BOUTIQUE BLOOM: Wildflower Hall's unblemished panorama.
BOUTIQUE BLOOM: Wildflower Hall's unblemished panorama. Contributed

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:

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

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.

Visit: http://www.suryagarh.com/

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.

Visit: http://www.lavillapondicherry.com/en/

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.

Visit: http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-shimla-wfh/

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.

Visit: http://www.theimperialindia.com/

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.

Visit: taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-mahal-palace-mumbai

 

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.

Visit: http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-kolkata/


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