Taragarh Palace

Heritage hotel in Palampur

About 12km southeast of Palampur along the Mandi road, this former palace of the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir is now a luxury hotel on an estate full of camphor trees and equipped with tennis, badminton, an open-air pool, spa and even a small polo ground.

The Heritage Wing is atmospherically adorned with photos of the Dogra royal family, Italian marble and crystal chandeliers, but rooms in the modern Palace Wing, with its brick pillars and curved hallways, are more comfortable and also stylish. The restaurant serves lavish buffet or à la carte meals.