What are Michelin Guide Hotels And How Many Approved Hotels Are There In India? List Inside

Michelin Guide Hotels are dripping in luxury and culture.

by Ankita Mazumdar
What are Michelin Guide Hotels And How Many Approved Hotels Are There In India? List Inside

2024 is full of long weekends and you have to plan early to avail all the discounts and good travel packages before it’s too late. India and its states are bountiful with unlimited hidden gems waiting to be explored. While you focus on your detailed itinerary, we suggest some of the lavish hotels to stay at. These are not just hotels, these are approved by the Michelin Guide. So be ready to bask in the glory of a comfortable and memorable experience of your lifetime.

What are Michelin Guide Hotels?

Being approved by the Michelin Guide is an honourable title for all hotels and resorts! Michelin Guide has been honouring and identifying premium quality food served at restaurants. Recently, they have expanded from gastronomical experiences to the luxury of hotels and stay options. They have handpicked gorgeously styled and comfortable accommodations across India that are worthy to be called Michelin Guide Hotels. 

Some of the parameters they follow are style, service, design, cultural influence, especially from the aspect of local identity, destinations and their surroundings, pricing, and the food menu, of course. All these combined will give you a happy travel experience.

Some 10 Of The Approved Hotels You Can Stay In India

1. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

This Michelin Guide Hotel will provide you with an endless view of the sea in Goa. Taj is a luxurious brand known for its hospitality and you will get to experience it. Enjoy great seafood at Lobster Shack here at white-sand Benaulim Beach.

Where: Calwaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa
Cost: ₹38,940/night

2. RAAS Jodhpur


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Stay at one of the best historic palaces in India which is rich in culture and heritage. RAAS captures your attention with traditional architecture that reflects the vintage legacy of Rajasthan with views of Mehrangarh Fort. Truly a magical experience!

Where: Tunvarji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur
Cost: ₹40,120/night

3. Purity at Lake Vembanad


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A quaint-looking hotel which caught the eye of MICHELIN Guide Hotel in India! It is simple yet flourishes elegantly. You can enjoy a calming sunset along the lake shore right from this villa. They have special provisions for a dinner date along the backwaters, don’t miss out on that.

Where: Lake Vembanad, Alleppey
Cost: ₹30,170/night

4. Lebua Lucknow

Muskuraiye aap Lucknow mein hai! The style and decor are what speaks volumes at Lebua which is located inside an Art Deco-style bungalow. The contrasting colours of vibrant yellow, green, brown, and white look so inviting. You have to plan a dinner at Azrak, Lebua’s restaurant of Awadhi, Hyderabadi, and Rajasthani cuisines.

Where: Saraca Estate, 19, Mall Avenue, Lucknow
Cost: ₹13,923/night

5. Taj Usha Kiran Palace

Another Taj property approved by Michelin Guide Hotel in India. Seeped in the history of India, this palace was built as a stay for a future King of England. Hence, its elegance is justified. You will come across beautiful antiques, a pool, nine acres of garden, and spas. 

Where: Jayendraganj, Lashkar, Gwalior

Cost: ₹18,880/night

6. Aman-i-Khás 


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If you want to be in nature and wake up to the chirping of birds, then this is the place for you. It is located in Ranthambore National Park, how cool! To have the authentic wildlife experience your suites are tented but in a luxurious manner in Mughal or British colonial style. Even they have a dining tent!

Where: Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore
Cost: ₹1,94,229/night

7. Grand Hyatt Mumbai

This Michelin Guide Hotel in India is a modern one with abstract art pieces as it is situated right in one of the modern and booming business places, Bandra-Kurla-Complex. You can avail the spa treatments and enjoy different cuisines at the four restaurants located here. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows are cherry on top.

Where: Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai
Cost: ₹20,650/night

8. The Kumaon


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Another modern setting was chosen by Michelin Guide Hotel because it is a perfect place for mountain retreats. This is called a ‘Tropical Modernism’ set on top of a mountain made with stone walls, concrete, and bamboo cladding. The remote setting of this place is what sets it apart.

Where: Village Gadholi, Kasar Devi, Binsar Road, Almora
Cost: ₹35,400/night

9. Brij Rama Palace Varanasi


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Wanting to visit the banks of the Ganga? Stay at this property for your spiritual holiday. As for its location, alcohol and non-vegetarian dishes are banned here. Don’t worry, your stay will be pristine with arriving at the palace in a boat via Ganga. Isn’t that beautiful!

Where:Over Darbhanga House Ghat, Near Munshi Ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi
Cost: ₹52,922/night

10. Taj Bengal


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Looks like Michelin Guide Hotel loves the Taj and its hospitality. Taj Bengal is a culmination of culture, grandeur and reflection of Bengali culture. You will be mesmerised by the intricate architecture and the traditional artworks displayed. Do book a table for dinner here.

Where: 34B Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata
Cost: ₹13,806/night

Here is the list of a few of the hotels approved by MICHELIN Guide in india. Have you stayed at any one of these?

Cover Image Credits:MICHELIN Guide Hotels/Taj Usha Kiran Palace

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