Holidays bring happiness. But what makes your holiday a memorable one? At first, it is always the accommodation. With a luxurious and comfortable accommodation, you can certainly add a great experience to your fun holiday. An accommodation where you live like a royalty, are served with world- class facilities, where you receive warm impeccable hospitality, need anything better? And, where do you find this? In a luxury Hotel.
While India is dotted with several luxury hotels, there are a few luxury hotels that stand out and have created a special place for themselves in this industry. These luxury hotels are known for offering matchless hospitality and outstanding service.
With this blog, we bring to you the top 10 luxury hotels of India 2017 that have been mentioned among the best in the renowned Travel and Leisure Magazine.
Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
Set at a distance of just 600 meter from the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas is a place where luxury seamlessly blends with history. Done up in traditional Mughal style, Oberoi Amarvilas allures you with its world-class facilities and extraordinary hospitality. From every room of the hotel, guests can enjoy a view of the spectacular Taj Mahal. Beautiful fountains and paintings add to the look of the entire hotel. All the rooms come with modern amenities to ensure the ease and comfort of the guests.
Dining at Amarvilas is an altogether different experience. The restaurants bring global flavors to your plate. Here you get to savor lip-smacking dishes from Indian and continental cuisines. Guests are entertained with live traditional music. Poolside terraces make the perfect place for dining. Nothing can be better than enjoying your favorite food and drinks while admiring the beauty of Taj Mahal.
Oberoi Amarvilas features a refreshing ambiance that makes you sit back and unwind all day long. A fully equipped gymnasium, a rejuvenating spa, and majestic swimming pool assure you a holiday of a lifetime. Oberoi Amarvilas offers you an unforgettable holiday set in one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
- Uninterrupted views of Taj Mahal from every room
- Mughal charm and architecture
- Amazing culinary experience
- Oberoi’s Signature cocktail
- An elaborate spa ritual
Location – Agra
Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur
Speaking loud of royalty is Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, a majestic hotel that sprawls over a lush green area of around 32 acres. The hotel holds a magical and serene ambiance that makes it perfect for a long rejuvenating holiday. The luxury and comfort offered at the resort is truly unmatched.
Oberoi Rajvilas preserves the age old tradition of the city in its pink lime plaster walls. The hotel is beautifully adorned with high dome ceilings, crystal chandeliers, gold leaf frescoes and Mughal arches. At Oberoi Rajvilas, the extraordinary luxury of the resort meets the traditional charm of Rajasthan.
All the rooms are set in small bunches which makes them perfect for different guests. On one side while they offer the much-required privacy to the couples, on the other hand, they are convenient for small groups and families. Colorful flowers and traditional fountains add to the charm of the place.
Savor delectable dishes from Indian and International cuisine at the courtyard and sip in your favorite wines from the wine collection at the Rajwada Library bar. The resort boasts of a fully-equipped gymnasium, a spa and swimming pool. Guests can enjoy rejuvenating Ayurveda therapies and treatments at the Spa which is located in an 18th-century old mansion. Read More.
- Practice chanting with Hindu priest and morning yoga
- Decoration with gold leaf frescos and magnificent crystal chandeliers
- Fine dining space
- Rejuvenation with Ayurvedic treatments
- Sunset at Naila Fort
- Poolside dinner in Rajputana manner
Location – Jaipur
Rambagh Palace Jaipur
The former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is an architectural masterpiece that brings together the colors of Rajasthan in the most beautiful way. Popularly known as the ‘Jewel of Jaipur’, Rambagh Palace has beautifully decorated gardens and traditional fountains to welcome you.
Step in any of its rooms and it will make you stay back for long. Lavish furnishings, exquisite paintings, and objects, and a rich look is what defines the rooms of Rambagh Palace. The rooms are spacious and feature a royal aura that makes one feel like a Maharaja. Hand -painted motif work, exceptional themes, luxurious baths, four-poster beds and walk-in wardrobes further enhance the experience at Rambagh Palace.
At Rambagh Palace, you get relieved of all the stress, the secret being the Jiva Spa where you can experience and enjoy rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies. When it comes to dining, expect nothing but the best at the Rambagh Palace. Savor the flavors of cuisines traveling from all across the world. This is something that you would certainly cherish for a lifetime. Travel through the time of the kings and queens of bygone eras and take back an experience like never before.
- Fine-Dining restaurants
- Exhibits best of Rajasthan’s royal heritage
- Signature treatments
- Sawai Man Singh Function Centre – ideal place for royal destination weddings are business events
- Spectacular welcome
- Heritage Walks
Location – Jaipur
Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
Overlooking the Gateway of India and the bay, Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai is a five-star hotel that preserves the history of Mumbai in a dramatic manner. An integral part of Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace was opened back in the year 1903. Since then, it has been adding to the glory of the state and the country.
Taj Mahal Palace finds its name among the leading hotels of the world that offer extraordinary facilities with great hospitality. Through the years, Taj Mahal Palace has witnessed a number of stories. It allures you to unravel these stories and make you a part of its legendary history.
In the rooms at the palace, you can spot a blend of history and modern amenities. To match the requirements of all the guests, a variety of rooms and suites are offered as accommodation. You can revitalize yourself with authentic Indian treatments at Jiva Spa. Pure Indian herbs and Indian aromatherapy oils are used to offer you a rejuvenating experience. Food and wine experience at the hotel is something exceptional. Here you get to taste delicious food items from global cuisines. Read More
- Acknowledged as world leader in hospitality
- Offer striking blend of rich history, nostalgic elegance and modern facilities
- Multi-cuisine restaurants
- Afternoon tea at Sea Lounge
- Private yacht party or dinner
- Creatively stimulating activities for kids
Location – Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai is placed right opposite the beautiful Marine Drive. The Oberoi truly personifies luxury and modern style. World-class amenities make it an experience of a lifetime at the Oberoi. From the spacious and lavish rooms of the hotel, guests can enjoy an unparalleled view of the sea. Be it the lobby or corridor, every area of the hotel is flawlessly decorated. This centrally located hotel is located close to Mumbai’s popular shopping and entertainment areas.
All the rooms are uniquely furnished and offer beautiful views of the Queen’s Necklace or Marine Drive. The rooms are equipped with contemporary amenities. To unwind, guests can enjoy a dip at the outdoor pool or go for shopping at the Oberoi’s high-end shopping gallery.
Guests get to enjoy Indian and International therapies offered at the Oberoi with a great mix of ancient art and modern techniques. Right from traditional to Asian, European and Japanese, all the cuisines from across the world are served at the hotel. A spectacular view of the Arabian Sea and live Jazz adds to your dining experience at the Oberoi. At the exclusive Champagne Lounge, guests can enjoy their favorite tea and champagne.
- Matchless views of the Marine Drive
- The atrium lobby
- Luxury dining restaurant
- Signature Oberoi or Ayurvedic treatments, available 24*7
- Private poolside dinner
- Cooking sessions with Master Chefs
- Wine Tasting
Location – Mumbai
Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
In the heart of Delhi, Taj Mahal Hotel stands as an epitome of world -class hospitality and service. Featuring an old- world charm, Taj Mahal Hotel is a place where comfort and luxury blend together to offer a magical experience. The winner of many prestigious awards, the hotel holds a special place in the hotel industry.
Coming to dining, Taj Mahal Hotel offers a great experience where guests get to relish the finest dishes from global cuisines along with a world class service and warm ambience. Some of the best chefs from India and abroad bring to your palate, the best from Indian and International cuisines.
The rooms and suites of the hotel are lavishly appointed with modern amenities for the comfort of the guests. The facilities offered at the hotel perfectly match with the requirements of all types of travelers. A great view can be enjoyed from all these rooms and suites that further enhances the experience of the guests.
At Jiva Spa, guests can enjoy rejuvenating therapies and treatments by expert therapists. Indian herbs and essential oils are used to relax the mind and provide a refreshing feel to the body. Specially customized spa treatments are also available at the spa. Read More
- Timeless hospitality and services
- Stunning aerial views of Delhi’s historic skyline
- Unique Presidential suite
- Matchless culinary experience
- A wide range of rejuvenating experiences
Location – New Delhi
Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi
One of the finest hotels in New Delhi, Taj Palace Hotel sprawls over an area of 6 acres. This exquisite boutique hotel is counted among the most favored destinations of travelers from across the world. The majestic exteriors speak loud of the royalty served here. While you will be thinking of that grand entrance, the interiors will sway you away with their sophisticated ambiance. World class facilities and outstanding hospitality are the star highlight of the Taj Palace Hotel.
The Taj Palace Hotel offers the finest dishes from Indian and International cuisines, specially crafted by expert chefs from across the globe. From all-day dining to private setups, at Taj Palace, it is ensured that you enjoy your meal exactly the way you like. The exceptional hospitality of the staff makes your dining experience a perfect one.
Luxuriously appointed rooms and suites of the Taj Palace come along with the finest amenities. The variety offered at Taj Palace as accommodation ensures that every guest has an experience of a lifetime. Beautifully adorned and stylishly furnished, the rooms and suites of the hotel promise to match the requirements of all.
A blend of traditional and contemporary therapies is offered at the Jiva Spa. The rejuvenating Indian therapies work to retain a balance between your mind, body and soul.
- Tajness High Tea
- Creative activities for kids
- Private dining with handcrafted menus
- Modern business facilities
- Paradise for food and wine lovers
- Multi-award-winning fine-dining restaurants
Location – New Delhi
The Imperial New Delhi
A spectacular property, the Imperial is located in the heart of New Delhi. This luxury hotel beautifully weaves luxury and heritage together for an exceptional experience. The hotel is located close to the major tourist attractions of the city that makes it a great option for stay at Delhi.
Every room is distinctly designed and overlooks the lush green gardens. The rooms feature a unique historic charm that takes one back to the bygone era.
All the restaurants and bars have an interesting story to tell. Delicious curries are served from the Indian and International cuisines specially prepared by expert chefs directly to meet your palate. The bar has an extensive list of wines to offer.
At the Imperial Spa, guests can experience the best spa therapies and treatments in a refreshing environment. Natural ingredients work positively to offer a rejuvenating experience to an individual. Read More
- Luxurious rooms
- Interiors exhibit impeccable mélange of Colonial, Victorian and Art deco styles
- Impressive wealth of original 18th and 19th century art collection
- Eight places to dine or lounge
- Ayurvedic rituals
Location – New Delhi
The Oberoi New Delhi
New Delhi’s first luxury hotel, The Oberoi stands as the pride of the capital city. This luxury hotel is set amid the popular Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s Tomb, the two landmarks of the city.
Comfortable and spacious rooms welcome you with immense warmth at the Oberoi. All the guestrooms are decorated with unique artefacts, original lithographs, and modern paintings that give them a sophisticated look. Modern amenities are offered to ensure the ease of the guests.
Every restaurant, bar and bakery at the Oberoi features its own unique character that makes it stand out in some sense. Expert chefs make sure that you taste only the best from the Indian and International cuisines.
The spa at the Oberoi has different therapy and treatment rooms that open to private terraces where guests can unwind after the treatments. The soothing look of the spa is perfect for some pampering. Next to the spa is a fitness suite that is well-equipped with machines.
- Spectacular interiors
- Authentic furnishings and handpicked artwork
- Unmatched views of Delhi Golf Course and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb
- 24 hour in room dining
- New open-air rooftop bar
- Specially curated selection of fine wines and champagnes at the temperature controlled wine cellar
Location – New Delhi
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Floating over the beautiful Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace is an erstwhile palace that has been converted into a heritage hotel. This five-star heritage hotel has been beautifully done in Rajputana architecture. The aura of the hotel is mystical and speaks loud of the bygone era. Every nook and corner of the hotel tells you about the past rulers and dynasties.
Taj makes you feel like a king with its immensely lavish 83 rooms and suites. All the rooms of the hotel are very spacious and feature beautifully carved furniture. World- class facilities further add to the stay experience at Taj Lake Palace. While you enjoy a luxurious experience at Taj, soft breeze flowing through the lake Pichola makes you forget every stress of the world.
Both Indian and Continental cuisines are offered at the four exclusive restaurants of Taj. The stunning locations of the restaurants perfectly complement the flavors from Taj’s kitchen.
At Jiva, the spa, guests can enjoy rejuvenating spa therapies and retain the balance between their mind, body and soul. To enhance the spa experience, Taj makes you relish the freshness of spa along with the beauty of the Lake Pichola. Read More
- Picturesque location amidst the lake
- Breathtaking views of the neighboring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir
- Exquisite cuisines at the elegant restaurants
- Pampering like royal at Jiva Spa
- Incredible boat experience
- Carefully created treatments
- ideal venue for fairytale weddings and magical honeymoons
Location – Udaipur