One of the most ancient and richest civilizations in the world, the Indian civilization gave many architectural marvels to mankind. These splendors have been part of numerous documentaries ever made on India’s rich history. Being ruled by numerous dynasties and clans, India has historical palaces that represent the rich cultural heritage of the country, which is still well preserved in these splendors.
Talking about palaces, which are not only significant historically, but also architecturally. Their architecture is admired by everyone and are world famous for their sheer beauty. Rajasthan in India is one such place which is highly famed only for its architectural structures that are dotted everywhere in the state. Amidst the scorching heat and harsh topography of deserted Rajasthan, these architectural structures stood strong, since their creation. Some of them have now been restored into heritage hotels.
Some of the popular palaces in Rajasthan that stand mighty and proud for the state are Amber Palace, City Palace in Udaipur and Jaipur, Fateh Prakash Palace, Gajner Palace, Jag Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Rambagh Palace, Shiv Niwas Palace and Umaid Bhavan Palace. They all beautifully reflect Rajput style of architecture.
Moving on from Rajasthan historical palaces in India are also spread over the other regions. Every zone of Inida, be it the west, east, north or south, has seen rise and fall of various clans and dynasties. The Mughals, who ruled over the country for a long time, had majority of regions under their control, were fans of architectural work. During their rule, they built several outstanding monuments,forts and palaces. This gave Iranian or Mughal style of architecture a new high and today it is the face of majority of palaces in India.
Owing to this, the country never gets short of heritage structures to flaunt to the world. Besides Mughal and Rajput influenced heritage structures, the imperial past of India also led to the creation of Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore, Bangalore Palace, Cooch Behar Palace, Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, Hill Palace in Cochin, Mattancherry Palace in Cochin and Padmanabhapuram Palace in Travancore.