“Her-Highness” is a powerful word! And nothing defines the weight, of that elemental speech, then the Royal Estates, which foretell the Royal stories of a bygone era. A period when Begums were the ultimate Kings. Cut to the chase, the thrill of visiting the 17th-century Nawabi city of Bhopal is incomplete, until, you experience the Royal pride at one of the Royal properties. Once reigned by the 4 high-powered Begums, Bhopal was built between 18th and 19th-century, into what it is today. To help you experience Bhopal at it’s best, here’s a rundown of Top 3 Luxurious Hotels of Bhopal, which spell Royalty from every ounce of their existence.
1. Noor-Us-Sabah Palace
The first Queen (Nawab Begum) to reign, Bhopal was Qudsia Begum, succeeded by her daughter Sikandar Begum, further succeeded by her daughter, Queen Shah Jahan. After 25 years of tender and graceful administration, Shah Jahan Begum’s son Hamidullah Khan became the 19th-century Nawab of Bhopal. After Hamidullah Khan, his daughter Sajia Sultan inherited the legacy, succeeded by her son Mansoor Ali Khan and now by Saif Ali Khan, the titular Nawab of Bhopal. But, why am I telling you this? Because Noor-Us-Sabah Palace is a living example of the Royal family tree I just listed. Formerly owned by the Nawabs of Bhopal, and now WelcomHeritage group, this heritage property features the grandeur of an antiquated period even in the 21st-century modern age. From hospitality, food, lake view suites, to every little object present within Noor-Us-Sabah Palace premises, is a symbol of Bhopal’s Royal rooting.
2. Jehan Numa Palace
Another Regal property to book yourself in Bhopal, is the 19th-century Royal residence, Jehan Numa Palace. This Heritage property features a distinctive blend of utmost comfort, in a contemporary setup. Whether visiting for Business or Leisure, the princely estate of Jehan Numa Palace will instantly take you back to the enchanting colonial style era culture, in presence of world-class modern trendies. They say the Palace is too intimate and friendly, to be called a hotel. Well! I certainly can’t wait to testify the timeless sophistication and beauty of this property on my next trip.
3. Jehan Numa Retreat
Extending its legacy, on the outskirts of Bhopal, Jehan Numa Retreat is yet another stunning property by the Jehan Numa group. Jehan Numa Retreat is a cosy-comfortable Spa Resort, located at the edge of Van Vihar National Park, a lush woodland sprawling across acres of natural forests. This is an ideal retreat for those who’d like to experience nature up close, in the lap of traditional culture and modern atmosphere. Sounds like a perfect “Rejuvenation Getaway,” doesn’t it?