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Are You A Poshpacker? Get Blown Away By These 15 Stunning Hotels !
HolidayIQ Travellers list out hotels that are indeed a pure pleasure to stay at.

Are You A Poshpacker? Get Blown Away By These 15 Stunning Hotels !:

  1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  2. Ananda Spa, Tehri-Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
  3. Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Cansaulim (Goa)
  4. The Raj Palace, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  5. Wildflower Hall, Mashobra (Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad (Telangana)
  7. ITC Mughal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  9. Umaid Bhawan Hotel, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  10. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  11. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  12. Chapslee, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  13. Samode Palace, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  14. Kamatia Sangam, Almora (Uttarakhand)
  15. A La Villa Creole, Pondicherry

1. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipursource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Gaurav Sharma shares, “The hotel has a beautiful lake. The wonderful architecture of the palace adds to the royalty and legacy. Service is impeccable with a soothing atmosphere and it reflects the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. Staying in Lake Palace is undoubtedly a matter of joy and pride!!”

2. Ananda, Garhwal Himalayas

Ananda, Garhwal Himalayassource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Kamal Kapoor shares, “Lovely destination with excellent de-stressing activities like spa treatment and yoga.” HolidayIQ Traveller Avnee Manku adds, “The most beautiful sight that I can recall is the sunset and the peacock that we spotted dancing in their backyard.” 

3. Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Cansaulim

Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Cansaulimsource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Famshid shares, “Lovely hotel overlooking the sea!. The ambience was awesome with a huge pool area and beach. There is a restaurant by the sea, which specialises in seafood and it was great. The lounge area outside was also very cool - we spent time there listening to music and looking at the sea.”

4. The Raj Palace, Jaipur

The Raj Palace, Jaipursource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Raj from Delhi says, “The Raj Palace is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. From the services to the ambience - everything was a delight! The small touches in the room - antiques, genuine artworks on the wall, the small but wonderfully located pool, the Shikarbari bar with its interesting collection of antique cigarette lighters- it was a pleasant stay!”


5. Wildflower Hall, Mashobra

Wildflower Hall, Mashobrasource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajat Vaid shares, "The hotel has a picture perfect location." Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Ajit Sodhi, “The ambience of Wildflower lounge with an antique fireplace and old but beautiful upholstered furniture and the hotel staff in typically Himachali dress complete with a cap was like some dream setting. Our rooms were equally inviting, with rose petals strewn on stark white sheets and a lovely view of the garden below; it brought an upsurge of happiness, setting the mood for a lovely holiday."

6. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabadsource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Saurav Agarwal shares, "Falaknuma is a destination in itself. The hotel is located 2000 ft above the city. The hotel has great amenities with the two restaurants churning excellent food. Prefer staying on the eastern garden side so that you have privacy. Try out each and every dish on the menu in Ada. It’s worth it.”

7. ITC Mughal, Agra

ITC Mughal, Agrasource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Sunitha U. shares, “It was an awesome experience at ITC Mughal Agra. The hotel's architecture is a combination of red bricks on the outside and white marble on the inside. The staff is friendly and courteous, not going overboard. The food is amazing! The view from the Taj view point on top of the hotel was nice - The Taj Mahal rising up from the city!”

8. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmargsource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Monica Rai shares, “Nestled in the Himalayan mountain ranges with striking views of the Affarwat Peaks in Gulmarg, it is no doubt a luxury property. It lies 65 km away from Srinagar Airport (3-hour drive ) on top of a hill with enthralling view, especially in winters.”


9. Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpursource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajat Bector shares, “Living in the actual palace of the royal family of Jodhpur ensures you are not treated in any way less than a royal itself. Probably one of the best Palace hotels in India, the palace is beautiful with best hotel facilities. Service is too good with no flaws. It has one of the best swimming pools in India. Many activities are available to spend your time.”

10. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkatasource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Sharma shares, “The thing which I would especially like to mention about this Oberoi is the warm hospitality shown by the staff and a beautiful property. The moment you enter you get the royal feeling of being a Maharaj. The hotel is located in the heart of the city.”

11. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rambagh Palace, Jaipursource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Aditya Sharma shares, “Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur is a heritage which provides luxury just like the Rajas and the Maharajas.The service provided by hotel is excellent. The hotel staff is polite and provide prompt service. The suite of the hotel gives you the experience of royalty and luxury like nothing. I liked the Jacuzzi and the drinks as it was my first experience. I would recommend this hotel to those who seek royal and luxury.”

12. Chapslee, Shimla

Chapslee, Shimlasource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Prince Singh shares, “The property was a summer place of Maharaja of Kapurthala. So it gives a royal felling but what makes it awesome place is there staff and their services. Everything is clean and beautiful. It is just like living in a museum and at the same time it gives the felling that you are visiting your friend’s home because the manager is so welcoming and friendly. I fell in love with this place after seeing secret royal passage. It was an outstanding experience”


13. Samode Palace, Rajasthan

Samode Palace, Rajasthansource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Harvey shares, “A stunning fort palace set in quiet surroundings that make for a very relaxed stay. The Durbar Hall is breath-taking and well worth a visit. Dinner can be taken outside in the romance of the palace courtyard.”

14. Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort, Uttarakhand

Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort, Uttarakhandsource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Payal shares, “Kalmatia's location is just what a honeymooning couple (just married or otherwise) might look for. Miles away from anywhere it is peace personified. Almora, just above 10 kms from the resort, is itself a sleepy mountain town. One couldnt be blamed for being transported back to the colonial era. The manager himself is an eco- conscious gentleman who has made the Himalayas his home. A conversation with him would give you an insight into the ecological problems the Himalayas face at this time. There is a lot to do for a short visit. A trek to Binsar, Jageshwar temple, and other pilgrimage sites are extremely enjoyable. Small excursions around the resort are also lovely.”

15. La Villa, Pondicherry

La Villa, Pondicherrysource:

HolidayIQ Traveller Rasikh Shah from Chennai shares, “The hotel is located in the heart on city, you can reach any where in few minutes. It has all facilities to go around the place. The hotel rooms are quite good and gives comfort. The staff is bit late but it's good. The transport system of hotel is good. The meals they provide is awesome. About the place I will say it's a must go. You will feel really good and charming once we reach there. The monuments are few meters away from there. The rock beach is very near. Awesome hotel with lots of comfortable luxury and politeness among the staff members. Really had a great fun visiting and it's a real value for money.”

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