Rajasthan emerges as undisputed leader for Heritage properties

Rajasthan becomes official heritage state with 18 out of 25 best heritage properties from the state at Tripadvisor awards

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TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers' Choice Awards for Heritage Hotels. The list includes the top 25 heritage properties in India, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions of travellers from India and across the world.

Commenting on the significance of these awards, Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India said, “The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for heritage hotels are special as they honour hotels which represent India’s rich past and heritage. These properties preserve a part of our history and recreate the magic to be shared with all. He further added, “Not just from across the country, but travellers from halfway across the world come to enjoy Indian hospitality in these hotels where they can also experience the charm and grandeur of our rich history.”

Rajasthan, which has 18 of the winning 25 properties, emerges as the undisputed destination for heritage properties while unique hotels from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra, Gujarat to Kerala have made their way to the winners list as well.

While Rajasthan gives you the chance to peek into the lives of onetime royalty, you can’t miss the colonial influences including the British and those of early of Dutch & Portuguese traders, which mark the design of some of these buildings.

From erstwhile palaces/residences, home to royal families and maharajas, to colonial style cottages and Victorian shipbuilding yards, these hotels flaunt myriad architectural influences, tracing our history along the way. Six hotels from the Taj Group bagged an award while two Samode Hotels properties also made it to the list.

Commenting on this win, Deepa Harris – Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces said “We are honoured that six of our properties have found pride of place amongst the top 25 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Heritage Hotels in the country.

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