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List of top most luxurious & costliest hotels in India

Luxury is every man’s dream. To bring that dream into a reality the hospitality industry, over the years has constructed and nurtured some of the most iconic and pristine properties. These exquisite hotels have become a prominent part of travel not only for tourists outside the country but for the ones around the country as well. Tourists flock here in hundreds not only to live a few days of a laid-back life but also to pamper themselves with the services of the hotel.

Here is the list of the costliest and the most beautiful hotels in India that bring about the most exotic experiences for tourists.

Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur 

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Located in the infamous Pink city, this heritage hotel is guaranteed to give you an experience of royal living. Overlooking the breathtaking view of the city, the hotel is popular for housing a 280-year-old temple of lord Shiva. Set over an area of 32 acres with lush gardens and showcasing the cultural heritage of royals through the armoury on its walls, it is sure to take you back in time. The hotel has 71 rooms, tents and villas which are spacious and exquisite, with their luxury and Kohinoor villas embedded with private pool. It is also complimented for its fine hospitality and dining options. With exotic Indian delicacies, Raj Mahal offers the best of regional cuisine. On the other hand, Surya Mahal offers the best international cuisines along with Rajwada Library bar dedicated to fine liquor and wines. 

Source: Booking.com

Price – Rs 23000 – Rs 500000

Amenities 

  • Spa Treatments
  • Gym and Fitness Center                   
  • Car Rentals
  • Shuttle service
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Outdoor pool

Taj lake palace Hotel, Udaipur 

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An interesting story of a King who wanted a place for pleasure engulfs the walls of the Taj lake palace hotel. Indeed an iconic palace for a perfect stay on a holiday, the palace was once named Jag Nivas before it was taken by Taj. The main attraction of the hotel lies in its location. It is situated in the middle of the lake, on an island overlooking the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machala Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. Further, the hotel has 65 luxurious rooms and 18 suites with the most breathtaking view for its guests. Known also for its exotic and varied cuisines, the hotel has one of the most extraordinary restaurants and bar in the city, which could be accessed only by the residential guests. The hotel is known for its romantic location and attracts very many weddings and celebrations. The feel and service of the hotel are well equipped to make you feel like royalty. 

Source: Travelplusstyle

Price – Rs 19000 – Rs 400000

Amenities 

  • Travel desk
  • Car rental services
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Boat rides on Lake Pichola
  • Yoga and spa
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Outdoor pool 

The Leela Palace, New Delhi 

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Clad with the enormous amount of silver and gold, The Leela Palace Hotel defines plush and opulence like never before. The hotel has 260 guest rooms and suites with its deluxe rooms being the greatest in the hotel at 550 Sq ft. With an exquisitely green city view, it has one of the largest hotel rooms in the country with its presidential suite of 4300 Sq ft which comes with plunge pools. The Leela group acquired the land for this hotel for an amount of 700 crores through a government auction, in 2007. Every corner of the hotel serves as a tribute to the culture of the state, especially the Mughal era, keeping the heritage intact with its art and design. The hotel is also embedded with a multi-cuisine restaurant called The Qube and various others that serve regional and international specialties like Jamavar and Le Crique. Taking its elegance a notch higher are its Library bar with its exotic drinks and lounge facilities and its Spa which boasts of holistic therapies.

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Price Rs 11000 – Rs 100000

Amenities 

  • Currency exchange
  • Fitness center
  • 24*7 Front Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Butler Services
  • Facilities for differently-abled

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur 

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Paying tribute to the culture and heritage of Jaipur, Rambagh palace hotel stands tall and exquisite, 5 miles from the walls of the city at Bhawani Singh road. Built-in 1835, this sprawling palace has been home to Maharaja Sawai man Singh 2 and his queen Maharani Gayatri Devi. Operated by the taj group of hotels, the hotel delights us with 78 stunning luxury rooms and suites which were previously the chambers of the former maharaja. Clad in beautiful crystal chandeliers, the ballroom of the palace has been converted to one of the best fine dining restaurants in Jaipur where a royal Indian feast awaits you. To bring the touch and feel of royalty a bit more, the guests can indulge in Jiva grande spa which is a tribute to ancient wellness treatments that were a part of culture and tradition in India. It further brings us to the polo bar with the history displayed in frames of Jaipur polo team. The palace is also splendid with the scenic beauty of its sandstone balustrades and Mughal gardens giving us a view of a lifetime.  

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Price – Rs 18000 – Rs 300000

Amenities 

  • Polo Bar Steam
  • 24-hour on-call doctor & nurse
  • baby-sitting services for young guests
  • Vintage car rides and Horse carriage rides
  • Jiva Grande Spa
  • Golf Course

Oberoi Grand, Kolkata 

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Built-in 1887, the Oberoi Grand is one of the oldest hotels in India in the heart of Kolkata’s Chowringhee road. In the early years, the property was a theater managed by Arathoon Stephen which was later reconstructed in the hotel after the theater burned down. Known as the ‘Grand dame of Chowringhee’, The majestic property is well known for its hospitality and the way guests are treated. The property oozes the cultural and tradition of Kolkata through its carefully constructed colonial-style architecture and art. The rooms and suites of the hotel fulfill the needs of both business travelers and leisure travelers with modern amenities. With its exotic dining options in the form of various restaurants like 363 that serves European and Asian delicacies and Baan Thai that serves Thai delicacies amidst their iconic pool bar for cocktails, the hotel will bring the best of both worlds to the guests. They also have spa facilities for relaxation along with heritage walks that lets to soak in the city and its vibe.

Source: Telegraph

Price – Rs 8500 – Rs 200000

Amenities 

  • Free Parking
  • Daily Room Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Banquet Facilities
  • The Oberoi Spa

ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi  

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Situated in the capital city and inspired by one of the most powerful kingdoms, The Maurya dynasty, ITC Maurya is not only luxurious but covered in history. The hotel and its architecture reflect the different Mauryan era and facets of its culture can be caught in the excellent service that the guest receives. Its exotic collection of art is also added to the overall royalty of the hotel. With 438 premium rooms and suites, this 40-year-old property is a place of choice for any traveler. The hotel also provides one of the best restaurants in the form of Indian and international dining options that are hard not to savor. As a result, the hotel has been voted amongst the “Top 50 Restaurants in the World’’ and the ‘Top 20 in Asia‘ and has been recognized as one of the “World’s Best Classic Restaurants” by Conde Nast Traveler Gold Standard. 

Source: Outheretravel

Price – Rs 20000 – Rs 500000

Amenities 

  • Spa Treatment
  • Tour Desk
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Open –air plunge pool
  • Fitness Centre

Samode palace, Jaipur 

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Originally constructed as a Rajput fort as a heritage monument, Samode palace is set in a 16th-century style. It was in the early 19th century that Rawal Berisal converted the fort into a beautiful palace. The property is said to be more than 400 years old and is popular for its Indo-Saracenic architecture. The stunning rooms and suites of the hotel are covered with a blend of Indian and Mughal architectural work to give the look and feel of the bygone era, with the royal suite that is infamous for its courtyard overlooking the mountains which is a royalty that guests wouldn’t want to miss. The palace has 2 exotic restaurants that specialize in Indian, Italian and continental cuisine. For relaxation and leisure, they also have a fitness centre with world-class facilities. The aesthetic appeal and the unique architecture of the palace are sure to transform the guests to a different world. 

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Price – Rs 12000 – Rs 100000

Amenities 

  • Swimming Pool
  • Mini Bar
  • Tour Desk
  • Games Room
  • Swimming Pool

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 

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In an almost dreamlike stupor, the Oberoi Amarvilas stands tall overlooking the most beautiful monument in the country, The taj mahal. The location forms the most exceptional part of the experience the hotel offers and is an ideal location for couples to get into their romantic best. It is also a testament to the Mughal heritage of the country with its prolific architecture and designing, the hotel is pristine and breathtakingly luxurious. With its premier and deluxe rooms are inspired by Mughal architecture with deluxe rooms offering a balcony and private dining space. It is also embedded with sundeck clad multi-tiered pool and beautiful brightly coloured umbrellas. The hotel also boasts of exotic dining space in the form of multi-cuisine restaurants and extravagant bar that serves the best cuisines in Agra. Plenty of relaxing options is provided through spa treatments and fitness centres at the hotel.  

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Price – Rs 23000 – Rs 120000

 Amenities 

  • Butler Service
  • Currency exchange
  • In-room safe
  • Flat Screen Television
  • DVD Player
  • Exquisite Seating Area

Taj mahal palace, Mumbai 

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The iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel is one of Indias’s first luxury hotels not only for its beauty but also for its stories of bravery in the horrid 2008 terror attacks. Set amid 2.6 acres of land, it was built in 1902. The breathtaking view of the Arabian sea from the hotel is pristine and dreamlike making it one of the most romantic places. The hotel was reopened in 2010 post the attacks. The hotel is famous for its brilliant architecture giving it a modern and sophisticated look and feel, that the guests love. The hotel has 285 spacious rooms and suites overlooking its pool and the prolific sea. Along with 9 exquisite dining options serving Indian and international cuisines, the hotel boasts of a rooftop setting for couples called Casablanca which overlooks the sea where the dishes are customized for reserved guests. It also contains holistic spa therapies and salon facilities for relaxation. Additionally, it also provides Yacht services for its guests. The legendary hotel is said to be a pillar of strength for Indians. 

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Price – Rs 14000 – Rs 110000

Amenities 

  • Concierge Service
  • Jiva Spa
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Airport Shuttle

Taj exotica, Goa 

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Set in the most iconic holiday destination of Goa, Taj exotica overlooks the Arabian sea and brings with its serenity and tranquility. Spread across an area of 56 acres, the hotel is the Mediterranean inspired with lush greenery to add to its charm. Consisting of large deluxe, luxury suites and villa rooms, it has flower-lined patios, old-world architecture and sunshine laden atrium that one could get engrossed in. The hotel boasts of a ballroom which is said to be one of the largest pillar-less banquet halls in the city at 4600 sq ft. It has among the most exotic restaurants with Indian and international cuisines that are sure to delight one’s taste buds. To rejuvenate the guests a spa facility and lounge by the pool is at its exquisite best. Other recreational activities like sports and fitness centres provide the luxury that guests seek. 

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Price – Rs 9000 – Rs 200000

Amenities 

  • Butler Service
  • Mini bar
  • Spa Treatment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center

Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur  

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The Umaid Bhawan Palace is the most popular historic monument cum hotel of Jodhpur. Sitting on top of the highest chittar hill in Jodhpur, the palace was the former home of Jodhpur royal family. At the time of their stay, the palace was rated the sixth-largest private residence across the globe. Spread across an area of 26 acres it comes in three parts namely residence, luxury hotel and museum. The hotel has 70 iconic rooms and suites with a blend of contemporary and modern architecture and styling. It has one of the most popular restaurants in Jodhpur with Indian and European cuisine which is sure to fill the guests with delight. The peaceful setting is made more rejuvenating with therapies at Jiva spa and yoga studio. For leisure, the hotel also provides a tennis court and guided heritage walks across the city and the palace. Umaid Bhavan is, therefore, one of the many crowns of luxury. 

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Price – Rs 20000 – Rs 350000

Amenities 

  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Car Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Park Hyaat, Goa 

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Overlooking the Arossim Beach and covered in beautiful greenery, Park Hyatt is luxury and beyond. Situated in one of the most famous holiday destinations in India, Goa, It covers an area of 45 acres and was built in the year 2003. The property is constructed in such a way as to give a look and feel of traditional Goa home. This iconic Hyatt property has 250 rooms and suites including a private balcony. The hotel infamously boasts of its fine dining options and bar where the guests can sip a cocktail and enjoy their favorite delicacies by the poolside. To turn your relaxation mood on, it also provides spa facilities in the form of Sereno spa. In 2012, this vibrant and iconic property earned the title of ‘Favorite Leisure Hotel in India’ by ‘Conde Nast Traveller’.

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Price – Rs 9000 – Rs 90000

Amenities 

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Kids Play Area
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur 

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Oberoi Udaivilas impressively adds a bit more glitter to the already stunning and royal location of Udaipur. Sitting on the bank of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas provides a mesmerizing view and feel for anybody who wants to take in the vibe of the city. The infamous hotel sits on the 190-year-old hunting ground of royals and covers an area of 30 acres. Set in the most prolific view of landscaped gardens and breathtaking architectural prowess, everything that one experiences here from hospitality to leisure would bring a touch of royalty. It also includes exotic dining with Indian and western cuisines at Surya Mahal and activities like Indian music and dance performances in the most beautiful open-air dining area called Chandni. The hotel is embedded with 4 luxurious suites, 1 Kohinoor suite and 87 lavish rooms that are a fusion of old and new with the luxury suites designed with a private pool and a dining space. In the year 2015, Travel and Leisure rated the Oberoi Udaivilas as the ‘World’s best hotel’.

Source: Oberoi hotels

Price – Rs 20000 – Rs 110000

Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room
  • Boat ride
  • Conference Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • spa

Taj lands end, Mumbai 

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Taj Lands end overlooks the iconic Arabian Sea and Bandra Worli sea line and is situated amid the hustle and bustle of life in Mumbai. Built-in 1999, the hotel covers an area of 9.25 acres of land it boasts of the finest accommodations and classic dining spaces served at the hands of the most renowned butlers. Its architecture is a blend of elegant woods and muted pastels which make the property look elegant and extravagant. The hotel offers 493 heritage rooms and suites with stunning views of the sea and private kitchenette complemented with customized dishes from the chefs. The hotel boasts of food connoisseurs from different parts of the world coming together to prepare mouth-watering Cantonese and Sichuan specialties at Ming Yang and gorge on a medley of flavors at the all-day popular dining restaurant, Vista. One can also enjoy the cocktails and sushi at the house of nomads

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Price – Rs 10000 – Rs 130000

Amenities 

  • Wellness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Butler Service
  • Concierge Service
  • Gym and Fitness Center

Taj Falaknuma palace, Hyderabad  

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In early 1884, the then prime minister of Hyderabad visited Europe and came back with a desire to build a European styled residence for himself and thus the private residence of the Paigah family came about. In 1897 it was presented to Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. Later in the year 2010, the prolific residence was converted to what is now called the Taj Falaknuma palace. Set on the 32 acre land over a hilltop, the palace is a testament to Indian and colonial architectural style. It captures and tradition, culture and heritage of the city of Hyderabad so well that it occasionally transfers the guests to that era. It has 60 rooms and suites with the most exquisite wooden flooring and hand-painted motifs, with the Nizam suite embedded with a private pool and views of the courtyard. The dining at the hotel is praised for its authentic European delicacies, at The Celeste apart from 5 other restaurants which are an absolute treat for your taste buds. A hotel is also a perfect place for rejuvenation with its Jiva spa that makes you feel nothing less than royal.

Source: Curly tales

Price – Rs 30000 – Rs 500000

Amenities 

  • Butler Service
  • Mini bar
  • Spa Treatment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center

ITC grand Bharat, New Delhi 

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Spread across an area of 300 acres and located amidst the Aravallis, this majestic hotel is a treat to visit for anyone looking to enter a new world of luxury. The architecture of the hotel encompasses of mosaic styling and design. The property consists of 4 presidential villas and 100 suites and boasts of various culinary indulgences. The restaurants have the finest cuisines that range from European classics in the form of the hotel The Indian room, Asian and Indian delicacies to low-calorie gourmet experiences in the form of hotel Aravalli pavilion. Further, the peacock bar provides the perfect setting for relaxation with cocktails. With a wide range of options for leisure, one of them being the golf academy for budding golfers as well as Kaya Kalp which is an acclaimed indigenous spa brand, ITC grand Bharati is a tick on every traveler’s list.  

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Price – Rs 12000 – Rs 500000

Amenities 

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room
  • Conference Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • spa

Kumarakom Lake palace, Kerala  

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Known for its lush green location, the Kumarakom lake resort is set amid the sprawling backwaters in Kerala. With 59 stunning rooms and villas with the most breathtaking view of its greenery and backwater, this luxury resort has earned the title of the leading resort by the world travel award. The resort represents the style of 16th-century Kerala homes called Manas showcasing proudly it’s the culture and heritage of the state. With exquisite artwork and wooden interiors give it the feel of royalty. It is set over an area of 25 acres and has exciting activities for leisure such as sunset boat ride, village walks and cultural shows. Its most talked about for its herbal spa treatments and exotic dining options amidst the pristine backwaters. With a multi-cuisine restaurant, Ettukettu to typical Kerala restaurants like Vembanad which is well known for its seafood delicacies, it also has a traditional tea shop amid a garden called Thattukada.

Source: Booking.com

Price – Rs 15000 – Rs 80000

Amenities 

  • Swimming Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Games
  • Mini bar 

Taj mahal palace, New Delhi 

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Located at the center of New Delhi, almost 2 km from Rashtrapati Bhawan, taj mahal palace hotel stands stunningly in the capital. It holds a reputation of having served heads of state and business leaders. Styled and designed in an architecture that dates back to 7th century, the hotel is praised for its traditional colors used as well as its antiques and art which captures the heritage of the state and blends it in with the modern amenities. With 292 rooms, 26 suites and its luxurious presidential suites offering a majestic view of Delhi’s historic skyline, the hotel is classy and elegant at the same time. The culinary delights of the hotel along with their artistry and innovation in cuisines creates a mark and adds to their reputation. Some of the restaurants include Manchan – the city’s preferred 24-hour International eatery, House of Ming – Delhi’s first Cantonese and Schezuan speciality restaurant in a five-star and The grill room – continental dining at the rooftop with stunning views of the capital. To enrich the experience further the hotel has The spa and shop for relaxation and shopping of Indian artifacts along with health clubs and an outdoor pool. 

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Price – Rs 8000 – Rs 300000

Amenities 

  • Spa Treatment
  • Tour Desk
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Open –air plunge pool
  • Fitness Center

The Leela Palace, Udaipur 

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The Leela Palace, Udaipur is infamous for its breathtaking view of banks of Lake Pichola, on which it sits. The view made more stunning with the Aravalli hills and the city palace. A tribute to Rajasthani architecture and styling and adorned with local artwork, the property is a luxury. The hotel is embedded with 8 suites and 72 heritage rooms that are a perfect touch of royal. With its large outdoor pool facing the lake, it is a perfect spot of leisure for tourists. The hotel also boasts of 3 dining options that are a treat to Indian and international delicacies and an exquisite bar. The grandeur is enhanced by the ancient artworks that are a perfect tribute to the heritage of the city. 

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Price – Rs 15000 – Rs 370000

Amenities

  • Spa Treatment
  • Tour Desk
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Open –air plunge pool
  • Fitness Centre

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