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What We Love

  • An architectural gem set on spectacular grounds
  • Well placed for exploring the main Rajasthan hot spots including the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur
  • The outdoor pool, tree-lined deck and hot tub

What To Know

  • Free WiFi for up to two devices
  • Babysitting services available on request
  • 24-hour room service


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Luxe 40-room former palace set on nine acres, with two top-notch restaurants and an Art Deco–style bar

The Lowdown

Set on nine acres of lush garden and landscaped lawn, this immaculate heritage hotel dates from 1903 and can count the Prince of Wales (later King George V) as a former guest. The 40 rooms are in keeping with the property’s rich history; suites come with silk drapes, canopy beds and mother-of-pearl mosaics, some with sweeping views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gwalior Fort. Feast on Asian and Indian delicacies in Silver Saloon’s plush courtyard, or relax in a more casual palm-shaded setting at the Court. And be sure to try the Art Deco–style Bada Bar for after-dinner cocktails. With stained glass windows, chunky colonial-style furniture and an enormous billiards table, this buzzy, coral-pink drinking hole positively drips Old World glamour. Put time aside to enjoy the pool area: The tree-lined deck and hot tub are decorated with green mosaic tiles and two beautifully carved stone lions. And don’t miss the signature Sushupti treatment at JIVA Spa: a full-body massage using a blend of honey, rice and cream.

In the Area

The Usha Kiran Palace is well placed for exploring the main Rajasthan hot spots, including the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur. But there’s plenty to do off the well-trodden tourist trail, too. Choose from whitewater rafting, ballooning or rock climbing, or ask the concierge about parasailing at the enormous Tigra Dam, just 12 miles away. Adventure travelers can head out on a motorbike expedition through Madhav National Park. Common sightings include gazelles, leopards and kingfishers, and there are pythons and crocodiles at nearby Sakhya Sagar Lake.

How to Get There

Taj Usha Kiran Palace Hotel
Jayendraganj Lashkar
Gwalior, 474009 India


4.5 Very Good 832 Reviews
Mesmerizing & beyond imagination
Reviewed 1 day ago

Our stay was a last minute decision and oh! boy - we didn't regret a bit. Our booking experience from Taj (direct booking lines) was flawless and to the precise, as required. We loved the hospitality and the services were beyond our imagination.
We wish to choose this heritage hotel for our future list of travel stays and also wish the in-house team all the best for the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the landmark locations of Gwalior, Taj Usha Kiran is located in the Gwalior Palace. The ambience and the décor of the palace is absolutely outstanding, almost like a dream. We had gone there to celebrate our marriage anniversary. We were treated to some live music which added to the ambience. Food was outstanding and the staff was courteous and very helpful. And I must thank the Taj group for surprising us with a lovely cake to celebrate the occasion! My compliments to the entire staff, and especially to the F & B manager for making our evening memorable! Keep it up!

Glory of Gwalior
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely stay.We were totally pampered.The staff was very courteous the food was really delicious special thanks to the chef for catering to our special requests.The rooms were tastefully done .The Jiva spa experience was excellent .It was my daughter ‘s birthday and the hotel staff made her day extra special.

Beauty, Comfort & Heritage
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a pleasure visiting the space every once in a while. Love the atmosphere, ambiance, the hospitality, and above all the service. It my favorite among the rest in the city and have been the best go to place for a weekend getaway.

Warmth at its best !
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm and courteous staff , ever smiling and ready take care of the slightest of wishes . A hotel which has a history, a history one can relate to. A quiet, serene property. Delicious food. Chef Rakesh Gouniyal and his team does wonders in the kitchen . The Royal Maratha Nepali thali is absolutely a must try .
Thank you Team Taj Usha Kiran Palace for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable.