5-Star Hotel Guide


From the thriving markets of Mumbai to the imperial palaces of Rajasthan, India is a unique 5-star experience


5-star hotel guide to India

The Indian subcontinent is vast and alluring, offering an intoxicating blend of exotic palaces, dramatic landscapes, bustling cities, ancient temples and a uniquely exotic scent that teases the senses. India also features some of the finest 5-star hotels in the world offering the most obliging service imaginable.

We have visited and very carefully selected the finest 5-star luxury hotels and palace hotels on the Indian subcontinent, from the most revered operators: Taj, Oberoi and Aman. Luxury Explorer's India collection includes palace and monument hotels in Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, chic Delhi addresses, a boutique hideaway retreat in the Himalayas and a one-of-a kind luxury resort, a stone's throw from the Taj Mahal.

India is a land of sharp contrasts, but those who fall for its unique charms do so for life.

Our contributing editors are in the process of selecting further properties in India: in Goa, Kerala and Rajasthan as well as wildlife safaris in India's national parks and game reserves.

For unique experiences we can organise bespoke itineries taking in some of our beautiful 5-star hotels in popular destinations, such as the famous Delhi-Agra-Jaipur 'Golden Triangle' taking care of all your transfers. For more adventurous explorers we can recommend tiger safaris and bespoke itineries and expeditions, such as our expedition in search of the elusive snow leopard in the high valleys of the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. Our 12 night Snow Leopard expedition in April 2024 is led by an expert guide, and there are still two or three places available, so if you are interested in joining the party please contact our concierge. This can be combined with a longer itinerary exploring Rajasthan, for example, to experience the mountains and plains of this remarkable subcontinent.