Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2022: Top Hotels and Resorts in India

The top city hotels and resorts in India in the World's Best Awards 2022 reflect a melange of traditions and terrains that make the country fascinating.

The Oberoi Udavilas

Courtesy of The Oberoi

By Travel+Leisure Editors

Jul 13, 2022

Whether you’ve visited once or dozens of times, there’s always something new to uncover on a visit to India. Still, it’s hard not to appreciate the classics — the cultural landmarks, dynamic cities, majestic landscapes, and, of course, the iconic hotels. The best hotels and resorts in India, in the eyes of Travel + Leisure readers, are storied properties that deliver over-the-top luxury around every corner.

Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value.

Below, the full list of the best city hotels and resorts in India, according to T+L readers.

T — INDICATES A TRUE TIE
* — ON THE LIST FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS 

TOP 5 CITY HOTELS IN INDIA

1. The Oberoi, New Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Courtesy of The Oberoi, New Delhi

Guests can soak up views of the Indian capital’s UNESCO World Heritage site, Humayun’s Tomb, as they unwind with a cocktail at this 220-room hotel’s stellar rooftop bar, Cirrus 9.

Score: 98.67
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-delhi

2. Taj Palace
New Delhi

Taj Palace, New Delhi
Courtesy of Taj Palace, New Delhi

Score:  97.60
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-palace-new-delhi

3. Taj Lands End
Mumbai

Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Courtesy of Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Score: 95.73
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-lands-end-mumbai

4. The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palace, New Delhi. Courtesy of The Leela Palace

Score: 94.59
theleela.com/the-leela-palace-new-delhi

5. Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Four Seasons Mumbai
Four Seasons Mumbai. Courtesy of Four Seasons

Score: 93.60
fourseasons.com/mumbai

TOP 5 RESORTS IN INDIA

1. The Oberoi Udaivilas
Udaipur

The Oberoi Udavilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Udavilas

Rajastani opulence abounds at this palatial resort on Lake Pichola. Readers praised the excellent food and said the staff surpasses expectations, with touches like showering newlyweds with flowers upon arrival.

Score: 98.58
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur-udaivilas-resort

2. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Ranthambhore

The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

Score: 97.41
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort

3. The Oberoi Amarvilas *
Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Amarvilas

Score: 97.37
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra-amarvilas-resort

4. Taj Falaknuma Palace T
Hyderabad

Taj Falaknuma Palace
Courtesy of Taj Falaknuma Palace

Score: 96.92
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-falaknuma-palace-hyderabad

4. Taj Lake Palace T
Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace
Courtesy of Taj Lake Palace

Score: 96.92
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-lake-palace-udaipur

For more World’s Best Awards 2022 lists of your favorite hotels, resorts, cities, islands and more, visit: travelandleisureasia.com/trending/worlds-best-awards.

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