A Relaxing Dip in Luxury and Royalty

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India is a beautiful land full of diversities and popular as a hot tourist spot. Tourism industry in India has seen tremendous growth in recent years and the sub continent has become the favorite vacation hot spot for people abroad. India is famous among foreign nationals for various reasons one of them is the luxurious and royal palaces. If anyone thinking about a luxurious vacation, India is the best option.

If you don’t believe my words, see for yourself …….

Best Private Pool : Amanbagh, Ajabgarh, Rajasthan This haveli-style mansion (its grounds are enclosed by walls) was once the site of the Maharajah of Alwar’s hunting lodge. It now features 24 suites and 16 poolside pavilions, each with a private swimming pool (cool in the summer and heated during the winter), garden, marble bathtub and a covered outdoor dining and lounge area. Other perks include a private spa that offers yoga, meditation and Reiki, as well as an organic garden where chefs source ingredients for each meal.

Most Powerful Massage : Taj Green Cove, Kerala, India This 10-acre beach resort provides more than sun and sand. Each thatched-roof granite stone cottage includes a private balcony with a view of the ocean. Those in the presidential villa also enjoy a private pool and sun deck. The resort keeps guests busy with catamaran rides, backwater cruises and a full-service spa with a yoga lounge, and treatments like the powerful Warrior massage and the “house favorite”-a coconut body scrub that exfoliates your skin.

Most Romantic Dinner : The Oberoi Rajvilas, Rajvilas, Jaipur Each of the 54 rooms and 14 tents in the Oberoi Rajvilas has a sunken Italian marble bathtub looking out onto a private garden, a private bar and 24-hour in-room dining and butler services. It also boasts 32 acres of gardens, pools and fountains. Guests enjoy dinner—as the Rajput princes did–under the stars in the Surya Mahal courtyard, entertained by traditional Indian musicians and dance performances.

Best Place For Tiger Spotting : Aman-i-Khás, Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan On the edge of Ranthambhore National Park–the former maharajah’s hunting ground–this boutique resort consists of 10 air-conditioned tents, each with a six-meter canopy and cotton partitions separating the bathroom, bedroom, sitting and dining areas, all furnished in minimalist style. Guests take nature walks through the low hills; the more adventurous embark on twice-daily guided safaris to spot everything from tigers and leopards to sloth bears.

Best Round-the-Clock Butler Service : Taj Exotica, Benaulim, Goa This 140-room, Mediterranean-style resort overlooks the Arabian Sea and includes two villas, each with a private plunge pool, dining room, master bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, private garden and outdoor massage room covered in tropical foliage. You might have all the resources to cook your own feast, but a 24-hour personal butler service is available to arrange a private chef and organize room service.

Most Luxurious Bath : The Oberoi Amarvilas, Amarvilas, Agra Close enough to the Taj Mahal to enjoy the view, the Oberoi Amarvilas offers 57 rooms and seven suites, each with marble bathrooms and a private, open-air terrace. The master suite, Kohinoor, has a separate living room, dining room, private study, bedroom and dressing area. The spa, which uses ancient Thai techniques, offers hot stone massage, Ayurvedic treatments and honey citrus body wraps. Sprinkled with rose petals, the milk and rose bath softens the skin.

Most Luxurious Landmark : Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan One of the most-recognizable images in India, the white marble and mosaic Taj Lake Palace was built in 1746 and sits on a four-acre island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Descendants of the royal butlers of the original palace maintain the property, and guests are treated as if they were royalty themselves. Each of the 83 rooms is decorated with richly colored silks and hand-carved wooden furniture, and offer views of the lake. Guests enjoy walks around the palace–with a glass of champagne in hand–as well as more grueling outdoor activities like guided treks and Jeep safaris.

Best Spot For Gaming : The Leela Goa, Cavelossim, Goa If a personal butler, four restaurants, two bars, a disco and a 12-hole, par 3 golf course wasn’t enough, the Leela resort in Goa houses a 24-hour casino, fully equipped with slot machines, roulette and derby games. Its 151 rooms and suites each have a balcony overlooking a lagoon. The largest suite contains a master bedroom, two adjoining bedrooms, a living room, a dining room with kitchenette and a room for your housekeeper. There’s also a private terrace with a pool and Jacuzzi.

Coolest Floating Residences : Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kottayam, Kerala Each of the 50 suites and villas at this resort has a view of the lake and a private pool, but the houseboats might be the ultimate indulgence. Measuring up to 80 feet long, each air-conditioned boat boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a bedroom, a living room and kitchen, and is manned by two experienced boatmen to navigate and a private chef specializing in Kerala delicacies and seafood to cook. An aesthetician from the resort’s spa will even come aboard for those interested in Ayurvedic treatments.

Top Deep Sleep-Inducing Spa Treatments : The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan The finely embroidered canopies of the Vanyavilas’ 25 tents may impress the eye, but it’s the turquoise and lapis blue tiled pools, steam showers and three-hour spa treatments that soothe the soul. The Tree of Life treatment includes a 30-minute exfoliating guava scrub-down, a 60-minute softening orange wrap, a 60-minute tension-relieving massage and a 30-minute revitalizing mint bath. The Spirit of Ayurveda treatment incorporates traditional Ayurvedic principles and includes a 30-minute Indian head massage, a 60-minute herbal pouch massage, 60 minutes of Marma therapy and 30 minutes of your favorite specialty bath.