Top 15 Luxury Destinations to Visit in India in 2020

Top 15 Luxury Destinations to Visit in India in 2020
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

India is an extraordinary country, a homeland oozing with beautiful hill stations, desert, and riverfront and beach cities. Some of the country’s destination are so unique and filled with that extra oomph that they make best destinations for luxury holidays. These gorgeous and elegance-filled destinations are mostly replete with premium hotels and resorts and tourist attractions visited only by the elite travellers.

Here are top 15 luxury destinations in India that has plenty to offer in accordance to your good taste in travelling and your need of one-of-its kind holiday in the country:

1. South Goa, Goa

Park Hyatt Goa Resort

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Goa

To be precise, the southern Goa is the destination for a vacay filled with richness and serenity. Often packed with tourists, the south Goa is loaded with laid back environs and resorts. An ideal place for honeymooners and why just them, south Goa is vibrating with tourists from all ages and races. With areas illuminating with rich Portuguese architectural buildings and overwhelming ambience, this dwelling is always radiant with happy people throughout. From blue swimming pools to soulful Goa dishes to extravagant services, here are some hotels and spas:

  • The Zuri White Sands -Resort & Casino
  • The Leela Goa, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
  • Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
  • Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa

Attractions in South Goa- Dudhsagar Falls, Goa Chitra Museum, Cabo de Rama, Big Foot Cross Museum, Naval Aviation Museum, Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple, Salaulim Dam, Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach etc.

2. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Rambagh Palace

Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is not an unknown destination for travellers. Jaipur is amongst the many states in India to receive tourists in almost every season. The vibrancy in this place is unending and so does the hotel deals. Since Jaipur is always flocking with history buffs and architectural admirers of the Mughal period, you will see its many wonders in every nook and corners of the city. And also you will get an opportunity to dwell in their many heritage hotels and resorts if you are looking for a nice rejuvenating stay all day, all night. Some must mention luxurious hotels in Jaipur are:

  • Taj Rambagh Palace
  • Fairmont Jaipur
  • The Raj Palace
  • ITC Rajputana

Attractions in Jaipur- Raj Mandir Cinema, Albert Hall Museum, Amber Fort, Heritage Textiles, Anokhi Museum, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort etc. Always dream big when in these luxurious palaces, and spend a holiday in one of the finest luxury hotels in Jaipur.

3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodai Resort

Kodai Resort, Kodaikanal

This hill town in the southern India is well dotted with luxurious jade and lustrous valleys. Kodaikanal embraces beautiful waterfalls, granite cliffs, grassy hills and tranquil lakes. This divine destination is mostly preferred by nature lovers because this abode offers a perfect resting place for solitary seekers and for people who want to pursue harmony away from the city life. Similarly, this posh dwelling has some luxurious resorts for you to reside in. And it is undoubtedly by far some of the absolute and greatest resorts in India:

  • Hill Country Kodaikanal
  • The Carlton
  • Sterling Valley View Resort
  • Kodai Resort

Attractions in Kodaikanal- Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Berijam Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Green Valley View, Kodai Lake etc. Exist in the eastward hills of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu and feel the exquisite taste of southern air and hospitable people.

4. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

‘Down on the West Coast, they got a sayin.’ Yes absolutely, but what do they say? Well, being the city filled with bollywood, they say it to be the city of dreams and the city that never sleeps. Of course hypothetically, because we all do need to sing-sleep for a radiant wake. Mumbai is a vibrant city filled with dreamers and starlets and its many mega marvels, it is evident to get lost in the many luxurious and luscious resorts and hotels. Mumbai has hotels that stand by its name and appreciation by many who come time and again. So here, I am listing some luxurious resorts and hotels you should check in:

  • The Oberoi, Mumbai
  • Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
  • Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
  • The Leela Mumbai

Attractions in Mumbai- Marine Drive, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Nehru Planetarium, Powai Lake, Talao Pali Lake, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Elephanta Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Esselworld, Girgaum Chowpatty and more.

5. Gangtok, Sikkim

MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino

MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, Gangtok

Amidst the wondrous destinations of Sikkim, Gangtok- the capital holds some magnificent places to visit. No, not just that, Gangtok operates some excellent examples of modern and traditional resorts and hotels as well. Besides, an exploration to a new and old stops around the city you can rest assure that your stay to some of the most impressive hill hotels will be a top notch one. From each window you will be able to see the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga or the wide spread of tea estate that is covered in mist every winter morning, it is truly mesmerizing. So here are some recommended resting places to check out this year:

  • MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino
  • Orange Village Resort
  • Suhim Portico
  • The Elgin Nor-Khill

Attractions in Gangtok- Tsomgo Lake, Phurchachu Hot Springs, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Tashi Viewpoint and much more. A visit to this Sikkimese state is never the same; there is constant change on every visit, new people, climate, view and ambience, of course new luxury dwellings.

6. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Oberoi Udaivilas

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

It would be a crime to miss out Udaipur because this lake city is intriguing with shimmering Lake Pichola along with ranges of the Aravalli Hills. Oh! Most importantly it’s undivided heritage hotels and spas. Besides, this romantic city endowed with picturesque landmarks and find dining spots is something special for lovey-doveys. But why venture out when Udaipur’s first-class hotels are providing even better choices right? So, take a step back from the usual city life and strengthen your soul in Udaipur’s mesmerizing backdrops and mega luxurious hotels and resorts. Some exquisite structures Udaipur offers are:

  • The Oberoi Udaivilas
  • Taj Lake Palace
  • The Leela Palace
  • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace

Attractions in Udaipur- City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace Sajjan Garh, Sahelion Ki Bari, Gulab Bagh and Zoo, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal to name a few.

7. New Delhi, Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi

Noted to be one of the best destinations in India, Delhi is fitted with forts and historical monuments to catch one’s eye. From a tour of Old Delhi’s markets to New Delhi’s shopping malls. Delhi is always whirring with vibrancy and fiesta all year and it is jam packed with tourists. Such excursion to Delhi’s exquisiteness needs some rest assured abodes and no doubt Delhi has many. So, let’s have a bit of subtlety and elegance in Delhi’s best hotels and spas. Some mentions you can fully depend on your top notch stay are:

  • The Taj Mahal Hotel
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency
  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

There are many forts and sites to keep you occupied all day and sometimes due to distance it is difficult to visit every landmark. So, it is aways a great idea to take a Ho-Ho bus ride to many attractions.

Attractions in Delhi- Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Tughlakabad Fort, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Akshardham and Garden of Five Senses are some major attractions apart from other sites.

8. Guwahati, Assam

Vivanta by Taj Guwahati

Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati

Your heart will definitely skip a beat when you visit Assam because this Northeast state has a lot to offer. Speaking of which, Guwahati is a distinct city that will take you for a tour to some hilly ranges for a temple tour to one of the biggest river Brahmaputra. Trust me, a ferry ride to some biggest Islands to smallest will be rejuvenating and replenishing. And to lighten your day after a diligent tour of the city, you can splash into some exquisite and luxurious hotels in Guwahati. Some notable check in from 5 stars to 3 stars are:

  • Vivanta by Taj
  • Radisson Blu
  • Hotel Dynasty
  • Hotel ROYALE de CASA

Attractions in Guwahati- Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden, Kaziranga National Park, Bird Watch Tower, Basistha Temple, Guwahati Planetarium, Umananda Temple. If you want to go a little further you can visit Sivasagar, Majuli Island and Ferry ride around the Brahmaputra River etc.

9. Puducherry

Le Pondy

Le Pondy, Pondicherry

Pondy will definite give you the feel of relaxations and luxury. This French capital of India is blooming with calm with downtown architecture, portraying the French style home, and this certainly invites people from all over the world. To experience all that, a trip to the older Pondicherry is necessary. Life there is full of stillness, cleanness lined with bougainvillea-draped colonial-style townhouses, way distinct from the new Pondy. The French colonial foundation now a Union Territory town in the southeastern part of Tamil Nadu is a halting ground for tourists and the city houses some amazing hotels and spas. Some dwellings to seek luxury when in Pondicherry are:

  • La Villa
  • Le Chateau
  • Le Pondy
  • Palais de Mahe

Attractions in Pondicherry- The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Rock Beach, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Bharathi Park, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Serenity Beach, POGO LAND, Pondicherry Museum etc.

10. Chandigarh

WelcomHotel Bella Vista Chandigarh

WelcomHotel Bella Vista, Chandigarh

Always regarded as the modern day India, Chandigarh endows with exceptional architecture and an impressive gauge of maintenance. This beautiful city is the capital of Punjab and Haryana and this metropolis is considered as one of the finest cities to live in. There are few luxury getaways to gently scoop up the many landmarks and sites during your stay in Chandigarh but of course, you need some humble dwelling for that. Some must stay revitalizing and replenishing hotels in Chandigarh for are:

  • Hyatt Regency
  • WelcomHotel Bella Vista
  • Taj Chandigarh
  • JW Marriott Hotel

Attractions in Chandigarh- Terraced Garden, Open Hand Monument, Garden of Fragrance, Butterfly Park, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Topiary Park, Capitol Complex Tourist Centre etc.

11. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The Leela Palace Chennai

The Leela Palace, Chennai

Positioned on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai blooms with wealthy heritage in terms of classical dance, traditional music, ancestral architecture, interesting sculptures and crafts etc. This southern city also known as the gateway to south India has some important headquarters and there are many luxury options in Chennai to spend a perfect time during your visit. Besides, you can also visit some attractions in Chennai including well maintained and built hotels and resorts to lay your body and mind. Some best hotels in Chennai are:

  • Taj Coromandel
  • ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Trident Hotel
  • The Leela Palace

Attractions in Chennai- Fort St George, Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Valluvar Kottam, Santhome Church, Vivekananda House, Amir Mahal etc.

12. Kumarakom, Kerala

Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom

Crock like a frog in the backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala that is always a clam with staggering beauty. Here in this charming backwater village, there are few but spellbinding resorts especially made for your comfort and to meet with your luxury lifestyle (or your expectation). A village on Vembanad Lake in Kerala is filled with people seeking city getaways or peace seekers or simply to meditate amidst the cool environs. Keeping that in mind here are few abodes to unwind and pamper your soul, body, and mind in this beautiful south city.

  • Vivanta by Taj
  • The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa
  • CGH Earth – Coconut Lagoon Kottayam
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort

Attractions in Kumarakom- Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aqua Jumbo Houseboat, you can even take a houseboat tour around the pristine waters of Kerala.

13. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Mayfair Darjeeling

Mayfair, Darjeeling

This extravagant destination with majestic Kanchenjunga amidst emerald-green tea plantation is one of the best holiday paradises for travellers and luxury-seekers with a view. This definitive Indian hill station is arguably West Bengal’s best by far and loved by all. Enriched with chu-chu trains and snaking narrow roads the place has some British build architecture and some heritage hotels and landmarks too. So, come live in the moment in some crystal clear hotels with a view of Mount Kanchenjunga and lush tea gardens. Some must mention hill resorts in Darjeeling are:

  • Viceroy Hotel
  • Windamere Hotel
  • Mayfair
  • Cedar Inn

Attractions in Darjeeling- Ghoom Monastery, Japanese Temple, Dali Monastery, Shrubbery Nightingale Park, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway, Rock Garden, Batasia Loop and of course a joy ride in the Toy Train.

14. Kolkata, West Bengal

the oberoi grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

With the growing human population in India, Kolkata is ranked the second biggest city and it is decorated with culture, architecture, chaos, heritage and diverse people. Always regarded as India’s intellectual, poetic and cultural capital, Kolkata has some luxury resorts to spend a majestic time during your stay. Some hotels to reside when in Kolkata are:

  • The Oberoi Grand
  • ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Lalit Great Eastern
  • Taj Bengal

Attractions in Kolkata- Maidan, Fort William, Prakriti Tirtha (Eco Tourism Park), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Park, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Victoria Memorial, Buddhist Pagoda to name a few.

15. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar

The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar

This summer capital of northernmost India is one of the best-selected destinations to meet nature with luxury. Srinagar is an easygoing abode with no hassle, a perfect place to meet your inner soul. And you will be easily seduced by its charming lakes and oozing gardens. As one of India’s top domestic tourist destination Srinagar houses some best dwellings to meet the criteria of certain vacationers. So, to find the best luxury hotels with scrumptious decor are:

  • The Lalit Grand Palace
  • Vivanta by Taj – Dal View
  • Heevan Resorts
  • Hotel Dar-Es-Salam

Attractions in Srinagar- Nishat Garden, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Pathar Masjid, Chashme Shahi Garden, Hari Parbat, Dachigam National Park, Sone Lank and more.

These luxury abodes are just something isn’t it? Well, these are just a few of my favourites plus there are a lot more choosing to do online. If not you can check out for more options applicable to all destinations for even better luxury hotels out there. Because the locals will know better and you can definitely count on us to help you clear your mind choosing the best resort for you. You can click on TourMyIndia and call us at +91-9212553106/07 or email us at for a clearer and better approach with us to a luxurious holiday waiting.

Published: 22 Mar, 2017
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