The top 10 best luxury hotels in India



It's that time of the year again!

TripAdvisor is back with its list of the top 10 best luxury hotels of 2017, when it announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels.

Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.

Here are the hotels that made the cut:

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1. The Leela Palace, Udaipur

1. The Leela Palace, Udaipur
This beautiful hotel with its breathtaking view of the Aravalli Hills and the City Palace is an absolute delight to visit. With its grand appearance, this hotel is the quintessence of luxury and one of the most popular in Udaipur. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented – “the minute you step into the Leela, you feel like royalty. The hotel is very new and pristine, yet retains the Maharaja splendor and details of old world charm.

Price per night: Rs 31,096

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
This 2016 #1 hotel in the world described as “the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world” – is set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “From the moment you arrive at the exceptional Umaid Bhawan Palace you are transported not just to the best hotel in the world, but to heaven!!! The hotel, its beautiful building and surrounding gardens, and wonderfully attentive, knowledgeable staff all made our stay the highlight of our visit to India.”

Price per night: Rs 42,991

3. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

3. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
It’s hard to believe this floating vision in marble is real and with the Aravalli Hills and City Palace as the backdrop, one gets an impending sense of enchantment at the Taj Lake Palace. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented “This is by far one of the most magical and romantic places I've ever experienced. Every detail was perfect - the service, the food, the amenities, the sunset boat cruise, the spa, etc.”

Price per night: Rs 38,826

4. Orange County Resorts, Coorg

4. Orange County Resorts, Coorg
Stepping into the portals of Orange County, Coorg, you leave one world behind, and step seamlessly into another: the bygone era of the ‘gentleman planter’. Ensconced in the cocooned comforts of a lush plantation paradise, the resort is perfumed with the subtle intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice. “An experience of absolute bliss. The resort is an epitome of absolute peace, serenity & pristine environment filled with luxury” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 31,839

5. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

5. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Built around an 18th century Shiva temple, The Oberoi Rajvilas is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity. “From the moment you are greeted you walk into the best any hotel can offer. The rooms, grounds, restaurant, pool, spa ad service levels are absolutely incredible” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 39,023

6. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

6. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
This splendid property hotel is an ideal stay for travellers on vacation. The rooms have a spectacular view of the Taj and are crafted with meticulous traditional craftsmanship. This gem of a hotel is pretty much a big reason to visit Agra. “This is by far one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. The hotel and grounds are spectacular and the view of the Taj Mahal from your room is worth it! Service is exceptional!” commented a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 48,534

7. Orange County Resorts Kabini, Karanataka

7. Orange County Resorts Kabini, Karanataka
Orange County Resorts Kabini gives you a wildlife experience like no other. Inspired in design by the Hadis or tribal villages, this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic vistas, is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River. “The resort is beautiful, in a perfect setting, in line with the local landscape, architecture and culture. We couldn't have gotten a more rewarding experience on the property, as well as with all of the activities.” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 28,798

8. Wildflower Hall Shimla in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh

8. Wildflower Hall Shimla in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh
Set within the protected fragrant pine and cedar forest with panoramic views of the Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a true fairytale luxury resort. “This property is a must visit, for anyone seeking luxury in the lap of nature” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 21,925

9. The Oberoi, Bengaluru

9. The Oberoi, Bengaluru
Nestled in lush, tropical grounds and equipped with the latest in technology, The Oberoi, Bengaluru reflects and harmonizes the dual personalities of Bengaluru the Garden City and a major IT hub. “Oberoi is the place you should visit if you want to experience great hospitality. The place has great ambience, nice pool and a great garden atmosphere.” said a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Price per night: Rs 12,278

10. Namah, Uttarakhand

10. Namah, Uttarakhand
A premium getaway resort which is surrounded by lush greenery, it offers the best of facilities for the lovers of nature. A TripAdvisor reviewer said “It’s an aesthetically designed resort with world class amenities.”

Price per night: Rs 11,004 per night.
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