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Top India Hotels 2018

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

This Taj hotel is certainly palatial, but it doesn’t just look the part: It is the former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Sitting 2,000 ft above the city, it is made entirely of Italian marble and stretches over a staggering 34 acres of land. Princess Esra led the 2010 Taj Hotels restoration and, in its new life as a […]

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

This breathtaking property is a former residence of the Indian royal family. And it is certainly fit for royalty — the white-marble palace-turned-hotel majestically rises from the shimmering water of Lake Pichola. So captivating is this locale, it was featured in the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy. Arrive in style by taking a boat from the pier in front of […]

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Built on land that once belonged to the Maharana of Mewar and designed to look like a palace from his kingdom, this hotel embodies Indian royal living. Domed pavilions in warm yellow stone enclose private courtyards with walls of bougainvillea, and sunlit walkways lead through ornate arches to landscaped gardens and reflective pools. Mosaics, murals, colorful textiles and hand-carved marble […]