their elegance and grandeur still maintained, these are one of the most elegant places to live in. The cuisine, the dress, the services, the rooms, sports and even the surroundings have been maintained to match the Royal Taste. Live here to experience the same....
Udaipur Lake Palace

Historical Background:
The Lake Palace is a five star hotel seemingly afloat on the still blue waters of Lake Pichola. The Lake Palace is one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Udaipur's 250-year old palace offers guests a perfect blend of serenity and grandeur.

Epitome Of Magnificence:
Udaipur Lake Palace: Today this pleasure palace is a luxury hotel like none other in the world. Staying here is the ultimate privilege, affording the pleasures of a long gone age of princes. Arrive by boat and spend a lovely holiday amidst slender carved columns, filigreed screens, swimming pools, fountains - all created in the most beautiful marble. There are 84 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 17 suites and 53 Deluxe rooms. Each room is tastefully done with antique decor that takes you back in history. The palace also comprises of a Restaurant, acoffee shop and a well appointed lobby with jewellery and souvenir shops. The royal banquet rooms are now converted into reception rooms, bars and restaurants. This world class hotel offers its guests a wide variety of facilities combined with a high level of personalized service.

Orchha Palaces

Its a combination of Palaces made by susequent Kings Of Orccha. Orccha lies in the state of Madhya Pradesh and can be reached by road and rail from Delhi (220kms), Jhansi (19 kms) and Agra (110 kms).

It was founded by Raja Orccha in the 16th century but what we see today is the work of his Successor, Raja Bharti Chand. There are two main palaces of Orccha - Raja Palace and the Jahangir Palace. Raja Mahal, its construction took place by the King of Orccha, Raja Rudra Pratap but he died in 1531 leaving the work of construction in mid. His son then proceeded with the construction. The final touches were given by later on Kings. The Jahangir Mahal was constructed in the honour of Mughal Emperor Jahangir by Orccha Emperor, Vir Singh for a SINGLE DAY STAY OF JAHANGIR.

Epitome Of Magnificence:
The Raja Mahal is a pure depicture of the Mughal architecture.It has Jaals of stone and artifacts at its entrance. Inside the Palace there are the Diwane Khas and Diwane Aam - Hall of private and publc Audience. The Hall of Private audience is on the first floor. It has massive columns and ceiling with beautiful carving on it. It also has paintings of Mughal and Bundela arts. The exteriors has elephants and lotus flower made on it.On the other hand, the Jahangir Palace is made on the lines of Bundela Art. It has eight stories with eight pavillions. There is a big hall where meetings with the subjects were held. There is a long arcade of elephants upto the entrance. The entire palace is filled with carvings of flowers, peacocks and geometric patterns. The third palace known as Rai Parveen Palace is a three storyed structure made to honour the dedicatd Poetess and Music Composer of Orccha - Rai Parveen. She was also known for her beauty. The third floor of the Palace is filled with carvings of Nritya Mudras. The entire palace was once surrounded by lush green gardens, whose reminances can be seen even today.

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