Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 5 Resorts in India

The top resorts in India in the World's Best Awards 2021 reflect a melange of traditions and terrains that make the country fascinating.

Courtesy of The Oberoi Udaivillas

Sep 9, 2021

THE TOP RESORTS in India range from remote wildlife retreats to elaborate historic palaces. Let’s take a tour of this vast country with a strong hospitality tradition.


1. Oberoi Udaivillas
Udaipur, India

Experiences at this Rajasthan mainstay illuminate such artistic traditions as miniature painting, glass inlays and mehndi body art.

Score: 99.12

World’s Best Awards 2015: No. 1 Hotel in the World

2. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
Goa, India

Score: 98.76

3. Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Ranthambhore, India

Score: 98.72

4. Leela Palace
Udaipur, India

Score: 98.13

World’s Best Awards 2019: No. 1 Hotel in the World

5. Oberoi Rajvilas *
Jaipur, India

Score:  97.66

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