The Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are one of the most prominent awards given to the travel industry. Their list of winners for the year 2014, is out. Not surprisingly, there are 5 Indian resorts in the top ten. What makes these awards extra special is the fact that they are evaluated on the reviews written by the readers. The criterion of judgment ranges from facilities in the rooms, the location of the resort, service standards, restaurants, value for money and of course food.
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2014 are –
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, for the Best Resort in Asia for the fourth consecutive year
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur at number 2
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur at number 4
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra at number 7
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The amazing experience at this resort starts right from the time you reach Udaipur. The guests are transported to the resort in a boat across Lake Pichola. The rooms have open terraces, semi private swimming pools and views to die for. The staff here ensures that each and every of their guest, checks out with an experience to cherish all his life. No wonder they were voted for the top spot.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
If you thought vintage cars and personal butlers were a thing of the past. Then plan your next holiday at this small but majestic resort. Located on Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, it is a sight to be seen. You can go for boating in the 150 years old Gangaur or see the moon in all its splendor on a full moon night from one of its exquisite suites. And to make the visit memorable, hire a vintage car with a royal butler and go on a shopping spree.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
If spending your holiday in a fort is your idea of a getaway, then this is the perfect resort for you. There are royal tents, luxury villas, perfectly manicured gardens and cascading fountains that will make you forget where you came from. The premises also have a 280 year old temple and a haveli that have been restored to their old glory. Needless to say the staff only adds value to the whole experience and makes it memorable.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Waking up to see the Taj in front of you, is an idea that has the makings of a royal holiday. That’s exactly how the staff at this resort makes you feel, like royalty. Witness Taj in the morning, afternoon, dusk, and night. Your nights cannot be more magical than this. You will marvel at the Mughal and Moorish architecture of the resort. The staff here will ensure that the magic goes on uninterrupted.
The Taj and Oberoi group of hotels, need very little introduction. Both these hospitality mega brands have set high standards of excellence, which have been very difficult to beat by fellow competitors.