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Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior

Would you believe in bringing down the rains by merely singing? Or lighting lamps with notes of Indian classical music?

As per legend people of Gwalior saw and lived along with one of the greatest stalwarts of Indian classical music named MianTansen. Apart from bringing down rains and lighting lamps, Tansen (born in historical city of Gwalior); gave life to Indian classical ethos at the time when Persian and Central Asian motifs were fusing with Indian classical music. The legendary musical prowess of Tansen surpasses all other legends in Indian music.

Gwalior has seen many legends and rulers, but it actually came to glory under the rule of Tomars. The Scindia family took over Gwalior in 1730 and till date it is known as the Princely state of Scindia. Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia is the present Prince of Gwalior and currently Member of Parliament.

The ancestral palace of the Scindia family which once hosted King of England is one of the finest gems in the city known as Usha Kiran Palace. 120 years old palace set amidst 9 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, rich in history, is outfitted with artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work.

Usha Kiran Palace offer its guests 40 rooms artistically refurbished interiors, exquisite artifacts, furniture and lighting, complemented with contemporary comforts and facilities, enhance the hotel's regal aura.

The 8 suites are richly designed in tones of tangerine; evoke the aura of Gwalior's royal heritage. The suites have a separate sitting room, an inbuilt bar display, a low built-in bed, high fall Chanderi curtains, and beautiful artifacts that create an aura of a palace. Each suite also has a private terrace for a romantic candle light dinner and offers views of beautiful landscaped gardens, the Jai Vilas Palace Museum and the city. The majestic Gwalior fort may be viewed from the front of the suites. A 110 year old Marriot & Scott elevator leads the way to the suites which enhances the old-world experience.

After a long day in the city which has so much to offer, unwind yourself with Mangal Snan, an elaborate auspicious royal bath with medicinal oils provides a unique and refreshing experience or traditional Ayurvedic treatments, massages, body scrubs and wraps with healing herbs and aromatic oils. The applications carry forward the royal treatments offered centuries ago at the 14th century spa in the magnificent Man Mandir Palace, Gwalior Fort at Jiva Spa, the soothing oasis in a quiet spot in the garden.

Overlooking a verdant courtyard, all-day dining restaurant “Silver Saloon” takes its inspiration from history and offers signature cuisine that was once the preserve of the Maratha and Nepal royal families. Experience a touch of the royal together with a trendy approach in service and style while you listen to classical music from the Gwalior Gharana.

The Bada bar with a grand billiard table serves a range of international and national favorites. A swinging place with Art Deco Feel.

Relax in a palm-shaded court or in the verandah, amidst vistas of greenery while you enjoy an alfresco dining experience at Courtyard Café.

Usha Kiran Palace also offer recreational activities in house like Badminton, Billiards, Cookery Classes, Yoga to name a few. A host of recreational activities are also available outside the hotel like Para-sailing, river rafting, rock climbing, wall climbing and rappelling, valley crossing, trekking, motorbike expedition to Madhav National Park, ballooning, golf, shooting, horse safari and excursions to local villages for those who do not like to miss any adventure that a city has to offer.

If you are looking forward to celebrating a special moment in Royal style, Usha Kiran Palace offers you a banquet hall for small private celebrations at its large lush green lawn that can host up to 1500 guests during bigger celebrations and gathering.

At Usha Kiran Palace every moment spent is evocative of royalty, be it the rooms or the various in-house restaurants which this majestic heritage hotel has to offer.

Come and enjoy the princely hospitality…