India is a distant and exotic destination, perfect for a holiday in which you want to mix luxury, relaxation, pampering and adventure. Thus, for those who are planning a vacation to a destination in distant India, here are 10 most luxurious hotels.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The difficult to describe in words beauty of this wonderful property is measured in decorative domes, hand painted murals, lush gardens and spectacular fountains. The hotel has 6 special rooms for business meetings and a boardroom. In addition, it offers its guests an exclusive spa, a fitness room equipped with ultra-modern equipment and two swimming pools (one overlooking Lake Pichula and the other one in the middle of the garden).
Recommendation: Kohinoor apartment (250 square meters) with private pool and views of the Aravali Hills.
Windflower, Shimla (Mashobra)
Windflower Hall is a spectacular hotel, located at a height of 2,500 meters in the Himalayas. It exudes a colonial charm thanks to the teak floors, the hand-woven carpets and the impressive furniture. The spa of the resort offers Oriental, Occidental and Ayurverdic treatments that tourists can freely enjoy in private saloon overlooking the mountains.
Recommendation: Lord Kitchener Apartment
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
The magnificent Taj Lake Palace represents a dream carved in marble; it has 66 rooms and 17 spacious suites, business lounges and party rooms perfect for weddings and other special events. The spa combines yoga and meditation therapies.
Recommendation: Chandra Prakash Apartment
Orange County Resorts Kabini, Negarhole National Park
Kabini offers a rustic vacation, spent in cabins equipped with private pool, gardens and a special area for relaxation and dining. In addition, tourists can enjoy spa treatments, an infinity pool and a picturesque reading room.
Recommendation: “The Pool” cabana
The Leela Palace, New Delhi
It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the capital of India. The spectacular architecture, the spa center, the conference rooms and the 4-star restaurants (Le Cirque) transform The Leela Palace into a location not to be missed!
Recommendation: Presidential Suite (8 luxurious rooms, very spacious, butler 24/24 and a Rolls Royce limousine at your disposal)
Orange County, Coorg
The plantation surrounding this property will offer you an unforgettable rural experience, and the coffee aroma combined with numerous exotic spices will do nothing but perfectly complement the decor. The luxury bungalows come bundled with an infinity pool, a library, a spa and an area specially designed to quietly enjoy your coffee.
Recommendation: Villa “The Pool”
The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Enjoy Ayurvedic massages at the spa center of the hotel, take an aromatic steam bath or simply walk in the evening admiring the sky full of stars. Do not stress yourself with absolutely anything, as The Leela Palace promises you a royal treatment. The hotel has 80 rooms with a spectacular view and a huge hall of ceremonies perfect for wedding and parties.
Recommendation: The Maharaja Apartments (private pool and private garden)
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
The lush gardens, the waterfalls and the fountains, the spa center, the luxury villas and the “kingly” tents are far from being the strengths of The Oberoi Rajvilas.
Recommendation: Villa “The Kohinoor” (private pool)
Vasundhara Sarovar Premier, Alappuzha (Kerala)
The villas, the cottages and the apartments combine the modern architecture with the traditional one, and the spa center (465 square meters) offer massages and highly diversified treatments. The complex also has an infinity pool, an outdoor amphitheater, a fishing deck on a private lake, a lush garden and The Dhanwantary temple.
Recommendation: Villa “The Heritage”
The Oberoi, Mumbai
The hotel has 73 luxury suites and 214 rooms, a spa, a swimming pool, conference halls and a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. The novelty lies in the fact that both the butlers and the chauffeurs are women! The hotel offers the opportunity to discover the city from inside an Audi A8 driven by a beautiful lady.
Recommendation: The President Suite