Hotels in India
On the wild plains of Rajasthan— just an hour south of Jodhpur—the Mihir Garh is a palatial fortress hotel with an impressive stable of indigenous Marwari steeds. Take one on a maharajah-worthy journey through the desert or on a staff-guided picnic safari to a Bishnoi tribal village.
In 2003, Mumbai-based fashion photographer Denzil Sequeira opened up his ancestral compound to paying guests.
Casa Palacio Siolim House, which Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, and their entourage took over for two weeks a few years ago, is on an outlet of the Chapora about 10 minutes inland.
Deep within a sprawling fourth-century fort near Jodhpur, 10 mansions that once belonged to a maharajah’s wives have been restored to create one of the region’s most stylish new retreats.
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.
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.
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.