Where to stay on a luxury holiday to India
A unique blend of old and new, The Imperial, New Delhi is a landmark hotel offering a mélange of Victorian, colonial and art deco styles. Centrally located, the property provides an oasis of serenity within the city. Head to the award-winning Imperial Spa, Salon, Health and Racquet Club for a relaxing massage; perfect for preparing you for your exploration of the city.
The Rambagh Palace remained the home of the Jaipur royal family until 1957, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel. Now a Taj Hotel Resort, it is the jewel in this iconic hotel group’s crown. Here you’ll experience the luxuries enjoyed by kings before you; stunning ornamental gardens, the elegance of the Peacock Suite, dine in style in the palace ballroom or play polo, royal-style, on the back of an elephant.
The Brunton Boatyard is a property situated on a historic stretch of Cochin harbour, resurrected from the remains of a Victorian Shipyard. It is a unique city hotel with all 22 rooms overlooking the sea. Inside there are nods to the blending of the cultures which made the city the hub of activity it was; including English, Portuguese and Dutch. Food here is a melting pot of different, glorious, traditions.
Take the enchanting boat ride across Lake Pichola to The Oberoi Udaivilas - where rooms have their own terraces that open onto semi-private swimming pools, exquisite views and outdoor dining pavilions. The luxurious spa overlooks the lake and is a haven of serenity, where trained therapists pamper body and soul with rejuvenating treatments. Dining is a very special experience here too, with international cuisine and authentic tastes of Rajasthan served with views of the City Palace and Lake Pichola.
The Oberoi Amarvilas is the perfect spot from which to experience the Taj Mahal; boasting panoramic views of this iconic building. The hotel itself is built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors to ensure you are transported back to the era of Emperors and Princes.
The Leela Goa is an elegant retreat nestled amongst lush greenery and winding lagoons, bordered by a beautiful, secluded beach. Set within 75 acres, it’s home to a 12-hole golf course, world-class restaurants and a spa. Interiors throughout are a blend of two distinct styles; South India’s temples and Goa’s Portuguese heritage, with luxurious amenities and a five-star setting from which to enjoy this
coastal part of India.