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Raas, Jodhpur, India

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Great Value The alleyways of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city are too narrow for cars. But guests at the Raas need not fret: a vintage-style tuk-tuk awaits to take you through ancient streets and bustling bazaars to the hotel’s grand stone archway. Inside, a cool, shaded courtyard leads to 39 sandstone-walled guest rooms that mix traditional elements (latticed chandeliers) with sleek modern touches (black terrazzo floors). Moghul-style gardens and dazzling views of the 15th-century Mehrangarh desert fort—a stone’s throw away—make the Raas fit for a maharajah. Doubles from $225.

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

Raas, Jodhpur, India

Great Value The alleyways of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city are too narrow for cars. But guests at the Raas need not fret: a vintage-style tuk-tuk awaits to take you through ancient streets and bustling bazaars to the hotel’s grand stone archway. Inside, a cool, shaded courtyard leads to 39 sandstone-walled guest rooms that mix traditional elements (latticed chandeliers) with sleek modern touches (black terrazzo floors). Moghul-style gardens and dazzling views of the 15th-century Mehrangarh desert fort—a stone’s throw away—make the Raas fit for a maharajah. Doubles from $225.

Courtesy of Raas Jodhpur

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

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