Top Ten Most Expensive Hotels in India
Luxury hotels in India are considered to be the perfect embodiments of indulgence but such experiences does come in exchange of excessive moolah. Since India is fast climbing the popularity ladder as global tourist destination, global players of hospitality industry are coming up with new five star hotels at prominent tourist destinations to cash in on its popularity. But the foreign tourist influx in India is such that these high end hotels barely manage to accommodate all and went on to raise their prices. Although Leela Kempinski New Delhi claims to be the most expensive one, there are so many contenders for the top slot. Listed below are the names of most expensive hotels in India for your kind perusal.
Raj Palace Hotel
Exhibiting a seamless blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, Raj Palace was turned into a luxury heritage hotel by Princess Jayendra Kumari Ji since 1995. Although the heritage hotel features accommodation alternative from basic to most opulent at different cost, the most expensive ‘Shahi Suite’ will start functioning from October 2014 at a cost of USD 45,000.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
A heritage hotel owned by Taj Group, Taj Lake Palace has by far won several accolades for being the most romantic hotel in the world from travel magazines. But does it fall in the category of most expensive hotel too? Well this can be adjudged with the fact that the grand presidential suite of this hotel has a whooping price of Rs.6, 60,000 (USD 11,825).
The Leela Kempinski, New Delhi
Located in the posh environs of Chanakayapuri, the Leela Kempinski New Delhi is owned and managed by the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. The Maharaja Suite boasting of dedicated lift, Rolls Royce Phantom and bullet proof windows for security reasons cost about 4.5 lakh rupees (USD 8,063).
India’s first and only luxury hotel featuring an exclusive cigar lounge, Oberoi Gurgaon is situated in the major business and shopping district of Gurgaon. Stretched to an area of 5300 square feet, the Presidential Suite featuring two bedrooms, a spacious living area and a dining room & separate study will ease you with a price of Rs. 3, 00,000 (USD 5,375).
Overlooking the Queen’s necklace, Oberoi Mumbai embraces you with spacious, serene and stylish stay. The Kohinoor Suite (presidential) situated on the 21st floor of the hotel costs up to Rs.3, 00,000 (USD 5,375) and has played host to President Bill Clinton and her daughter Chelsea.
Offering picturesque views of the epic monument Taj Mahal, the Kohinoor Suite, situated on the 5th floor, embodies the concept of ‘home away from home’ and is available at a price of rupees 2.5 lakh (USD 4,480). Kohinoor Suite set with a spacious bedroom, a living room, a dining room and an entrance foyer is truly worth the price.
Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Situated in the heart of new Bandra, close to the business districts of Worli and Andheri, Taj Lands End is a perfect base for business travelers and executives. The ultra-luxe Presidential Suite is the best option to experience perfect indulgence with a master bedroom, stylish living room, dining room, kitchenette and Jacuzzi set bathroom. It costs around Rs.2.5 lakh (USD 4,480).
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The former abode of Nizam of Hyderabad, today, Taj Falaknuma Palace bears the hallmark of prestigious Taj Group. Once the abode of the Nizam, the Grand Presidential Suite housed in this heritage hotel is an autonomous oasis of luxury. It costs around Rs. 1.95 lakh (USD 3495).
The Leela Kempinski Udaipur
Situated on the right banks of Lake Pichola, The Leela Kempinski Udaipur reflects the romance and grandeur of bygone era. Offering breathtaking view of heritage monuments, the Maharaja Suite truly reflects the monarchy feel and can be availed at the cost of Rs.2 lakh.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Mumbai
Just stone throw away from Gateway of India, this luxury hotel is the flagship property of the Taj Group. And to your surprise, it is the least expensive hotel on our list with its Grand Presidential Suite available at Rs. 1.7 lakh (USD 3,046).