The most luxurious hotel rooms in India
Looking for some R&R? These are the rooms to reserve
Some holidays are meant to just bask in the lap of luxury — even if you’re living in a treehouse or tent. Luckily, India has more than its fair share of luxurious hotel rooms to keep you from getting cabin fever. At The Machan in Lonavala, cut off from deadlines and work emails as you allow nature to swallow you whole. Or if sipping on a Pinot Grigio while you drink in views of the Taj Mahal is your idea of relaxation, you would do worse than the Kohinoor Suite at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra.
Before you plan your next holiday, check out our selection of the most luxurious hotel rooms in the country.
Most luxurious hotel rooms in India
With handcrafted canopies floating among some of the tallest trees of the Western Ghats, the lush resort offers an arboreal living experience. Ask for their Forest Machan: soaring almost 45 feet above the ground, it offers the best panoramic views of the jungle. Forget about updating Instagram or spending the weekend in bed with your favourite TV show — the secluded location has almost no cell reception or Wi-Fi. Instead, sign up for a guided tour of the local flora and fauna around the ghats or spot constellations in the light-pollution free starry skies.
Truly fit for royalty, the two bedroom suite leaves no kind of luxury off the list — from a round-the-clock private butler to an exclusive entrance to a personal balcony for breakfast with a view. But the truly unmissable part of the private apartment of the two successive Maharaja's, Sawai Man Singh II and his son Sawai Bhanwani Singh is the private dining area dressed with original portraits of Jaipur's Maharaja's. Dinner with the king, anyone?
A mix of Rajasthani and European grandeur, The Shambhu Prakash suite (named after the Maharana Shambhu Singh) is furnished in dashes of rich colour and high arches. But our favourite parts? The adjoining balcony that offers arguably the best lake view sunset in the world and the en-suite library stocked with literary works and hand-picked artefacts. Tajhotels.com
Begin your trip with grandeur, courtesy the Rolls Royce airport pick-up. Head to the eight-bedroom suite (comes with amenities like 24-hour butler service, private gymnasium, two separate living rooms with a powder room, private study room, private dining room that seats 12 guests, 24-hour in-room dining, fully-functional butler’s pantry, a separate bedroom with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and the sprawling bathroom, Jacuzzi, a rain shower head and a couple spa suite) to experience the true meaning of luxury. Theleela.com
With 25 tents that offer polished hardwood floors, four-poster beds, and freestanding bathtubs, it is the most opulent of offerings at the park and not just because they were designed to mimic the caravans of royalty travelling through. Perhaps the panoramic dessert views, lux golden weave rugs and standalone balcony-bathtub has something to do with it. Oberoihotels.com
With wall-to-wall windows that offer views of the Taj Mahal from every room, the Kohinoor Suite plays up its proximity to the monument. And while it offers every luxury service in the book, isn't watching the Taj Mahal from your bathtub while sipping on wine true wealth? Oberoihotels.com