India

Hotels in India

Picture your arrival: you're met at the airport by a car and driver, guided onto a private boat, then ferried across Lake Pichola—past Udaipur's domed lakefront palaces—into the gardens and fountains of the Udaivilas estate. You're led to your suite, tempered with earth tones.

Set in a sleepy hillside village in Rajasthan’s Aravalli Range, Samode Palace is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture, with filigree-edged archways, a succession of courtyards, and frescoed walls.

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.

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.