For centuries, India’s royalty had been known to commission the most splendid palaces and temples to show adoration for their gods, families and people. People from around the world travelled to India to witness extravagant architectural feats and sought to bring back India’s luxurious textiles, jewels and more. Today, it is no surprise that India is home to some of the world’s most opulent hotels and lavish hospitality experiences.
Here are three of our picks for the most palatial hotel experiences:
1. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore
Surrounded by the lush Indian jungle, Oberoi Vanyavillas is a royal jungle resort waiting to be discovered. Visit in May or June, which is the peak Tiger season for the Ranthambhore National Park, where the regal beasts promise a sight to behold. The exclusive property has only 25 tents. Each tent is decked out with decadent and unique pieces including vintage claw-foot bathtubs and intricately hand-painted walls. Their restaurant, The Dining Room, even features produce grown on the property!
2. Leela Palace, Udaipur
This gorgeous hotel overlooks the famed Lake Pichola. Some of you may find the scenery familia – perhaps you recognise it from James Bond’s Octopussy. This magnificent city, known as the Venice of India, for its huge man-made lakes, made its way to Hollywood and the magic never seems to fade. Apart from the breathtaking view, Leela Palace is known for impeccable service, delicious food at The Dining Room and live entertainment every night. The property boasts spacious rooms with equally luxurious amenities.
3. Shakti Leti 360°, Uttarakhand
7,200 feet up the Indian Himalayas, a magical landscape awaits. The views of the snow capped peaks are simply sublime. This is complemented by the rustic stone and wood used in the architecture of each room, transporting you to a different life. Enjoy soulful cooking classes after foraging for ingredients, breathtaking treks of the Rhododendron Forests and the perfect twinkling night sky as you wrap yourself in a traditional wool blanket by the warmth of a crackling fireplace.
At Ravishing India Holidays, we believe that luxury is personal. Let us cater to your whims and fancies and make your holiday true luxury that you will never forget.