As said by Philip Treacy, “Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.”

The Indian subcontinent has been ruled by many rulers in the past. The Mauryans, the Guptas, the kingdoms in South India, Delhi sultanate, Mughals, the Rajputs, the Nizams, and the Britishers, etc. Some were indigenous rulers and some invaded India. They stayed and ruled over India in different timelines. The kings and Queens maintain a very unique and classy lifestyle. After a century of their rule also, we are always mesmerized by the stories and with the tales. During the timeline of their rule, they have built many royal sculptures, palaces, lakes, gardens, tombs, and forts. Right from the famous Taj Mahal at Agra to Mysore palace in Karnataka, the entire country is filled with many sculptures from different eras. It is indeed a thing of pride to witness such rich Indian architectural forms after centuries. It is a matter of a lifetime to go on a royal expedition to quench your thirst for royal stories. All these places have some exotic royal aura in them which will take you into that particular period. Just for a few minutes, you can feel being a part of India’s royal tradition as well. Here is the list of top 10 royal destinations in India where you can travel.

1-New Delhi

The capital of India, New Delhi has a unique blend of cultures from different timelines of history. It has been served as the capital of Mughals and Delhi Sultanate for many years. The kings and administrators of that period have made unique monuments and sites over the years. Now, it has become a city full of museums, historical monuments, old forts, archaeological sites, and stories of many kings and queens. It is the perfect place to have a glance at the rich heritage of India through Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Rashtrapati Bhawan, etc. You can always book a couple friendly hotel in Delhi with your partner and enjoy your historical trip to the city.

2-Udaipur, Rajasthan

Situated in Rajasthan and amidst the Aravalli ranges, Udaipur is truly a majestic art right from the pages of history. It has been the capital of Mewar during the Rajputana period. You might have witnessed the majestic palaces of Udaipur in Bollywood movies and documentaries. Palaces like the City Palace near Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, and Jag Mandir Palace are the ones you should give a visit to feel a royal aura. Besides these palaces, there are beautiful structures like Diwani-i-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, and the City Palace Museum, etc. There are many hotels in Udaipur that you can book beforehand and enjoy a hassle free trip.

3-Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Think about Jodhpur and the only picture you get is the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is one of the perfect venues for any grandeur big fat Indian wedding and also is the world’s largest private residences. The palace is built in an area of 26 acres with 347 rooms and is a royal heritage hotel run by Taj Hotels. Apart from the beautiful palace, there is Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar, and Mandore Garden, etc. You can always book a hotel in Jodhpur to stay and enjoy the trip.

4-Jaipur, Rajasthan

The pink city Jaipur I the capital city of Rajasthan and was founded by Maharaj Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer. It is also a part of the Golden Triangle along with Delhi and Agra. Rambagh Palace is one of the greatest attractions of Jaipur with its regal experience, peacock suite, and Mughal Terrace. There are other attractions such as Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jai Mahal, Jaigah Fort, Birla Mandir, etc. You can always book a couple-friendly hotel in Jaipur and enjoy a blissful trip with your partner amidst all history and royal delicacies.

5-Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore is a perfect place to witness the history of the kingdom of South India, more specifically the royal family of Mysore. The grandeur Mysore Palace consisting of Lake Gardens, durbar hall, royal galleries, and portraits show a unique amalgamated design of Rajput, Mughals, and Gothic architecture. It also shows some shades of European architecture. There are other structures such as the Jaganmohan palace, museums lie regional museum of natural history, the folklore museum, railway museum, and also Mysore zoo which was established in the year 1892 are must-visit while you are at Mysore. The best way to reach Mysore is via Bangalore. Book a couple-friendly hotel in Bangalore and you can hit the road towards Mysore. The journey is equally mesmerizing.

6-Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The best place to go for a romantic historical trip with your partner is the Taj Mahal at Agra. It is the heritage of inspiring true love. Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of love and architectural excellence. Some other attractions such as Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri are also must visit if you are visiting Agra. The best way to reach Agra is via Delhi. You can book a couple friendly hotel in Delhi and can enjoy a complete historical trip at both Delhi and Agra at one go with your partner.

7-Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh is one of the attractive royal destinations where one can witness the age-old Indian culture and traditions. It was the winter capital during the historical period. It was also one of the princely states of the British Raj with the Scindia as the local rulers. Gwalior Fort of the Tomara dynasty, Rani Lakshmibai’s tomb, Shyam Vatika, Gujari Mahal, and Teli ka Mandir, etc are the sculptures that you can visit at Gwalior. The main attraction is the Jai Vilas Mahal which is the palace of Jiyaji Rao Scindia. It is a confluence of various architectural styles.

8-Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad has many historic and heritage sites such as the Charminar, mecca masjid, Salar Jung museum, nizam’s museum, and Begum Bazar, etc. it is an ultimate place to witness the history of the nizams of Hyderabad. The Falaknuma Palace which is perched at a hilltop at a height of 2000 feet is an ultra-luxury hotel managed by Taj Hotels. It is a mix of Japanese, Rajasthani, and Mughal styles of architecture. The Charminar, Golconda Fort, and Qutub shahi are the historical monuments which are considered as the monuments of national importance in India. You can book a couple friendly hotel in Hyderabad and can enjoy the history and culture of the place at its best. Apart from the rich history, there are many other reasons to fall in love with the city of Hyderabad.

9-Agartala, Tripura

Agartala is the capital of the kingdom of Tripura. Ujjayanta Palace which is located at Agartala is the former palace of the Kingdom of Tripura. It is one of the beautiful palaces showcasing the art and culture of the northeast.

10-Bangalore, Karnataka

Amidst all the MNC’s, IT world, young minds, and pubs, the electronic city, Bangalore also consists of wider historic stories hidden in itself. The majestic Bangalore Palace is one of the finest palaces to visit. King Chamarajendra Wadiyar was inspired by the Windsor Castle in England to build the place. Also, the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Bangalore Fort, Devanahalli Fort, and Government Museum are some of the historic places you can give a visit while you are in the city. You can always book a couple friendly hotel at Bangalore and get a spectacular view of the historical significance of the city with your partner

After a royal trip to all these places, you will surely get a glimpse of the rich Indian tradition and culture. It will also imbibe some royal values in you. These trips give you a very rich value to have a royal lifestyle. A said by Alice Cary,

“There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.”