Rajasthan is without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions in India. Known as Land of the Kings it’s home to hundreds of forts, majestic palaces and one of a kind temples.
It’s no wonder that it’s also one of the most frequently visited areas in India. One day you’re admiring the Taj Mahal and the next one you’ll be cruising through the old city of Jodhpur in a Tuk Tuk. From exploring the former homes of the maharaja’s to spending an overnight in the desert. Rajasthan truly has something to offer for everyone!
Rajasthan is extremely popular in the backpack community but did you know that it also houses some of the most beautiful and luxurious 5 star hotels in the entire world?
And the best part? Here you get more fore less!
In this article I am listing the absolute best of the best when it comes to 5 star luxury hotels & resorts. For your convenience I’ve listed them according to the city they’re in or close to and below you can also find a table to compare prices.
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Best 5 Star Luxury Hotels in Rajasthan
5-STAR LUXURY HOTELS IN RAJASTHAN COMPARISON TABLE
|9.1 – Wonderful
|9.3 – Wonderful
|Dhora Desert Resort & Spa
|9.5 – Exceptional
|Taj Lake Palace
|9.4 – Wonderful
|WelcomHeritage Mohangarh Fort
|9.3 – Wonderful
|9.3 – Wonderful
|9.3 – Wonderful
|7.6 – Good
|The Oberoi Udaivilas
|9.6 – Exceptional
|8.7 – Excellent
|The Oberoi Rajvilas
|9.6 – Exceptionnal
|Hotel Rawla Narlai
Suryagarh – Jaisalmer
The Suryagarh hotel and resort is by far the best 5 star resort in entire Jaisalmer. Located inside a fort you’ll feel like you’ve been transported through time as soon as you arrive. As soon as you enter this luxury hotel be prepared to be surrounded by a world of luxury and magic. They don’t call it the Suryagarh experience for nothing!
Not only is it one of the most luxurious hotels in India it also transports you back into a time where maharaja’s roamed these halls and courtyards.
The Suryagarh wants you to have a 5-star experience in Jaisalmer and provides exclusive trips guided by one of their professionals. They will take you to unexplored places, roam the Thar desert with you and all of this accompanied by the finest luxury you can imagine.
I can personally guarantee you’ll have the time of your life at this fabulous 5-star luxury hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
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RAAS – Jodhpur
RAAS Jodhpur is the very first luxury boutique hotel in Jodhpur and offers a true 5-star service to all of its visitors. Their signature look is one that perfectly combines a modern feel with more ancient styles and from the main courtyard you are treated to the most spectacular view over the Mehrangarh fort.
I can already imagine myself sipping on a cocktail at the edge of their rooftop pool while overlooking the Blue City of Jodhpur. A true 5-star feeling in this one of a kind luxury hotel.
The hotel has four original buildings with three additional contemporary structures, influenced by and contributing to its cultural past as part of the Walled City.
Many of the best sites in the city are within walking distance or just a quick tuk-tuk ride away.
The hotel offers 2 main restaurants where you can enjoy a mix of local and international delicacies. But you can also request a 5-star private dinner for those extra special and romantic moments.
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Dhora Desert Resort & Spa – Jodhpur
Dhora Desert Resort & Spa is a 5 star luxury desert paradise, nestled in the Thar desert. The resort has been designed with utmost love with the aim of creating a rustic ambience to mimic its surroundings, while spoiling you with luxury.
Every tent comes with temperature control and a king size bed but here it’s all about that luxury camping experience! On a clear night you’ll be able to see countless stars in the sky and you can wake up to birds chirping good morning.
An essential part of your experience at Dhora, is a visit to their spa that transports your mind and body to new dimensions of peace and rejuvenation. They have a wide range of different massages available all to cater to your every need.
Or why not enjoy a 5-star private meal on the sand dunes? All of this and much more can be arranged like going on a jeep or camel safari or if you’re more the adventurous type you can go sand boarding or horseback riding even!
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Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace is a 5-star luxury hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur and holds 83 rooms and suites covered in white marble walls.
It’s formerly known as Jan Niwas and was built by Maharana Jangat Singh II between 1743 and 1746. It’s walls of black and white marble are all lined with semi-precious stones and the entire palace is full with columns, pillared terraces, gardens and fountains.
They restored it to it’s full glory and it even became world famous after it was featured in the James Bond movie “Octopussy”. It’s the only hotel in Udaipur that is located on the lake and therefore gives you the best views over the City Palace, Jag Mandir and the hills.
At the back of the hotel you’ll find the spa facilities and the swimming pool. This used to be the Queen’s private swimming pool that is now open to guests of the Taj Lake Palace.
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WelcomHeritage Mohangarh Fort – Jaisalmer
WelcomHeritage Mohangarh Fort is the last built fort of India completed in 1944 by His Highness Maharawal Jawahir Singh of Jaisalmer. There are many palaces and forts, but very few have the power to capture their guests’ attention like Mohangarh.
This is why Mohangarh Fort is not only one of the best luxury heritage hotels in Rajasthan, but it has been the top choice for several Bollywood movie shoot locations over the past couple of decades too.
After browsing through the intricate works of art for hours, you can relax in delicately coiffed suites that carry a royal image. These comfortable rooms come equipped with all modern conveniences alongside unique experiences such as open-air shower, swimming pool and elegant spa options.
This 5-star luxury hotel also offers a broad range of fabulous experiences such as fort tours, camel rides, checking out sand dunes, and natural activities such as bird watching.
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Narendra Bhawan – Bikaner
Narendra Bhawan is owned by the same company as Suryagarh Jaisalmer so you already know it will be out of this world 5-star luxury!
This luxury hotel is composed of Narendra Singhji’s memories from his travels to destinations near and far. Here you’ll find a mix of a pulsating Bombay influenced by the burgeoning Art Deco movement and influences drawn from the glamour posts of Broadway.
Narendra Bhawan Bikaner taps into the memories of its original owner and takes its guests on a journey through his past wherein the best moments of his life are translated into an array of curious options. You can opt for a sundowner or a crescent grill dinner or why not even have a museum dinner at the special night room?
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Mihir Garh – Jodhpur
Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine suite 5-star boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sq. of pure luxury. The majestic fort seems to emerge from the desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land and the soft, stylish furnishings have been bought from the Jodhpur region alone.
While exotic drinks from your personal mini-bar become the manna for a sultry summer afternoon, the fireplace morphs into an intimate friend for wintry nights.
You can pamper yourself with the variety of treatments available at Mihir Garh’s spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless desert meditate with the horizon.
This 5-star luxury hotel is a tribute to all the things Rajasthan is best known for: A rich culture, warm hospitality, the majestic desert and of course, an experience that lingers on…
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Neemrana Fort-Palace – Neemrana
Neemrana Fort-Palace is a premier luxury heritage hotel of Rajasthan and also a one of a kind hotel in entire India! It’s conveniently located only 2 hours from Delhi and makes for the perfect weekend getaway from this big city.
The Neemrana group prides itself in not simply building luxury hotels. No, what they do is restore an already existing fortress and convert it into an actual masterpiece.
Neemrana has 76 rooms & suites and offers a vibrant site for magical weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences.
In this 5-star luxury resort you’ll find hanging gardens, two pools to swim out to the horizon, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s very first zip-line!
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The Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas can be found in the ‘City of Lakes’ Udaipur. This 5 star hotel is spread over 30 acres of luxuriant gardens, with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself.
The resort offers unique experiences that include private lakeside dining, traditional boat rides, private cooking sessions and fun activities for children. I can guarantee you that from the moment you arrive you’ll experience a WOW-factor like never before!
The indoor and alfresco restaurants have lake and garden views, and serve fine international and Indian cuisine, while the spa offers signature Oberoi treatments.
There are a lot of luxury hotels in India but this 5-star gem truly takes the cake!
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Fairmont Jaipur – Jaipur
Fairmont Jaipur is truly a royal destination. Built in the tradition of the region’s grand Mughal palaces, this majestic hotel offers the best in modern amenities and is perfectly complemented with the rich heritage of Rajasthan.
This 5-star luxury hotel overlooks the beautiful Aravalli hills and is also called a Nouveau Palace. With all of these already existing palaces and forts to stay at it could be hard for a new hotel to stand out. But Fairmont Jaipur does just that due to its insane amount of detail and how it perfectly combines different architecture styles.
Spread across 3.5 acres of land, every nook and corner of the property is tastefully designed by blending royal influences with contemporary living.
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The Oberoi Rajvilas – Jaipur
The Oberoi Rajvilas is a wonderful 5-star luxury hotel just outside of Jaipur with red-brick architecture reminiscent of a Rajasthani fort.
Honey-gold buildings, orchards, reflection pools and fountains set the tone, though the marble-and-stone carving blends well with the arid environment.
The ancient temple in the middle of the property allows interested guests to engage in a “renewal of vows” ceremony and the spa offers an unusual chakra-balancing Himalayan stones massage.
And even the standard rooms are spacious enough. But the true icing on the cake in this stunning 5-star luxury hotel is the sunken marble bathtub, which looks out over the private gardens.
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Hotel Rawla Narlai – Ranakpur
Hotel Rawla Narlai is a magnificent 5-star luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Rajasthan and a paradisiacal property in the desert countryside.
Tucked away amidst the Aravali’s this one-time ‘Hunting Manor’ of the Jodhpur Royals now opens its doors to those on a hunt for blissful tranquility.
Ideally located between the popular cities of Jodhpur & Udaipur—a comfortable 2 hrs ride from both—‘Rawla Narlai’ makes for a most charming destination to stop & inhale the magic of rural Rajasthan while you get spoilt with our white-gloved hospitality.
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