The new prime time period drama currently airing on ITV on Sundays is set to inspire travellers to consider India for their next adventure. Beecham House is set in India at the cusp of the 19th century before the British rule, and showcases the many amazing destinations within the second largest of Asia’s countries. The show is based mainly in Delhi, but filming took place in several large cities throughout the country. Many of the locations you can visit and take in the stunning scenery, so if you’d like a slice of the Beecham House experience, make sure to tick the below locations off your list…
In the show John Beecham neighbour Murad Beg, who is quite the party thrower. In one episode he throws a party for hundreds of India’s elite, and those scenes were shot at Chomu Palace in Jaipur. The palace is now a luxe 58 room hotel where guests can stay and also get married! Before making the change to a hotel, the palaces founder, Thakur Karan Singhji Ji, built the structure with a tall wall to keep enemies out, and future rulers of Rajasthan continued to add to the building until its final completion in 1714, almost a century later.
Amber Fort is known for its out of this world views across Lake Maota in Jaipur, and for good reason. Built high on a hill and across several levels, the palace has several courtyards and ornately decorated buildings which look out. There are several palaces in the complex, some built from pale yellow sandstone and some white marble with beautifully intricate designs.
It wouldn’t be a show about India without including the Taj Mahal, right? The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who had died the previous year. It was built out of white marble and the Mahal complex also includes a mosque, a guest house, formal gardens and a reflecting pool. The team had to be very strategic when filming in order to ensure that no tourists were included, and as one of the busiest tourist attractions in the world that was no easy task!
The palace is also known as Samode Gardens and you can see why when you visit. The palace is spread over 20 acres and is packed with lush gardens, waterways, trees, fountains and even stables! The sandstone palace is now a luxe 43 room hotel, much like Chomu palace. Tom Bateman who plays the main character John Beecham said about the tourist attraction “there was this beautiful quad where we were staying, and it’s out the back, they had a swimming pool and stuff, and out the back was John Beecham’s garden.”
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