Usha Kiran Palace
The Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior is an elegant heritage hotel set in nine acres of landscaped gardens in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, roughly 120 kms south of Agra.The Usha Kiran Palace is rich in history and outfitted with artistic stone carvings.
At a Glance
Beautiful nine acres of gardens landscaped with footbridges and fountains
Guided tour of the historic neighboring Jai Vilas Palace, the ancestral home of the royal Scindia family - look out for the model train that circulates brandy and cigars around the dining table
The majestic Gwalior fort nearby
The well renowned Taj service and Jiva Spa
Regal décor with arches and verandahs
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With only 40 rooms, this intimate and beautiful hotel captures the imagination, giving the Palace a regal aura coupled with a sense of luxury and refinement. The hotel is only a short train ride from Agra or Delhi and is easily added to a tour of Rajasthan or a stop off on the way to the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh.
Suites at the Usha Kiran Palace hotel elegantly reflect the local culture with silk drapes and canopied beds. Adorned with antique Venetian mirrors and mother-of-pearl mosaics, they offer magnificent views of the majestic Gwalior Fort & the Jai Vilas Palace. Villas feature private pools and provide the perfect secluded retreat within the hotel's grounds.
The hotel has a coffee shop, speciality restaurant and bar. There is also a swimming pool, Taj Spa, gym and a range of sports. A wealth of recreational activities for individuals and groups can be arranged outside the hotel. These include parasailing at Tigra Dam, river rafting, rock climbing and rappelling, wall climbing, valley crossing, trekking, motorbike expeditions to the Madhav National Park, ballooning, golf, shooting, horse safaris and excursions to local villages. The Gwalior Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is well worth a visit.
The Usha Kiran Palace offers 40 rooms including two Royal Suites, six Luxury Suites, 15 Deluxe Rooms, 15 Superior Rooms and two villas with private pools set within the grounds of the hotel.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at the hotel. There are complimentary children's activities and there is also a children's pool.
Facilities at the Usha Kiran Palace hotel include badminton courts, a billiards table, a children's pool, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and Taj spa.
The hotel features a swimming pool, Taj Spa, gym and offers badminton, billiards, cookery classes, mini cricket, table tennis and yoga. Activities further afield include parasailing at Tigra Dam, river rafting, rock climbing and rappelling, wall climbing and rappelling, valley crossing, trekking, motorbike expedition to Madhav National Park, ballooning, golf, shooting, horse safaris and excursions to local villages.
Location & Directions
Situated in Gwalior, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel is in the historical district and close to Jai Vilas Palace, Captain Roop Singh Stadium, and Gwalior Fort. Also nearby is Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed.
When to go
The best season to visit Gwalior is between October and March when the temperatures are a in a comfortable range of 5-25 °C. This is a good time to be out sightseeing as the weather is pleasant and very cool. The summer lasts from April to September/October and it gets really hot at this time with the temperatures shooting up to 45°C at the height of the season in May and June. The rains come in July and August bringing the temperatures down marginally but the humidity levels rise.