The days of maharajas and maharanis (king and queen) are being relived courtesy the many forts and palaces which have now been restored and beautifully done up to serve as luxury heritage hotels. While driving tourism, this is also playing an important role in conserving Indian architectural heritage. Additional advantage in the process – creating opulent interiors which are truly a feast for the eyes!
Fountains are very much a part of interior decor
Elephant salute as you dip in the pool…
…and as you have breakfast
Luncheon at the gazebo
Place for ‘mehfil’ (gathering)
All the work on the walls is done by hands!
Perfect harmony of a modern chair in a traditional setting!
Burst of red!
‘Durbar’ converted into living area
(Images primarily from: Neemrana fort, Kesroli fort, Deograh Palace, Samode Haveli and Palace, The Bagh-Bharatpur, Ahilya fort, Udaibilas palace. Photo credits: Henry Wilson (robertharding.com), i-escape.com, neemranahotels.com)