Stay in Style: 10 Best Luxury Hotels in India

By Anit Jyothi George
Updated On Mar 29, 2019

India, being a crown jewel among in Asian tourism, is a hot spot for domestic and international tourists. The country offers some splendid vacation spots and luxury destinations ranging from its wonderful scenic beauty to luxury boutique hotels.  

Best Luxury Hotels in India

A luxury hotel is always a true choice for a luxury traveller - no matter if it is a business trip or a leisure travel. India redefines its luxury experiences that can really fit into a royal spectrum. The food, accommodation, architecture - here, everything is crafted with precision. Our warm hospitality underlining Indian tradition is what makes it special and unbeatable in comparison with any other luxury boutique hotels. 

Experience the ultimate regal tag with the best luxury hotels in India while appreciating the finest creations of nature. Check out the following luxury hotels in India for a better luxury experience. 

1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 

Best Luxury Hotels In India | Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Here is a spectacular palace located at the heart of an incomparable place at the backdrop of exquisite cultures and cuisines. The luxury hotel Taj Lake Palace is situated amidst serene waters of Lake Pichola, elevating its pristine glory. Having received several accolades for the best luxury hotel in India, the magnificent palace has been featured James Bond film ‘Octopussy'. 

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 

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Luxury Room Garden Non Lake View

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2. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai 

Best Luxury Hotels in India | Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

The iconic Taj Mahal Palace, built in 1903, offers an interesting array of innovative experiences for all its visitors. Located at Mumbai's prime historical and commercial hub, the flagship hotel of Taj overlooks the Gateway of India. Throughout the years, the legendary hotel has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from different parts of the world. Known for its hospitality, the luxury tower blends nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities.

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai 

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Luxury Room Palace Wing

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3. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Best Luxury Hotels in India | The Leela Palace, new Delh

Located in Diplomatic Enclave at Chanakyapuri, The Leela Palace is reminiscent of India's architectural queues. The luxury hotel equally attracts the business travellers and tourists with its outstanding hospitality and world-class facilities. The majestic palace is one of the renowned heritage hotels in India, expressing India's rich culture, history and architecture. The grand property is, hence, the best option to relax the mind and body of its visitors. 

The Leela Palace, New Delhi 

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Royal Club Room

Rated 4.8 on 5 for Location | Rated 5.0 on 5 for Service

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4. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Best Luxury Hotels in India | Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

The royal palace, a jewel amongst the clouds, was built in 1894, and considered to be the former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. The Falaknuma Palace stands majestically on a 2000-foot-high hill, above the city of Hyderabad, combining both glamour and luxurious living. The guests will be treated royally from the moment they arrive at the palace in a horse-drawn carriage. Spreading over 32 acres, the luxury hotel provides marvellous views of the courtyard and Hyderabad city.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad 

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Palace Room Garden View King Bed

Rated 4.5 on 5 for Location | Rated 5.0 on 5 for Service

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5. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Best Hotels in India | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

This 5-star deluxe hotel offers uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from each of its rooms. Being located just 600 meters from the magnificent Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas enjoys an unrivalled position among the luxury hotels in Agra. The hotel ensures a fascinating stay. Every moment you spend at the hotel captures the historic glory and spectacle. The guests can even enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the lush gardens of the resort, water bodies and silhouette view of the most romantic Taj Mahal.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 

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Premier Room with View of the Taj Mahal

Rated 5.0 on 5 for Location | Rated 5.0 on 5 for Service

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6. Wildflower Hall, Shimla

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A unique luxury hotel in Shimla in the Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is situated at 8,000 feet above sea level. Guests are welcomed for nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy in order to refresh themselves. Some curated Oberoi Experiences are designed exclusively for guests to get the most out of it from this wonderful location. The open-air whirlpool provides the stunning views of the Greater Himalayas.

The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla 

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Deluxe Room with Garden View

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7. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

Best Luxury Hotels in India | The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

In a city where majestic palaces and serene lakes have become a matter of pride, The Oberoi Udaivilas boasts being the best luxury hotel in Udaipur. The sumptuous enclave consists of courtyards, fountains, serene facades and domed pavilions. Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas was created in the form of a traditional royal residence in India. With hand-crafted furniture and Victorian bathtub, its rooms and suites range from 600 square feet to 2650 square feet, and the largest in the city.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur 

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Premier Room with Garden View and Private Courtyard

#2 rated hotel in Lake Pichola | Rated 4.9 on 5 for Location | #2 rated hotel in Central Udaipur | Rated 5.0 on 5 for Service

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8. Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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Spreading over 18 acres in central Jaipur, Rambagh Palace keeps up with the superior standards of world-renowned Taj brand. In order to keep the guests entertained, this 18-century palace offers tasteful rooms, a fabulous spa, swimming pool, restaurants and a running track and activities including miniature golf, heritage walks. With a scenic backdrop, the palace was decorated with hand-carved marble ‘jalis’ or latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas and ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs. The Mughal Gardens add an elaborate splendour. 

Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur 

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Palace Room Garden or Courtyard View

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9. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

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Located in the middle of Chennai's business hub Guindy, this marble-clad hotel is an ode to the imperial Chola dynasty. Being the largest LEED Platinum green hotel in the world, ITC Grand Chola is equipped with a gymnasium, business center, swimming pool, spa therapies and salon. The grand facility also contains an Italian restaurant called Ottimo, an East-Asian restaurant called Pan-Asian, a buffet restaurant called Madras Pavilion and a South Indian restaurant named Avartana.

ITC Grand Chola, Chennai 

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ITC One included

#1 rated hotel in Race Course Road | Rated 4.8 on 5 for Location | Rated 4.8 on 5 for Service

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10. Trident Hotel, Gurgaon

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Known for its stunning architecture incorporating Moroccan, Rajasthani and Mughal elements, Trident Hotel brings a modern take on luxury along with its contemporary accommodation facilities. Spreading over seven acres, the low-rise Trident is designed by a Thai architect, Lek Bunag. Nature-inspired room decor, tranquil tones and wood floors, the luxury hotel perfectly blends the natural elements in a unique way. The facility houses gardens, courtyards and reflection pools and lot more to complete its resort-like ambience. 

Trident Hotel, Gurgaon 

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Trident Preferred Room with King or Twin Bed

#3 rated hotel in DLF Cyber City | Rated 4.8 on 5 for Location | Rated 4.9 on 5 for Service

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