Visiting India is a chance to get blown away by the sheer tapestry of culture, heritage and art that it has to offer. Besides exploring the intricate carvings of its gorgeous temples and the awe inspiring structures that are unparalleled in the rest of the world, an excellent way to truly soak in its wonderful treasures is by choosing to spend a few nights in one of the many palatial hotels.
India is home to a number forts, palaces and heritage homes that have now been converted into luxury hotels managed by some of the leading hospitality chains in India and around the world.
- The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Affectionately nicknamed the Grande Dame of Kolkata, this hotel offers an exquisite neo-classical façade along with a dominating pillared entrance. Effectively reflecting the colonial heritage of the country, this structure has been able to efficiently blend traditional and classical Indian styles of architecture.
- Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
After 10 years of hard work, this architectural wonder has been reopened for the world to see. Falaknuma, meaning the Mirror of the Sky sits on a hill top which dominates the skyline of Hyderabad. Complete with Venetian chandeliers, opulent marble staircases and the dining room with a table which accommodates 101 guests, this hotel features among the top most luxurious hotels in the world.
- Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Considered one of the most romantic hotels in the country, this fairytale property sits floating in the middle of the lake overlooking the shores of the White City. Every room and suite in this property provides a charming ambiance complete with private balconies equipped with ornate swing sets and spectacular views of the Aravallis.
- Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
We now head to the Pink City, home to the Rambagh Palace which introduces its guests to the opulent culture and heritage of Rajasthan’s former rulers. Gorgeous gardens, exquisite lawns and an intimate lobby is all you need to get a taste of the royal way of life that once was the norm here.
In addition to this, properties such as the Samode Haveli in Jaipur and the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur offer opulent opportunities for a taste of India’s opulent and regale heritage. With Trip to India, you too can plan for yourself exquisite holidays where you flirt with the idea of living like the kings and queens once did so majestically.