Madhya Pradesh, settled in the heart of India is also the heart of Indian culture. Would it not be amazing to experience the history and heritage yourself? Heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh present the perfect opportunity to explore the rich legacy of the former days. The fabulous forts, palaces and mansions which have now been converted into luxury heritage hotels are living testament of the bygone days. Relive history as these homes have kept intact its regal architecture, interiors, and lifestyle fit for kings and queens.

Here is a list of some of the best heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh that you should definitely check out upon.

Sheesh Mahal, Orchha

Sheesh Mahal in Orchha Fort

Sheesh Mahal in Orchha Fort was the grand residence of the Maharajas of Orchha in the 16th and 17th century. The royal building settled in the Orchha Fort has been transformed into a luxury heritage hotel of Madhya Pradesh which narrates tales of its grandeur and royal days. Experience the days when the Bundela Rajput Chief, Rudra Pratap Orchha ruled the lands. It would be not be wrong to say, that during your stay in the extravagant Sheesh Mahal, you can feel yourself traveling back in time to the days of royalty.  Read more…

Why visit?

Sheesh Mahal has a very rustic charm, with luxuries fit for royalty. The rooms are well-furnished according to modern yet retaining the legacy of the hotel. Going an extra mile for the royal feel, even the toilets are shaped like a throne.

 Deo Bagh, Gwalior

Deo Bagh, Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh

Deo Bagh, Gwalior is one of the most beautiful heritage hotels of Madhya Pradesh. Once the campsite of Mughals and later captured by Maratha Army, the resort has a rich history associated with it. Sardar Deorao Bhausaheb Jadhav built this summer house in the 1500s. Tales also suggest that the discussion of the mutiny of 1857 among leaders took place here. On your stay in the Neemrana property, experience the rich legacy of Maratha architecture with a luxury stay reminding you of olden days and royal traditions. Read More…

Why Visit?

Deo Bagh is a family home of the Jadhavs and a witness to centuries of history. Not just a lesson on history, it is an exquisite architectural beauty of Maratha temples, stunning cenotaphs, heavenly gardens and other historical sites. The combining of wonderful hospitality, worldly comforts and the echo of history, makes it the perfect heritage hotel.

 Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar

The Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar is one of the magnificent structures built by one of the finest Maratha rulers of the state, Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar. Experience the important chapter of history of Madhya Pradesh and specially the Holkar dynasty at the heritage hotel. Set high on a hill enjoying wonderful views of the River Narmada, the fort was the former queen’s very own residence. The last ruler of Indore Prince Shivaji Rao (Richard) Holkar resides here and has opened the doors for guests. During your stay, get an audience with His Highness, hear him narrate tales about the olden days over dinner. Read More…

Why visit?

The Ahilya Fort, a part of Ahilya Wada recreate the days when the queen, Ahilya Bai Holkar ruled the lands fairly and fiercely. Settled on the shores Narmada River, the fort offers the setting of not just a majestic imperial palace but also a feel of the well-worn loved Maratha home. The heritage hotel offers idyllic stay for nature lovers, history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to escape cities.

 Jehan Numa Palace, Bhopal

Jehan Numa Palace is more than a heritage hotel, it is an experience of the historical Bhopal. The regal 19th century family home provides a glimpse into Nawabi history and culture. Your stay in the resort does not let you just learn about the era of the Begums of Bhopal but actually experience it yourself. The modest home of General Obaidullah Khan has been transformed into a luxurious stay, a reminiscence of the golden era offering guests cherished experiences. Explore the fine nuances of traditions of Bhopali culture during your stay. Read More…

Why visit?

Bhopal’s Jehan Numa Palace, a 19th century royal residence is a rare fusion of Nawabi hospitality and contemporary comfort. The Palace presents a charming mix of colonial style, princely Indian culture and modern luxury. The chivalry and hospitality of Bhopali traditions reflect in every service. The palace boasts of fine dining experiences, state-of-the-art facilities, and a relaxing leisure environment.

Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal

Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, the City of Lakes has a long history and paying tribute to this rich legacy we come to the next luxury heritage hotel in Madhya Pradesh, the marvel “Noor Us Sabah Palace. The Light of Dawn as the name of the palace means was built in the 1920s’ by His Highness Hamid Ullah Khan, for his eldest daughter Abida Sultan. The extravagant palace set on the shores of the lake of Bhopal is undoubtedly one of the best palaces of the erstwhile Bhopal Estate. The white palatial building and architecture remind of the regal times and grandeur of Nawabs.

Why Visit?

Noor-Us-Sabah Palace treats guests to the gracious living and charming traditions of Bhopal. Settled on a hill by the shores of a lake, the palace enjoys stunning views, lush green well-manicured gardens and a perfect setting for a relaxing stay. Indulge in the lavish pleasures of the Nawabs on your stay in the palace with the historic personality.

 Jhira Bagh Palace, Dhar

Jhira Bagh Palace, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

Jhira Bagh Palace, Dhar is an exclusive heritage hotel for travelers seeking a unique experience in hospitality. The Maharaja of Dhar Anand Rao Puar III, built the grand mansion in 1865, expressly to serve as a guest house for visiting VIPs, British dignitaries and other royal guests. As it was built for hospitality, the unique palace did not lack any efforts to provide guests with all possible luxuries. The luxurious hotel continues the traditional of royal hospitality. Your stay will be spent among the memories of some significant names of the history of India. Read More…

Why Visit?

Settled on lush greenery of the Malwa countryside, Jhira Bagh Palace is perfect to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the heart of India. World-class facilities and impeccable hospitality services adds to the lure of heritage hotels of India. Stay in royal pleasure as you indulge in other amazements of Madhya Pradesh.

 Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior

Usha Kiran Palace Heritage Hotel

A beautiful memory of the powerful Scindia dynasty of Gwalior, The Usha Kiran Palace is one of the best heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh. Built as a guest house for the royal family and their visitors, the 120-year old palace is a testimony of royal hospitality. No expense or effort has been spared to provide guests the best experience of stay in the regal palace. The combined charm of extravagant architecture, fine craftsmanship, stone carvings, expensive showpieces, Venetian mirrors, a rosewood elevator, which is still in use and unrivaled hospitality, make the place the best choice to indulge in a historic vacation. Read More…

Why Visit?

The Usha Kiran Palace has had a royal history of treating guests to unmatched hospitality. The royal palace is now a renovated 5-star hotel of the Taj Group. During you stay get a glimpse of the glorious history, the fine work of architecture, regal pleasures and also share the same space which has served a number of dignitaries and celebrities including the King of England.

 Bundelkhand Riverside, Orchha

Bundelkhand Riverside in Orchha

The Bundelkhand Riverside in Orchha has served a personal retreat for the Maharaja of Orchha and his esteemed guests, and what better option you can come across for the best heritage hotel in Madhya Pradesh. The palace resonates the tales of its royal luxuries. The taste of history is not far as the property is surrounded by Mughal stylized terrace gardens and monuments dating back to hundreds of years. The hotel building itself is famed for its wonderful architecture. The brilliance of the heritage hotel comes from its lavish state-of-the-art facilities and traditional hospitality. Read More…

Why visit?

When you want time to stand still, come to Bundelkhand Riverside in Orchha. The hotel has its heart in the olden days when royal ruled the land. The addition of modern luxuries has made the hotel the perfect retreat for its history and natural splendor, something which you cherish for a lifetime.

 Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort, Khajuraho

Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort in Khajuraho

The Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort a historical fortress, built by Hammeer Dev, commander under King of Bundelkhand Raja Chhatrasaal. The heritage hotel offers unique pleasures of a village resort, the experience of real India. Around 350-years old, the fortress offers guests the first-hand experience of the popular sights taken straight from the pages of history and the rustic life of a village of Madhya Pradesh. Relax, unwind and participate in enjoyable activities while enjoying the regal comforts of the well-furnished rooms, traditional dining and lessons on historical events. Read More…

Why Visit?

Hammer Garhi Heritage Resort combines 350-years of history with simple village life and to experience it together is a unique experience. Escape crowds and hustle bustle, with a stay in an ancient village setting. Khajuraho and other historical tourist attractions are close and you can go exploring on a day trip.

 Amar Mahal, Orchha

Amar Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Recreating the fabled Rajput nobility, architecture and hospitality, the Amar Mahal in Orchha is one of the top heritage hotels in Madhya Pradesh. Built by the Bundelkhand Rajputs in the 18th century, the beautiful royal building pays tribute to the classic architecture, Bundela paintings and antique showpieces. Set along the banks of River Betwa blessed with a panoramic view of historic monuments of Orchha, the untouched Mahal experiences a hint of nostalgia of the bygone days. Enjoy a regal stay indulging in a beautiful reminiscence of the glorious Bundela era soaking in its historic charm.

Why Visit?

Amar Mahal is one of the best heritage resort in Orchha which ensures a relaxing holiday. The setting along the serene River Betwa with historical monuments of Orchha in the backdrop are pleasant. The rooms in the Mahal are resplendent in olden charm and modern luxuries. Local Bundelkhandi dishes tempt your taste buds, while beautiful Bundela paintings and other art are food for your other senses.

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