Discover India's opulence: no backpacks, just boutiques
Explore this fascinating country by indulging in the finest accommodation it has to offer.
Together with booking.com we've found (arguably) India's best luxury spots, covering palatial city hotels to magnificent mountain retreats:
In the heart of the Rajasthani desert, not far from Jaisalmer city, lies the majestic Suryagarh. This traditional sandstone fortress has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel with a sophisticated and distinctly Rajasthani feel. All thanks to its local staff, design, cuisine and the tribal music.
La Villa, Pondicherry
Founded by a man born and raised in Pondicherry, La Villa has a strong authentic claim. Its aesthetic is irresistibly chic, having perfected a rustic and modern look.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
In the foothills of the Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a dreamy mountain retreat. Offering serenity and out-of-this-world views -the infinity pool is a highlight.
The Imperial, New Delhi
Immaculate lawns fringed with palm trees, a garden pool and a colonnaded veranda brings a haven to this frantic city. Inside, high ceilings and marble floors add tranquillity.
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai is an eternal favourite for good reason. The staff exude the warmth of Indian hospitality and execute everything to perfection. The palace, opend in 1903, is brimming with history and character.
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Kolkata, home of the Oberoi Grand, is a sumptuous sanctuary that surpasses expectations. The staff here have service down to a fine art.