Usha Kiran Palace

Indian History has always been regaled with stories of royalty, yet few have ever been as opulent or gracious as Taj Usha Kiran Palace, a historical property of the Taj Hotels in India. Located on a lush 9-acre landscaped estate in Gwalior, beside Jai Vilas Palace, this white-and-yellow palace was built in 1880 by H H Maharaj Jayaji Rao Scindia (Scindia Dynasty of the Marathas) and since then has hosted royalty and dignitaries on myriad occasions. True to the aesthetic spirit of Gwalior, exquisite craftsmanship is the hallmark of the palace. Every nook and corner flaunts a tapestry of ancient stone carvings and delicate filigree work that tell a story. The lavish interiors of the hotel have their own share of treasures. The Royal Suites evoke Gwalior's royal heritage with period furnishings and ornate accessories such as Venetian mirrors, mother-of-pearl mosaics and canopied beds. The Luxury Villas offer privacy and exclusivity with a private pool and a sun bathing area. The indulgence extends itself to the ancient healing and wellness therapies of the famous Jiva Spa, which also offers royal treatments that originated at the 14th century spa in the magnificent Man Mandir Palace, Gwalior Fort. History is an ingredient that is all pervasive in Taj Usha Kiran Palace and finds favour even in its culinary flavours. Savour closely guarded recipes from the Maratha and Nepal royal kitchens accompanied by classical music from the Gwalior Gharana at Silver Saloon, the multi-cuisine restaurant. Dine under the sky at the palm-shaded The Court’s. The majestic meets the modern with contemporary amenities and technologies readily available for any meeting, event, exhibition, wedding or other social occasion. Designed to exceed expectations, professional service with a personal touch brings out the very best in every occasion, whether business or pleasure.
Hotel Highlights
138-year-old Authentic Palace
9 Acres of Landscaped Lawns
Signature Indian Spa Experiences
Well-Equipped Health Club
Show More Show Less
Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 NN
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Hotel Essentials
  • serviceAmenities icon
    40 elegant, spacious rooms
  • serviceAmenities icon
    One multi-cuisine restaurant - Silver Saloon
  • serviceAmenities icon
    The Courts - a courtyard café with alfresco dining
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24 hours In-Room Dining
  • serviceAmenities icon
    9 acres of Picturesque Lawns
  • serviceAmenities icon
    3 temples
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Spacious bathrooms with bathtub
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Wireless internet access
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour Fitness Centre
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Grand Swimming Pool
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour on-call Doctor & Nurse
  • serviceAmenities icon
    14 Kms from the Airport
  • serviceAmenities icon
    3 Kms from the Railway Station
  • serviceAmenities icon
    3 Kms from Bada Market
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Fully equipped Business Centre
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Facsimile, Photocopying Wireless Internet access
  • serviceAmenities icon
    One Conference cum Banquet hall with maximum seating capacity for 100 guests in Theatre / Auditorium style seating
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour Security, Travel desk, Currency Exchange, Doctor-On-Call, Express Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Indoor and Outdoor recreational facilities
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Parking for 100 cars
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Jiva Spa with ancient wellness treatments

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


Earth Check
Gold Level Certification from Earth Check
alternate text for image
2015 Travellers Choice tripadvisor


Guest Speak

Vibe 4.7
Service 4.7
Location 4.6
Comfort 4.4
Amenities 4.3
Room 4.2
Breakfast 3.5
Bikramjeet S.
5 days ago
Magnificent Stay at one of the Finest Palaces of Taj
generous person Mr. Varun Soni, the HR manager who was really helpful with everything. Kudos to you guys, you make the brand 'Taj'. Will surely visit soon and this time for good 3-4 nights. All the best
Preetaman S. P.
5 days ago
Magnificent Stay at one of the Finest Palaces of Taj!!
It is really difficult to express how I felt during my stay at this Fantastic Palace of Taj because everything was impeccable and incomparable. I had just gone their for lunch but after seeing the property and experiencing the warmth in their hospitality, I couldn't resist staying and booked a room right away. It was the best decision I have ever made otherwise I would have regretted later on. This property itself is an experience. Started from Silver Saloon where Ravi looked after our table to give us excellent service, very generous and a kind hearted person. Chef Rakesh Gouniyal is the perfect culinary guy any hotel can ask for, so grounded and makes the perfect food with his team and Chef Munish. He also took us for the organic garden experience that was really nice and treated us with some lovely fruits and vegetables over their. Even the breakfast spread at Silver Saloon was excellent. Mr. Bheru Singh is an asset to this Palace with the lovely welcoming that he did for us along with Sangita. Last but not the least, we met a very humble and generous person Mr. Varun Soni, the HR manager who was really helpful with everything. Kudos to you guys, you make the brand 'Taj'. Will surely visit soon and this time for good 3-4 nights. All the best
Arun M.
5 days ago
Ajeet S. K.
6 days ago
excellent hospitality
pavan singh was very very helpful. he booked a room for my driver in another hotel and helped in every way
Frank P.
7 days ago
A holiday fit for royalty
From the time we arrived at the hotel, till we left, we were treated like royalty. The hotel promptly called and checked in advance about our arrival. The GM and his team were present to welcome us when we arrived. All safety precautions were observed by the hotel & staff. We were checked into our room and all formalities were completed in the room to ensure social distancing and convenience. Food at the hotel was exquisite. Like my wife rightly put it "Chef Rakesh cook's with heart"! He has magic in his hands. Arguably the best Indian food we've ever had... consistently delightful over three days. Could sense the love and passion in his cooking. Staff at the hotel was courteous, attentive, polite and unobtrusive. I must compliment Aditi, Bhairon Singh (front office), Amit Gupta, Sandeep, Ravi, Abhishek, Pramod (F&B) and the housekeeping staff. And last but not the least, a big thank you to the interim GM, Vishal Sharma, under whose able leadership the Taj Usha Kiran Palace is in very good hands. IHCL is lucky to have such lovely people in its midst. Once again, experienced 'Tajness in its Fullness'!