India is such a diverse country that its footprints can easily fade or take on an Indian hue. Each place here gives you its own plate & flavor- a thrill for every type of traveler.
Also, India is growing as a holiday destination for travelers across the world for whom luxury and comfort goes most prior to anything else. Along with the arrival of new hotels, the palaces have been converted into royal palace hotels. They provide a royal experience and luxury to their guest and their utmost priority is to make them feel like they are being served in heaven.
Luxury is essential for a comfortable living and talking about vacations, splurging on a luxurious hotel means treating oneself with large, western-style hotels. But the word ‘hotel’ is just not enough for your vacation. In today’s life, where competition is unlimited, one has to think beyond bars. An hotelier can go for a tree house, villa, camp, palace, cottage, motel, bungalows and even forts. The variety can be bewildering.
So, here is a list of some of the most luxurious hotels of India which guarantees to set your mood for a luxurious holiday:
The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, Rajasthan
The hotel not only throws light on Jaipur’s regal past but also stands third in the Asian Continent and eighth in the world amongst the list of best hotels in the world. The hotel features 54 premier rooms, 13 comfortable tents, one royal tent, two luxury villas along with a private pool and one Kohinoor villa attached with a private pool.
This hotel is a perfect blend of Italian designs with Rajasthani architecture. The interior is embroidered with canopies which gives a stellar touch to it. The services provided here to the guests makes it a must have experience in hospitable luxury hotel of India.
The Leela Palace Kempinski in Udaipur, Rajasthan
The beautiful and serene, Hotel Leela Palace is one of the best hotels of India because it is located on the banks of Lake Patola along with a mesmerizing view of Aravalli hills. The hotel comprises of eight suites and seventy two rooms which faces the tranquil water of the lake.
They also provide customized facilities like arriving the hotel via luxury cars and ornate boats. The accommodation comprises of the Maharaja suite, the Royal suite, the duplex suite, the luxury suite, the Lake View Room and the Heritage View Room. What makes this hotel a revered one is its majestic outlook and quintessential regal identity.
The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
This hotel views the Taj Mahal from each and every window, door, lobby and suite of the hotel as it is located just 600 meters from the monument. The architecture is a mix of Mughal and Moorish style. The prominent features of the Oberoi Amarvilas are the fountains, pavilions, terrace lawns and reflective pools.
The rooms are vibrant and lively with the use of decorative colors & shades of yellow, orange & purple. This experience takes you to the era of emperors. The hotel offers Premier Rooms, Premier Rooms with Balcony, Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Suites with Balcony and Kohinoor Suites.
You can also have your own personalized butler for 24*7 services along with a mini bar of your own. For dining, it has a Bellevue Lounge, Esphahan Bar and a 24 hour open dining room. The nights can be known as the highlighting part of the hotel as it views the breathtaking Taj Mahal being lit in the moonlight.
Vivanta by Taj in Malabar in Kochi
The hotel is located at Willingdon Island with a mesmerizing view of Kochi harbor along with the natural beauty of green-blue beaches at the coast side. There quintessential sea food, Thai food, local Kochi food and Barbeque food is best known and serves enormously on weekends.
The room facilities consist of the beach view rooms along with great hospitality. The best thing about this hotel is that you can enjoy a boat cruise with cocktails, lunches & dinners served along. This makes Vivanta a whole different experience than any other 5 or 7 star hotel of India.
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai
This is one of the oldest hotels of India which was built in 1903. This seven star hotel is located near gateway of India facing the sea. The night view from the hotel is exquisite as you can see the Arabian Sea waves from your room.
The Taj Mahal Palace is ranked number one in almost every list of hotel rankings of India, but is not the most expensive one. One night in the Superior deluxe room will cost you around Rs 21,500 which is the lowest one as compared to other hotels. One night in Grand Luxury Suite will cost you around 1.7 lakh Rupees which is the highest price of this hotel.
Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
This beautiful masterpiece is must go hotel for once in everyone’s lifetime. Words fall short to describe this yellow-golden sandstone. The palace offers vintage car drives, marbled squash courts and other facilities beyond your expectations.
Take a leisurely walk across the historical palace museum or have a glass of finest brandy while enjoying the game of billiards with your family member. This palace is an experience of paradise in its own way.
The room rates of Umaid Bhawan Palace starts from Rs 17,000 per night to lakhs and crores.
The Leela Palace Kempinski in New Delhi
The most popular and luxurious hotel of New delhi, The Leela Palace is best suited for those businessmen who come to Delhi and are looking for a cherishing stay. They are safer than any other hotel of India as the window glasses are bullet proof.
The Palace costs Rs 1800 crore to build. The cost of stay here is Rs 25,000 for its deluxe room and Rs 4.5 lakh for its Maharaja Suite.
Taj Exotica in Goa
The location of the hotel is one of the richest factors of making this hotel an exception. The hotel is situated in front of the Arabian Sea shores and displays a charming view during sunset.
The hotel is fully furnished with modern architecture and facilities. The décor, views from the hotel, cuisine, spa center, hospitality and accommodation is a matchless experience all in all. The accommodation consists of the garden villas, deluxe sea viewing rooms, sea view villas, garden view villas, pool view villas, luxury rooms, sunset villas and presidential villas.
Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad
This hotel cum palace is the best palace-hotel in south India. It is also recommended by the people of Hyderabad to the tourists when they visit this hi-tech city. The interiors are decorated with ancient architecture which is a treat to anyone’s first sight.
The palace is equipped with world class quality luxurious rooms with a glimpse of Mughal style. They also offer conference halls for business meetings, private pools with a variety of restaurants, modern style clubs, bars, spas and garden lawns. It is also very closely located to the tourist attractions of Hyderabad like Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Chowmahalla Palace, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City and Qutub Shahi Tombs.
The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
This hotel is a prime spot for the visitors who come to excerpt Shimla and it’s near around places. This place is nestled in proximity to the destinations like Summer Hill, Jakhu Shrine, Mall Road and Ice Skating.
The accommodations options include deluxe rooms, premier rooms and luxury suites. Each room is endowed with modern facilities like internet access, television, electronic safe and much more. The hotel also has a health center, spa center and a swimming pool.
Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
This palace hotel is not only the most romantic vacation hotels of India but is also voted as one of the best luxury hotels in the world and second most expensive suite in India.
The Taj lake Palace offers facilities like formal and informal conference rooms, boat rides on the lake which surrounds the palace, 66 well equipped rooms, 17 luxurious suites and much more. The very famous Grand Presidential Suite of this palace hotel is known as the Shambu Prakash suite which is the second most expensive suite in India.
Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
This palace hotel is a fusion of Mughal & Contemporary décor which consists of the Mughal Jail Collection carpet along with some complementary services like personalized butler, gym, spa, walk-in closet and a huge Presidential Suite.
The corridors are decorated by the paintings of M F Husain and Anjolie Ela Menon. This palace hotel indulges you with its ultimate offerings along with its cutting edge modern technology.
The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata
Commonly known as the Grand Dame of Kolkata, the Oberoi Grand Hotel was a leading figure during colonial times and even today hosts the grand ceremonies for the State Head in the Grand Ballroom which is the largest city hall of Kolkata.
This hotel covers an area of 1,350 square feet with high ceilings and glass paneled doors. The presidential suite includes two large bedrooms with four poster bed, two bathrooms, one living room, one dining room, five balconies and a view of garden and swimming pool. The hotel is also known for its handmade piano which is approx 200 years old and an iconic grand chandelier.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore
The hotel cum resort is decked up with luxury tents along with wooden flooring, private walled garden and a luxurious washroom. You can also have a massage done here or go for a private yoga class. The restaurant here offers a variety of cuisines which includes Indian, Chinese, Continental and European.
The hotel is situated just ten minutes away from the Ranthambore National Park. The hotel offers an opportunity for its guests to see the Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild life sanctuary along with the luxuries of the hotel. Guests can also roam around in the evening on the torch-lit pathways and delight themselves with the view of lily ponds at the garden.
Trident in Gurgaon
Tridents hotels are well known for excellent service with quality and value. There precision is to provide caring environment and leisure stay experience for the guests. The hotel is not only in India but is internationally acclaimed for its all-round services and unparalleled excellence.
They make sure that they provide personalized services to their guests with attention to minute detail. This is one of the reasons of getting guests from worldwide. The hotel also provides internships and graduating courses to hospitality students with a record of graduating 100 students every year.
Moevenpick Hotel in Bangalore
This hotel is situated at the easy reach of the main shopping and central hubs of Bangalore. The interiors of the hotel are done with Kalmakari which gives it a serene and peaceful look. They have 182 rooms in the hotel along with a sky brew rooftop lounge to make your dining experience exquisite with its royal era designs. It also features a swimming pool and a Bonsai lounge for all those who to throw off their tiredness of the entire day.
Along with stylish settings for social gatherings and conferences, the event space is spread across 25,000 square feet space. Some of the prominent features of the hotel are that it’s very close to the airport, it has a state-of-the-art rooftop gym and it has its own spa which offers traditional as well as international therapies.
Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur
This hotel is named among the top hotels of the world because of its services, luxuries and efficiencies provided to the guests. The Oberoi Udaivilas Palace has also received innumerable awards for its success.
They have a team of highly trained staff who provides an exceptionally attentive and warm personalized service to its guests. The architecture of the hotel is inspired by Rajasthani forts. It has luxury villas and royal tents to give you a unique experience in the natural surroundings. It also has a helipad to directly land on the premises. The two amazingly tasty restaurants of the hotel- Surya Mahal and Raj Mahal are must visited to taste the authentic food delicacies of Rajasthan.
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere in Vayalar, Kerala
This hotel features a number of 60 lake facing rooms, heritage villas, yoga & meditation deck, floating cottages, a luxury houseboat, swimming pool and an activity center. The resort is situated on the backwaters of Vayalar at Alleppey, Kerala.
It has 60 well furnished villas, suites namely heritage suites, floating cottages, houseboats, deluxe suites, presidential suites, deluxe and superior rooms. Floating Cottages are featured with a private Jacuzzi and a balcony. Luxury houseboat is made like a traditional rice boat with attached two bedrooms and a queen size lounge at the sundeck and an open air Jacuzzi.
Other facilities include concierge, valet parking, babysitting, wheelchair accessibility doctor on call and a souvenir shop.
Cochrane Place, Kurseong in West Bengal
This hotel is a recreation of British Colonial Home which was their residence before. The awe striking views of majestic Kanchenjunga and Darjeeling tea are the highlights of this hotel. The interiors are decorated with antique furniture of colonial times along with offering colonial cuisines to the guests.
The hotel comprises around 31 bedrooms, each one named after the peaks of Kanchenjunga range. They also have a single deluxe room, nine deluxe double rooms, three single rooms and fifteen double rooms along with three family suites. These rooms are well equipped with wood paneling, handcrafted furniture, antique Burma teak beds and eye captivating vistas.
A Beach Symphony in Kerala
Here, one can simply enjoy innumerable things like the sea view, there signature oil massage, their very own cruise and what not. They offer the typical Kerelaen Cottages with huge verandas and you can have your own private garden beach as well.
The cottages here are equipped with ACs and their exclusive Violin Cottage has a plunge pool as well. They stress on keeping the surroundings green with flowers and plants all around the hotel to give you a real beach experience.