A dream destination, delectable food, best company and an amazing stay sums up for an exotic holiday package. What’s better than taking a break off from the routine and being treated like royalty in one of the most luxurious hotels in India. Here’s a list of 10 luxury hotels in India that you should stay in and can also plan a road trip to!
- Leela Palace, Goa
The exhibition of Portugese heritage, the leela palace in Goa has beach resorts. The stylish décor and ambience defines class. Of man-made ponds,lush gardens and shopping gardens , it’s a complete luxury to experience. The main attractions: spice garden tour and dolphin cruise on request.
Room rates: 20,000 INR onwards.
- OberoiRajvillas, Jaipur
The pink city of Rajasthan has one of the best luxury hotels in the country. This fort style hotel makes you feel no less than a royalty. The limousine services, lip-smacking rajasthani food, villas with private pool and royal tent are exclusive. The Rajwada library bar is the right place to explore Rajputana history and enjoy the finest of cocktails.
Room rates: 33,000 INR
- Orange County,Coorg
The serenity and peace in Coorgmakes it a perfect getaway spot. With lesser sight seeing spots in the Orange county resort in Coorg is a sheer compensation. It has everything from an infinity pool to a reading lounge to an ayurvedic spa. Unleash the beauty of South India and take a stroll through the coffee plantations, it certainly has a lot to offer.
- Wildflower hall, Mashobra
This luxury hotel is a colonial style resort amidst the woods. For that enthusiastic bunch, billiards, ice-skating, mountain biking are the activities that can be enjoyed here. For the relaxed ones, a game of carom would be there too! An open air terrace is a bonus too. A feast for all the food lovers.
Room rates: 14,500 INR onwards
- Lake Palace, Udaipur.
This lake palace seems to float on the lake Pichola in Udaipur. Not just a visual treat but a stay in this hotel is a one of a lifetime experience. An epitome of romance and royalty, it’s the host to the high profile weddings. The cultural show and the heritage walk, best place for quality time with family.
- Glenburn tea Estate, Darjeeling.
There’s a drive along the river Teesta to arrive at the tea estate. The spacious and cozy bungalows here with a verandah are the place for relaxation with a nice cup of tea and a book. Old fashioned rooms and antique furniture will take you back in time!
- Cocunut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Set along the Vembanadlake, this resort with 30 acres of rice cultivation. A walk in the butterfly garden or practicing ancient Ayurveda, this resort offers an exotic experience. Coconut-husking, canoeing on the canals and lunch at picnic hut are many of the traditional art forms that can be enjoyed.
- Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad.
One of the leading hotel chains. From dining experiences like ‘shikharkakhana’ to meals at a table, a unique vacation is guaranteed! Besides, if you’re an art lover it’s more than hard to leave the premises. Discover items from the Nizam’s collection through the heritage walk. A game of snooker can also be enjoyed in here on the custom made table for the Nizam himself!
- UmaidBhavan palace, Jodhpur
Grandeuer and luxury is what defines this luxury hotel. Made of yellow golden sandstone in this golden city of Rajasthan. Vintage car rides, marbled square courts, finest brandy and a game of billiards, wouldn’t you feel like royalty?
- Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam
The stunning view of the Balinese style gardens, boating in the lagoon and therapeutic massages, the stay at Vivanta by Taj is sure very memorable. The adventure junkies can enjoy bar billiards, croquette, archery and fun cocktail classes!
Room rates: 11,000 INR onwards.
Here is a list of self–drive road trips you can make to get to these amazing destinations:
- Mumbai to Goa,(450-500km) Pune to Goa.(400-450km) 8hrs
- Delhi to Jaipur (200-250km) 3-4hrs
- Bangalore to Coorg (200-300km) 3-4 hrs
- Chennai to Kodaikanal (300km approx.) 3-4hrs
- Kolkata to Darjeeling (600km) 14 hrs