Perched on a hill in Darjeeling, Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique hotel represents old world charm, colonial sophistication and warm hospitality. Here, guests can have a unique tea experience with leisurely walks along the tea fields, observing the rituals of tea production that include withering, rolling, fermenting, drying and sorting the tea leaves and, most importantly, tea tasting. Visitors can also soak in the breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan mountainscape that is dominated by Mt Kanchenjunga, from the hotel.Darjeeling, West Bengal
Reckoned amongst Asia’s finest hotels, The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history. As New Delhi’s landmark hotel, it is steps away from the renowned shopping district and major city attractions. A veritable museum with a rare and original collection The Imperial showcases different forms of art in its rooms, corridors and public areas. Finest 18th and 19th century paintings, lithographs, sculptures and intricately painted murals - all offer a memorable experience to an art aficionado.Delhi
Echoing French architecture in the form of cool, airy high ceilings, traditional roof beams, arched doorways and colonnades, and ochre yellow wall, Palais de Mahe is the perfect confluence of intricate nostalgia, comfortable luxury and modernity. Other than exploring the famed French Quarters where the hotel is located and visiting the beach that is merely stone’s throw away, guests can indulge in herbal massages and therapies in the hotel and cooling off in the Courtyard Pool.Pondicherry
Located amidst the arid terrains of Rajasthan, SUJÁN’s JAWAI represents unfettered wilderness, glorious panorama comprising granite formations, caves, kopjes, Anogeissus shrub and winding sand riverbeds, and delicate luxury. The frequent leopard sightings and the Rabari herdsmen in their trademark red turban remain the highlight of the region.Jawai Bandh, Rajasthan
Set amid the desert of Thar, The Serai is like an oasis, replete with luxurious tents, plunge pools, local cuisines and relaxing spa experiences. Guests will be serenaded by Manganiyar folk musicians while they spend some quality time in the dunes under the sky dotted with twinkling stars.Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The Brunton Boatyard stands beside the city’s magnificent harbour entrance with views of passing craft. Although it is a new building the hotel perfectly echoes the Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture of old Fort Cochin. Inside, lime washed walls and terracotta floors, fine public areas and a swimming pool complete the picture.Kochi, Kerala
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a 251-room spa-resort in the heart of pristine South Goa. The resort reflects Goa's rich cultural heritage in design and brings a new vision and standard of hospitality to the Indian sub-continent. It is characterised by a distinguished sense of place, incomparable design and architecture, beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, superior amenities and facilities, and creative cuisine.Goa
Perched on the bank of the panoramic Vembanad Lake in Kerala's iconic backwaters, Kumarakom Lake Resort is one of the finest luxury heritage resort in India. Here, grandeur comes in the form of luxurious accommodation with traditional architecture and decor, traditionally styled houseboats, a stunning pool that is also meandering, specialty restaurants serving local cuisines and an Ayurveda Spa.Kumarakom, Kerala
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.
Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden-yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347-room palace was finally completed in 1943 and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur Royal family ever since.