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, spicy aromas, dramatic landscapes and the most obliging service imaginable.

We have visited and very carefully selected the finest 5-star luxury hotels and palace hotels on the subcontinent, from the most revered operators: Taj, Oberoi and Aman. Luxury Explorer's India collection includes 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 trips, such as our expedition in search of the elusive snow leopard in the high valleys of the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. Our exclusive 12 night itinerary, in February 2020, led by our travel editor Sophie Marchant and an expert guide, still has a few 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.