North India Hotels
The Park Hotel, New Delhi
A recently refurbished and upgraded modern 5 star hotel, situated in the shopping and commercial district of Connaught Place, The Park is a good base from which to explore Delhi. It offers comfortable rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, good restaurants and bars and courteous service.
The Claridges Hotel, Delhi
Located just 3 kms from the city centre, the Claridges has been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950's. The Claridges hotel is an old style low-rise building with only three floors, set amidst three acres of gardens. The hotel has recently been upgraded, and it’s room have all modern conveniences and ensuite facilities. The Claridges is within close proximity of the downtown shopping and business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, and historical landmarks. The Hotel's facilities include a Swimming Pool, Health Club and several Bars and Restaurants.
The Imperial hotel, Delhi
New Delhi’s best known luxury Hotel , the Imperial still retains the splendour of the colonial era while offering modern comforts and service. It has noteworthy architecture, beautiful landscaping and fine restaurants, complemented by a central location right in the heart of New Delhi’s shopping and commercial district.
Trident Hotel, Agra
The Trident Agra, is set amidst beautiful gardens and is only a few minutes walk away from the famous Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of the red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, designed around landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. All rooms are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with modern facilities like a mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, direct dial telephone, data port connectivity, television set with satellite transmission and a personal safe. The hotel features an informal, poolside brasserie and a Bar. The restaurant serves an extensive buffet, and a choice of Continental and Indian cuisine.
The Oberoi Amar Vilas, Agra
Agra’s most exclusive and luxurious hotel, the Oberoi Amar Vilas, is only six hundred meters from the Taj Mahal. With domes, arches, reflection pools, terraced gardens, lakes and pavilions, Amar Vilas draws its inspiration from Mughal architecture. Most rooms and public areas have exceptional views of the Taj Mahal. All rooms and suites feature a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, colour satellite TV, DVD/CD player. Minibar and a facility to make tea and coffee. Beautiful marble bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with deluxe toiletries. Some rooms have private sit-out balconies, overlooking the Taj Mahal.
The Gateway, Agra
Part of the Taj Group of Hotels , the Gateway is a modern Hotel less than 2 kms from the Taj Mahal . A number of its rooms offer view of Taj Mahal. The Hotel offers a swimming pool,coffee shop,fitness center etc.
Ritz Plaza hotel, Amritsar
Located on the main Mall Road of the Amritsar, the 4 star Ritz Plaza, is the best place to stay in Amritsar. Well appointed rooms with modern amenities and a swimming pool etc. For more on the Ritz Plaza, Amritsar.
The Ista, is Amritsar’s only deluxe hotel, set in beautiful surroundings, with landscape gardens and several water bodies surrounding it. The Ista is located just 5 km from the renowned Golden Temple and the historic Jallianwala Bagh. The hotels has 248 elegantly appointed rooms , that are carefully designed to the highest levels of sensuality, comfort and taste that is the hallmark of the Ista brand.
Chonor House Hotel, Dharamsala
Chonor House is centrally located between the Thekchen Choling temple and Mcleod Ganj, quietly set amongst tall cedars and a lovely garden. Its eleven well appointed rooms depict Tibetan themes created by Norbulingka artists in a unique Tibetan style with wall paintings, teak and rosewood furniture and hand-knotted carpets. All income derived from Chonor House goes to support the Institute’s various projects.
Solang Valley Resort, Manali
The Solang Valley Resort, located just beyond the township of Manali, on the banks of the river Beas, offers the perfect getaway from the madding crowds, yet complete with all the comforts of civilization. Twenty rooms built in blocks of eight and twelve are tastefully appointed with local weaves and artistry adding the local touch, while the wooden floors give you warmth and comfort.
Taj Chandigarh, Chandigarh
The newest and the best hotel in the city of Chandigarh, the Taj Chandigarh offers contemporary rooms designed keeping the business and leisure traveller’s requirements in mind, thoughtful amenities, distinctive dining and an efficient & warm service that bears the legendary Taj stamp. The Taj has elegantly furnished rooms that offer contemporary facilities such as 42” Plasma TVs, Wi-Fi Internet, mini-bar, electronic safe and 24-hour concierge service. The rooms have full length glass windows, some of which overlook the famous rose gardens.
Glass House on the Ganges, Rishikesh
The Glasshouse on the Ganges, like the other Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotels, honours both an extraordinary historical site as well as a magical natural spot. Set in a lychees and mango orchard of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, with a garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, it has a sand beach of its own. This secluded property has six cottages overlooking the Ganges and the mountains beyond. Its private spring water matches the qualities of the best mineral waters in the world, which you can bathe in! The Glasshouse offers leisure, reading, log fires and even a barbecue near the banks of the river. Rooms here are fairly basic, but its great location more than makes up.
Haveli Har Ganga, Haridwar
The Haveli Hari Ganga, a beautiful heritage "Haveli" is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga, a mere 500 meters walk through the Bazaar from the sacred "Har ki Pauri" at Haridwar. The Haveli is an architectural marvel, where the ancient structure has been restored to recreate the old - world charm with modern day hospitality.
The Oberoi Cecil hotel, Shimla
A 5-star, Oberoi property, originally built in 1884 as a Himalayan hill station that has fabulous views across the valley. All rooms are spacious, elegant and comfortable and are centrally heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer. Facilities include a spa and heated pool and the hotel can organise both indoor and outdoor recreational activities.
Oberoi Clarke’s, Shimla
Located on Shimla's main promenade - The Mall, The Oberoi Clarke’s is an old colonial heritage building, dating back to the 19th century. The rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, many offering spectacular views of the mountains around Shimla. The hotel has been recently refurbished, and rooms and suites are now equipped with modern conveniences such as televisions, mini bars, direct dial phones and attached baths.
Orchha Resort, Orchha
Located close to the small sleepy town of Orchha on the banks of the Betwa River, this hotel has comfortable rooms with marble inlaid furniture, and is surrounded by the impressive ruins and monuments of Bundelkhand. Sitting by its poolside , one would have views of the impressive ruins and Chattri’s on one side and the picturesque Betwa river on the other.
Usha Kiran Palace Hotel, Gwalior
Once the private residence of the Maharaja, the palace was built in traditional style with beautiful stone carvings and filigree work and is set amidst extensive landscaped gardens. The Taj Group recently took it over , and gave it a complete make-over, restoring it to its former glory. Rooms and Suites are spacious, comfortable and elegantly appointed with all modern comforts.
Tuli Tiger Resort, Kanha
Located in the buffer zone of the Kanha National Park, the Tuli Tiger Resort, in our opinion, is the best place to stay in Kanha. The resort has air-conditioned cottages with excellent facilities. In addition to the morning and evening trips into the National Park, which the resort is happy to arrange, leisure facilities here also include a large swimming pool, a pool table and a wildlife library.
Chitvan Jungle Lodge, Kanha
One of the most recent Jungle lodges to have opened along the periphery of the Kanha National Park, the Chitvan Jungle Lodge offers Deluxe accommodation. Accommodation consists of 12 luxurious and well appointed suites with large windows offering views of the adjoining forests, farms and hills. Suites here have King size beds, private indoor and outdoor sitting areas with day beds, and are equipped with modern conveniences like mini bars and tea / coffee makers. Chitvan Jungle Lodge has a large organic kitchen garden, and a lot of the food served here comes from the property itself.
Banjaar Tola, Kanha
Taj C C Africa’s third jungle safari lodge is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors, and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. The intimate camp, is set in 90 acres of lush green property. The lodge has a café at the entrance, dining decks on the river side, and a swimming pool.
Tiger Den Resort, Bandhavgarh
Located in lush green and tranquil surroundings of the land of the White Tiger -Bandhavgarh National Park, is the Tiger Den Resort. The resort has 18 elegantly furnished luxury cottages. The balconies of the cottages overlook the marvelous and gigantic hills of the Vindhyanchal range.
Bandhav Vilas, Bandhavgarh
Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya Hills & the natural beauty of the wilds, Bandhav Vilas is the Bandhavgarh National Park's luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. The resort setting is picture perfect with a dramatic watercourse and sun kissed private sit outs & decks. Charming luxury Villas, contemporary interiors with traditional touches, luxurious bathrooms and private walled open to sky courtyard are in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.
Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh
A product of the recent partnership between CC Africa and the Taj Group, the Mahua Kothi offers the ultimate in luxury , as far as lodge accomodation in Bandhavgarh is concerned. The twelve charming suites or Kutiyas (jungle village huts) are newly built in the 40 acre grounds of the renowned tented camp formerly known as Churhat Kothi. The original Kothi (homestead) comprising the guest areas remains and has been extensively renovated, but the guest accommodation is all brand new. Those familiar with CC Africa's standards when it comes to Game lodges , would no doubt know what to expect here -- the best accomodation , top class services , gourmet cuisine and the best naturalists.
Tiger Den Resort, Ranthambore
Built on a sprawling 5 acre landscaped garden, the Tiger Den resort is the closest to the Ranthambore National Park. Cottage style accommodation in lush greenery, the Tiger Den offers good aircon rooms and excellent facilities including a outdoor swimming pool.
Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Ranthambore
Located amidst 12 acres of lush gardens, this 70-year-old hunting lodge exudes a rustic, earthy charm and an air of history. The Lodge is a heritage building and was the the hunting lodge of the Maharajah of Jaipur . It has about 30 newly refurbished rooms, with all modern amenities. Leisure facilities at the Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge include a swimming pool, a well stocked bar, a library, a billiards/snooker room and massage services.
Built in the traditional Rajasthani Palace style, the Nahargarh is located just a few minutes drive from the Ranthambore National Park. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, a Ayurveda massage centre and a large outdoor pool. The comfortable rooms are traditional in style and spacious. Rooms are spread around courtyards, with wonderful private outdoor sitting areas.
The Oberoi Vanya Vilas, Ranthambore
Vanyavilas is India’s most luxurious jungle resort. No comfort is spared. Air-conditioned luxury tents are set among lemon and mango trees around a carp-filled lake. The outdoor swimming pool is heated and there is a fabulous spa. This is no rustic camp, it is truly an oasis of luxury. Twenty-five luxury tents, each 790 sq ft. All have private gardens and an outside deck for sunbathing. The tents feature king size four-poster beds, freestanding rolltop baths and separate showers. All the tents have wooden floors and embroidered interior canopies and are furnished in regal style. Each tent has a DVD player and minibar.
Pench Jungle Camp Resort, Pench
Located just outside the Pench National Park (one of the newest of the project tiger Parks) is the Pench Jungle Camp, consisting of excellent tented accommodation. Each tent housed on the permanent foundation has a spacious and elegantly furnished living room, spacious en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water, flush toilet, space for shower and a vanity counter.
A product of the recent partnership between CC Africa and the Taj Group, the Bagh Van offers the ultimate in luxury , as far as lodge accomodation in Bandhavgarh is concerned.The name Baghvan draws its inspiration from one of India's iconic symbols, the Bengal tiger (bagh - tiger and van - forest). Pronounced baagh-vun, this charming lodge is located on the edge of Pench National Park . The Bagh Van has 12 stand alone suites, each charming individual suite has a contemporary bungalow feel with a cheeky 50's ambiance. All suites have a spacious air conditioned bedroom with private shaded sit-outs .Bedrooms all have a Jharokha (wooden latticed bay window) that filters the soft early morning light and covered inter-leading link takes guests to generously proportioned bathrooms with double vanity, separate w.c, indoor and outdoor showers .Leisure facilities at the Bagh van include a large Swimming pool , and large common guest areas, where talks and filmshows on wildlife are held almost daily.
Radisson hotel, Khajuraho
Set amidst landscaped gardens, the 90 room Radisson, Khajuraho, is a good place to stay in this city of Temples. The Radisson is only 2 kms from the Temples. The recently refurbished and upgraded rooms at the Radisson, boast all modern amenities including tea and coffee makers, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, safes, TVs, telephones and wireless Internet access. Leisure facitlies at the Radisson include a large Swimming pool and a well equipped fitness centre.
Taj Chandela hotel, Khajuraho
Just 1km from the famous temples, this is the best place to stay in Khajuraho. An inviting pool, good food, a lively bar and spacious rooms combine to make a comfortable stay. All rooms are elegantly appointed and offer guest amenities like speakerphones with international direct dialing facility, Internet connectivity, mini-bar, personal safe, channel music and colour television.
Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho
Khajuraho’s best and most expensive hotel, the Lalit Temple View is located just 200 meters from the World Heritage Western Group of Temples of Khajuraho. The hotel has recently been refurbished and upgraded to 5 star standards, and it is now a member of the “Small Luxury hotels of the world”. Rooms and Suites have all modern amenities, and many of them, even have Temple views. Leisure facilities here include an outdoor swimming pool and a state of the art Spa.
Radisson hotel, Varanasi
The Radisson is conveniently located in the heart of the main business district. The Hotel has 116 fabulous rooms including Superior Rooms, Club Rooms and Suites. All accommodations are centrally air-conditioned with modern conveniences such as a mini-bar, tea and coffee maker, electronic safe, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, telephone system with voicemail and free Wi-Fi. Leisure facilities here include a swimming pool, Spa and fitness centre.
The Gateway, Varanasi
A five star hotel and a haven of peace and tranquillity in the bustling temple city. With comfortable well-equipped rooms, the hotel offers guests an excellent mix of culture and comfort.
Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
Set amidst verdant gardens, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields, Nadesar Palace is a haven of peace and tranquility, and definitely the best place to stay in the city of Varanasi. The Palace has many unique and interesting features, among them are the works of art from the Maharaja’s collection, that decorate the walls of the Palace’s 10 luxurious suites, and the original pieces of antique furniture all around. Dining at the Nadesar Palace is an indulgent experience starting with breakfast on the sun-kissed verandah; a spiritually inspired plated meal at lunch in the dining room, and a barbeque dinner by the poolside. To unwind, the Palace offers a round of golf on the greens, a guided nature walk or a day at the Jiva Spa.