Resplendent with a score of maharajas’ palaces, the “City of Lakes” in Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful, tranquil places on the whole subcontinent.
Anybody who stays in one of the former palaces that are now hotels is liable to feel like a maharaja, too. City Palace is the largest in Rajasthan and dominates the town. Part museum, part hotel, it’s full of artworks and antiques.
Lake Palace, made entirely of white marble, has a magical setting on Lake Pichola. The impressive building has been a setting for film shoots, including the James Bond film Octopussy.