Usha Kiran Palace is a 120-year-old palace on the outskirts of Gwalior that was built for the Prince of Wales. It sits amidst nine acres of beautifully landscape lawns and is rich in history, with artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work. The hotel also maintains some of its art deco roots, retaining the original elevator and billiards table. All of the rooms are spacious, light and airy with comfortable beds draped in crisp sheets and beautifully tiled floors. There’s a pool, a spa, yoga and table tennis on offer, along with a restaurant that serves both continental and Indian food. Usha Kiran Palace is a modern and comfortable hotel with a historic twist and is therefore an ideal base in Gwalior.