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Taj Usha Kiran Palace, like first ray of Sun, a translation of its evocative name - rises on the Gwalior horizon inviting global travelers 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 glamor. 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 Maharajah 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 valor 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 ochery 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 mesmerizing 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 center and a royal J Wellness Circle Spa, which envelopes you in ancient Indian wellness therapies with its signature treatments that harmonize 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
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Sustainability certification

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.4
Location
9.1
Free Wifi
8.5
High score for Gwalior
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  • Ellen
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Absolutely everything. All the staff without an exception and in particular the pool/spa people (we spent a lot of time there because it was 48 degrees)
  • Ellen
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Because it was so incredibly hot in Gwalior we would go sightseeing early and rush back to the hotel and especially the pool. Nitin and the other people at the pool were extremely nice. Meals and especially breakfast were great. We absolutely...
  • John
    India India
    As one comes to expect of a Taj Hotel, the service is superb. The immaculately maintained property is architecturally rich environment that is a treat to ones senses. Gwalior is a destination very worth visiting. After a day of exploring forts,...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
3 Restaurants On Site

  • Silver Saloon
    • Cuisine
      Chinese • Indian • Asian • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • Bada Bar
    • Cuisine
      Indian • Local • International
    • Ambience
      Modern
  • The Courts
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Modern

Amenities of Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Badminton equipment
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 2 – outdoor (kids)
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

House rules

Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
5 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
Rs. 3,000 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
Rs. 5,000 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that for security purpose all Indian guests are required to present a valid photo ID proof (Voter's ID, Driving License, Aadhar Card, any other ID with address approved by the Government of India. Pan Card is not acceptable). All international guests are required to present a valid passport and visa.

Please note that for Indian guests, cash settlements of INR 25000 and above will require a pan card copy during check out.

This is a 140 year old Palace and all rooms are of a different size and layout. Room categories have been classified basis a range of room size and thus no two rooms will be of same size and layout at the hotel.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior

  • Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is 3,100 feet from the center of Gwalior. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior include:

    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Double

  • Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior has 3 restaurants:

    • The Courts
    • Silver Saloon
    • Bada Bar

  • Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Darts
    • Themed dinners
    • Personal trainer
    • Cooking class
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live music/Performance
    • Locker rooms
    • Badminton equipment
    • Walking tours
    • Swimming pool
    • Beauty services
    • Facial treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot bath
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes

  • Yes, Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior is popular with guests booking family stays.