Indian Hotel Industry is experiencing a boom with increasing number of business and travelers. This industry earns third largest foreign exchange for our country. Different Five star and Heritage hotels in India provide high quality service and luxury to the customers whose experience is unforgettable.
India is known to be for history, culture and architecture. It’s the origin place of many architectural styles. Its rich heritage and architecture attract visitors from far off places. These most luxurious hotels of India provide a royal and unforgettable “king-like” experience to the customers. You will feel that time machine has taken you back into those ancient times and you are part of an empire. This can be experienced only in India.
List of top 10 best and Most Luxurious Hotels in India in 2017-2018
1. Rambagh Palace Jaipur
Jaipur as famously called the ‘Pink city of India’ inherits a rich cultural heritage of the ancient times. This palace is called as “Jewel of Jaipur”. The Sukh Niwas and Suryavanshi Suites in Rambagh Palace are priced around Rs 7, 50,000 per night.
It was built in 1835 for the queen’s favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran. It was later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge. In 1925, it became the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur and was refurbished.
It was later converted into a hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and was later taken over by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in 1972.
2. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace is famous for its incredible architecture. It is surrounded by Aravali Mountains and accommodations are of five categories i.e. Grand Presidential Suite, Grand Royal Suite, Royal Suite, Palace rooms (villas) and luxurious rooms.
This palace originally belongs to the Mewar Dynasty and has overlooking of Lake Pichola. The Presidential Suite price in this palace is around Rs 6, 00,000 per night.
This hotel is considered to among the most romantic hotels in India. Constructed with white marble, this palace had 83 rooms and 17 suites.
This hotel was built 250 years ago in the middle of the famous Lake Pichola and looks like a flower afloat in the lake. Some scenes of movie Octopussy’s lair was shot in this hotel in 1983 James Bond film.
3. The Leela Palace New Delhi
It offers more than 250 luxurious rooms, expensive restaurants, exclusive spa, bars and nightclubs make it so special. The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blend of Lutyen’s architecture with Indian culture. The Maharaja Suite will price Rs 4, 50,000 per night.
This hotel has a remarkable architecture which is its main highlight. There are 260 rooms in the hotel equipped with latest technology.
4. The Oberoi Gurgaon
The Oberoi in Gurgaon, is a must visit hotel located in the capital city as it offers a unique culture to its customers. The Presidential Suite will cost you around Rs 3, 00,000 per night.
The Oberoi Gurgaon is surrounded by natural forest giving its customer, experience of natural beauty. It has 202 guest rooms with pool and garden view of the hotel. In January 2012, it was the first Indian luxury hotel to be named, “the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel for 2011”, at the annual ‘World Travel Awards’. In December 2011, it got a place in the list of “11 Indian hotels to visit in 2012” by CNNGo.
5. The Oberoi Mumbai
Located off Marine Drive, it offers sea view which is worth the money in a crowdy city like Mumbai. The most expensive suite is priced around Rs 3, 00,000 per night. It is considered to be among one of the best hotels in India. Its rooms are equipped with the latest technologies.
6. Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
The city was the historic capital of kingdom of Mewar and is known for its royal architecture being preserved by the people there. This hotel with a private pool is priced around Rs 2, 50,000 per night.
This luxury hotel Oberoi Udaivilas is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and provides view of the royal city to its customers. It has area of 30 acres. Presence of beautiful fountains and gardens in the hotel enhance the customer’s experience. It is considered to be among one of the most romantic hotels of India because of the presence of the Aravalli Mountains.
It was ranked first in the list of top 15 resorts in Asia by travel + leisure, World’s Best Awards, Reader’s Survey in 2012.
7. The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
This located 600 meters from the iconic Taj Mahal is favorite of the travelers. Beauty of Taj Mahal can be witnessed from the rooms of this hotel especially in the moonlight. The Kohinoor Suite in The Oberoi Amarvilas is priced around Rs 2, 50,000 per night.
Unique feature of the hotel is the exquisite view of the Taj Mahal from every window, of the suite of the hotel. The architecture of the hotel is a blend of Mughal and Moorish style of architecture.
The rooms of the hotel are decorated with beautiful interiors in different shades of yellow, purple and orange. The interiors will provide an experience of living in the ancient era to the customers. It received the title of World’s Leading Resorts in 2013 by World’s Travel Awards.
8. Taj Lands End Mumbai
This beautiful hotel has an amazing sea view of Bandra-Worli sea link. The Presidential Suite in this hotel is priced around Rs 2, 50,000 for a night.
This hotel has more than 18 levels providing views of the Arabian Sea. Comprising of 368 rooms and 15 suites, it is considered to be first choice of the elite section. It has a floor designed separately for ladies keeping in mind the needs of single women travellers.
9. The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace was built in 1903 and is one of the oldest hotels located in Mumbai. It is among the best luxurious hotels in Mumbai providing view of the Gateway of India and Blue Ocean. Room in this hotel is priced around 1,75,000.
It has 560 luxury rooms including 44 suites decorated with artefacts and artworks like Belgian chandeliers, Anglo Indian inlaid chairs, Bastar tribal art works, and Mughal inspired Jali designs, and Goan Christian tables.
10. Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad
Located approximately 2000 feet above the Hyderabad city, it is considered to be best hotel in Hyderabad. Falaknama (meaning reflection in sky in urdu) has very impressive architecture built to resemble the windsor’s castle. It was built in the shape of a scorpio. It reminds the lifestyle of Indian Nizams and British kings.
This royal hotel was the residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad during Pre-Independence period and has been given lease to the Taj Group of Hotels and Resorts. The Grand Royal Suite of the hotel will costs around 1, 95,000 for a night.
India famous for its rich cultural heritage. These hotels are the brand ambassadors of our country and their extraordinary services create a good perception about our Tourism Industry in the minds of the travellers. With Globalisation, our Tourism Industry is growing rapidly. Each of the hotels has its own story to tell and a unique architecture to display. These hotels provide hassle free, unique and customised experience to its customers with blend of art, culture, heritage and history. Being an Indian, one should visit these hotels and enjoy the royal hospitality at least once in a lifetime.