Today, India is one of the most culturally rich and luxurious places for travelers to visit. Their hotels have easily distinguishable features and are overseen by eminent hotel groups that make sure visitors have the ultimate experience. Travelers that are capable of anteing up the cash to enjoy life to the fullest have to take advantage of the chance to be a guest in their choice of one of these high-priced, luxury hotels. What sense does it make to travel across the world to such a beautiful country and not live your best life by staying in one of the 10 most expensive hotel rooms in India?
10 Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad ($2.7k)
Atop a hill, spanning 32 acres, the Falaknuma Palace was the personal home of the Paigahs (a royal family). A trip to Europe caused Prime Minister Sir Viqar-ul-Umra, to want to construct a home reminiscent to the ones he'd seen on his visit. Construction began in 1884. The palace was gifted to the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad in 1897. In 2010, it was renovated into a five-resort property. Guests can feel renewed with spa treatments. Hotel staff can coordinate historical tours of the city, which include the old home of the Prime Minister. The hotel has sixty sophisticated rooms and suites that are decorated with wooden furniture and floors.
9 The Leela Palace, Udaipur ($2.8k)
Nestled on the shores of Lake Pichola, the Leela Palace is a gemstone that provides a ravishing eyeshot of the inland sea, Aravalli Hills and the majestic City Palace. This prime piece of real estate is the epitome of Rajasthani construction and provides guests with a touch of the good life. The modern design is decorated with pieces from home-grown artists and a pool facing the lake. Lake Pichola offers the ideal location to feel like royalty. The huge outdoor pool tub has an attached jacuzzi offering guests the ultimate relaxation experience. Leela Palace, Udaipur has eight quintessential suites and more than seventy heritage rooms. Each of the rooms boasts traditional colors of red and gold and stylish carpeting.
8 Oberoi Rajvilas, Rajasthan ($3.2k)
Sprawling resorts must be the rave in India. Here's another hotel that covers more than 30 acres of perfectly manicured land. It rests in the center of what is known as the "Pink City." This pricey hotel is best recognized as the location of a nearly 300-year-old temple in commemoration of Lord Shiva. The Oberoi Rajvilas sets high standards when it comes to Indian cuisine. There are more than 70 exquisite rooms, tents, and villas that are impeccably decorated with care and extremely detailed. Other amenities include spa treatments, flat-screen TVs, wi-fi access and more. The Luxury and Kohinoor Villas are equipped with private pools.
7 The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra ($3.5k)
Just as grand as the Jajvilas version, The Oberoi Amarvilas offers guests a view of the beautiful Taj Mahal. The prime setting and background are ideal for romantic getaways and private time. Just 600 meters from the historical monument, only a river sits between them. The hotel has a multi-story pool area for guests to enjoy. Offering a dining experience to remember, the Oberoi Amarvilas prides itself on preparing the best in Indian cuisine. Spa treatments being in high demand while on vacation are available here. Guests can choose from a variety of relaxation packages. To ensure that money is never an issue, the accommodation also boasts onsite currency exchange services.
6 Oberoi, Mumbai ($4.2k)
This Indian accommodation boasts superior suites, three dining establishments, a bar at the pool, spa and fitness services that are available twenty-four hours, seven days a week. The deluxe rooms are fit for solo travelers with queen-size beds and bathrooms constructed of the finest Italian marble. Luxury rooms offer the best view of the city's bright skyline and are equipped with king-sized beds and walk-in closets. Those are only two options to choose from. Guests can dine on everything from Indian to Asian cuisine, as the hotel strives to cater to each guest's taste buds. Spa services, supreme dining and being surrounded by the history of India make the Oberoi, Mumbai the ideal vacation spot.
5 The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur ($4.9k)
Also along the shores of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas sits on more than 30 acres of breathtaking gardens, with a complex web of joined edifices and passageways that were inspired by the city itself. The hotel rests on land that was once the hunting grounds of royalty. Surya Mahal, which serves Indian and Western cuisine during the day is surrounded by an astounding view. Chandni, the open-air dining room is renowned for its traditional entertainment. The Oberoi Spa features private rooms, as well as treatments that can be enjoyed by couples. There are four luxury suites, one Kohinoor suite and close to 90 opulent quarters that are a combination of traditional and modern decor.
4 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur ($5.3k)
The Taj Lake Palace used to be a palace during the royal dynasty of Mewar. Now one of the most expensive hotels in India, it sits on four acres of land on the island of Jag Niwas. Like a few others on this list, it sits on the shores of Lake Pichola. The Taj Lake Palace was made famous when it was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. This hotel has eighteen sumptuous suites and more than 60 grand rooms. Each of the rooms is individually decorated. All the rooms are equipped with large, flat-screen TVs, wi-fi access and more.
3 The Leela Palace, New Delhi ($6.3k)
Opened to the public in 2011, the Leela Palace is perfect for people traveling on business or for pleasure because of its location. The affluent hotel is a smooth combination of Lutyen style construction and Indian history. The Leela Palace, New Delhi offers various dining options that present signature delicacies. There are three restaurants to tempt your taste buds: Jamavar concentrates on Indian cuisine, Megu serves up Japanese dishes steeped in authenticity, and Le Cirque is dishing out the best Italian flavors in town. The huge accommodations begin at 548-square feet. There are more than 190 grand rooms, more than 40 royal club rooms and nearly 20 suites.
2 Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala (up to $7k)
Kumarakom Lake Resort is a luxurious resort that spans 25 acres and comes with unique amenities and superb hospitality. It offers various activities, pools, a wide range of dining options and personalized spa packages. Boat rides at dusk, city tours, and cultural shows can also be set up. There are nearly 60 rooms and villas styled after Manas, homes that stood in the village in the 16th century. Each of the rooms has a courtyard and an open-roofed bathroom. The air-conditioned suites have wooden ceilings and are decked out in Asian styled decor. Guests can enjoy indoor games, water activities and of course, free wi-fi connection.
1 Rambagh Palace, Jaipur ($8.4k)
Constructed in 1835, the Rambagh Palace is one of the most eye-catching buildings that perfectly exhibits the rich heritage of Rajasthan. It spans across nearly 50 acres and is considered among the grandest palace-style of the largest palace hotels in Rajasthan. The superior construction, well-tended gardens, and restaurants are sincere representations of the hotel's moniker ‘Jewel of Jaipur.' The interior design is unmatched and transports guests to the building's royal past. There are nearly 80 air-conditioned suites decorated in a manner that purveys old-time charm. All of them come with modern amenities such as mini-bar, HD TV, and free wi-fi access.