Bhopal is the perfect base to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sanchi and Bhimbetka caves located only an hour’s drive away. And while there are luxurious stays in Bhopal, none is better than the Jehan Numa Palace, favourably located near the city’s sights yet away from the bustle of the city. An amalgam of Nawabi hospitality and contemporary comfort, the radiant white façade against the backdrop of lush gardens hides a real treasure. The palace is an amalgamation of British Colonial, Italian Renaissance, and Classical Greek architecture. Inside, wide colonnaded corridors adorned with vintage photographs and antiques open out to a central courtyard flanked by shady palm trees. The rooms in the heritage wing exude royal charm and elegance. Most rooms offer views of the swimming pool and lush courtyards and feature ethnic furnishings. After a day of exploring the heritage sights of the city, guests can tuck into delicious Nawabi cuisine of Bhopal at the hotel’s Indian restaurants which has a timeless collection of dishes that have been passed down many generations.