The finest resorts in the country, as recognized by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure, not only showcase a rich historical background but also provide exceptional service and hospitality. In the esteemed rankings of Travel+Leisure Readers for 2023, India's top five resorts were chosen, with The Oberoi Udaivilas securing the coveted second position, closely followed by the Leela Palace Udaipur. One reader lauded the “beautiful view of Lake Pichola” from the 80-room Leela Palace, while another had high praise for the spa.
Nestled amidst Lake Pichola and reachable by boat, the magnificent Taj Lake Palace, offering 83 luxurious rooms, proudly claimed the fifth spot on this highly competitive list. A passionate admirer emphasized the property as a true gem that should be experienced "at least once" in a lifetime, highlighting the hotel's three remarkable restaurants renowned for their delectable culinary offerings.
In the 2023 survey conducted by T+L, an impressive number of nearly 165,000 readers participated. They contributed to a total of over 685,000 votes, covering a wide range of unique properties including hotels, cities, and cruise lines. These properties were classified into three categories: resort hotels, city hotels, and safari lodges, based on their location and amenities. The participants provided ratings for various criteria, including rooms/facilities, location, service, food, and value.
1. Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort, Shimla: Shimla, India
Reader Score: 97.03
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: Udaipur, India
Reader Score: 97.02
3. The Leela Palace Udaipur: Udaipur, India
Reader Score: 96.80
4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra: Agra, India
WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 95.60
5. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Udaipur, India