Experience Bollywood Romance at These 6 Luxury Stays in India

In Adventure & Discovery, Holiday Reviews - Asia, Holiday Reviews - India, Honeymoons by Rhonda Bannister

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in India, why not stay at one of the luxurious hotels that have played host to Bollywood’s most beautiful love stories? These hotels are not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also steeped in tradition and opulence.

From dreamy weddings to intimate getaways and honeymoons, these enchanting retreats have witnessed countless tales of love and passion. You’ll feel like a celebrity as you soak up the magical ambience and craft your own unforgettable love story at any one of these incredible luxury hotels in India.


Umaid Bhawan Palace – Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Umaid Bhawan
Umaid Bhawan

Opened in 1943 after 16-years of construction and now managed by the Taj Group, this is one of the world’s largest private residences, part of which is a museum and hotel. The hotel’s Art Deco-styled facade made from desert sandstone, exotic murals, majestic domes, and sprawling 26-acre gardens provide a fairy-tale backdrop of jaw-dropping dimensions. Perched high on Chittar Hill outside of the city limits and offering mesmerising views of the incredible Mehrangarh Fort and the fabled Blue City of Jodhpur, this palace hotel is a preferred destination for Bollywood stars seeking royal treatment. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas held their lavish wedding here, attended by a horde of Bollywood celebrities and went on for days. Their union, amidst the regal ambience of Umaid Bhawan, forever intertwined their love story with this iconic palace.


Kumarakom Lake Resort – Kerala

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort

Down south amidst the serene backwaters of Kerala, the Kumarakom Lake Resort, situated on the banks of beautiful Lake Vembanad, is acclaimed as the finest luxury heritage resort in India and has been a secret haven for Bollywood’s power couple, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan. Their shared moments of love and tranquillity, encapsulated in the resort’s heritage villas and infinity pool, paint a captivating image of romance.


Taj Mahal Palace – Mumbai

Taj Mahal Palace
Taj Mahal Palace

Built-in 1903 and overlooking the majestic Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace’s distinctive dome is a landmark in the city’s skyline. The hotel has hosted kings, queens and dignitaries and has been a preferred choice for many stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Cricket and Bollywood are the two passions of India, so when movie star Sagarika Chatge wed former cricketing legend Zaheer Khan they held their lavish reception in the breathtaking gilded ballroom, surrounded by the who’s who of movie-land and cricket.


Wildflower Hall – Shimla

Wildflower Hall
Wildflower Hall

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills in the timeless hill station town of Shimla,  once the summer capital of the British Raj, five-star Wildflower Hall, promises a unique blend of romance and luxury. Here, amid the snow-clad peaks and colonial architecture, award-winning star, Anushka Sharma and her husband, international cricketer Virat Kohli have been known to escape the heat of Delhi for the respite of the cool mountain air.


Six Senses Fort Barwara – Rajasthan

Six Senses Fort Barwara
Six Senses Fort Barwara

It’s taken a decade to transform this 700-year-old palace fort into this elegant hotel and wellness resort which finally opened in late 2021. Reinterpreting the graciousness and grandeur of a bygone era to create a stunning palatial masterpiece, this is romance personified, and a fitting venue to host large-scale events, such as the wedding of Bollywood heartthrobs Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif in December 2021.

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Rambagh Palace – Jaipur, Rajasthan

Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace

Experience the ultimate in luxury at Rambagh Palace, a stunning resort that was once a hunting lodge for the Maharajah of Jaipur. Set amidst 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this palace has been transformed into a world-class destination that exudes regal elegance. From antique chandeliers to opulent furnishings and exquisite objets d’art, every detail has been carefully curated to provide guests with the celebrity treatment. The rooms are adorned with hand-painted motifs on the walls, regal four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes, and luxurious bathrooms. Butlers are on hand to cater to your every need, and private experiences like dining in a candle-lit gazebo with live music can be arranged. Indulge in a wide range of spa services, including expertly guided yoga and relaxing massages. Whether you’re lounging by one of the two swimming pools or sipping on signature cocktails at the atmospheric Polo Bar, Rambagh Palace promises an unforgettable experience.

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