India’s Best Luxury Hotels

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Determined after a comprehensive nationwide survey, the most definitive listings of India’s …

Aman Resorts Amanbagh Alwar (Best Desert Retreat) Amanbagh is the second Aman resort to open in Rajasthan and it complements the India experience. Set within a walled oasis, the resort echoes the Moghul architecture and provides an opportunity to witness the traditions and culture of rural India. Amanbagh sits in isolation amidst the arid Aravalli Hills near Alwar in northern India. The resort is every bit a modern day “palace” conceived in the present, but humbly paying homage to the traditional architecture and design that has prevailed throughout the past.

 Amanbagh is a super uber retreat from Aman hotels between Jaipur and Alwar. Amanbagh’s Haveli Suites and Pool Pavilions evoke palatial elegance of the Moghul era. Amanbagh’s awardwinning design features domed cupolas and private courtyards coupled with its exclusivity and personalized hospitality makes it a destination for the elite travellers.

Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray (Pondicherry) Conceived as Pondicherry by the French and affectionately known as ‘Pondy’, the city has its conspicuous French connection. Here, soaked in the whiff of the Bay of Bengal and stationed in the ripples of its own beautiful man-made lake, Ocean Spray grasps the enchantment and the intimacy in its own breath. Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray Resort showcases the nature at its best. The majestic grandeur architecture overlooks the overwhelming swimming pool with the sound of the gushing cascades and the smoldering view of the sky. Interiors reflect the warmth of its aristocratic ambiance. Villas with private swimming pools provide an exclusive composition. One of its kind night clubs quenches the thirst of the night life birds. The mesmerizing experience of candle light dinner on t he boat in the lake is just meant for those special romantic moments. Statuesque trees give the unmistakable view from the esplanade.

Coconut Lagoon (Kumarakom) Coconut Lagoon is CGH Earth group’s ‘celebration of Kerala’ on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom. Built on a coconut grove with water channels in between, this is truly a unique experience for the guests. As a responsible tourism venture, this eco resort brings alive the culture of the place as well as take good measures to protect the environment through its many recycling and protection measures. Coconut Lagoon is a deliberately created harmony, where spirit of Kerela is reflected in every structure. From the carved woods of the ceilings, to the brass work on the doors, it’s all faithful to a forgotten graciousness. Those with an eye for detail will find much to delight in.

Della Adventure Resorts (Lonavala) Della Adventure is India’s largest adventure park and corporate training destination. We offer an array of over 86 adventure sports and activities, two multi-cuisine restaurants, one pure vegetarian restaurant, a mouth-watering bakery and Camp Della is its exclusive contemporary luxury resort with a spa, salon, gymnasium and swimming pool. It is the brainchild of Jimmy Mistry – Chief Designer and Managing Director, Della Tecnica Group. The resort has a charm of its own and stands out for its architecture, unique interiors, the picturesque locations, landscape gardens, pavilions and decorative fountains. Della Resorts provides unique 24 hour services at Della Spa, salon, swimming pool, fitness centre, mini mart, business centre with all modern amenities and a fine dining experience at Café 24.

Devi Garh Delwara, near Udaipur Devi Garh is one of the premium hotels, located in Delwara, one of the three prime entries into the Udaipur’s valley. The 18th century palace has been restored to its original grandeur, and welcomes the guest with pleasing services and traditional hospitality. The interior of the hotel has been exquisitely designed to make the ambience appealing and pleasant. Built with local marbles and semi-precious stones, the hotel along with its 39 royal and luxurious suites offers a quite comfortable accommodation. This hotel is all set with a wide range of world-class facilities and amenities to offer a cozy stay to the discerning travelers. Surrounded by undulating Aravali Hills range, Devi Garh is one of the best places to have an enchanting sojourn in Udaipur.

Fariyas Resort Lonavala Fariyas Resort is a five star hotel located picturesquely at Frichley Hills. A slice of paradise awaits you at 1,500 feet above sea level. Nestled amidst a lush green backdrop, the Fariyas Resort Lonavala provides an ideal getaway for a perfect rejuvenation. It is synonymous for superior service culture and modern rooms and facilities matching the needs of its discerning clientele. Its refined physical product and willingness of the employees to pamper the guests on a daily basis is what makes Fariyas humble. Fariyas Resort provides innovative food and beverages concepts with modern meeting and banquet facilities. The Wild Waters – Water Park entertains both young and the young at heart. The exhilarating rides, a sunken bar and much more activities are fun filled experiences for the whole family. The Sana Spa and Beauty Salon sets the mood for rejuvenation at this vibrant resort.

Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair Off the coast of India, Fortune Resort Bay Island – Port Blair is located on the Andaman Islands, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Fortune Resort Bay Island is in the capital, therefore transportation is readily available. This is a beautiful sea-front family resort in Port Blair, 15 mins from the airport and 10 mins from the town’s main shopping arcade. Being next to the sea, water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving activities can be easily organized from the hotel travel desk. Guests can also travel between islands on ferry boats, either individually or as part of a tour, which would be safer. The Mandalay Restaurant on-site serves excellent food, and if you walk around Port Blair, there are several other eateries you are bound to come across. Nico Bar has a selection of Indian and imported liquors.

Grand Dragon Ladakh The Grand Dragon Ladakh was established in 2007, one of the first luxury hotels in Ladakh. The hotel is an eco-friendly property offering services such as a 24-hour coffee shop, a multi-cuisine restaurant with a separate vegetarian kitchen, a shopping arcade, relaxing garden, exercise lawn and jogging track, a health club and a spa.

The Grand Dragon Ladakh is built in traditional style and practices a ‘green philosophy’, which means that it has 95 solar panels to save energy and heat water for central heating and the bathrooms. And if you want to hold your business meeting or plan a wedding or other event here, you’ll find everything you need to make your event memorable. The Grand Dragon Ladakh has a conference hall (which can accommodate up to 200 people), a banquet hall and VIP lounge-along with a business centre for any corporate needs.

Himalayan Village (Kullu) Situated at the foothills of the famous Malana village- the oldest democracy in the world, the villas at the Himalayan Village are named as Kangra, Shimla, Spiti, Lahaul and Kullu that capture the flavors of Himachal Pradesh. The resort is set amidst the thick deodar forest, and the serene mountain landscape blends seamlessly into the unique wood and stone architecture of the village resort.

The resort has multi-cuisine restaurants, a cozy bar that stocks the finest liquor from around the world, and has a fully equipped spa. One may laze around within the confines of the private gardens that come with each cottage or indulge in a host of activities like safaris, adventure rushes, and barbeques. Made in pure traditional and ancient Kathkunia style, with mud plastered walls from inside blending perfectly with deodar wood work, beautifully carved teak furniture, traditional brass fittings make a perfect blend of aesthetics and class.

Hotel Dar Es Salam (J&K) The Dar es Salam is a four-star luxury deluxe hotel in the beautiful environs of Srinagar, J&K. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation with modern amenities to its guests. The Dar es Salam is located at Srinagar in J&K.

The hotel also offers luxury Swiss tents for camping and organizing treks outside the Hotel in Srinagar, J&K. Hotel Dar-es-Salam, exclusive par-excellence, offers peace and tranquility for people who want to get away from it all. The hospitality of the valley abounds at the hotel, its graciousness and impeccable service is a way of life here. Once a stately home, Dar-es-salam has the distinction of being the only hotel on the fabled Nagin Lake, with easy access to the heart of the city, just seven Kms away. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens which kiss the banks of the Lake, Hotel Dar-es-salam is a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern.

Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair ITC Grand Bharat – Golf and Spa Resort, The Aravalis, Manesar is an exotic property to experience luxury sojourn and fine dining arrangements. Nestled at the beautiful location, it represents warm Indian hospitality in order to take care of its each and every guest. By staying at this lavishing property, one can easily enjoy the charm of New Delhi, which is just 45 km away from this hotel.

The major attributes of the hotel can be summarized as beautifully adorned rooms and suites, modern banquet venues for private and professional events and excellent dining places in the form of restaurants and bars. ITC Grand Bharat offers ample opportunities for nature lovers as it offers a range of activities beginning from golf, adventure sports, nature walk, bird watching, cycling and picnic. All these re-creational and leisure options will make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

KTDC Tea County Munnar Quaint cottages, fragrant tea gardens and mist-draped mornings are hallmarks of Munnar. For years, the cool and picturesque town of Munnar was the summer retreat of the British and it still retains the charm of a colonial past. The destination is home to the only sandalwood forest in Kerala and is also famous for its exotic flora and fauna. Tea County is a resort featuring comfortable accommodation, a massage parlour and fitness centre in Munnar. County Cuisine, the in-house restaurant, serves Indian, Chinese and continental delights.

Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kumarakom) Kumarakom Lake Resort represents epitome of style and luxury with Kerala character instilled right within. Kumarakom Lake Resort has been talked about as the destination resort to arrive for honeymooners and has been much sought after destination for the elite luxury travellers. “The Ayurmana – the heritage retreat of Ayurvedic healing at Kumarakom Lake Resort is dedicated to a 200-yearold tradition. Ayurveda at Kumaraom Lake Resort is presented in its most authentic form offering a whole range of therapies and treatments. Surrounded by large gardens and swimming pools, the rooms feature wooden ceilings and Asian-style furnishings. The rooms, villas and suites at Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala’s traditional architectural charm with luxurious, modern comforts.

Ladakh Lharisa Lha-Ri-Sa is a deluxe boutique hotel in Ladakh and a perfect blend of traditional allure and contemporary conceptualization! One can’t help being smitten by its intimate setting coupled with the exceptional service. The resort reminds of the simplicity and warmth that is epitomized by Leh as well as its people. It is sure to take ones Leh experience a notch higher. Lha-Ri-Sa is indeed a great way to experience a harmony of untouched natural bounty and lavish Ladakhi culture. The word “Lha” means Pass, “Ri” means Mountain, “Sa” mean Earth. Together these words connote a divine land where we can virtually see the rich unfathomable earth and insurmountable mountains come together, manifesting oneness. Also, Lha-Ri-Sa is a common woman’s name in Russia.

Lahari Resort Patancheru, Hyderabad Lahari Resorts in the historic city of Hyderabad is a perfect corporate destination for business and pleasure. Lahari Resorts is a unique getaway to cool your senses in the middle of unending greenery where the carpet beneath your feet is over 35 acres and the ceiling is an unending vastness. A setting spun amidst the ethereal beauty of nature with shimmering water bodies, water fountains, flowerbeds, lawns and paving sculptures adorning the topography. Lahari Resorts was started in 2006 to cater to the citizens of this city and is well equipped with both entertainment as well as leisure activities for all ages.

Leonia Holistic Destination (Hyderabad) Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa and wellness centre, Leonia Holistic Destination is located in Shamirpet. It is a themed destination with 50 unique adventure experiences, 10 restaurants, bars and night clubs and three theatres. It features India’s first surfing ridge, the Flow Rider. At Leonia Holistic Destination, you will find a tennis court, sauna and hot tub facilities. Celestia Suites is 70 luxuriously designed suites to cater to your private or business moments. Lagoon Bay – a 18 villas set in picture-perfect environment with dramatic semi private lagoon and private patio waits to pamper you. Leo Biz Hotel has 266 rooms and suites for business and family travellers.

Marbela Beach Resort (Morjim) Marbela Beach is exclusive beachside Goan getaway located on Morjim beach, North Goa. Set in a spectacular, tranquil location on the beach and offering uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, Marbela Beach sets the mood for an unforgettable holiday. A relatively new boutique resort – Marbela Beach Resort with a strictly limited number of guests, emphasises on the individual, with the helpful, professional staff having the attitude that anything is possible, from sunset picnics, surf classes, boat rides, and parties or just relaxing on the beach with a Marbela cocktail. Complete with a relaxing Spa and fantastic restaurant, there is an array of things to do, both in the resort and the Morjim/Ashwem area. Relax, rejuvenate and take in the warmth, beauty and paradise that the magical Goa has to offer.

Moevenpick Hotel and Spa Bangalore Mövenpick Hotels & Spa, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. My Place is an all day dining restaurant that serves local and international cuisines and offers buffet for all three meals every day. Obsidian Sports & Music Bar provides a dining experience with its 1920’s designs. It also has a pool and a foosball table for entertainment apart from the attached Bonsai Lounge to relax after a hard day’s work. Guests can enjoy a relaxing sauna or massage session in the spa.

Mövenpick Hotel & Spa in Bangalore embodies Indian hospitality delivered with Swiss passion. This brand new 182 room five star hotel offers seven meeting rooms along with an outdoor venue can host meetings and events for up to 500 people.

Orange County Resort Kabini Orange County’s ‘Spirit of the Land’ philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini. While you are cradled in the lap of luxury, the resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other, and enjoins you to be part of the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. Steeped in local culture, and inspired in design by the Hadis (tribal villages), this picturesque resort is bordered on two sides by Kabini river. Featuring a spectacular infinity swimming pool which overlooks the Kabini river and a spa with pampering ayurvedic treatments, The Orange County provides a luxurious retreat in scenic Siddapur. It has standalone bungalows with private pools or spa baths. Boasting a unique décor, the bungalows feature thatched roofs and wooden flooring. They have high ceilings and are fitted with fine furnishings. The bungalows have private dining areas, luxurious bathrooms and excellent views of the surrounding greenery.

Punnamada Resort (Alappuzha) Punnamada Backwater Resort is a fine luxury resort located on the banks of the scenic Vembanad Lake, in Alleppey. Nestled on a 10.5 acre waterfront estate, the resort is an ideal portal to step into a world of peace and tranquility. The resort’s villas adopt tradition Kerala architecture with generous wooden furnishing and allowing plenty of sunlight in the room, combining a touch of heritage with opulence. Guests can enjoy the game room, which includes billiards and table tennis facilities. “Choola” restaurant serves local specialities and a good selection of international wines. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, it features beautiful views of Vembanad lake. So as to enhance the holidays it offers ayurveda and wellness therapies, house boat cruises, bicycle rides, sprawling garden, a swimming pool, spacious and well equipped villas.

Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram Tamil Nadu This 4.5-star luxury resort lies near a stretch of sand off the East Coast Road on the Bay of Bengal. Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna’s Butterball, and Shore Temple are all within a 10-minute walk. This Radisson Blu features one of the region’s largest meandering pools, as well as an infinity pool. Spread over 44 acres, the resort has two onsite restaurants, a poolside bar, and the full-service Bodhi Spa. Guests can have a rejuvenating stay at the Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram, where hotel rooms offer private patios or balconies for you to enjoy scenic views of the grounds or beach. Each chalet, villa and suite is outfitted with chic decor and modern amenities, including free high-speed, wireless internet access, tea- and coffee-making facilities and an LCD television. Guests also enjoy a resident’s bar, and while all rooms are 100% non-smoking, there are private zones for smokers.

Ritz Carlton Bangalore Embracing a contemporary atmosphere with understated elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore features natural elements like foliage, water, stone, and fire that reflect the vibrant landscape of India. A perfect sanctuary for the business and leisure traveler, the hotel features 277 luxury rooms and plush suites, a spacious Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, state of the art conference venues, international dining options, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and the internationally renowned Rossano Ferretti salon that inspires wellness and style.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore creates indelible culinary experiences across the seven dining venues of international excellence. Surrender to the pleasure of the signature Ritz-Carlton afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge. An overwhelming array of fine spirits, wines, aperitifs, cocktails, and soft drinks await at The Ritz-Carlton Bar and The Pool Bar.

Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort Kutch Gujarat Set amidst the beautiful Great Rann of Kutch region and close to the White Salt Desert, Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort is the best choice for a family stay in Kutch. The resort reflects local architectural with intricate art and craft adornments. The comfortable mud huts and tents coupled with the warm hospitality by Hodka villagers ensure a memorable experience for the guests here. The resort promotes Endogenous Tourism, where one travels not just for pleasure, but also to understand the local community and their life in rural Gujarat. The resort has received Travel Awards 2008 CNBC AWAAZ Award for “Best Tourism Income Generating Project”

Royal Heritage Resort This affordable, mid-range resort showcases the rustic side of Goa while putting guests right in the middle of the action in the world-renowned Calangute Beach area. Offering 28 rooms, Royal Heritage Resort prides itself on providing a secluded getaway from the busy town. Each room is basic, yet functional, with air conditioning, a balcony facing the pool, and modern amenities to suit the needs of today’s travelers. In a corner of the resort is an inviting pool for lounging around and enjoying the warm Goan sun. Sightseeing trips and shopping trips can be easily arranged by the friendly staff, or guests can explore the city at their own pace and hire a motorbike/car. Visit the on-site Royal Restaurant for delicious Indian, Chinese, Mouglai, Goan, and continental dishes in a wonderful atmosphere by the pool.

Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad Retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums, distinguished heads of state and walk the walk of Kings through this Palace in the sky. 2000 feet above Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace’s 60 beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored rooms allow you to journey into the clouds and into the glided ages, where grandeur and excess is celebrated and savored in equal measure. Set in a restored 19th-century palace overlooking the city, this luxury hotel is two km from Falaknuma train station and four km from the landmark 16th-century Charminar mosque.

The elegant rooms feature colonial-style furniture and marble floors, plus flat-screens, DVD players and limited free Wi-Fi. Free breakfast is served in an ornate, open-air bungalow, and there are 2 gourmet restaurants. Tea is served on the terrace, and there’s a hookah lounge. Other amenities include a spa, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym.

Taj Lake Palace Udaipur The ethereal Taj Lake Palace was built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II and affords guests the pleasures of India’s bygone princely era. Over the centuries, it has played host to royalty, poets, writers and the Maharana’s guests. Its location on an island in the midst of a lake affords every room breathtaking views of the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. Trappings like a welcoming vintage car ride to the charming city of Udaipur, the Jiva Spa boat, royal butlers, recipes from traditional Mewari cuisine and arrival by boat – all little facets that make this former pleasure palace the celebrated luxury hotel it is today. Known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur, with its elaborate palaces, serene lakes, exotic temples and resplendent gardens, has a lot to offer.

The Claridges (New Delhi) The Claridges is located in the heart of Lutyens Delhi. This gracious three-storied hotel is within close proximity of the business districts, diplomatic missions, shopping centres and historical landmarks like the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. The hotel offers a wide choice of accommodation ranging from well-appointed, deluxe rooms to luxury suites, some with their own private terrace. The rooms are amongst the most spacious in Delhi and are a blend of classic and contemporary styles. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a shopping arcade and health club. A business centre is available. Mediterranean cuisine is served at Sevilla, while Dhaba offers North Indian fare. Pastries are available at Ye Old Bakery Patisserie and Jade serves Chinese food.

Taj Rambagh Palace Jaipur Presenting manicured gardens and beautiful Indian architecture, the luxurious Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now a luxurious hotel, it features an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as full spa services. Known as the “Jewel of Jaipur”, Rambagh Palace is about 3.5 km from the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Relaxing massage can be enjoyed at Jiva Grande Spa. Guests can also practice yoga with experienced gurus or exercise at the gym. The palace butlers can help guests arrange vintage horse-drawn carriage rides every evening.

Breakfast and light meals are served at The Rajput Room while Verandah features traditional afternoon tea, champagne and pre-dinner cocktails. Other dining options include Indian cuisine at Suvarna Mahal, outdoor casual dining at Steam and drinks at Polo Bar.

The Elephant Court Thekkady The Elephant Court in Thekkady, Kerala let one soak in the royal ambience. The resort done with exquisitely carved antique-finished furniture, imperial chandeliers and majestic interiors is an ideal place for family seeking luxury holiday. Rightly called portrayed as an island of sophistication amidst its rustic surroundings, the resort boasts unique style and services. The resort caters to all the business and leisure requirements of the guests. Conference facilities, business services, conference suite and meeting rooms along with banquet facilities are also available. Guests can enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments at Ayur Hasthi Spa, spend quiet moments at the Yoga/ Meditation Area, or enjoy views of the Wild Life Sanctuary from the rooftop. A tour desk and souvenir shop is also available. The on-site restaurant and coffee shop serves local Kerala cuisine, as well as other regional delights from India.

The Four Seasons Mumbai A sleek icon to the finest hospitality in India featuring Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar accompanied by stunning city views. Spacious quarters, many with views of the Arabian Sea, offer unrivalled comforts and service. Anticipate the most pressing demands of business – or pause for see-and-be-seen dining, poolside recreation or ayurveda in the spa. The Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai is located in the Worli-Lower Parel commercial area. Guests at the Mumbai Four Seasons can enjoy the ice fountain or the steam bath and ayurvedic treatments at the spa. The company has grown from a single hotel to 101 in 42 countries

The Imperial New Delhi Reckoned amongst Asia’s finest hotels and ranked by World Luxury Hotel Awards as the Best Luxury Hotel in India for 2010-2012, The Imperial is a fine confluence of rich historical past with an awe inspiring heritage and a slick international appeal. Hotel Imperial offers an outdoor pool and health club. Guests can enjoy spa services and 7 dining options. The hotel was awarded 2012 Trip advisor certificate of excellence. English afternoon tea is offered at The Atrium while Italian specialties can be enjoyed at San Gimignano. Daniell’s Tavern and 1911 Restaurant and Bar are available for live entertainment and drinks.

The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, Kerala The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, located in Kasargod, the northern district of Kerala – ‘Gods Own Country’ is a top of the line luxury beach resort set up on 26 acres of virgin stretch of northern Kerala in the lap of Arabian sea. This paradise is surrounded by a natural backwater from three sides and has internal lagoons, meander though the property – it is a beautiful combination of lagoons, backwater and the sea. The resort has a large, well appointed spa that offers health and lifestyle consultations, Ayurvedic treatments, western and eastern therapies, beauty treatments and yoga. It is the only Spa Resort that allows kids to accompany parents. The State of Kerala is well known for peace and tranquility. National Geographic Traveler suggests Kerala among the “50 places in the world recommended to be visited in a lifetime”. And The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group is the first major hospitality chain entering Northern Kerala and the only five star deluxe resorts in the tourism circuit of Northern Kerala.

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore Ensconced in 9 acres of tranquility that includes an azure lagoon, The Leela Palace Bangalore mirrors the lushness of the Garden City. Harking back to the royal heritage of the Vijaynagar Dynasty, this luxury hotel in Bangalore earns it name by showcasing gold leaf domes, ornate ceiling and grand arches, making it one of the most admired Bangalore hotels. The Leela Palace’s spa offers wide selection of treatments and massages. The spa also features a fitness centre, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Guests can head to Citrus, an all day dining restaurant, to relish Asian, Mediterranean, European and Indian cuisine or to Jamvar, a fine dining restaurant, to enjoy Indian delicacies. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai cuisines are offered at the Pan Asia speciality restaurant while French and Italian dishes can be relished at Le Cirque Signature. Wide array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed at Library Bar.

The Leela Palace Udaipur The Leela Palace Udaipur with its breathtaking view of the Aravali Mountains stands majestically on the banks of Lake Pichola. Evoking the grandeur and opulence of a bygone era, all 72 Rooms and 8 Suites overlook the tranquil waters of the lake. Heritage and Lake View Rooms are finely appointed with artifacts and furnishings representing the handicrafts of Rajasthan. The suites evoke a sense of architecture which includes the rich and natural detailing of traditional Indian palaces. Whether arriving by one of the delightfully decorated boats or by luxury cars, The Leela Palace Udaipur offers its guests the tranquil setting of exploring the rich heritage of its surroundings in style and comfort. The pool, overlooking Lake Pichola, the luxurious ESPA tented spa , the gym fitted with the finest of equipment and personal trainers, are just some of the facilities on offer at this grand palace. For those looking to celebrate an event in grandeur, or an intimate meeting with inspirational surroundings, several meeting rooms, board room, business center and banquet halls are on offer. As one of the most popular Udaipur hotels, The Leela Palace Udaipur is majestic in her appearance, and is the quintessence of luxury.

The Leela Palace New Delhi The Leela Palace New Delhi represents the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyen’s Delhi. Experience luxury of oversized suites and guestrooms of 550 sq. ft. and above, equipped with the latest technology. Dine at any one of the many über chic restaurants. Rejuvenate at an exclusive spa by ESPA. The 260 room Leela Palace New Delhi is located in the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave. It is in close proximity to the Presidential Palace, Prime Minister’s office, ministries, embassies, central business districts and historical monuments. Housed in a modern glass structure, The Qube offers an international and Indian buffet with open kitchens. Other dining options include Le Cirque and MEGU from New York, the award winning restaurants. Indian food is served at Jamavar . Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s 2 bars.

The Naini Retreat (Naintal) Istorically referred to as the residence of the Maharaja of Pilibhit, The Naini Retreat Hotel is among the best heritage hotels located in Nainital. The hotel is situated on the picturesque Ayarpatta Slopes, providing a breathtaking view of the Naini Lake at an altitude of 1,995 meters. This luxury hotel, a strikingly beautiful palatial building, embodies an old-world charm along with visible impressions of contemporary luxury. The hotel offers royally furnished bedrooms, the best luxury rooms and suites in Nainital, that exude new age grandeur and hospitality.

Guests can dine at Naini Retreat’s specialty garden café and bar – The Conservatory or head to Lake View, which serves a range of European, Chinese or Indian dishes. Other options include Garden Café ‘n’ Grill and Stella Bar.

The resort’s health club offers various spa and aromatherapy treatments. Alternatively, the tour desk can arrange for activities such as trekking, yachting and nature walks.

The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all the rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take you back to an era of emperors and princes. An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable. Richly detailed interiors are perfectly complemented by a choice of international and Indian cuisine. Allow yourself to be treated like royalty at the Spa, with therapies designed to rejuvenate body and soul. The sheer luxury of enjoying the beauty of the Taj Mahal without visiting hours, enriched by the royal service makes an interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas exclusive and unforgettable.

The Oberoi Cecil Shimla Over 100 years old, the Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage Hotel is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalaya. Built in 1884 as a Himalayan hill station, the hotel has been extensively renovated and reopened in 1997. With fabulous views across the valley, The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect base from which one can explore the spectacular mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this world famous destination.

The Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India. The Cecil’s classically elegant interiors with paneling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at the Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalaya. The Hotel is centrally heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer and features one of the highest located heated swimming pools in the world. A specially designed children’s activity centre is equipped with computer games, toys, Wendy Room and Billiards.

The Oberoi Grand Kolkata The Oberoi Grand is the premier business hotel of Kolkata. Characterized by old-world charm and gracious hospitality, the hotel offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel with state-of-the-art business facilities. The rooms at the hotel are by far the best in the city pertaining to space, view, in-room amenities and services. The new Gymnasium is equipped with the finest equipment both for cardiovascular and strength exercises. The new therapy suites and beauty salon are managed by Banyan Tree. The historic hotel is an oasis in the bustling city. The Oberoi Spa in Kolkata is open until late and offers a wide range of Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi treatments. Baan Thai offers Thai specialties. Alternatively, the pool bar offers light meals and refreshing drinks. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata was the first hotel to be acquired by Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, founder of The Oberoi Group.

The Oberoi Gurgaon The Oberoi Gurgaon – forest green, ocean blue and a striking jewel box providing just the relief from the world outside it. Featuring the most spacious accommodation in any business hotel, the 202 guest rooms and suites are planned with a host of innovative features. The Oberoi, Gurgaon offers a range of gourmet experiences that encompasses cuisine from around the world. Larger than an Olympic-size pool, the hotel’s pool is heated during winter. Guests can also enjoy pampering treatments at the beauty salon. Couples can enjoy a private dinner at Dine on the Deck. Yoga sessions are offered twice a day.

Featuring 5 interactive show kitchens, Threesixtyone offers Japanese, Chinese and Indian dishes. Amaranta is a fine dining Indian restaurant while a variety of drinks are found at the Piano Bar. A selection of delectable handmade cakes, pasteries and breads can be enjoyed at The Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen.

The Oberoi Mumbai The Oberoi, Mumbai is situated in the heart of the city’s business, financial and entertainment districts. Located on Marine Drive, the luxury hotel overlooks the ocean and Mumbai city’s skyline. The meticulously appointed rooms offer panoramic views of the ocean and the city, and are equipped with the latest technology. Recreational facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and The Oberoi Spa and Salon. To provide a truly bespoke experience, the hotel offers each guest a personal butler service. Concierge helps you unravel everything the city has to offer, for business or leisure. European, Asian and Indian specialties are featured on the menu at Fenix, alongside traditional Japanese delicacies. Vetro serves Italian dishes, while Indian cuisine can be savored at Ziya. The Eau Bar overlooks the Arabian sea and features a live Jazz band. The Champagne Lounge serves an extensive selection of Champagne and teas.

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. A luxury resort with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes.

Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop; The Oberoi Rajvilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting. At The Oberoi Rajvilas superb attention to detail creates a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces. Available for all-day dining, Surya Mahal & Courtyard serves international dishes and fine wines. Rajmahal restaurant offers Indian specialties for dinner, while wines and spirits are available at Rajwada Library Bar.

The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur Udaivilas Is a luxury resort located on Udaipur’s legendary Lake Pichola overlooking its beautiful island palaces and the Udaipur city palace. Set amidst 30 acres Of beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains and pavilions. Built like a Rajasthani Palace, it is a reflection of the rich heritage of Royal Mewar. Courtyards, fountains and gardens occupy the Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur. Spacious and modern, each room has a seating area by the window. Artworks and rugs decorate the rooms. A variety of movies and audio CDs are available for guest to borrow. Practice yoga, learn a Rajasthani folk dance or attend a cooking lesson with the in house chef. Available on request are camel and elephant rides. A more relaxing option is a skikara (wooden boat) ride with wine and canapé. Udaimahal Restaurant specializes in traditional Indian food including Rajasthani and North Indian dishes. Order Western, Mediterranean and Thai food at Suryamahal or enjoy open-air dining with traditional music and dance evening performances at Chandni. 24-hour in-room dinning is also available.

The Paul Bangalore

The Paul Bangalore with its 57 suites is a city hotel in Bangalore that invites you to relish luxury of a different kind. Aside from an outdoor pool, it also has a fitness centre and 24-hour room service. It features an Irish pub and Microbrewery called Murphy’s Brewhouse. Guests can exercise with a personal trainer at Tonez gym, relax tired muscles at the sauna or arrange day trips at the tour desk. The 24-hour front desk provides services like luggage storage and foreign currency exchange.

The 24-hour Sidewalk Café and Bar serves an international breakfast buffet, while Masala Dani offers fine Indian dining in an elegant setting. Award-winning chefs at Vembanad present regional delicacies from Kerala and other signature flavours.

Indiranagar is a great choice for travellers interested in pubs, friendly people and restaurants.

The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai Since it opened in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has created its own unique history. The hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

 Guests are spoiled for choice in dining options – the famous Wasabi by Morimoto offers innovative Japanese cuisine, while other culinary highlights include the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant and the poolside Aquarius Lounge. An exclusive private dining experience can be arranged at Chef ’s Studio. You can pamper yourself with an indulgent treatment at the Taj Salon, take a dip in the landscaped pool or treat yourself to some luxury shopping at Dior, Louis Vuitton or Stephano Ricci.

The Roseate New Delhi The Roseate New Delhi as its name suggests birds with partly pink plumage. With nature being the focal point, The Roseate has translated this vision into reality. Designed by Khun Lek Bunnag, The Roseate New Delhi prides itself on award winning architecture combined with warm ambience, an exotic location and top-notch services. The uber luxurious property is spread across eight acres of land, with well landscaped gardens featuring refreshing greenery and tranquil waterways shimmering with clear water. A sculpted landscape, The Roseate unfolds its myriad shapes and moods languorously. Inspired by the five elements, the dial, the soothing temple bells, the extended water bodies, and the mediate calm all in perfect sync to enhance your well-being and comfort and transport you into a world of blissful serenity.

The Tamara Coorg The Tamara Coorg is a five-star property about six km from Nalkanad Palace and Thadiandamol. Featuring contemporary resort-style decor, all guestrooms come with a private terrace where guests can enjoy fresh mountain air and watch birds. Revealed to the world in 2012, the resort presides over an estate of 170 acres producing coffee, cardamom, pepper, honey and mixed woodlands on the ragged slopes of an east facing hill. The breathtaking ambience has been conceptualized as aesthetic, eco-friendly compliments to the natural environment, adding superb luxuries to create an experiential getaway. The Falls Restaurant serves Indian cuisine, while freshly brewed coffee can be enjoyed at The Veranda. Cocktails are available at The Deck bar.

The Tree House Resort (Jaipur) Set amidst the abundant forests of Syari Valley, The Tree House Resort offers views of the Aravallis. This unique eco resort houses an outdoor pool, tennis court and billiards room. The Tree House is a 15-minute drive from the historical Amber Fort and The Nahargarh (Tiger) Fort. It is an hour’s drive from Project Tiger Sariska National Park and the ancient cities of Ajabgarh and Bhangarh. The Sanganer International Airport is 45 km away.

Machaan serves Indian, Chinese and European food, while Peacock offers local and imported liquors in a relaxing ambience. Room service is available. Guests can use the business centre, or make travel arrangements at the tour desk. Staff at the 24-hour reception can assist with luggage storage, massage, or laundry services.

Tree of life resort and spa Jaipur Beautiful Rajasthani architecture built with sandstone and lime is featured at the 5-star Tree of Life Resort & Spa, spread across seven acres of the scenic Aravalli hills. Tree of Life has 14 chic villas in seven acres of land – some with private pool – with independent spaces large private lawns, separate living and bedroom, private outdoor couples spa, outdoor shower and sunken tub. Waking up to the sound of birds, you can indulge in spa treatments at the private outdoor spa in your villa, yoga, a walk to the welcoming village next door or the incredible experience of a meal with your elephant. And, at a short distance, find all the attractive sights and sounds of enchanting Jaipur – the ‘pink city’ of Rajasthan. Ashtam Restaurant serves local and regional dishes, as well as offers drinks at its bar. In-villa dining can also be arranged.

The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino (Varca) The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort and Casino houses 154 rooms, overlooking Varca Beach. 38 acres of paradise boast a meandering pool, a spectacular view of the sea from the Goan-style luxury rooms and everything from authentic Goan, European to Pan Asian cuisine. When in Goa, don’t miss the Dunes, the only casino of its kind in Goa. Guests can work-out at The Zuri’s gym or relax at the hot tub and sauna. The swimming pool features a waterfall, swim-up bar and a separate pool for children. Other facilities include badminton courts and cycling trails.

Live Teppanyaki can be enjoyed at Sake, while Waterfalls Cafe is a 24- hour multi-cuisine coffee shop. Fins & Rambooze is a seasonal beach restaurant and bar serving local delicacies from November to April. Alcoholic beverages are served at N.U.T.S bar and terrace, as well as Tangerine, which offers live entertainment.

Trident Gurgaon The award winning Trident, Gurgaon, is set amongst seven acres of landscaped gardens, walkways, courtyards, reflection pools and fountains. The hotel is located in the central business district of Gurgaon, a part of the New Delhi National Capital Region. Its resort like ambience includes 136 rooms and suites. Trident, Gurgaon has been voted as the ‘Asia’s Leading Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards, 2013 and also received Traveller’s Choice Award by TripAdvisor, 2015. Facilities provided by Trident Gurgaon include a beauty salon and business centre. Cilantro offers a menu of Italian, Mediterranean and South East Asian dishes, while Indian specialties can be enjoyed at Saffron. Japanese dishes are served at Konomi. A variety of alcoholic beverages are available at The Bar and Pool Bar.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur  The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel offers 64 utterly breathtaking Art Deco- style rooms and suites. Tantalize your taste buds at Risala with authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine. Unwind at the Trophy Bar with its unique hunting-themed decor and vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars. Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation. Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed actual royal company – Maharani Badan Kanwar of Jodhpur having lived here.

Vivanta By Taj Panaji  City-centric, this contemporary hotel in D. Bandodkar Road is conveniently located close to the business belt of Goa. There are 170 rooms and suites, offering the stunning views of the Panaji City and the sparkling Mandovi River. The Latitude, an Atrium Coffee Shop with theatre kitchen concept is a fine dining option, and the Tamari, a Pan Asian Restaurant entices one’s taste buds with its sushi and sashimi preparations. The Tease, a high energy bar, is an ideal place to unwind in the evening. Corporate travelers are also facilitated with Tango, a 2816 square feet banquet hall, designed to conduct a successful business event. Guests can rejuvenate by taking a dip in the Celsius, outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a spa and a makeover at Jiva spa and beauty salon. There is also the Mosaic-Shopping arcade where guests can indulge in a shopping spree.

Vivanta By Taj Madikeri, Karnataka  Perched 1,220 m above sea level on a peaceful hillside is Vivanta by Taj Madikeri. It features a large spa, which offers spectacular views of the rainforest from each treatment room, luxurious accommodation and four dining options. Guests can enjoy a relaxing swim at the outdoor swimming pool or maintain their fitness regiment at the fitness centre. A variety of treatments are available at Jive Grande Spa, which spans three floors. Tours, nature walks and even cookery lessons can be arranged at Vivanta by Taj.

An international fare is offered at Ferntree, Vivanta’s all-day dining restaurant, which features outdoor seating. Nellaki specializes in Coorg delicacies and Hive bar serves a range of alcoholic beverages. Dew is the on-site wellness cafe. Arrangements can be made for alternative dining experiences around the resort.

Vivanta By Taj Fort Aquada, Goa  Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa is at its best. Romantic, charming and vibrant- it has a history woven in its walls. This is where royalty, heads of government agencies and the biggest celebrities are known to frequent. This is the first luxury hotel in Goa. Get an experience that no other place has been able to recreate. Guests can enjoy relaxing spa massages after active workouts at the tennis and squash courts. The property also houses a library, mini golf course and water sports facilities. Offering varied international and local menus, Latitude provides a trendy setting and all-day dining. The resort also has Italian and seafood restaurants as well as two bars.

Vythiri Resort Wayanad Kerala It’s a unique rustic, eco-friendly jungle resort located 3.5 Kms in to a plantation adjoining the rain forests of Wayanad in Kerala. You will dwell in perfect harmony with nature – tree ferns, Malabar giant squirrels, Malabar whistling thrushes, mouse deer, atlas moths etc. You may choose accommodations from Tree Houses to Jacuzzi Villas to Cottages overlooking the natural atmosphere. The Vythiri Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and spa and wellness centres. Guests can pamper themselves at the massage parlor. A meeting space and garden are available. The on-site restaurant, Thinna serves Indian, Continental and local cuisines.

Wildflower Hall Shimla Situated at 8,350 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Enjoy beautiful views of mountains and valleys from the rooms, restaurants, outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool.

Wildflower Hall Shimla boasts heated indoor and outdoor pools. Other recreation facilities include the Oberoi Spa and a fitness centre. Enjoy Pan-Asian and European dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, which has an open-air terrace offering panoramic views over the mountains. Indian cuisine is served at Lutyens Restaurant while The Coffee Shop features an international menu. A full range of wines and spirits are available at The Cavalry Bar. Guests can buy a gift from Tijori boutique or pamper themselves at the beauty parlor.

Wood House Beach Resort Varkala Kerala The Woodhouse Beach Resort is one of the most popular beach resorts of Varkala, which is famous for its modern as well as traditional decor that appeals to both Indian and foreign travelers. It is situated on the seashore of the Varkala Beach and is made out of wood that gives a calm and natural feeling to the guests staying here. The cottages in the Woodhouse Beach Resort are beautiful and are specifically designed in traditional Kerala decor that depicts a simple yet traditional lifestyle of the people in Kerala.

For those who want to taste modern lifestyle can enjoy the luxury of the resort in the form of modern amenities such as ayurvedic treatment center, multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool, air-conditioner dormitories, etc. People from all over the world gets attracted to this resort for its Ayurvedic treatments that benefits people and detoxify and rejuvenate them, resulting in a better holiday.