Sometimes the travelers prefer to book their best hotels for accommodations during their private trips, as it gives them more flexibility and they can change their itinerary more easily.
However, it’s not always possible, especially during the high season. It’s often risky to travel without making the bookings in advance.
I should mention that it depends also on the chosen travel destination and the hotel category.
Today I will talk about India, one of the most requested travel destinations.
Thus, when you plan a private tour with a drivers-India, you should consider that the best accommodations are quickly fully booked in this country. So I strongly recommend making your hotel bookings in advance, especially during the high season, that is from November to March.
Another important point is how to choose the best luxury hotels in each city. Sometimes there are many beautiful hotels in the same price range, so it becomes complicated to make the choice.
Websites such as Tripadvisor or Booking.com could be useful for your choice. The reviews are very helpful to make a decision. But sometimes the reviews can also be very contradictory.
That’s why I decided to make a top 10 of best hotels in South India, mainly in Tamil Nadu and in Kerala states to help you to make your choice more easily. I have tried to put here the highlights for each property in the order it could be clear why the hotel should be considered as one of the best accommodations.
Let’s start with Tamil Nadu.
Normally we prefer to book small charming properties in each city. However, it’s not very easy in big cities such as Chennai. ITC Grand Chola, here please the luxury hotel I would recommend you to book during your stay in Chennai. You will say that it’s too big, but there is a reason for that. It’s an amazing hotel built to honor one of Southern India’s greatest empires, the Imperial Cholas. Even if you don’t like the big constructions, you will be impressed by this hotel and its service. Feel like a Chola ruler in this majestic hotel.
Sometimes the travelers arrive in Chennai, but they prefer that their private drivers-India takes them directly to Mahabalipuram, as it’s a small and peaceful city compared to Chennai. In Mahabalipuram, there are few good options of good hotels. WelcomHotel Kences Palm Beach is one of the best options. Overlooking the Bay of Bengal, this hotel offers all necessary amenities to enjoy your stay in Mahabalipuram. You should choose this hotel because of its great location, the private beach, and the nice swimming pool.
The hotel Villa Shanti is exactly what many travelers like the most. Charming and authentic, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of the city of Pondicherry, so it will be your best choice during your stay in this city. You will certainly appreciate its spacious well-decorated rooms, as well as the local restaurant with delicious local food.
The Svatma hotel in Thanjavur is one of the best options in this city, typical and authentic. The elegant rooms of Svatma will ensure your comfortable stay in this hotel. Here you will be able to assist with a Carnatic concert (traditional music of Tamil Nadu), the local style of painting, and bronze sculpting. During your stay in this hotel, you will be able also to listen to the Vedic chanting or assist in a unique session of handloom weaving. Just book your stay and enjoy the different and colorful experiences.
The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai it’s where I would recommend you to stay during your tour with a private drivers-India. Nice rooms, faultless service, professional staff, and delicious food, the main reason to enjoy your stay in this hotel.
And here please the best hotels in Kerala.
If you stay in Alleppey, it will be really sad to stay in a hotel. The best option for this city is to book a houseboat. Just make an unforgettable cruise with Pournami Houseboats with an overnight on board. It’s an amazing experience to explore the famous backwaters of Kerala. I would just recommend you to book a private houseboat with a premium AC. All meals will be included in your booking as well.
To enjoy the blend of nature, exclusivity, and scenic views, you should certainly need to book The Fog Resort & Spa in Munnar. Your stay in this hotel will create a more relaxing atmosphere in the green and peaceful city of Munnar.
Traveling in South India with a drivers-India, the people mainly choose Goa if they want to make a stay on the beach. However, I would recommend some other beaches which are less touristic. Thus to make a more authentic experience you can choose a stay in Kovalam. The Rockholm at the Light House Beach is an amazing hotel with its private picturesque beach that will offer you excellent service to make your stay more memorable.
I hope you will make the right choice and that you will enjoy your stay in South India.