A leading Indian travel and leisure magazine requested its readers to rate the top hotels in India based on location, customer service, rooms, food, and value for money. The hotels listed out below have been ranked as the 6 best hotels in India based on popular vote.
Best Hotels In India
1. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Constructed from a Mewari palace rich in tradition on the shores of the Pichola Lake used formerly as hunting grounds, this hotel is for sure a small heaven on earth. The arches and domes lit up beautifully at night in all its splendour reflect the pristine lake.
Rooms scoring a perfect 100 are a feast for the eyes with every conceivable luxury available, view of the Aravalli hills, Victorian bathtubs, traditional Indian decor, and private walled courtyards.
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The top of the line Kohinoor Suite comes with a private pool. Chandni, the largest among 3 restaurants catering to clients serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine where guests can take in a picturesque view of the city palace and the lake.
2. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
This is an over a century old Florentine influenced luxury hotel with the Gateway of India at its front, an ideal location in Mumbai, which became fully operational in August 2010 post damage sustained to its structure during the November 2008 terrorist attacks.
The interiors of the hotel display rich alabaster ceiling, columns made of the semi-precious stone onyx and pure silk carpets. Rooms offer both contemporary and traditional decor offering an unbelievable view from the balcony.
The hotel serves authentic Japanese cuisine created by executive chefs flown in from Japan and customer service is so good, you just cannot imagine staying any place else in Mumbai.
3. Rambagh Palace (Taj), Jaipur
This hotel had been a palace in the year 1835 exclusively built for the queen and later on utilized as a hunting lodge and royal guest house restored to perfection and absolutely gorgeous. Each room comes equipped with a 4-poster bed and matching decor.
The top of the range Sukh Niwas Suite is adorned with colonial textured drapes and fabrics, arched stone work, gold-leaf artwork, crystal chandeliers, and huge windows that open out to a garden where guests can savor an elegant view of the Aravalli hills.
Distinguished guests can relish a moonlit evening with champagne and perfumed candles in a private diner lit by flaming torches on the palace lawns. The sauna cafe is constructed on a colonial train. Obliging staff eagerly accommodate and fulfill every request.
4. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
The gateway to this Moghul hotel is decorated with sandstone columns and arches with 60 finely carved stonework fountains. The art design includes gold leaves interspersed with artistic mesh screens and chandeliers made from etched glass.
All suites and rooms have teak floors offer and offer an unobstructed and stunning view of none other than 1 of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Guests can dine on the portico or by their private poolside.
An ideal destination for gourmet cuisine including a vast of selection of kebabs, traditional cottage cheese dumplings with lamb saffron and rogan josh are on the restaurant’s menu.
5. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
A real jewel of a hotel on the Pichola Lake, this 18th century palace is a combination of corridors, courtyards, and pavilions embedded with stone and mirrors. Guests are taken to the 4 acre man-made island via a thrilling boat ride and are accommodated in rooms adorned with stained glass, hand painted designs, silk cushions, mosaic paintings, and swings.
Guests are treated to a grand view of the maharaja’s palace situated at the shore. Formal attire is a must on the rooftop restaurant and the excellent food is well worth the price. Genuine Rajasthani specialties cooked over wood fed ovens are also served.
6. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Situated in the midst of 32 acres of yellow gulmohar trees, this hotel resembling an ancient fort brings to remembrance the glorious days of the Rajputs with fine architecture composed of brass doors and blue tiles. The lawns are glamorous and well maintained.
Accommodation is provided in the form of standalone luxury tents or clustered buildings. The standalone luxury tents have gold leaf artwork and sunken stone bathtubs and the clustered buildings are teak floored with a walled garden. Their restaurant serves lip smacking and delicious European, Asian, and Indian cuisine with by live dance and music accompaniment.
A too good to be true list of hotels don’t you think, luxury at its best which can be experienced by only a select privileged few sadly.