Travel + Leisure India & South Asia hosted the 7th edition of readers’ choice India’s Best Awards. The event took place on the 12th of November at ITC Maurya in New Delhi.

The online voting was conducted through their website ( over a period of three months (between August to October ’18) during which time close to 2, 00,000 votes poured in.

Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards recognizes key players from the industry where readers cast their votes across various categories — from top hotels, resorts, spas, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, and travel service providers.

The flagship event of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia saw in attendance the crème de la crème of Delhi along with Opinion Leaders from various industries including travel, hospitality, automobile, aviation, Tourism boards, as well as several international dignitaries.

Table for One!


With 58 set of awards across different categories that range from the best country, emerging destination, cruise, business hotel, airport, destination spa, and honeymoon destinations in India and across the world, thousands of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s discerning readers voted robustly and the competition was very close in most categories.

Aindrila Mitra, Editor, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, said: “IBA is our marquee event and it’s simply our way of thanking the industry for all the efforts that go behind making travel a pleasurable experience. This year especially, with our digital footprint growing rapidly, we’ve seen massive engagement on our voting site over the last three months—a clear-cut indication that T+L India continues to dominate not only the print publishing media in travel and hospitality, but is also making its strong presence felt in the digital world.”

Venue – India’s Best Awards 2018


1 Best State Tamil Nadu Gujarat
2 Best Emerging Destination- Domestic Andhra Pradesh Sikkim
3 Best Indian City to Live Pune Bengaluru
4 Best Heritage Destination- Domestic Madhya Pradesh Chattisgarh
5 Best Cultural Destination- Domestic Odisha Uttar Pradesh
6 Best Honeymoon Destination- Domestic Kerala Jammu & Kashmir
7 Best Wedding Destination- Domestic Rajasthan Goa
8 Best Family Destination- Domestic Himachal Pradesh Assam
9 Best Spiritual Destination- Domestic Jharkhand Uttarakhand
10 Best Food Destination- Domestic West Bengal Telangana
11 Best New Hotel – Domestic Conrad Bengaluru Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
12 Best Heritage Hotel- Domestic Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
13 Best Boutique Hotel- Domestic Namah The Serai Chikmagalur
14 Best Hotel For Women Travellers- Domestic Hyatt Regency Delhi Roseate House New Delhi
15 Best Business Hotel- Domestic Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi The Park Kolkata
16 Best Family Hotel – Domestic Le Méridien Goa, Calangute W Goa
17 Best Luxury Business Hotel- Domestic Le Méridien New Delhi Park Hyatt Chennai
18 Best Luxury Hotel- Domestic The St. Regis Mumbai The Leela Palace Udaipur
19 Best Luxury Resort- Domestic Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
20 Best Destination Spa- Domestic Park Hyatt Hyderabad Kumarakom Lake Resort
21 Best Indian Hotel Group- Domestic Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
22 Best Airport-India Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
23 Best Wedding Venue In A Hotel- Domestic The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur Fairmont Jaipur
24 Best Luxury Hotel Chain (India) ITC Hotels
25 Best New Luxury Hotel- Domestic
26 Popular Choice Award- Domestic




1 Best Country Switzerland
2 Best City – International Bangkok  Dubai
3 Best Emerging Destination – International Israel Denmark
4 Best Heritage Destination – International Peru Greece
5 Best Honeymoon Destination – International Maldives New Zealand
6 Best MICE Destination Abu Dhabi Tokyo
7 Best Wedding Destination – International Tuscany Bali
8 Best Food Destination – International Macau Madrid
9 Best Family Destination – International New South Wales Singapore
10 Best Luxury Destination – International Paris Baden Baden
11 Best Adventure Destination – International Oman South Africa
12 Best New Hotel – International Hôtel de Crillon, Paris Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
13 Best Business Hotel – International Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
14 Best Heritage Hotel – International The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
15 Best Luxury Resort – International The Venetian Macao Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
16 Best Hotel Group – International Hyatt Hotels Corporation
17 Best Destination Spa – International AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali
19 Best Luxury Safari Resort – International Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa
20 Best Amusement Park – International Universal Studios Singapore
21 Best Integrated Resort Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
22 Best Duty-Free Shopping Dubai Duty Free Mumbai Duty Free
23 Best Airport-International Singapore Changi Airport
24 Best Airline- International Singapore Airlines
25 Best Cruise – International PONANT Norwegian Cruise Line
26 Best One Stop Shopping Destination
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