Top 10 Hotels in India – Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

When asked about their dreams and desires, apart from many other things, traveling was the most common answer among people. Well, who doesn’t adore traveling? In fact, there are people out there who spend their savings just to experience a stay in a royal hotel (not exaggerating here).

That said, you’ll be amazed to know that India alone has some of the best luxurious hotels in the world. From signature traditional hotels to the modern-day palace, you’ll find everything in this colorful country. 

Top 10 Hotels in India

Here, we’ve aggregated the top 10 hotels in India that assure a royal and majestic stay to their guests. The list is conceptualized on the parameters of a hotel’s phenomenal architecture and fine hospitality and that it may vary based on a person’s interest.

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10. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

Founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Mewar, Oberoi Udaivilas is a world-famous hotel located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The exterior of the hotels gives a traditional feel of a traditional royal residential palace as it is carved by large domes and cupolas. Its entrance courtyard is magnificent as it is lined by arcades and with a lotus-shaped pond at its center. Some of the room here comes with a semi-private, infinity-edge pool. On the other hand, their services are better than you can imagine. 

9. Amanbagh, Rajasthan

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

Amanbagh located at the foot of the Aravalli hills in rural Rajasthan is not only the work of renowned architects but is also a space that takes you back in time. This luxurious hotel is carved out of local sandstone and pink marble, with grand domes and scalloped arches. Guests here are welcomed with a refreshing drink, cold towel, and an ancient Sanskrit prayer song. Its central attraction is the 33 m swimming pool which comes surrounded by comfortable sun loungers.

8. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

Set up in 1746 majorly as a residence for Mewar dynasty royals, Taj Lake Palace is a world-famous heritage hotel that occupies a four-acre island in Pichola Lake.  It has 65 rooms and about 18 grand suites, each of which is decorated with intricately carved wooden furniture and expensive silk fabrics. In the hotel, the premises are two exclusive restaurants and a premium bar.

7. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rolled out in an area of 47 acres full of Greenland, Rambagh Palace has been accredited as the world’s best hotel in September 2009 by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. The highlights of the architecture include huge verandahs, symmetrical design, and lush lawns decorated with beautiful peacocks. The place is an immense sight of pleasure and assures guests a memorable stay by offering a swimming pool, banquet, conference spaces, valet, various dining venues, Spa, fitness center, and more.

6. RAAS, Jodhpur

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

RAAS Jodhpur is a true treasure for all who visits, with around 40 rooms and suites, the place is a great fit for a luxurious stay. It lies at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort and comprises four enthralling original red sandstone buildings colligated with slick and modern structures. The dining here is exceptional as they serve the most delicious cuisine with meals made from fresh herbs and veggies outsourced directly from the garden located nearby. 

5. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

The Leela Palace New Delhi is a lavish hotel that lies on the edge of Chanakyapuri, South Delhi. It lies in close proximity to the Prime Minister’s residence and several historical monuments including the India Gate, Raj Ghat & the Qutub Minar. The property here is conceptualized based on a modern-day palace and amalgamates classical architecture with elements from historical Indian palaces.

4. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Founded in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace serves luxurious hospitality to guests from all around the world. The hotel was envisioned by a Parsi industrialist JN Tata and is now among India’s second-most-photographed monuments. Ever since its foundation, it has hosted several rulers, lords, maharajas, presidents, CEOs, and innumerable famous people. Its spacious property equips a total of 519 rooms and 46 suites with an in-front view of Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea.

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

With an expanse of 26 acres, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest residences in the world. This magnificent heritage hotel is designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester. You would be surprised to know that it’s made out of desert sandstone and was also among the first Indian hotels to win the coveted World’s Best title. Guests can indulge themselves in a series of signature Taj traditions, dine in the palace grounds, and ramble around private museums.

2. Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur

Being an official residence of Britishers for a long period, the Rajmahal Palace was handed back to the royal family of Jaipur after independence. The property is an elegant space that evokes the essence of Jaipur in each and every room. The interesting fact is, each room here is designed in a manner to depict stories of every nook and corner of the earth, its rulers, their legacies, and an overall history of Jaipur.

1. The Oberoi, New Delhi

Top 10 Hotels in India - Most Popular & Luxurious Hotels

The Oberoi, New Delhi marked a grand opening in 2018 after undergoing an extensive renovation for about two years. The same was directed by world-famous designer Adam D.The infrastructure features a staggering white marble lobby overlooked by a courtyard with a spiral staircase and water pond. The room count here is 220 which also includes 34 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathrooms. People can also enjoy an open-air rooftop bar, a wine cellar, cigar lounge, spa, temperature-controlled swimming pools, and lavish buffet breakfasts.

FAQs

Which is the most luxurious hotel in India?

All the hotels that are mentioned in this article are some of the most luxurious hotels in India.

Which is the costly hotel in India?

Rambagh Palace and Taj Lake Palace are the most costly hotels in India. Both of them cost Rs. 6,00,000 per night.

Conclusion

So this was our list of Top 10 hotels in India. Well, in the end, all it matters is the hospitality that you get while you stay in a hotel. On the other hand, what made these hotels rank our top 10 list- their stunning setting, magnificent decor, and world-class facilities.

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