One of the most noteworthy palaces in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir; Gulab Bhavan was the former residence of the rulers of the Dogra Dynasty. Occupying a pride of place in the eastern precincts of the capital city of the state, Gulab Bhavan dominates the shikaras sailing in the Dal Lake beyond. This stunning palace was built under the orders of Maharaja Pratap Singh , way back in the year 1910 . Its interiors and sprawling exteriors were further enhanced by , his successor.
After India gained its independence in the year 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh moved on to Mumbai—the cosmopolitan capital city of Maharashtra. This palace was later taken over by Bharat Hotels , which transformed this one-time royal residence into "The Grand Palace". This important and coveted center of hospitality was later developed by the management team of The LaLiT Hotels, Palaces and Resorts and was branded as LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar. A must-stay indeed!