Hotels in India

25 luxe jungle tents outfitted with four-poster beds, freestanding bathtubs, and teak floors, on 20 acres next to Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve.

The property is an old riverside warehouse in the inland village of Britona that in 2003 turned into a 10-room property with brightly painted walls and lovely antiques.

Inspired by the Mughal designs of Agra’s princely-era, this stunning 35-acre property scored the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010. Accommodations feel like miniature palaces with pastel interiors bordered by jharokas, intricate, over-hanging balconies.

Boutique hotel that’s an easy walk to the Indian Museum and the Park Street Cemetery.

Just north of Bandra, the 14 rooms here are inspired by classical Indian art, from the Shringar suite's peacock motifs to the Buddha frescoes in the Nirvan room.

In the Worli business district, this 202-room hotel boasts a duplex spa, the sophisticated rooftop Aer lounge, and an on-demand fleet of BMW 7-series cars for guests.

Stay in one of 75 traditional wooden bungalows along a white-sand beach. Ayurvedic therapy is integral to the essence of the place, with packages offering everything from Ashtanga yoga to anti- aging clinical treatments.

The safari lodge with 18 tented suites sits in the bamboo forests of Madhya Pradesh, a four-hour drive from Jabalpur. Created by one of India’s top architects, Sanjay Prakash, each tent has bamboo floors, solar-powered heated pools, and traditional artwork from nearby Chattisgarh.

Because of its proximity to the diplomatic and political center of the capital, this stately hotel is firmly rooted in showcasing Indian luxury, evident in everything from the marbled fountain that sits in the lobby to acres of royal carpeting that cover most surfaces.

Delhi’s top business hotel is also an Indian society favorite, and the nightly arrivals in the lobby attests as much; several excellent restaurants—including the ever-popular threesixty—make this a place to be seen as much as to stay.

A seaside resort with 88 rooms.