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Detailed List of Palaces in India
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When people think of India, eventually forts and palaces ring a bell. These lavish residences, with many of them being converted to hotels are a unique way of experiencing the fascinating heritage of the country.

These structures that were crafted ages ago, still stand testimony to the test of time they have undergone and the beauty they have maintained throughout these years. All the same they are a noteworthy part of India’s rich history, and they have been offered in incalculable photographs and documentaries. Here is a comprehensive guide to the best palaces and forts in India, that will leave an indelible mark on you and at the same time are also very important for your GK preparation.

Following is a detailed List of Palaces in India:


  • Umaid Bhawan Palace – Seat of the Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Amber Palace (Amber Fort) – former royal residence, Jaipur
  • Jag Mandir – former residence of Shah Jahan, Udaipur
  • Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) – former royal residence, Udaipur
  • Jal Mahal – former royal residence, today hotel, Jaipur
  • City Palace, Jaipur – Seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur
  • City Palace, Udaipur – Seat of the Maharana of Udaipur
  • Candra Mahal, Jaipur
  • Lalgarh Palace – former royal residence, today hotel, Bikaner
  • Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – former royal residence, Jaipur
  • Narain Niwas Palace – former royal residence, today hotel, Jaipur
  • Raj Mahal Palace – former royal residence, Jaipur (today hotel)
  • Samode Palace – former royal residence, today hotel, Jaipur
  • Rambagh Palace – former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur (today hotel)


  • Amba Vilas Palace–Mysore
  • Bangalore Palace – Bengaluru
  • Cheluvamba Vilas Palace-Mysore
  • Jayalakshmi Vilas -Mysore
  • Jaganmohan Palace-Mysore
  • Rajendra Vilas -Mysore
  • Karanji Vilas Palace-Mysore
  • Lalitha Mahal-Mysore
  • Vasanth Mahal Palace-Mysore
  • Lokranjan Mahal-Mysore


  • Laxmi Vilas Palace – Seat of the Maharajah of Baroda
  • Aina Mahal – royal residence of ruler of Kutch.
  • Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandavi – royal residence of rulers of Kutch
  • Prag Mahal – royal palace of rulers of Kutch


  • Falaknuma Palace – royal residence, Hyderabad
  • King Kothi Palace – Palace of VII Nizam, Osman Ali Khan
  • Purani Haveli – Seat of the Nizam of Hyderabad
  • Chowmahalla Palace


  • Padmanabhapuram Palace – Seat of the Maharaja of Travancore
  • Sri Moolam Thirunal Palace, Kollam – Rest house of Travancore Kings
  • Thevally Palace, Kollam – Outhouse of erstwhile Travancore Kings
  • Hill Palace, Tripunithura, Cochin
  • Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Cochin –
  • British Residency, Kollam – Architectural Marvel built by Col. John Munro
  • Kowdiar Palace- Residence of the Travancore Royal Family
  • Nashipur Rajbari – former royal residence, Murshidabad
  • Nedumpuram Palace
  • Laxmipuram Palace

West Bengal

  • Cooch Behar Palace – former royal residence, Cooch Behar
  • Hazarduari Palace – former royal residence, Murshidabad
  • Bhutan House – royal residence of the Dorji family, Kalimpong
  • Kathgola – former estate of a zamindar (landowner), Murshidabad
  • Rajbari – Seat of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar
  • Wasif Manzil – former royal residence, Murshidabad
  • Marble Palace (Kolkata) – former residence of Raja Rajendra Mullick, Kolkata
  • Jhargram Palace – royal residence & heritage hotel, Jhargram
  • [Garh Panchakot-Palace]-

Other states

  • New Palace – Seat of Maharaja of Kolhapur
  • Fatehpur Sikri – former royal residence of Emperor Akbar
  • Gohar Mahal – former royal residence, Bhopal
  • Grand Palace, Srinagar – former royal residence, today hotel, Srinagar
  • Jai Vilas Palace – Seat of the Maharaja of Gwalior
  • Khasbagh Palace – Palace of the Maharaja of Rampur
  • Anand Bagh Palace – seat of the Maharaja of Darbhanga,
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan – Seat of the President, former vice regal residence, Delhi
  • Shaniwar Wada, Pune – royal residence of Peshwas
  • Shaukat Mahal – former royal residence, Bhopal
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