Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, together are often referred to as the Golden Triangle of India. Seeped in rich history, medieval cultural wealth and centuries-old Mughal architecture, each of these cities offers priceless experiences. To live like a king of yester years, one might have to shell out a handful of gold coins to experience an unforgettable and unmatchable ‘Golden experience’. We have cherry-picked luxury hotel suites in India for the ultimate royal experience. Each of these suites will leave you with a perfect blend of a historical yet modern experience, just right to transport you back to the era of Maharajas.
The Leela Palace, Presidential Suite
At the Leela Palace hotel, royal treatment begins with a private elevator that leads to the breathtaking Presidential Suite. Considered one of the best suites in Delhi, The Presidential Suite at the Leela, boasts of architecture inspired by Lutyen’s style. Spanning over 4,420 square feet, its design and décor personify the indulgent lifestyle of the royals in India. The gold leaf ceilings, intricate wood work, hand- picked pure silver artefacts and semi- precious stone art pieces all add to the richness of its design. Deep coloured tapestry compliments the décor of the suite with elegance.
A 24-hour butler service, BMW transfers from airport, private study, dining room and gymnasium, walk-in wardrobe, Bvlgari toiletries, private spa and Jacuzzi are some of the many perks of staying in this suite.
Any concern for security is well addressed as the super luxurious suite in Delhi’. It is equipped with Bullet Proof Glass and a private Elevator – making Leela Palace in New Delhi the preferred abode of the visiting state dignitaries and royal families from around the world.
ITC Maurya, The Chanakya Suite
Located on the 14th floor of the hotel, the Chanakya Suite is all things grand. In contrast to the urbanised New Delhi outside of its windows, the suite is like a little Maurya Dynasty, Circa 21st Century! Step in and be engulfed in the beauty of brightly lit, immaculate lobby of the luxury Indian suite with rooms on both sides.
The Mauryan influence is prominent with use of large paintings from Maurya dynasty that depict their culture and way of life. Use of silk on the bedroom panels, fine wood finish around rooms adds to the richness. A spacious dining room and three different living areas, a personal gym and spa make it one of the finest Suites in the world and not just India. This luxury suite in Delhi has hosted dignitaries like Former U.S. President, Barack Obama.
The ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, Delhi region
This is the closest you can get to Indian royalty and luxury from the International airport! To soak in the aura of true ancient Indian architecture, pick one of the select four Villas at inspired from architecture dating back from the 3rd Century BC to the 19th Century AD!
The very sight of splendid Colonial influence will brighten up your mood. The study room has an adjoining private bar and a tempretaure controlled lap pool and jacuzzi to hydrate before you hit the road to your next leg of the Golden triangle; Agra.
ITC Mughal, Luxury Suites, Agra
Leg two of the Golden Triangle is Agra, the former capital of the richest and most luxurious rulers of India – the Mughals. ITC Mughal hotel’s Luxury Suites in Agra gracefully embodies the essence of the Mughals. The ITC Maurya luxury Suite in Agra is like a mini-palace within a Hotel! Its idyllic location, exquisite Mughal architecture and the stunning views of the Mughal gardens through large jharokha windows are true to the living styles of the Mughal royals. With some of the room, you wake up to the view of The Taj Mahal, making you feel like the Queen yourself. Intricately crafted ‘mashal’ (torches) are lit at night to add a vintage touch to the suite’s aura.
With a temperature controlled plunge pool, mother-of-pearl marble baths, there is not more one can dream of to soak in a ‘Hamam’. Bevelled Belgian glass, leather embossed walls lit by shamdaans or candelabra and grand four poster beds with ornate canopies – these and more express the magnificence of the royal Mughal experience one gets when staying at the ITC Mughal, one of the best luxury hotels in Agra. The luxury hotel in Agra has not just one but 5 Grand Presidential Suites to choose from; Mumtaz Suite, Nur Jahan Suite, Zeenat Suite, Nusrat Begum Suite and the Farzana Suite. The largest and the most opulent of them are the Nur Jahan Suite and the Mumtaz Suite.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Kohinoor Suite
Looking for a Hotel with Taj Mahal view? This is where you book a suite at! Situated in the heart of Agra, the Hotel is adorned with the rich arts and crafts of the region. Its palatial entry is a tribute to the legacy of Mughal architecture. The entire Hotel boasts of intricate filigree and marble in-lay work, ‘Jaali’ (screens). The upholstery is nothing short of what would have been used for the Maharaja and Maharani’s rooms. Gold thread and bead embroidery, woodcarvings and hand-woven tapestries mark the rich influence it has from the Mughal era. The super luxurious Agra hotel’s Kohinoor Suite is located on the highest floor of the hotel (5th floor).
This Agra suite has an entrance foyer leading onto a large living room. White marble elephants and marble columns, glowing under golden domed ceilings with the reflection of mirrored walls make this suite supremely majestic. All through the luxury hotel’s Agra Suite the perfectly arched windows frame the Taj Mahal form a blissful view. A brass telescope that provides stunning views of each architectural detail of the monument will let you time travel to the old ways of leisure. The Indian Suite has three private open terraces, each offering a distinct view of the Taj Mahal. Furnished with an emperor bed, panelled with teak wooden floor and carpeted with hand woven rugs of Mughal designs, the suites rooms are luxury you even the most discerning have never seen before!