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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

A Taste of Tajness
Cyrus Franroz D

I have traveled across many cities and stayed in many Taj properties and the Gwalior experience made me fall in love with Tajness all over again! The hotel team is very affable and warm and made the stay even more special! Especially Navneet, Sandeep and the GM Mr. Vivek :) I'd personally like to thank them for being so sweet and courteous.
A strong recommendation to anyone who is thinking of visiting Gwalior. Don't even think of staying anywhere else but the Taj!

Lovely, relaxing and high quality Taj hotel
coatesmorris

We stayed here for 2 nights and could happily have stayed longer. The Deluxe Double room was magnificent, with sumptuous bathroom, décor and very spacious suite area. The open area near the restaurant is very peaceful, with complimentary tea and biscuits and the restaurant itself very well laid out with attentive staff, particular shout out to the chef here, who discussed meal options with everyone personally, ensuring our needs were catered for and cooked to our requirements.
We also used the luxurious spa facilities which I would most definitely recommend (they offer various packages from basic to extreme! All priced very reasonably compared to other Taj hotels we have stayed in). The bar and heritage walk are also must do's and our overall experience was made even better by all the staff here. This is a fantastic hotel!

A pleasant and relaxed stay
Achu151

It was a relaxing and quite place and the old palace has been well maintained including the garden, pool and gym etc.
The charm of an historic palace with excellent service standards make this place an attractive place to stay any time...