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Hotels in India

The choice of luxury hotels in India is overwhelming, as you'll find properties from all the top international brands, as well as homegrown ones like Taj and Oberoi. In the north, don't miss  Wildflower Hall in Shimla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, for its historic colonial charms and breathtaking panoramic mountain views. In popular Rajasthan (aka the "Golden Triangle'), choose between resort-style properties like Oberoi's Rajvillas (in Jaipur) and Vanyavillas (near the Ranthambore tiger reserve), or historic places-turned-hotels like the floating Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. In Agra, Oberoi Amarvillas is the only hotel with Taj Mahal views, making it one of the best hotels in India. Both Taj and Oberoi have historic properties in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai, as well.

Other urban options include the recently-opened Park Hyatt Chennai, which offers a great spa, buzzy restaurant, and popular nightclub  / lounge, and the sleek, all-glass Trident Hyderabad, located in the heart of the booming HiTech City enclave.

For resort hotels in India, look into Kerala's The Park on Vembanad Lake, a combination hotel and luxury small cruise ship, at which guests can enjoy cultural activities, excellent dining, and cruises along the backwaters.

  • Agatti Island Beach Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Ahilya Fort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At this 14-room retrofitted hotel, the staff is inconspicuously attentive - dinners appear by the hen house or on a mid-river island as if by an in... More
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    Aman New Delhi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    No one is able to escape the tumult of New Delhi, but Aman embraced this challenge, unleashing the equivalent of design Xanax—interior spaces in wa... More
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    Amanbagh

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated in a Rajasthan oasis, the secluded Amanbagh is an attempt to re-create a maharajah’s palace. Some of the 24 Haveli Rooms come with private... More
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    Aman-i-Khás

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Ananda

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This enormous resort and spa overlooking the Ganges is one of the grandest hotels in Leo-Andrieu's portfolio. A posh meditation (and destination) s... More
  • Anandha Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Baghvan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Bangaram Island Beach Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Banjaar Tola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The safari lodge with 18 tented suites sits in the bamboo forests of Madhya Pradesh, a four-hour drive from Jabalpur. Created by one of India’s top... More
  • Brunton Boatyard

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Casa Britona

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The property is an old riverside warehouse in the inland village of Britona that in 2003 turned into a 10-room property with brightly painted walls... More
  • Casa Palacio Siolim House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Casa Palacio Siolim House, which Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, and their entourage took over for two weeks a few years ago, is on an outlet of the Chapor... More
  • Ciaran’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Set on a crescent-shaped stretch of sand in Goa, Ciaran's literally rebuilds its 17 thatched-roof cottages after the annual monsoon. And with each ... More
  • Deepak Rest House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    There's a nice restaurant on the roof where they have live music every night at six. More
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