Like many sectors in business, the hotel and hospitality business has made its presence felt in the luxury arena. India boasts of quiet a few luxury hotels, where hospitality is unmatched and one can enjoy a myriad leisure options, albeit for a premium price. So, if you have enough money at your disposal, and are eager to experience luxury, there are many options to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at some of them.
Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
Built amidst 26 acres of lush green gardens, perched on the highest point in Jodhpur, is the Umaid Bhavan Palace with 70 mesmerizing rooms and suites. With a delectable fare of cuisines from the world over, to a plethora of activities to choose from, to charming views surrounding the hotel, one visit may not do justice. However, the price for a night stay may cost anything between Rs 21,000 to Rs 4,00,000.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
The hotel, as fascinating as its history, has so much to offer. Situated in the midst of a lake, it offers spectacular views of Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills, Jag mandir and the City palace. A popular romantic getaway, this hotel is ideal for weddings and honeymoon. Luxuriously furnished 65 rooms and 18 master suites, with specialty restaurants, spas and a vintage car at your disposal, this hotel will keep you asking for more. Room charges for a night could stand anywhere between Rs 17,500 to Rs 3,80,0000.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
The rooms and villas at this hotel offer picturesque garden views. An all-day international fine dining experience or an Indian specialty restaurant, with colorful cultural experiences, make your stay an unforgettable one. Price for a night’s stay can cost between 25,000 to Rs 2.00.000.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Overlooking the city of Nizams and Pearls, the Falaknuma Palace hotel in Hyderabad, spells
grandeur. The luxury hotel boasts of 60 rooms tastefully refurbished by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. With a number of leisurely activities at one’s disposal, a stay can cost anywhere between Rs 24,000 to Rs 4,00,000 a night
The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Owned by Brookfield Asset Management, the hotel offers 8 luxurious suites and 72 heritage rooms. Situated in the land of the Mewars, known for their grandeur and valor, the hotel offers panoramic views in its surroundings. A minimum of Rs 70.000 for a room per night is what you need.
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai
Built in 1902, the country’s first luxury hotel is located in the Colaba area of Mumbai. With 560 rooms, 44 suites offering the view of the sea, the hotel charges anywhere between Rs 10.000 to Rs 1.00.000 a night.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Regarded as a Jewel of Jaipur, the Rambagh Palace hotel, is the most expensive hotel in the country. Spread over 47 acres, the hotel exhibits the best of the state’s royal heritage and opulence. This hotel has been a host to famous guests from the world over like Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy. The 78 opulent rooms, which served as the chambers of the former Maharaja, one could end up paying anything in between Rs 24,000 to Rs 4,00,000 a night.
Rajasthan’s rustic vibe, old world charm and rich heritage makes it a preferred choice for luxury hotels. However, other metropolitan cities in India too have a number of five-star hotels to offer tourists and connoisseurs an unforgettable experience.