India is well known for its tourism and to cater to these travelers Indian hotel industry offers the best of the best. There are around 5000 plus hotels in India, so it is hard to choose which one is worth money. But these 10 luxurious Indian hotels guarantee a magical stay.
1. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday with splendid views of the glorious Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas should be the place to go to. The remarkable location with the Taj Mahal in the backdrop surely going to stir up amazing memories and photographs for. The property is located at a distance of 600 meters from the iconic monument and is separated by a river gorge. This hotel’s architecture is splendid and has done justice to the Mughal styled architect. This place not only provides you with romantic candlelight dinners with a breathtaking view but also provides yoga classes and spa treatments for your relaxation, and has a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers the best dishes of Agra. You can also take a private golf cart to the Taj Mahal along with a personal guide. The best part? The hotel hasn’t undergone any re-modeling since it opened the gates in 2000.
2. The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
It was the former palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II (royal dynasty of Mewar), which now has been turned into a luxurious hotel. It was constructed between 1743 and 1746. The Lake Palace was restored to by the Taj Group and became popular after the James Bond movie was shot there. The magnificent location offers scenic views of the Aravali Hills, City Palace, and the Jag Mandir, which have both indoor and outdoor facilities and each room has royal decor with balconies that offer stunning views. The hotel offers a conference room for formal and informal gatherings and visitors can also enjoy a boat ride on the breathtaking lake that surrounds the palace. The palace has restaurants with international cuisines and mouthwatering dishes that are surely going to give your tastebuds a delight!. Besides being a perfect spot for relaxation the palace is also an ideal venue for a fairytale wedding or an enchanting honeymoon. It truly creates a new benchmark for other luxurious Indian hotels.
3. The Trident, Gurgaon
Take a break from your hectic schedule and indulge yourself in the in-room amenities and other facilities such as spa, car rental, laundry service, fitness center, and yoga offered by the Trident in Gurgaon. The rooms are designed in natural tones and have wooden floors with unparalleled hospitality. The thing that makes this hotel stand out is it’s unique reflection pools and it’s the perfect location in nearness to entertainment options. The hotel has award-winning fine dining options that offer innovative choices for every occasion – a family celebration, an intimate dinner, or a brisk business lunch. The world-cuisine restaurant, Cilantro, offers delicacies from Italian, Mediterranean, South-East Asian and cuisine. For authentic regional Indian dining, let the chefs at Saffron indulge your palate with some curries and kebabs. The bright and cheerful Konomi serves contemporary Japanese cuisine. The Bar at the Lobby offers a selection of premium spirits and innovative cocktails for a leisurely evening with friends and family. All this combined is surely a key to a blissful experience!
4. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
This place needs no introduction after global icon Priyanka Chopra and pop star Nick Jonas had a fairytale wedding last year in this palace. The spectacular palace has been on everyone’s wedding bucket list since then. The palace is the home of the former royal family of Jodhpur and is the sixth-largest private residence in the world. Covering about 26 acres of land (including 15 acres of gardens), the desert sandstone estate sits on the highest point of the city, Chittar Hill. It has 347 rooms, which includes a throne chamber, a museum, several banquet halls, ballrooms, a library, an indoor swimming pool, and a spa. Sporty guests can make use of the four tennis courts on the grounds, but if tennis isn’t your game, there are also two marble squash courts. The palace was originally built between 1928 and 1943 but refurnished by Taj Hotels, who has been managing the luxurious venue since 2005. Pamper yourself with the rejuvenating therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa. For the fitness freaks, there are a yoga studio, a well-equipped gym, and a tennis court. You can also visit some preserved areas of the palace on prior permission or request. This palace is surely a dream come true.
5. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom
Lake Resort in Kerala is the perfect place for you if you are looking for relaxation and peace. This resort stretches over an area of 25 acres and comes with ritzy amenities like special spa treatments and excellent services. The culinary options at this place are perfect for the traveler and foodie in you which includes Thattukada, a traditional tea shop where guests can sip on a cup of tea amidst the luxuriant garden and the multi-cuisine restaurant named Ettukettu specializes in Chinese and Continental delicacies. Vembanad is a fine restaurant that offers typical Kerala seafood on the banks of the calm backwaters. But don’t worry if you’re looking for adventure this place also has a number of water activities, swimming pools, sunset boat-ride, village walks, and cultural shows can also be arranged on request. The rooms are careful with a courtyard and have an artsy appeal and an open-roofed bathroom.
6. Park Hyatt, Goa
This five-star resort is the first Hyatt Hotel in the country that was introduced in 2003. The property flaunts a grand patio that looks at the traditional Goan home. This resort is surely gonna give you typical Goan vibes with it’s finely constructed swimming pool where you can sit and relax all day with its heavenly dining options and cocktail bars amidst magical settings and spectacular sunsets melting the day away. The hotel earned the title of the ‘Favorite Leisure Hotel in India’ by ‘Conde Nast Traveler’.The Sereno Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments, things to do in Goa are plenty, like renting a bike, and touring the scenic state, trekking and bird watching, plantation visit, or river and sunset cruise, and relish some authentic Goan food at the food stalls or the best restaurants in Goa. The hotel is suitable for all from honeymoon couples to business travelers.
7. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Want to feel like royalty? Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is the perfect place for you. From a loving welcome with garlands to the hotel’s signature scent of mandarin oil and the Arabian Sea, the stay in this palace is surely gonna be a memorable one. Taj Mahal Palace is a Heritage property with an incredible location near the Gateway of India. Warm hospitality, excellent food and beverage options with 10 restaurants to choose from with cuisine from Europe India, Middle East, or Asia and the palace lounge with its famous afternoon tea or great service in the evening are the things that make this place so different. The in-room amenities are iPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities and a complimentary newspaper daily.
8. RAAS, Jodhpur
Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel RAAS is the place where heritage India meets contemporary style. In its entirety, the property remains today the best-preserved, largest, and most complete urban noble residence in Rajasthan. In totality, there are 39 rooms with balconies,7 of which are suites with separate sitting rooms, larger balconies, and bathrooms. 35 rooms have views of the Mehrangarh Fort and the remaining 4 have private gardens overlooking the old and restored buildings. The whole complex is overlooked by Mehrangarh, a 15th-century fort looming 400 feet above the Jodhpur skyline. When lit up in the evenings, the views are simply magnificent and, like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of the fort. Within the walls, they have a heated swimming pool, spa and ‘Gem Palace’ shop to keep you occupied. Besides that, the hotel has a central location with many of the best sites in the city that are within walking distance or a quick tuk-tuk away.9. The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi situated in the capital of India, this remarkable hotel is undoubtedly one of Delhi’s finest hotels. Built-in 1931 by Bromfield, it is rich in history and has recently undergone elaborate and stylish renovation work to restore it to its former glory. The multi-award-winning hotel could easily double as an art-history museum, with three galleries dedicated to colonial and post-colonial art – the largest collection in the entire city. The hotel is covered with lush greens and palm trees that you will forget that you are in one of the busiest cities! Besides being an art gallery and a peaceful place to stay the hotel also offers a Sufi-inspired spa which is an exceptional and magical affair. Guests can enjoy amazing spa services and 7 dining options to choose from. RAAS may come on the seventh position but its unique location makes it stand away from the crowd when compared to other luxurious Indian hotels in the list.
10. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Located in ‘The City Of Joy’ the Oberoi Grand is a remarkable building characterized by its Victorian architecture with interiors intentionally designed to reflect its grand colonial past. Dating back to the mid-1800s the hotel was often visited by India’s leading dignitaries and royalty attending the finest events in eastern India. Personal butlers, luxury accommodation, private balconies overlooking the gardens are all part of the Oberoi appeal. Each room and suite has been furnished with beautiful upholstery, timeless colonial furnishings. Most of the spacious suites have four-poster beds and a lovely old-world mahogany finish throughout. Fondly referred to as the Grande Dame of Chowringhee, The Oberoi Grand has been an icon on the landscape of Kolkata for more than a century; with a reputation for taking care of its guests like no other.
India being a huge country offers a variety of experiences. This same reflects in the travel sector where each hotel gives a unique guest experience to its customers. These luxurious Indian hotels (mentioned above) have been awarded many prestigious awards also.