With Rajput era palaces, 19th century havelis, safari and seaside resorts, hill stations, tea plantations and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing properties and planning amazing adventures in Incredible India.
India knows how to do luxury. Across its massive landmass there’s too many magical places to stay and impressive things to see.
So, to give you an idea what’s available, where and with whom, here’s a guide to some luxury and heritage hotel providers. Happy holidays.
Founded in 1934, the Oberoi is a luxury hotel group with over 30 properties and 2 luxury river cruise ships that will take your breath away.
The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata lives up to its name, the Agra property has views from the Taj from every bedroom, whilst in Udaipur you can be surrounded by water on your own island. Impressive is the word when you’re talking about the Oberoi.
Find out more about what the Oberoi has to offer at this website.
Started in 1977 with one hotel, Neemrama Hotels specialises in restoring historical properties and transforming them into luxury hotels.
Forty years later with a portfolio of over 20 properties, ranging from 14th century forts, palaces and 19th century havelis, there will be something in Neemrama’s collection to catch your eye.
For those living in Delhi, the Neemrama shop is at 26A Khan Market. Find out more about Neemrama at their website.
With over 40 hotels across 15 states, this joint venture between ITC and Jodhana Heritage, started in 1997 with a mission to support and assist the restoration of Heritage properties
Located in the hills, by nature reserves, next to the sea, at pilgrimage centres and more, WelcomeHeritage makes it difficult to decide in which of its properties to stay.
Find out more on this website. WelcomeHeritage has an office in Basant Lok Shopping Centre South Delhi. 25, Shopping Centre, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057, India. Phone No: 91-11-46035500
Based out of Oxford, UK, Mahout, has been scouring India looking for the finest properties that welcome guests as family friends rather than visitors.
It’s collection of 40 properties covers Goa, Himalaya, Karnataka, Kashmir, Kerela, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Find out more at the website, the portfolio of hotels and Mahout brochure.
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces offers over 100 hotels in 62 locations: split into three brands, Taj, Vivanta and The Gateway. At the Taj you’ll find Rajput era palaces, beach resorts and safari lodges. Outside of India, Taj has properties in Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Malaysia. Find out more on this website.
Another 5 star hotel chain, but smaller in number with ten hotels in tourist hotspots like Agra, Jaipur, Cochin and Mumbai. The Trident falls under the Oberoi brand (see above). Find out more about what’s on offer at their website.