India is one of the most visited countries in the world; its diverse culture is hotchpotch of contradictions. From snow-topped mountains to sun-washed beaches, from rickety rural villages to battle scarred forts, and from grand vestiges of British Raj design to the technologically savvy futuristic skyscrapers, India has it all! The country is full of both local and foreign tourists all over the year. This is the reason why a great array of accommodations are available and sometime can be hard to pick out the best places to stay. Find below a list with India’s best hotels with great location, great rooms, great staff and great dining options.
Devi Garh is an 18th-century Rajput palace-fort and a heritage hotel strategically located amidst in the Aravalli Hills, 28 km northeast of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It doesn’t differ at all from many other majestic edifices throughout Rajasthan, at the first sight. But inside visitor will be amazed to find a totally reinvented minimalist decor. Each of the 39 suites is embellished with marble and semi-precious stones and almost all of them offer great views of the Aravalli Hills through. Devi Garh also has a spa and can arrange camel rides.
Oberoi Amarvilas is a luxury boutique hotel in Agra and one of the few hotels which offer the best views of Taj Mahal. The marble mausoleum is located only 600 meters from the hotel and can be clearly seen from every room, including some bathrooms! Built in a style inspired by Mogul architecture, the hotel is popular among both local and foreign tourists. It features terraced gardens and more reflection pools. The 103 rooms are decked out in rich purples, oranges and yellows. Their marble bathrooms are stately with their imposing soaking tubs.
Oberoi Rajvilas is a five star hotel in Jaipur located strategically at a distance of about half a kilometer away from popular Jaipur-Agra Highway and about five miles from the city center. Because the Jaipur’s buildings, domes and minarets are painted in oleander-rose color – the reason why Jaipur is called The Pink City – our Oberoi Rajvilas is not an exception, it also reflects Jaipur's colors and stateliness. The hotel is popular for its amazing variety of courtyard accommodations, from suites to air-conditioned luxury tents with teak floors, Edwardian claw-foot tubs and embroidered interior canopies.
The superb luxury hotel of Oberoi Udaivilas is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, will make you feel like a King / Queen from the arrival by boat on Lake Pichola and the views of the City Palace. With its gold leaf-covered domes, hand-painted murals and landscaped terraces, this amazing palace is a truly magnificent building inside and out. Many rooms boast private, walled courtyards with silken parasols and inlaid furniture, as well as private butler service. Whether you travel for leisure or business, you will be spoiled with every conceivable modern comfort.
The world famous luxury Taj Lake Palace sits exclusively in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan and is the best location for those looking for romance. It was built in the 18th century on a natural foundation of 4 acres of rock by Maharana Jagat Singh II and offers guests a unique blend of serenity and opulence. The hotel is reached by boat and offers 83 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with fabulous views overlooking the lake and the Aravalli mountains. Rooms are adorned with elegant old-world artefacts, furniture and glass mosaics giving a truly luxurious feel.
Mumbai’s most prestigious hotel comprises the lovely Palace building, built in 1903, and the blocky, 1972-vintage Tower. Located in the epicenter of this dynamic world capital, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower weaves Islamic and European Renaissance architecture together: it features vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, archways, silk carpets, crystal chandeliers and a cantilever stairway. Dining venues are also varied and appealing; Almost any international appetite can be satisfied in great style. Accommodations range from trim, pretty standard rooms to 43 suites that tempt with extra space, amenities, artwork, antiques, and butler service.
The Four Seasons is a premier five-star hotel and is ideally located in Worli District of Mumbai. There are more then 200 guests room well equipped with the modern amenities for every comfort and convenience and with all sort of amenities. But the main thing the Four Seasons is very popular is the newest entrant to the country's luxury-hotel market, a fleet of 20 BMW Series 7s is available for guests. Its restaurants and bars spoil its visitors with Chinese cuisine, tandoori delights and continental dishes.
The Imperial was built in 1936 and is New Delhi’s first luxurious grand hotel; it is located located at Janpath, close to Connaught Place. The Imperial hosts the largest collection of colonial and post-colonial art anywhere in Delhi, and has a museum and an art gallery. Its parade of palm trees, glossy Italian marble floors, teak furnishings and high ceilings can make every visitor to feel like in a fairy tale. The spacious rooms are simply awesome and feature all the modern conveniences. The award-winning restaurants offer a culinary palette that ranges from Southeast Asian, multi-cuisine and Indian to French and Italian, so that every visitor from all over the world will feel here like home.
For a memorable vacation or business trip in Bangalore - India's third-largest city and global technology center for CEOs from Google, Yahoo!, IBM, Honeywell, and Bill Gates – you should definitely opt for the Leela Palace Bangalore: a palatial hotel & resort located at the very heart of the buzzing Bangalore city. The hotel's architecture evokes the rich heritage of the Vijaynagar Empire. The corridors are filled with huge paintings of young Indian princes and kings, the lobby is decorated with many rare Indian artworks. All the rooms are luxury furnished and equipped with all modern amenities.
Sun n Sand Pune is one of the famous hotels in Pune; it is strategically located near Bund Garden, Pune Railway Station, Pune Airport and most of the major shopping areas of the city. The hotel is very popular among business travelers; the are three conference halls help in conducting social gatherings and business meetings. But the wide assortment of high standard, multifarious amenities and warm ambiance can make every visitor to feel great and satisfied. The 137 luxuriously appointed rooms are carefully designed for the best possible comfort, featuring all the modern amenities. The hotel also has a multi cuisine restaurant, speciality restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop and a confectionery shop.