Raj Mahal Palace

Heritage hotel in Mandi

The Raj Mahal occupies a century-old palace annex, part of which is still lived in by Mandi's ex-royal family. Especially at night, the garden and entryway is enchanting, and the guest-only upper hall-lounge has a plethora of old family pictures. While the scrappily maintained guest rooms fall well short of regal, they too exude a certain degree of olde-worlde charm.

The hotel's Copacabana Bar & Restaurant offers the appealing option of eating out on the large, tree-shaded lawn.