Taj Usha Kiran Palace

Palace Hotel in Gwalior

Taj Usha Kiran Palace, like first ray of Sun, a translation of its evocative name - rises on the Gwalior horizon inviting global travellers to experience the artistic opulence, royal lineage and exceptional musical legacy of central India. Taj Usha Kiran Palace transports guests to a bygone era of nobility and genteel glamour.

Spread over nine acres of landscaped estate in Gwalior, adjacent to The Jai Vilas Palace, The Usha Kiran Palace was built in 1880 by HH Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia of the Maratha dynasty and has hosted royalty and dignitaries on myriad occasions. Overlooking the Gwalior Fort - one of India’s most impenetrable fortresses, Taj Usha Kiran Palace echoes the valour of the city’s erstwhile rulers, engulfing guests in an ethereal time capsule.

The moment you arrive at the Palace, you’re welcomed in a ceremonial horse-drawn carriage following in the footsteps of world dignitaries who have visited the Palace through the decades. Meticulously restored, the Palace retains its a profound sense of history, with a flourish of contemporary tropical style and luxurious amenities. Earthy ochre and fresh green palette in the lobby mirrors, manicured gardens with swaying palms, spectacular Navtal Swimming Pool, landscape of bridges and moats with peripheral child pool and lounging deck, are at the heart of the Palace’s public spaces. The progressive and artistic history of the Scindias unfolds on guided heritage walks within the Palace. The walks conducted by our historian replete with intriguing tales of century old elevator made by Marryat & Scott Ltd, London and vintage letter boxes, transport you into a mesmerising world. The Palace immerses guests in Gwalior’s exceptional lineage of craft, architecture and rich textiles, while reverberating with an inimitable musical heritage reflecting the Gwalior gharana - A fountainhead of Indian Classical Music.

With 50 guest rooms including immaculately appointed pool-facing luxury tents that offer a glamping experience, the Palace provides for intimate getaways as well as grand celebrations.

A tribute to the glorious Maratha royal heritage, the Palace offers finest dining experiences with its closely guarded royal delicacies, robust home-style regional dishes and global cuisine served at Silver Saloon, the all-day diner. Bada Bar, designed for refined socializing over a prized selection of wine and liqueurs, reveals a secret private spot tucked away within its retro-luxe interiors. The Palace’s impeccably manicured lawns serve as magical outdoor venue that can host grandest of events. The State Room – a ballroom evoking royal grandeur provides for an exceptional venue for corporate and social gatherings. 

The Palace offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a royal J Wellness Circle Spa, which envelopes you in ancient Indian wellness therapies with its signature treatments that harmonise your mind and body. Our concierge would be happy to arrange a city tour for your group, and all else your heart desires. 

The Palace invites you to experience the finest traditions of Maratha hospitality and get a glimpse in to a bygone era leaving you enchanted for a lifetime.

Hotel Highlights

Luxurious Indian Wellness Treatments at J Wellness Circle
36,421 Sq m of Landscaped Lawns.
Luxury Tents with Sit Out, Villas with Private Plunge Pools and Themed Suites
19th Century Historical Palace showcasing legacy of Scindia Dynasty

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 Noon
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of Inclusive and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.

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Tripadvisor Travellers' choice 2023

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Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is conveniently located within touching distance to prominent tourist attractions in and around Gwalior. At 325 kms, our 5 star hotel in Gwalior is also the perfect destination for a blissful getaway from Delhi. Enjoy our warm hospitality and service that make you feel at home. Explore the all meals inclusive 4D Travel offer to plan your next stay.

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