Top luxury hotels in India (part 3)

5. THE OBEROI AMARVILAS

Situated less than 2000 feet from the world’s most exquisite testimony to undying love – the Taj Mahal – The Oberoi Amarvilas is such a romantic place to stay at. One of the finest hotels in India stands amidst nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, pavilions, minarets, reflection pools, fountains, and terraced lawns that were inspired by traditional Mughal designs. The Oberoi Amarvilas has 102 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, each offers uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal and complemented by Oberoi’s warm hospitality. This elegant five-story building has many rooms with private terraces. Its fine dining restaurants serve international and authentic Mughlai cuisine.

Hotel website: https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra-amarvilas-resort/

Travel tip: get complimentary VIP perks as booking via Virtuoso (including daily breakfast, one complimentary lunch for two, room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out).

6. TAJ LAKE PALACE, UDAIPUR

Rising like a mirage from Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace is the white-marble-and-mosaic that beckons to travelers. The palace dates back to 1746, when it was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II. Nowadays, guests are treated like royalty by palace butlers who ensure that every creature comfort is offered. The Jiva Spa provides the feeling of millennia-old Indian healing therapies and wellness, resulting in aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and wraps that can rejuvenate even the weariest body. From mid-October to mid-April, Taj Lake Palace’s rooftop Bhairo restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine with beautiful palace lake and views.

Hotel website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-lake-palace-udaipur/

Tip: get complimenary VIP perks as booking via Virtuoso (including daily breakfast, lunch or dinner for two, room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out).

7. AMANBAGH, RAJASTHAN

Amanbagh’s lush compound satisfies guests in a modern-day Mughal palace with scalloped arches and cupolas paying homage to the golden age of India. A sanctuary in the arid Aravalli hills, the property is surrounded by mature palm and eucalyptus trees, which shade the emerald-green pool. Guests will also be able to discover welcoming villages, majestic forts, and the jungle of Sariska National Park, where tigers roam free.

Hotel website: Amanbagh

Tip: get complimenary VIP perks as booking via Virtuoso (including daily breakfast, one a la carte lunch for two persons, room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out).