Les Grands Moghols


This Junior Suite room of 45m2 (2 to 5 persons), with it's natural and soft tones, wood ceiling and exposed beam, is composed with a lounge and dinner space and an independant bathroom with two vask, a shower and a bathtub, towel dryer and hair dryer. It is equiped with a king size bed of 160.

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A piece of history

The great Mughal emperors, conquerors from Asia, descendants of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, transformed India in a few decades, engulfing principalities and kingdoms in their wake. Their main rivals were the Rajputs, divided into eminently belligerent clans and the Marathi who blocked their access to southern India. Under the generic name of "Mughal" is the dynasty of the Timurids (descendant of Tamerlane), of Turkish origin, who reigned over India from 1526 to 1858. The rulers of this dynasty were called the Great Mughals.

Shah Alam II (1728-1806) was the last Mughal ruler of the Timurid dynasty in India.

He was in turn the plaything of the English and the Marathi, whose weakness and irresolution heightened his audacity more and more. His reign ended in the loss of the Mughal influence on Bengal, sealed after the Battle of Buxar (1764).

Shâh Alam II honored Rene Madec as a nabob, in gratitude for the military services rendered. He also conferred on him the title of Bocci, who placed him in the third rank of the imperial hierarchy, just after the Grand Vizier and endowed him with a vast jaguir (a kind of fief).

One of his vassals, Ghulam Qadir, tried to dethrone him, and, after seizing his person, cut his eyes in 1788; but he soon suffered the punishment of his crime, and Shah Alam was restored to his crown. The unfortunate sovereign reigned for another 18 years, and died in 1806.