TOP 10 HOTELS IN INDIA 2013
1.Taj Falaknuma Palace: Former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad
Taj Falaknuma Palace Deserve First place in our top 10 gallery list Taj Falaknuma Palace Built in 1894,Taj Falaknuma Palace Located 600 meters above Hyderabad with 60 renovated rooms and suites, Falaknuma Palace is world-renowned for its opulent, ornate glory. This is one of the finest hotel palaces in the world. The former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad the inside is all Venetian chandeliers and marble staircases, down to its collection of crystal.
2.Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur and Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
these properties are palaces and residences of former Maharajas in the State of Rajasthan and are both being managed by the Taj Group of Hotels. A Luxury Double Bedroom, their most basic option, will cost you 36,000 rupees ($810), while the Grand Presidential Suite a staggering 600,000 rupees ($13,500) in either of the palace hotels. The Lake Palace located in the middle of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola is one of India’s most iconic hotels. It belongs to the Mewar dynasty whose descendants converted it into a hotel. Rambagh Palace was the former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur. It is considered the “jewel in the crown” of the Taj hotels in India.
3.Ishavilas: Beacon of Goa’s new boutique hotel
Ishavilas hotel popular in whole world and it is also full of luxuries .Filled with gilded pediments, eccentric objets d’art, gold-braided cushions and antique furniture, here’s a place which properly admits make-believe. Four gorgeous bedrooms lead into a dining salon, and you can also eat your meals al fresco on the patio overlooking the pool.
4.The Oberoi Gurgaon: Neo-palace outside New Delhi :
5.Swissôtel: New place to do business in Kolkata :
The advent of Swissôtel in Kolkata may be one of the oddest marriages ever; business hotel meets crumbling colonial glory. But if you’ve got business in Bengal, this is where to do it. There are classic rooms and Swiss executive rooms with a Jacuzzi — something for both the leisure and business traveler among its 147 rooms. Swissôtel Kolkata features separate smoking and non-smoking floors, do note. As business hotels continue their steady advent into the Indian hotel landscape, here’s one to give a chance; for combining convenience and good taste.
6.The Leela Palace Kempinski, Udaipur :
Leela has been drawn to the stunning beauty of the Lake Pichola and have created an opulent hotel on its banks. This is slightly less expensive than its Oberoi and Taj counterparts. Tariffs start at 26,000 rupees ($590) for its standard Lake View Rooms and reach 200,000 rupees ($4,500) for its Maharaja Suite.
7.The Ranvas: Royal romance of Jodhpur upheld :
All the luxuries are available in this hotel.A picturesque regal residence — the 18th century home of the Ranis of Maharaja Bakht Singh of Jodhpur — Ranvas’s heritage property is situated close to Nagaur Fort.
8.Purity: Kerala’s Vembanad Lake has a new contender :
9.Taj Lands End, Mumbai :
This is a relatively newer property of Taj Hotels in Mumbai. It is located in the city’s Bandra neighborhood. Deluxe Rooms here cost 23,000 rupees ($520) and the Presidential Suite 250,000 rupees ($5,700).
10.The Oberoi, Mumbai :
Oberoi has been one of Mumbai’s top hotels for decades now. It was a target of the terrorist attack in November 2008 but bounced back quickly with new design and security system in place. A Deluxe Room here costs 25,000 rupees ($560) and a Presidential Suite 300,000 rupees ($6,800) per night. The hotel boasts of views of the city’s famous bay as it is located just off Marine Drive.