Top 10 Luxury Resorts in India

by Travexcell Staff

India is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. India is a multicultural nation accommodating many cultures, castes, religions and languages. India was the host country for World Tourism Day 2019 India’s expansive borders encompass an incredible range of contrasts, landscapes, cultures, and religions. Once you plan and decide which destinations to visit, the next decision is where to stay.
If you are really looking for an enchanting destination for vacation, there are numerous interesting resorts in India for your comfort. These luxury resorts are characterized by an atmosphere depicting the culture and heritage of the place. This article talks in detail about top ten luxurious and interesting resorts in India.

These are India’s best luxury hotels:

1. ITC Grand, Resort & Spa, Goa

ITC Grand, Resort & Spa Goa, Top most resort in India

ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is set within 40 to 45 acres of landscape gardens surround with glimmering waterways and beautiful lagoons along the pristine Arossim Beach which is just a 20 minutes drive from Goa International Airport. The resort offers an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the view of Arabian Sea, around 6 dining options and a luxury spa. The beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure that’s infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more – one can enjoy & promising a truly immersive experience.

Rooms and Suites: The well-appointed rooms & suites look out in to the lush green gardens, the peaceful lagoons and water bodies, the inviting multi-level swimming pool, or the infinite allure of the sea. All rooms & suites feature personal outdoor spaces in the form of a balcony or patio. Several rooms also feature outdoor rain showers & secret gardens.

Facilities: The resort offers 6 signature food and beverage outlets along with multiple outdoor & indoor venues for bespoke banqueting, special events and weddings. Spread across 36,000 sq. ft of tropical bliss , Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa weaves its own brand of magic on mind and body. The state-of-the-art fitness center, open 24 hours, is geared to meet all lifestyle and fitness goals. The swimming pool is a delightful surprise exotically landscaped over multiple levels, with a breath-taking view of the Arabian Sea. There are lot of thoughtful amenities, like a children’s play zone where kids can learn and enjoy safely while the parents immerse themselves in the pleasures of the place.

Food and Beverage: Relish exceptional dining experiences at 6 signature food & beverage destinations. Reminiscent of a casual street side cafe, Pavilion at the Village Square brings to you the finest Indian & International fare round the clock. It also has an outdoor open kitchen, allowing tourists to interact with culinary masters. Kebabs & Kurries offers heritage cuisine fine-tuned through years of research by the celebrated chefs of ITC Hotels in a warm luxurious setting. The decor is reminiscent of a royal dining space, adorned with gem-studded metal chandeliers & exquisite artefacts Ottimo Cucina Italiana is inspired by the concept of a homely Italian kitchen, with specialties like wood fired pizzas, artisanal pastas, endless selections of antipasti, delectable cheeses & more. The beautiful wooden furniture adds a rustic sceen and offers a quintessential Italian trattoria dining experience.

2. Ananda Spa & Resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Ananda Spa and Resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, top resort in India

Ananda Spa Resort has surely earned a place in the top ten royal resorts in India. situated at  the centre of unexplored green stretches,it is a centre for yoga and meditation tours  being among a famous spa destination. The wide choice of residential accommodation and the soothing ambience of the resort makes it a great resort to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the company of loved ones.

This resort was at one time the royal residence of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, has been now turned into a spiritual destination for visitors seeking respite from a stressful  life.

It is among a few royal resorts in India that offer a vast range of  facilities including Palace View Rooms, Valley View Rooms, Garden Suites, The Ananda Suite, The Viceregal Suite and Ananda Villas. The mesmerising surroundings of the resort together with the  Indian Ayurvedic health regimes, help the visitors to explore themselves. In order to provide a unforgettable experience to the visitors including friends, family and couples, the resort  offers various facilities including Vedanta spa and yoga retreats. The guests can also take part  in outdoor activities including nature walks, mountain treks, river rafting and adventurous wildlife safaris. The resort has so much to offer to people seeking tranquility, privacy and adventure and is a best  place for people to witness the enthralling treasures of nature.

3. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa Gulmarg. Top Resort in India

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa situated among the Himalayas amidst the beauty of Gulmarg, Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa resembles something from a wonderland. The resort is located in proximity to Gulmarg Gondola, the world’s highest cable car. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery including flora that is indigenous to mountainous regions. Due to its location, the resort is mostly covered in snow during the winter season making it an even more adventurous stay. One can enjoy a fantastic holiday experience gazing out at the wonderful mountains. For dining, the resort has 4 restaurants- Cloves, Nouf, Chaikash and Calabsh, each of which comes with their own cherishing dining experience. visitors can opt to stay in premier rooms or take a cottage for stay. The resort has been designed with a combination of Kashmiri architecture  splendid with wooden paradise. The resort also has a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and children stay along with a bunch of activities that visitors  can participate in such as golfing, skiing, trekking and so on. 

4. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Top resort in India

Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes”, the erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, is resplendent with vast hilltop forts, palaces, temples and beautiful gardens that serve as reminders of its majestic history. Falling in love with the charm of the “City of Lakes” is easy when you are staying at The Oberoi Udaivilas resort located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the resort is spread around 30 acres of luxuriant tree gardens, with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals.

Superior accommodations, fine restaurants serving signature cuisine and a quiet emphasis on your well being with daily yoga and personally curated spa treatments. All brought alive by the sincere attention to your every need that is distinctively Oberoi.

Accommodation: Amazing and uninterrupted garden views are best enjoyed from the cushioned bay window seat in these stunning luxurious rooms. Decorated in a natural palette, with vibrant touches of colour and traditional Indian patterns, the spacious interiors include a king sized bed and a marble ensuite bathroom with views of a private sun dappled courtyard.

  • 24 hour butler service
  • Air conditioning, with temperature control units fitted in the room
  • 12″ pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu features a range to suit every

5. Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa

Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa

Located on Sinquerim beach in Candolim, Goa, Taj Fort Aguada features charming cottages and luxury villas. It has history woven in its walls. This is where royalty, the heads of government agencies and the famous celebrities are known to frequent. Taj Fort Aguada the first luxury hotel in Goa. The picturesque settings create a tremendous backdrop for the entire experience along with the nouvelle restaurants and the Jiva spa. Soak in a space that showcases the spirit of Goa. Explore the horizon as you look over the waters of the pool, beyond the 16th century ancient ramparts of the Portuguese Fort, and wave back to the tide as it works its way across the Arabian Sea, to greet the Sinquerim beach. Expect the best in world cuisine of Taj Aguada Fort. The nouvelle restaurants showcase the master craftsmanship of expert seasoned Chefs who would tease your palate with their epicurean delights.

6. The Tree House Resort Chandwaji (Rajasthan)

The Tree House Resort Chandwaji (Rajasthan)

Experience the joy of living on a tree with Tree House Resort Chandwaji Jaipur. This resort combines the best of modern comforts amidst the peaceful pristineness of the forest all around. Perched atop keekar trees, the nests, used to identify the tree house, have various branches running through the rooms making nature visually present in this fantastic stay. Several winged friends  of all hues and shapes, chirp merrily outside the Nests’ windows to be nature’s morning alarm bell. Staying here will be an enthralling experience of its own as you stay away from the hustle of the city. visitors can indulge in resort  for some fine relaxation. This is a resort stay in Jaipur that one won’t forget for years due to its  uniqueness . visitors can choose between various types of stay depending on their group size. For dining, indulge in the fine dining of Machaan, the tree house restaurant food that produces the finest delicacies from local produce. There is a Peacock Bar for an after meal drink and witness this 400-year-old former Mughal relic turned into a bar. One can never feel boring while staying here with the open ambiance, the lush green and the pure air that surrounds them at all time.

7. Ri Kynjai, Shillong

Ri Kynjai is the best-known and most-loved hospitality chain in !ncredible India’s magical North-East. Originating from Shillong, the beautiful hill capital of Meghalaya state, the diverse enterprises ranging from architecture to construction, Event Management (Centre Point Entertainment Network), sports enterprise the nationally reknown (Shillong Lajong Football Club), and of course premium hospitality offerings. While the resorts and hotels of CPGE has emerged as a much-loved and much-trusted name in the North-East, Ri Kynjai hospitality enterprise which is the flagship and occupies a special place in our hearts.

The people of Meghalaya region pride themselves on two things – our love for our beautiful homeland and our standards of hospitality. Not surprisingly, our hotels, resorts and restaurants are staffed by highly trained local hospitality professional and experts who are noted for their professional excellence as much as their local know how. This, in conjunction with our carefully selected areas and excellent food offerings, ensures that your trip to Shillong is memorable for all the right reasons.

8. The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Shimla is the capital of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, The British summer capital during colonial times, Shimla boasts many examples of original British architecture; from churches to offices, private residences and a theatre.

During the times of the British rule, the Oberoi Cecil was most exclusive hotel in Shimla; known for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. More than a century later, The Oberoi Cecil resort continues to maintain its exclusivity with its colonial charm and majestic elegance.

A Heritage Grand Hotel with pure wooden floors, glowing fireplaces, a grand atrium lobby and panoramic mountain views, The Oberoi Cecil’s warm ambience flows into our hospitality; as they welcome you at the front door, show you to your room or help you relax at the luxury spa. At our dedicated children’s activity centre, we are also delighted to welcome your little ones for the holiday of a lifetime.

9. Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kumarakom)

Kumarakom Lake Resort, acclaimed as the finest luxury heritage resort in south India, nestles on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad, the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters, in one of India’s popular holiday destination, Kerala.

spread across 25 acres of lush greenery and set in soul-stirring ambience, Kumarakom hotel and Lake Resort, the winner of the much acclaimed World Travel Award as India’s Leading Resort for four years, exudes the charm of Kerala’s true beauty while offering a complete range of New Age amenities for a luxuriously comfortable stay. Luxury-laden rooms, villas and suites; Ayurmana, the Ayurveda Spa; swimming pools galore; health club and specialty restaurants; traditional Kerala tea shop and major other beautiful attractions in and around the resort offer you the simple luxuries of life, in the grandeur of the royalty of yore.

10. Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala

Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala

Elegant, exclusive and in its essence a state of mind, the Vythiri Resort is an exquisite jungle getaway located in Wayanad district, a largely mountainous region in northern Kerala, a state in the south of India. Situated beneath an enormous canopy of a lush tropical rain forest, journey into nature’s wonderland – in the company of amphibians, birds, fish and flowering plants and butterflies that inhabit the dense Vythiri rainforest. You will be seduced by the promise of discovery, bliss and exaltation – body, mind and soul.

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