Luxury LifeStyle – 6 lesser-known Indian royals, their lavish lifestyle and how they’re keeping their legacy alive
While the country has moved far away from aristocracy, Indian royals continue to live an opulent life. Since most of their luxurious palaces and havelis have now been transformed into gorgeous 5-star properties, the younger generations are involved in maintaining and running these lavish properties. Apart from that, some of them have are indulged in their interests of choice. Let’s take a look at the luxury life of a few lesser known Indian royals.
6 lesser-known Indian royals and how their family legacy is kept alive
1. Priyanjali Katoch
One of the first few ancestral homes to open its doors, and transform their heritage property into a luxury hotel. Castle Mandawa was built in 1755 and transformed into a hotel in 1980. Princess Priyanjali Katoch, along with her family, is at the forefront of running this business, marks The Daily Guardian. She along with her sibling and mother is also keeping the culture of Mandawa alive via Sri Tana Bana craft project.
2. Meenal Kumari Singh Deo
While the primary business is her 200-year-old palace transformed into a heritage homestay, which is neatly decked with handpicked art pieces, Meenal Kumari Singh Deo, runs an empowering fashion movement too. According to Orissa Post, she is a lauded fashion designer and reviver of old handicrafts, like Dhokra.
3. Princess Vidita Singh
Princess Vidita Singh’s automative art
Representing the Borwani Royal Family, Princess Vidita Singh specialises in automotive art, an art form known only to a few. While it isn’t the most popular form of art, the involvement of painting intricate structures of automobiles, luxury cars in most cases, seems promising in itself.
4. Yaduveer Singh
Yaduveer Singh of Bera, is a descendant of a warrior Maharana Pratap of Udaipur, and was well guided by his parents to become a polished hotelier. But, along with that, he also works with the tracking and conversation of leopards, who are allowed to roam freely in the forests of Bera. The royal is also a part-time, leisure wildlife photographer. Per his Instagram, they also provide a jungle safari service at Bera forest.
5. Krishna Kumari
Krishna Kumari, similar to most other royals on this list, lives at her family’s ancestral palace, but her life is way different. Along with working as a professional wildlife photographer for National Geographic, according to DNA, the princess of Panna in Madhya Pradesh was also a rally car driver and a porcelain artist. Her primary time-occupying activity, however, is ensuring the smooth functioning of a school her grandfather opened for low-income families.
6. Akshita M Bhanj Deo
One of the more popular royals, at least on the gram, Akshita Bhanj is the third daughter of Praveen Chandra Bhanjdeo, the 47th ruler of Bhanja Dynasty, according to YourStory. Replete with zero-mile farming and recycled furniture, the 18th-century Belgadia Palace is now a sustainable boutique hotel. Akshita, however, along with this, is also a communications strategist at a research institute.
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