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10 Top Luxury Hotels I've stayed in India

This post is a quick compilation of various ultra luxurious hotels in India I've stayed so far. Yes, all of these stays were on invite during blogger meets- I didn't spend my own money to stay there- but opinions and reviews are my own and not dictated by the brands.

Purpose of this post is to have  quick summary and links to various posts written about these properties in one place, for quick reference. At present the blog posts on these property visits are scattered over they years.

Each of these properties have their own uniqueness, making them very special and desirable in their localities, particularly for destination weddings and special events. While a few properties are expensive at 25-30k INR per night per room onwards, many are more affordable in 6-12k INR per night range.

1. Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
This botique hotel located some 20kms from Jaisalmer town is very unique due to multiple reason- it is an extremely pet friendly hotel- there're dozens of animals and birds in the campus, extreme fort like design, ultimate luxury and various curated trails they conduct around the deserts of Rajasthan

Some of my Jaisalmer posts
1. Lovely pets of Suryagarh
2.. Bare minimum village life in Jaisalmer
3. Suryagarh, Jaisalmer through my lens
4. An evening at Joshida Talab, Jaisalmer
5. Kiradu Ancient temple
6. Thakur the pet tortoise at Suryagarh
7. Jaisalmer Suite and Haveli at Suryagarh
8. Jaisalmer Fort Visit
9. Lodhruva Jain temple
10. Manvar resort on Jaisalmer-Jodhpur highway
11. Suryagarh Jaisalmer- first impressions
12. Kuldhara- abandoned, haunted village near Jaisalmer

2. Evolve Back Resorts, Hampi
Evolve Back, formerly Orange County, is a new palace themed property in Hampi, known for its Vijayanagara empire.

My posts on Hampi with Evolve Back
1 The Raya Trail
2. Evolve Back Hampi- Palace themed luxury resort
3. Tungabadhra trek trail
4. Room Types at Evolve Back, Hampi
5. Sunflower fields enroute to Hampi

3. JW Marriott Jaipur Resort and Spa, Jaipur
My latest visit, also a palace themed property some 25kms from Jaipur town.
My posts on JW Marriott Jaipur Resort and Spa
1. Fine Dining options
2. Royal Pool villa and other room types
3 DC Design Innova Crysta
4 Unique things about Marriott International
5 Salient features of JW Marriott Jaipur Resort and Spa
6. Hathi Gaon (Elephant village) visit experience

4. Evolve Back, Coorg
Evolve Back, formerly Orange County, is one of the oldest luxury properties in Kodagu.
1. Lilly Pool Cottages, Evolve Back Coorg
2. Orange County is now Evolve Back
3. Worker's trail activity- Evolve Back Coorg
4 Plantain Leaf Pure Veg restaurant, Evolve Back Coorg

5. Radisson Blu, Mahabalipuram
Closer home, Radisson Blu, formerly GRT Temple Bay is probably the best place to stay in Mahabalipuram. Infinity pool, Asia's longest pool, multiple restaurants, private beach and other unique features make this property very attractive one in Mahabalipuram area

Best Luxury Stay in Mahabalipuram- Radisson Blu

6. Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner
Narendra Bhawan is another boutique property in Bikaner, run by the same management that runs Suryagarh that I mentioned earlier.

My posts
1. Desert Sundowner Experience in Bikaner
2. Laxmi Nivas Palace hotels, Bikaner
3 Narendra Bhawan Bikaner Salient features 
4. Play of lights through the corridors of Narendra Bhawan
5. Grand Rampuria Havelis of Bikaner
6. Bikaner Miniature artist- Mahaveer Swami
7. Karni Mata temple
8. Bhandasar jain temple, Bikaner

7. Evolve Back, Kabini
Evolve Back Kabini offers a wildlife themed luxury stay right next to the Kabini river in Karnataka
1. Jungle Lodges vs Evolve Back- Comparison
2. Evolve Back Kabini- Responsible tourism initiatives
3. Birds spotted in and around Evolve Back Kabini
4 Pool Huts at Evolve Back Kabini

8.  Crowne Plaza, Chennai
Crowne Plaza is one of Chennai's oldest hotels- originally known as Adyar Gate Hotel and then it has changed ownership multiple times. I stayed here when it was ITC Sheraton

1. New tower at Crowne Plaza Chennai
2. MICE Facilities at Crowne Plaza Chennai
3. Dakshin at Crowne Plaza celebrates 25th Anniversary
4. What's Unique about Crowne Plaza, Chennai

9. Club Mahindra, Coorg
Club Mahindra has some of the nicest properties around India, though the same can't be said about their time share membership scheme that has lots of flaws. A FAM trip to Club Mahindra Coorg was my first ever sponsored trip- had great time in company of other bloggers.

Resort Review, Club Mahindra Coorg

10. Club Mahindra, Binsar
Another old post-a decade old- my second FAM trip with Club Mahindra 10 years ago
Resort Review, Club Mahindra Binsar valley

Some other properties worth mentioning are the hotels where I stayed during events- these are largely business hotels- while they have all modern facilities, there isn't much heritage or uniqueness to write about. But you might want to check a few- Andaz New Delhi * Novotel Hyderabad Airport  * Novotel Ahmedabad * GRT Grand Chennai * Marriott Kochi * Aloft Coimbatore *


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