RAAS Hotel, Jodhpur
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.