Category: Hotels
Wrtitten by: Priyanka Sekia

For travelers wishing to experience the royal Indian lifestyles once lived by the kings and queens of the yesteryear, India offers excellent luxury hotels. A holiday to India would be incomplete without spending a few nights at one or more of these iconic landmark Palaces and Luxury hotels. Known for their excellent accommodations, friendly hospitality and impeccable services, Luxury hotels in India accommodate the needs of discerning leisure travelers.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra is one of the leading resorts in the globe. The famous quote “location, location, location are the three most important things in a hotel”, is so true for the Oberoi Amar Vilas. Located barely 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amar Vilas offers uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from all rooms, suites and public areas. It offers a range of recreational activities to pamper the guests.

In addition to enjoying the sightseeing tours to the nearby Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, guests can also indulge themselves in an array of spa treatments or take up yoga classes to flush their stress. The Oberoi Amarvilas is the only luxurious hotel in India which gives you the pleasure of capturing the beauty of world famous Taj whenever you wish.

Wildflower Hall, Shimla

The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla is one of the finest hill station resorts in India. It is situated in Mashobra, just a short distance away from Shimla, stretches over 22 acres of Himalayan forest and is located 8,250 ft above sea level. It offers serene surroundings that make it a tranquil place to stay.

Set in the midst of the lush greenery and mountains, it features 84 meticulously designed rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, rooftop Jacuzzi and much more. The resort also organizes for adventure activities like river rafting, archery, mountain biking and golfing.

The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Seemingly afloat in the shimmering waters of the Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace in Udaipur is one of India’s most photographed and most iconic hotels. The city of Udaipur came on the world tourist map partly because of this magnificent 3 century old historic palace , which is now a luxury hotel managed by the renowned Taj Group of Hotels. Accessible only by boat, from its own private jetty, the Lake Palace has 66 rooms and 17 suites that are designed keeping in mind the taste of today’s explorer. While staying at The Taj Lake Palace, visitors can explore the must see attractions of the city and dig into its famous Rajasthani cuisines.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Mumbai’s most iconic landmark , the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, dates back to 1903 , and has the distinction of being India’s first 5 star hotel, and has played host to a large number of distinguished guests , including Royalty , Heads of State and almost every other celebrity visitor , who has touched down in Mumbai. Located in South Mumbai, the Taj Mahal Palace hotel has an enviable location, facing the Gateway of India (Mumbai’s major tourist attraction), and Mumbai’s harbor, it is just a short walk, from Mumbai’s other colonial and historical buildings.

Divided in to two wings, the original low rise Heritage wing, also called the Palace Wing, and the relatively newer high rise Tower wing, the Taj Mahal Palace has almost 600 rooms and suites, many of which offer views of the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea, and has almost a dozen food and beverage outlets, including some of Mumbai’s best known eateries like the Sea Lounge, Wasabi by Morimoto and Zodiac Grill.

Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, said to be one of the richest people in the world, the Falaknuma Palace, literally meaning “Palace in the sky” towers 2000 ft above the city of Hyderabad. The Royal family of Hyderabad, a few years ago leased the Falaknuma Palace to the Taj group of hotels, who have restored it in to now being one of the finest luxury Palace hotels of India. The Falaknuma Palace is famous for its large Venetian Chandeliers, price less statues, pieces of art and a large collection of crystal. The Palace houses a library, which is a replica of the one at Windsor Castle in England, having a large collection of rare manuscripts, books and collections of the holy book of Islam.

Sprawling over 32 acres of lush greenery, the Falaknuma Palace has several different gardens set in Mughal, Rajasthani as well as Japanese style. Among other unique features of the Falaknuma Palace, is its Dining table, said to be the world’s largest, seating 101 people. The Taj Falaknuma Palace in all its grandeur features 60 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites that offer a truly Royal living experience.

Hope we have given you a picturesque view of some of the finest Luxury hotels in India and one of them should surely be a part of your next trip to India.

Author Bio – Priyanka is a travel writer at Trans India Holidays, she is passionate about visiting different destinations and sharing her experience through articles and blogs.