Hotel Pataudi Palace
90 minutes from Delhi, Pataudi is a small principality, once the seat of the Nawabs of Pataudi. The Palace of Pataudi, today the ancestral home of the Late Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan, one of India's leading cricketers and his wife Sharmila Tagore the beautiful Indian actress of the 60's, has opened its doors to travellers.
Built in 1935 by Heinz the Palace captures the essence of an old Delhi home in a scale suited to a Nawab. The stunning verandahs frame the vast gardens of roses and cypress trees and the bedrooms are comfortable, airy and breathe a sense of old royalty.