India resorts vary from the more basic yet comfortable options to extreme luxury. Depending on when you are planning to travel to India, you could find an affordable vacation package to turn your dreams of luxury into a vacation reality, and it is possible to find reasonable rates at some of the best resorts in India during the off-season and shoulder season. For an unforgettable luxury experience, book a room in one of India’s former royal palaces turned five-star getaway, such as the Raj Palace in Jaipur. These properties still have all the luxury of a royal residence, and staying overnight is much better than simply taking a tour.
Other options for India luxury resorts include the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, with eleven properties across India. The opulent hotels have won numerous awards, from both travel writers and magazine polls. Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller have voted Oberoi hotels among the top luxury resorts of the world. From sophisticated luxury hotels in Delhi and Mumbai to The Oberoi Rajvilas in exotic Jaipur, your entire tour of India could consist of experiencing the luxury Oberoi hotels have to offer. Other Oberoi India resorts include Wildflower Hall, at an altitude of more than 8,000 feet high in the Himalayan city of Shimla, and even a luxury backwater cruiser, where guests get to experience the magic of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.
Checking in to an India beach resort can be a great escape from the crowded cities, and many tourists soak up the sand and surf at the beaches in Goa. While some luxury options are available, many reasonably priced hotels and resorts line the area. The nightlife in these areas can also be quite busy; many are also drawn to an India beach resort for the water sports available, from boating to fishing. Some beaches are known for their calm waters and lack of crowds, while others can see extreme swelling of visitors during peak periods.
Other resorts in India with a reputation for luxury are the Aman resorts. Also with properties in Bali, Indonesia, Morocco, and Thailand, this luxury chain has three properties across India. In New Delhi, the Aman offers a sanctuary in the middle of the bustling capital city. Outside Jaipur, Amanbagh is an oasis of lush gardens and elegant buildings. The last of the three India resorts is Aman-i-Khás, a tented luxury experience on the outskirts of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. The array of resorts highlights the fact that in India, luxury isn’t only found in the city centers, but it also showcases the natural beauty that has brought many travelers to the country.
If you're planning a vacation to an India beach resort, it's often very easy to reach your destination by flying into Mumbai, which is located on the country's West Coast. Many airlines fly to Mumbai from a variety of American destinations. Remember to arrange your transportation prior to arriving in India, with rental cars, train reservations, or hiring a private taxi driver, and remember that many resorts in India will arrange for pick up at the airport if you request this ahead of time. When booking a reservation at a luxury property, enquire whether this is available during your India vacation.