The very idea of staying in a luxury hotel is to get pampered and live lavishly enjoying some of the best amenities it has to offer. Hotels in India have come a long way from offering rooms with basic amenities to being some of the most luxurious ones in the world. The number of Indian travelers who would splurge on a lavish stay while on vacation has also increased over the years and many even prefer staying in a luxury resort that offers all amenities at one place so that they dont have to step outside the premises. If you are also one such vacationer, this list is for you. TripAdvisor recently released its list of best hotels in India and around the world across different categories. We earlier told you about the top hotels in India. We also told you about the most romantic hotels in India and just last week we shared the top family hotels in the county. And now, we list the top luxury hotels in India as voted by TripAdvisor users. If you are planning a luxurious staycation anytime soon, pick from these hotels that are guaranteed to pamper you silly. Also Read - Unlock 1: Goa to Follow All Relaxations Announced by Centre, No Inter-State Transport For Now
The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore
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It is pleasantly surprising to find the top luxury hotel in India to be Oberoi Vanyavilas that offers luxury tents for accommodation. The tents offer amenities like free WiFi, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms but there are no television sets inside the luxe tents. Wooden flooring, sitting area and four-poster beds are part of their charm. Other facilities in the hotel include free breakfast in a colonial-style restaurant, an outdoor pool, a spa, gym and a bar. The hotel also organizes jeep safaris and in the evenings you can enjoy Rajasthani folk music. Also Read - Middle Seats in Flights Should be Kept Vacant to ‘Possible Extent’, DGCA Issues Guidelines to Airlines
Where: Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
Contact: 074622 23999
The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur, the city of lakes is one of the most romantic cities in India and a luxurious stay here means getting pampered the royal way. The Leela Palace is one hotel you need to check into if you want to experience pure luxury. The hotel offers stunning views of Lake Pichola and rooms that come with all amenities and intricate Rajasthani interiors. The hotel also has a swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant offering world cuisine and a well-stocked bar. If not for anything else, visit this hotel for its stunning view.
Where: Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Contact: 0294 670 1234
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
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It is not surprising to see the top luxury hotels in India to be from Rajasthan. The state is known for its royal heritage and has several heritage hotels that belong to kings from yesteryears. Umaid Bhawan Palace has time and again been voted as the best luxury hotel in India by several polls and this years TripAdvisor list, it features at the number three spot. The hotel is known for its opulent suites that are done up in neoclassical style of architecture. There is also an indoor and outdoor pool in the hotel and a spa and yoga center. Enjoy barbeque in the evening or drink up at its cozy bar. The hotel also has an open-air cafe and a restaurant that serves Indian as well as other cuisines. A stay at its regal rooms make for a memorable vacation.
Where: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Contact: 0291 251 0101
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
One of the best things about the Oberoi Rajvilas is that it offers a variety of accommodations like villas, tents and rooms. All luxe properties, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a great stay with all amenities at one place. The hotel is an ornate fort and its spa is in an eighteenth-century mansion. The villas come with a private pool and there are two open-air restaurants as well. The bar is also fancy and has a marble fireplace and there is a gym and outdoor swimming pool as well. The hotel also arranges for elephant rides.
Where: Goner Rd, Jagdish Colony, Paldi Meena, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Contact: 0141 268 0101
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur seems to be the go-to destination in Rajasthan for Indian tourists as this is the second one in the top five list that is from this city. Taj Lake Palace is an ultra-luxurious hotel that is actually on one of the islands on Lake Pichola. It was in fact featured in one of the James Bond movies as well. The hotel offers opulent rooms that come with butlers, turndown service, minibar and period furniture. The hotel is an eighteenth-century palace and is made of marble making it look all the more regal. The rooms offer lake views and are perfect for a luxurious getaway.
Where: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Contact: 0294 242 8800
The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Finally a hotel on this list that is not in Rajasthan, The Oberoi in Gurgaon is a contemporary hotel that offers comfortable, modern rooms with amenities like iPod docking stations, minibar and flat screen TV. If you book a suite, you also get butler service along with luxe interiors in your room. Other facilities in the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym and multi-cuisine restaurant. Buffet breakfast is complimentary for guests staying in this hotel.
Where: 443, Udyog Vihar Phase V, Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Sector 19, Gurugram, Haryana
Contact: 0124 245 1234
Orange County Resorts, Kabini
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in the lap of nature that gives you all the amenities yet keeps you close to a natural setting, visit Orange Countys resort in Kabini. It offers patrons luxurious lodges that are at the edge of Nagarhole National Park and on the banks of River Kabini. The eco-friendly huts are packed with amenities like tea and coffee maker, TV, WiFi, air-conditioner, minifridge and some even have a Jacuzzi and a plunge pool. A coffee lounge, bar, grill, restaurant and spa will keep you company along with an infinity pool and fitness centre.
Where: Bheeramballi, Kote, Mysore, Karnataka
Contact: 082282 69100
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Another resort that promises the best of both worlds: nature and luxury, Wildflower Hall Shimla is perched at an altitude of 8250 feet above sea level and offers splendid views of the Himalayas. The resort is popular for its natural therapies that are perfect stress-busters. There is also an open-air whirlpool that offers clear views of the mountain. The natural setting is perfect for a retreat and the luxurious and intimate setting ensure you are not disturbed by anyone. You can also sample local Himachali food as well as world cuisine at its restaurant.
Where: Shimla Kufri Highway, Chharabra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Contact: 0177 264 8585
The Oberoi, Bangalore
A hotel in Bangalore that promises luxury as well as tropical gardens for a view, The Oberoi is a plush hotel with opulent rooms and suites. There is 24-hour butler service available along with other amenities. Rooms have private balconies and you have the option of eating at a French, continental, Thai and Chinese restaurants. There is an outdoor pool, spa, gym and a bar at a covered terrace. Attractions like the Bangalore Palace are only 5-6 km away from the hotel.
Where: 37-39, MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Contact: 080 2558 5858
Gomang Boutique Hotel, Leh
Gomang Boutique Hotel is the first luxury property in Ladakh and offers panoramic views of the Stok Mountain as well is next to an icy stream. The hotel offers luxury rooms with modern amenities and one of the key facilities of this hotel is the library stocked with over 300 books to keep you company. Gomang Boutique Hotel has a multi-cuisine cafe as well as restaurant serving vegetarian fare. WiFi is also available here and the hotel makes arrangement for adventure activities as well as bikes and SUVs on rent.
Where: Upper Changspa Road, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Contact: 070510 26713
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