India

Hotels in India

In 2003, Mumbai-based fashion photographer Denzil Sequeira opened up his ancestral compound to paying guests.

Opulent, domed hotel situated on a 7-acre oasis with a 14-foot waterfall, close to the city's golf course and I.T. hubs.

Why It’s Unique: Located in southern India on a private 400-acre estate complete with a working coffee and vanilla plantation, in the Kerala rainforest, the resort has a main lodge with eight well-appointed rooms.

1903 grande dame with dramatic interiors—vaulted ceilings; silk carpets; onyx columns—overlooking the 85-foot-high Gateway of India.

No one is able to escape the tumult of New Delhi, but Aman embraced this challenge, unleashing the equivalent of design Xanax—interior spaces in warm sandstone; acres of manicured lawns that enclose the hotel like a verdant moat— at its new urban resort.

On 35 beachfront acres in the southern Indian town of Pondicherry, on the Bay of Bengal, the new Dune hotel has 47 stylish thatched-roof bungalows, plus an eco-friendly vibe.

Hidden in a gated suburb, a 25-minute drive from Connaught Place, this whitewashed 16-room boutique hotel is carved out of a two-story 1950s bungalow. It started life as a “rural” hunting lodge, which gives you an indication of how rapidly the city has expanded.

India’s ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda is sweeping the spa world. To experience it at its purest, head to the source: Karnataka, India’s holistic heartland.

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by cedar forests and snowcapped mountain ranges, Wildflower Hall was the former residence of Lord Kitchener, a commander of the British army.

Madonna’s visit in 2007 helped cement Rajasthan’s place on the global style scene, but the new Serai Jaisalmer has just increased the vogue factor.

The hotel itself is a collection of simple stucco structures, 13 rooms in a former men's club set on the outskirts of the village and owned by a septuagenarian widow named Meenakshi Meyyappan and her relatives.

An oasis of eccentric refinement in the charm-starved south.