India has some of the world’s best hotels and resorts, and if you disagree, might I suggest taking a look below!
The Oberoi Vanyavilas – Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
For all those who want to go see the big cats, Ranthambore is the place to be at and if you think you’d have to rough it out, then let me introduce you to The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Sawai Madhopur. A twenty acre sprawling property that spells luxury and still makes you feel close to nature is how I’d describe this hotel. One can enjoy the tented accommodations with spectacular views of the bordering jungle while sipping some champagne at sundown.
The resort is situated at just a 10 minute drive away from the Ranthambore National Park.
The tariff starts at a whopping rs. 44,500. Well with great luxury comes expensive pricing I guess!
Every evening the hotel hosts an interactive natural history session with the in-house specialist where a short feature on Ranthambore and its tigers is presented which can be attended by the hotel guests.
Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort – Goa
A relatively lesser known hotel in Goa but let that not stop you from checking into the Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort. This luxurious resort is situated at Betul, Salcete and boasts of tastefully done up rooms and a delightful swimming pool that overlooks the river.
The tariff starts at Rs. 9000 (room) during the off season going up to Rs. 30000 (suite) during peak season.
In addition to a world class spa the hotel even has a well stocked library for those lazy afternoons by the pool.
Ule Ethnic resort – Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
This has to be one of the world’s most breathtaking properties. It’s simple yet so beautiful. Situated in the Sham Valley (Leh-Srinagar highway) this property has some of the best views to offer. You can opt for the canvas huts or better still go in for one of the deluxe cottages which over look the surrounding mountains and the Indus river.
The food served in the restaurant has no frills but is made with utmost love and care! But who cares about anything else when you have views like this! The tariff starts at rs. 5600 for the basic hut.
As per the management, the entire resort has been developed keeping the ecology of the surroundings in mind. From the food to the materials used in setting up the resort and the power generated that runs through the campsite, everything has been developed on basis of a sustainable eco tourism model. Power is generated in the property itself and lights go off by 11 pm and back on by 7 am.
The Orange County – Coorg
Referred to as the Scotland of India, Coorg makes for a great getaway with family and friends. Check yourself in The Orange County at Coorg and you won’t be disappointed. Set amidst a 300 acres of plantation of coffee and spice, the delicious aroma is a welcome change from the city life. Choose from the Lily Pool Villas or the more exclusive Private Pool Villas for the ultimate luxurious seclusion. Dining options are in abundance as you have seven restaurants to choose from, each special and unique in its own way.
You can dine by the lake or even head to The Machan for a tree top dining experience. Damages to your wallet – tariff starts at rs. 28,800
Enjoy a coracle ride on the river Cauvery or if you are a nature enthusiast then go bird watching since Coorg houses over 25% of all bird species found in India.
Neemrana Fort Palace – Alwar, Rajasthan
Heritage hotels are in abundance in India, but the Neemrana Fort Palace definitely stands out. Even today it has retained its originality despite the restoration and looks like a leaf out of a history textbook. Built in 1464, the Neemrana Fort served as the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan the 3rd.
From being a non usable palace in crumbles to an award winning hotel with 71 suites and sprawling gardens, the Neemrana Fort Palace has come a long way.
One can enjoy the resplendent property with a tariff starting at rs. 4000.
The hotel has lots of activities to offer which includes a vintage car ride, India’s first zip lining tour, camel rides, a step well tour amongst others. What’s also commendable is that the project has generated jobs for many locals as the management believes in hiring locals.
So which one are you checking into next?!