Written by Sweksha Sharma.
India is a magnificent destination to visit, offering a plethora of different experiences for travellers. The nation is viewed as an exemplification of superbness and is home to some exceptionally beautiful hotels and resorts that radiate extreme solace and luxury.
Each of the properties have unmistakable qualities and is overseen by famous hotel groups who guarantee the visitors an out of the world experience.
So here’s my gathering of the 8 most stunning and luxurious hotels and resorts in India, where you can live like true royalty.
1. Umaid Bhavan – Jodhpur
Umaid Bhavan was built by Maharaja Umaid Singhji of Jodhpur as a symbol for “new” Jodhpur, and currently, it’s is India’s one of the largest private hotel residences and one of Jodhpur’s extravagant and benevolent marvels.
It currently is the world’s sixth-largest private residence and has quite been popular among the celebrities especially after hosting the wedding of our all-time favourite couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.
It provides its guests with a sneak peek into the royal lifestyle through its super spacious and vintage styled rooms and suites, magnificent views and beautiful gardens, and above all its hospitality.
2. Taj Falaknuma Palace
Taj Falaknuma Palace which is considered as a gem of Hyderabad represents nineteenth-century magnificence. Going back to 1894, this luxurious property was the home of the previous Nizam of Hyderabad, who was the richest man on the planet at that point; the manor has been changed over by the Taj group into a sparkling royal hotel experience.
Set amidst 32 acres of beautiful gardens and courtyards, the hotel has 60 super lavish guest rooms with antique furniture which gives it a very royal look.
It is said that Princess Esra, ex-wife of the titular Nizam of Hyderabad worked closely with the Taj Group to convert the palace into a hotel and to ensure that its originality is retained.
3. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
Settled in the lap Himalayas in the midst of the alluring Gulmarg and all its greenery, The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa looks like something from a beautiful fantasy. The hotel is situated near the Gulmarg Gondola, which is the world’s highest ski lift.
The retreat is encircled by lavish greenery including verdure that is indigenous to uneven territories. Because of its location amidst the Himalayas, the hotel is regularly shrouded in snow throughout the winter months making it look like heaven on earth.
4. Ananda Spa Resort
The Ananda Spa Resort has earned a merited spot in the best ten most luxurious retreats in India. Found deliberately amid unexplored green stretches, at the lower regions of Himalayas, it is the main place for yoga and meditation other than being a well-known spa goal.
The wide range of beautiful accommodations and the overall peaceful mood of the hotel makes it an incredible spot to get away from a busy and stressful life and take a calming break with friends and family.
The retreat, which was once home of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, has been transformed into a profound beauty for visitors looking for relief from an unpleasant urban life.
5. Amanbagh Resort
A remote escape situated in the lower regions of the Aravalli Mountains, this Mughal inspired luxurious retreat in the Alwar region of Rajasthan is found 40 kilometres from the Bengal tiger haven of Sariska and 12 kilometres from the creepy Bhangarh Fort.
The encompassing Aravalli Hills joined with the dazzling Indo-Persian engineering of the resort gives it a glorious look.
The retreat has a very well kept up garden space where visitors can go for a stroll and experience the sheer extravagance that encompasses them and for those searching for some more unwinding; enjoy their ayurvedic spa which will offer you a reprieve from overly feverish urban life.
6. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Built-in 1902, the famous Taj Mahal Palace and Tower is India’s first lavish luxury hotel that stands magnificently facing the Arabian Sea in the midst of the rush of glamorous City of Mumbai. It spreads over an area of approx. 2.6 acres of land and highlights 9 fascinating feasting choices and various spa treatments at the mainstream Jiva Spa.
This beautiful and legendary property has a sum of 285 extensive rooms and suites offering entrancing views of the beautiful pool, city, or ocean. The up-to-date stylistic layout consummately mixes with nostalgic polish and world-class courtesies. After the 2008 Terrorist Attack, Taj was re-opened in the year 2010 and is viewed as the image of solidarity for all Indians.
This hotel is an ideal mix of premium services and perfect hospitality making this grand inn truly outstanding on the planet.
7. Oberoi Udaivilas
Set on the bank of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas is one of its sorts. With an entrancing setting, beautiful gardens, and unique design, this legacy retreat offers a getaway to all of its visitors. The Udaivilas offers experiences of a lifetime.
The unrivalled lodging combined with fascinating eating and amazing hospitality attracts visitors and helps them in creating endless beautiful memories in its luxurious setting. The hotel has featured in various Bollywood movies, the most famous being “Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani”.
8. Taj Lake Palace- Udaipur
This palace is a living example of royal palaces from the pop-up fantasy books we used to read as kids, Situated in ‘the Venice of the East,’ the Taj Lake Palace looks beautiful and delightful in lake Pichola.
This royal palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II was built in the year 1746 and today is one of India’s generally acclaimed and luxurious hotels on the planet and was even utilized in one of the James Bond films and is also considered as the most romantic places on the planet. This is definitely a must-visit for sure.
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Sweksha Sharma is a contributor at The Strong Traveller. She is a complete food and travel enthusiast at heart she loves and enjoys writing articles about the same. She believes in following her passion and enjoying every moment of life. Currently pursuing an MBA she is curious about what the future holds.