Whether you want gilded and glitzy or charming and rustic, check out our eclectic selection of these 7 boutique hotels in India.
01
THE ONE WITH VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Located deep within the Indian Himalayas, Shakti 360 Leti is a world-class camp. Despite being 8,000 feet above sea level, it has spared no expense in decking itself out in the finest luxuries. It is the perfect place to use as your base for hiking expeditions, or just kicking back in your deck chair and enjoying some R&R.

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02
THE ONE THAT WAS A HILLTOP FORT

Located 45 minutes from Udaipur, the hill-top fort of Devi Garh was once the royal residence of the rulers of Delwara in the 18th century. This restored palace offers superb cuisine, roof top yoga and a swimming pool that you’ll just want to dive straight into.

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03
THE ONE WITH MICK JAGGER’S APPROVAL

Midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur lies  Rawla Narlai, a 17th-century villa that is now a heritage hotel. Its homely atmosphere pervades throughout, and after a stay there Mick Jagger called it ‘such a wonderful place’. Hop onto one of the hotel’s horses and discover the beauty of the region, visit the surrounding temples or villages or indulge in an excellent massage. Whatever you choose to do, chances are you will utterly enjoy this ‘village’ experience.

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04
THE ONE WITH THE ROMANTIC SPA PACKAGE

Immaculate furnishing, impeccable service and magnificent views over Meherangarh Fort make Raas, located in the city of Jodhpur, is one of the most sought-after boutique hotels in the region. Just a few steps from the Clock Tower, the hotel is the perfect starting ground for your explorations of Jodhpur, also known as the ‘Blue City’. Honeymooners, should also take a peek at the hotel’s romantic Adam and Even spa package.

 

05
THE ONE THAT’S A SECRET OASIS

Hidden away in the lively streets of Jaipur, the Samode Haveli is a serene oasis that appears to emerge from nowhere, at the end of a narrow lane. Seeped in history and tradition, the Samode Haveli has been carefully restored to amplify the beauty of the original structure, all the while offering guests contemporary luxuries and flawless hospitality.

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06
THE ONE THAT’S A DESERT CAMP

In the unchartered region of Ladakh, Chamba Camp Thikseyis the epitome of luxury adventure travel. This tented camp oozes old world charm and will delight those looking for the ultimate nomadic camping experience. Explore the mysterious region, try your hand at archery, go on a rafting expedition or trek through some of the scenic landscapes nestled between the Himalayas and the Stok Kangri ranges. In the evenings, huddle by the camp fire and indulge in outstanding gourmet cuisine, served under thousands of twinkling stars.

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07
THE ONE IN THE JUNGLE

Home to the Bengal tiger, Panna National Park is a delight for all those looking to catch a glimpse of this rare and beautiful creature. Pashan Garh, situated near Panna National Park, can only be described as a private jungle oasis. The 12 stone cottages give it a countryside charm with magnificent views over the forest and large nearby watering hole. Game viewing is the main activity, as is relaxing as you sit back and listen to the sounds of nature.

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From $3,500 pp

Classic Jordan

Jordan

  • Potter through bustling Amman with its vibrant neighbourhoods and historic sites
  • Take in magnificent Petra, marvelling at sites such as The Treasury, Monastery and High Place of Sacrifice
  • Spend the night in a luxury camp deep within the Wadi Rum
  • Slather yourself with mud and go for a float in the Dead Sea

When to go:

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ideal length 7 nights

From $2,500 pp

A Family Adventure in Jordan

Jordan Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Nature Reserve

  • Visit magnificent Petra and give the kids a history lesson in archaeology, history and exploration
  • Go on a family camel ride and let the kids scramble over the unique rock formations in the Wadi Rum
  • Slather yourself with mud and go for a float in the Dead Sea before enjoying the multiple hotel pools 

When to go:

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ideal length nights

From $5,500 pp

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Paro, Thimphu & Punakha

  • Hiking Bhutan’s iconic Druk Path, enjoying the magnificent scenery and fresh mountain air
  • Visiting the sub-tropical valley of Punakha and experiencing a totally different climate and landscape
  • Enjoying a mix of both nature and culture with sightseeing after the trek

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 8 nights
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