During the Mughal era, Rajasthan’s princely rulers absorbed many influences from their Indo-Muslim overlords in Agra and Delhi. The result was a bumper crop of decadent piles in high Persian style, with an extra dash of Hindu sensuality and intricacy for good measure. Many have been converted into heritage hotels and one of the great joys of exploring the region is the chance to stay in a few of these. Expect a succession of romantic meals in exotic locations, whether onion-domed cupolas on a lofty rooftop or lamp-lit pavilions in char-bagh pleasure gardens. No two Rajput palaces are the same. Each has their particular selling points and you’ll need the help of one of our India specialists to find which ones are right for you.