India’s well-known travel magazine, Travel + Leisure India , declared the results of its fifth edition of the India’s Best Awards at the Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel in New Delhi.

The chief guest for the evening was Dr Martin Ney, the German Ambassador to India, who presented awards to the winners in 49 different categories. including best country, emerging destination, cruise, business hotel, airport, destination spa, and honeymoon destinations in India and across the world.

(from L to R) Ruchira Bose, Parineeta Sethi and Ambassador of Germany to India Dr Martin Ney with guests at the do
(from L to R) Ruchira Bose, Parineeta Sethi and Ambassador of Germany to India Dr Martin Ney with guests at the do

The magazine also celebrated its 10th anniversary and hosted a glittering evening with capital’s creme de la creme. Here’s a list of winners who took home the title.

India’s Best Awards List 2016

Best Country – Singapore & Australia

Best City – Hong Kong

Best Emerging Destination – Bulgaria & Germany

Best Heritage Destination – Israel & Mexico

Kubra Sait

Best Honeymoon Destination – France & South Africa

Best Wedding Destination – Thailand & Abu Dhabi

Best Food Destination – Spain & Japan

Best Family Destination – Switzerland

Best Luxury Destination – Italy & Ireland

Best Adventure Destination – Canada

Best State – Telangana & Madhya Pradesh

Best Emerging Destination – Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu

Best Heritage Destination – Bihar & Odisha

Best Cultural Destination – West Bengal & Karnataka

Best Honeymoon Destination – Kerala

Best Wedding Destination – Goa & Puducherry

Best Family Destination – Gujrat & Maharashtra

Shovana Narayan
Shovana Narayan

Best Spiritual Destination – Uttarakhand

Best New Hotel – InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram

Best Heritage Hotel – The Imperial, New Delhi & The Taj Falaknuma

Best Boutique Hotel – Namah, Jim Corbett

Best Hotel For Women Travellers – Leela Palace, New Delhi & Ritz Carlton-Bangalore

Best Business Hotel – Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi & The Park, New Delhi

Best Luxury Business Hotel – Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway

Best Luxury Resort – The Oberoi Udaivilas Udipur

Best Destination Spa – Kumarakom Lake Resort

Best Hotel Group – The Oberoi Group & The Taj Group

Best New Hotel – Andaz Amsterdam & Palazzo Versace, Dubai

Best Business Hotel – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai & Park Hyatt Tokyo

Best Heritage Hotel – The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Best Luxury Resort – One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives

Best Hotel Group – Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Marriott International)

Best Destination Spa – Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi

Best Hotel Loyalty Programme- SPG – Starwood Preferred Guest

Best Golf Resort- The Address Montgomerie Dubai

Nik Parker and Michelle Parker of Virgin Atlantic
Nik Parker and Michelle Parker of Virgin Atlantic

Best Luxury Safari Resort- Gondwana Game Reserve, South Africa

Best Airport-International- Changi Airport, Singapore

Best Airline- International- Lufthansa and Emirates

Best Airport-India- Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3

Best Airline-Domestic- Vistara

Best Airport Lounge- Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Clubhouse

Best Duty Free Shopping- Mumbai Duty Free

Best Amusement Park- Universal Studios, Singapore

Best Integrated Resort- Resort World Sentosa, Singapore

Best Tour Operator- Abercrombie & Kent India, Cox & Kings India

Best Cruise- Regent Seven Seas