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PHOTOS: Inside the stunning, yet controversial Dholpur Palace

Last updated on: July 01, 2015 10:56 IST
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The Dholpur Palace, located 40 kilometre from Agra, also known as the Raj Niwas Palace is in the centre of a political storm with the Congress alleging that despite it being government property, Vasundhara Raje & Lalit Modi proceeded to convert it into a high-end private luxury hotel.

Here’s a sneak peek into the grand Dholpur palace. 


The Dholpur Palace was built to welcome His Royal Highness Albert Edward, when he visited in 1876. Spread across 13 acre of land, it has 8 royal palace rooms and 18 luxury villas. Photograph:


In addition to the grand rooms and the lavish lifestyle choices offered, the palace, now a high-end luxury hotel, also provides state of the art facilities and a business centre. Photograph:


According to the website, the palace rooms are so large that they cause “exhaustion simply to walk from bed to wardrobe”. Photograph:


Every square inch of the palace rooms is covered with ceramic tiles with a fish and water motif, glazed in cobalt and ochre. Photograph:



Plush upholstery and beautiful furniture reminiscent of the days gone by are used inside the palace. The palace is a favourite for fans of architecture with his columns and beautiful pillars. Photograph:



Aside from the beautiful rooms, the hotel has lovely green lawns spread over the 13 acres where people can take a walk and forget their worries. Photograph:


And for those who want to swim, the hotel provides beautiful swimming pools where the waters can wash away your worries. Photograph:

The Dholpur palace is built with red colour sandstone. Photograph: 

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