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25 Best Palaces in India (plus Castles and Forts – Photos)

When it comes to Indian architecture, spectacular is an understatement. These palaces and forts are truly incredible structures built over many centuries. We hand-picked 25 of the very best.
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If it’s decadence you want in a palace, look no further than these incredible palaces in India.  Our list also includes castles and forts, but the lion’s share are ornate, huge and spectacular palaces.

Of course you’ve heard of the Taj Mahal, but that’s just one of many examples of superb Indian architecture.

Victoria Memorial landmark in Calcutta

Victoria Memorial landmark in Calcutta

Victoria Memorial landmark in Calcutta

Victoria Memorial landmark in Calcutta

Umaid Bhawan palace

Umaid Bhawan palace


Umaid Bhawan Palace compound

Umaid Bhawan Palace compound

Udaivilas Palace

Udaivilas Palace

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal


Royal Rajwada Palace

Royal Rajwada Palace

Red Fort Lal Qila

Red Fort Lal Qila

Red Fort Lal Qila

Red Fort Lal Qila

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan


Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

The Lukshmi vilas palace

The Lukshmi vilas palace

Laxmi Niwas Palace

Laxmi Niwas Palace

Lake Pichola and Taj Lake Palace

Lake Pichola and Taj Lake Palace


Jaswant Thada mausoleum

Jaswant Thada mausoleum

Jal Mahal (Water Palace) on Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal (Water Palace) on Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur, India

Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior, Madyha Pradesh, India

Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior, Madyha Pradesh, India

Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior, Madyha Pradesh, India

Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior, Madyha Pradesh, India

Jahaz Mahal (called Ship Palace in english) in Mandu

Jahaz Mahal (called Ship Palace in english) in Mandu

Jag Mandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jag Mandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) in Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) in Jaipur, India

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace

Darwaza-i-Rauza in Chowk-i Jilo Khana

City Palace In Udaipur, India

City Palace In Udaipur, India

City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Bangalore Palace


Amber Fort courtyard in Jaipur Rajasthan, India

Amber Fort courtyard in Jaipur Rajasthan, India

Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Aga Khan palace in Pune, India

Aga Khan palace in Pune, India

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