Luxury hotels in India are some of the most romantic and evocative buildings to be found anywhere in the world, often former (or current) palaces which have been transformed into some of the world’s finest hotels. There is nothing as exciting during your luxury Indian holiday as pretending you’re a Maharaja (or a Marahani), if only for a day or two!
In this category, the hotels are sumptuous and always luxurious. The service is extremely exclusive, and the atmosphere rarefied. Whilst some might find an entire holiday staying in these hotels a little too much, these palaces and hotels beautifully reflect the splendour and opulence of former ages. This type of luxury and opulence is undoubtedly an Indian hallmark.
At Experience Travel Group we’re able to give you expert advice on which hotel might suit you and where it could be worth splashing out on one of these fantastic places.
Luxury Hotels & Palaces in India
Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar
A commanding 18th-century fort on the sacred River Narmada, Ahilya. Spectacular views, comfortable rooms, and a remote, relaxed feel.
Alila Fort, Bishangarh
Located an hour from Jaipur upon a granite hill, this beautiful hotel has lovely 360 degree views of the surrounding region.
A lush green oasis in the desert, Amanbagh is a luxurious and spacious resort for travellers between Jaipur and Agra.
Canvas luxury at its absolute finest: Sumptuous, spacious tents and outstanding wildlife spotting near Ranthambore.
Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh
An award-winning, luxury spa resort sitting at the foothills of the Himalayas in North India.
Brijrama Palace, Varanasi
An ornately decorated heritage building edifice sitting on the Ganges riverbank in the heart of the famous ghats.
Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj
Offering exquisite Indian-style glamping on a picturesque reservoir. It’s an all-inclusive retreat and is highly recommended.
Coco Shambhala, Goa
A collection of 4 spacious villas. Luxurious accommodation and personalised service away from crowds in Goa.
Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg, Goa & The Konkan Coast
Luxury, spacious villa accommodation with private infinity pools looking out over the rugged Konkan coast.
Evolve Back, Hampi
Palace-like luxury and spacious rooms near Hampi’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Glenburn Penthouse, Kolkata
Located above the bustling streets with an elegant, colonial style and fantastic views from the rooftop and rooms.
Mihir Garh, Rohet
A magnificent fort rising out of the desert, Mihir Garh provides elegance, space, and great outdoor activities.
Niraamaya Surya Samudra, Kovalam
This boutique resort perfectly combines a traditional Keralite aesthetic with contemporary luxury.
Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Classic Colonial style heritage hotel is an exceptionally comfortable luxury experience in the heart of Calcutta.
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi Udaivilas exude opulence, luxury, first-class service and breath-taking views of Udaipur.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla
The views are breathtaking at this Himalayan mountain retreat: a lavish hotel for grown-ups seeking modern luxury near Shimla.
A restored 18th Century Rajput palace constructed at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, offering tradition and style.
Raas Devi Garh , Delwara
Award-winning modern minimalism in a converted romantic 18th Century fort palace in the Aravalli Hills.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Grand and ostentatious, Taj Falaknuma Palace is a part of Hyderabad’s history: come here to be treated like royalty.
Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
This converted former palace is a resort hotel in the heart of Jaipur with a welcoming vibe and five-star service.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
This iconic floating palace hotel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in beautiful Udaipur. Exclusive, opulent, and magical.
Taj Mahal Palace , Mumbai
In eclectic Mumbai, the magnificent Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is legendary, well-known for its charm, heritage, and terrific facilities.
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
A heritage palace hotel in a great area of Jaipur, Taj Rambagh Palace is opulent and grandiose yet warm and welcoming.
The Imperial, Delhi
Located on bustling Connaught Place, the Imperial is the most coveted heritage Colonial hotel in town. Expect formality, vibrancy, and finesse.
The Leela , Udaipur
Slick, modern and luxurious hotel on the banks of Lake Pichola, with unbeatable views of the famous Taj Lake Palace hotel.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
This is THE place in Agra to enjoy legendary views of the world-famous Taj Mahal and to be treated like royalty.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Overlooking Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a grand and historically important property offering good facilities and an interesting art deco vibe.