As the year winds down and the festive spirit envelops the air, December becomes an enchanting time for a luxurious getaway. For those seeking not only opulence but also a journey through time, cultural elegance takes centre stage. Unlock the doors to a December dreamland where the echoes of history meet the indulgence of luxury. India, a canvas painted with tales of royalty and cultural richness, invites you to five opulent resorts that promise not just a stay but a rendezvous with time itself.
Here is a curated selection of 5 luxury resorts nestled in historical settings, where every corner echoes with the tales of bygone eras. Immerse yourself in the allure of the past while indulging in contemporary luxuries, creating memories that blend seamlessly with the rich tapestry of history. Join us on this sojourn, where each destination promises not just a stay, but an experience that transcends time.
TAJ LAKE PALACE, UDAIPUR
Nestled in the heart of the City of Lakes, Taj Lake Palace is a regal retreat situated on an island in Lake Pichola. December brings a pleasant climate to Udaipur, making it an ideal time to explore the city's rich history and indulge in the luxury of this former royal palace. The resort seamlessly blends traditional Rajasthani architecture with modern amenities, offering guests a taste of cultural opulence.
EVOLVE BACK KAMALAPURA PALACE, HAMPI
Evolve Back's Kamalapura Palace is a magnificent illustration of a place where luxury meets history. Situated in the historic city of Hampi, this resort provides a distinctive fusion of comfort and tradition. This property boasts Indo-Islamic architecture that will leave you spellbound. Known for its stone-paved boulevards, arched hallways, and royal chambers, the resort provides guests with distinct lodging choices of Palace Suites and Private Pool Villas, all equipped with private pools or outdoor showers.
The resort offers its guests an exquisite dining experience at the resort's rooftop restaurant, Tuluva, which offers a mesmerising view of the resort’s infinity pool. Guests can also indulge in a range of activities, including guided walks on Tungabhadra Trek, Virupaksha Trail and Raya Trail, that will transport them to a bygone era of striking monuments and soul-stirring landscapes.
THE OBEROI AMARAVILAS, AGRA, UTTAR PRADESH
Unveil the timeless allure of the Taj Mahal at The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. This luxurious resort offers unparalleled views of the iconic monument, making it a perfect December getaway. Immerse yourself in the Mughal history of Agra while experiencing the epitome of opulence and hospitality at this magnificent retreat.
RAMBAGH PALACE, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
Embrace the grandeur of Jaipur at Rambagh Palace, a former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Surrounded by lush gardens, the palace exudes a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. December brings pleasant weather, allowing guests to explore the Pink City's historic forts, palaces, and bustling markets before retreating to the lap of luxury.
AHILYA FORT, MAHESHWAR, MADHYA PRADESH
Experience the tranquillity of Ahilya Fort, perched on the banks of the Narmada River. This heritage hotel in Maheshwar showcases Maratha architecture and offers a serene escape. December provides an ideal climate to explore the fort, nearby temples, and the picturesque ghats along the river, immersing yourself in the cultural richness of central India.
Indulge in a December sojourn that transcends time and revels in the rich cultural tapestry of India. As the curtain falls, these destinations remain not just places but cherished stories, waiting to be revisited in the theatre of memory.