Our country is vast – stretching from the gorgeous Himalayas in the north and the tropical beaches in the south to the pretty hills in the east and a rugged, desert terrain in the west! With so much to see, we’ve rounded up the best properties in one of the most awe-inspiring and spectacular regions of our country – the north-west!
Think gorgeous rugged terrains, lush green fields, starry skies, a rich culture and unforgettable experiences.
This lodge is one of the most amazing wildlife resorts of Western India. Sitting comfortably amidst the savannah, the superbly appointed cottages offer an opportunity to luxuriate in the wilderness. Lodged in a luxurious room with wide-ranging modern conveniences, gaze out of the deck at the changing colours of the grasslands and the wealth of wildlife. For more wildlife experiences, the lodge also provides safaris in customized jeeps with experienced drivers and guides/spotters. Book a Bush Dinner, which is a romantic experience with a beautiful setting enhanced by scores of lanterns, a bonfire and an open barbecue under the star-lit skies!
Spread across 15 acres, the property was merely a stopover for the Kochhar family for their wilderness expeditions, which slowly developed into a resort with the likes of Kate Winslet and Harrison Ford visiting the property! The forty cottages are divided into small clusters and built around the undulating landscapes. What stands out and makes the property radically different from the usual lakeside properties in the city is the lush green landscape and fruit orchards that the property is surrounded by. Being one of the foremost resorts of Pushkar, the resort is a haven amidst nature, with all modern amenities required for a comfortable and memorable stay.
This one is an independent design hotel in the city of Bikaner. The interiors of the hotel are modern and contemporary with vibrant touches of traditional extravagance built in every corner of the hotel. The design of the hotel was inspired by the people of the Bikaner and the spirit of the city resonates in every corner of the hotel. The interiors reflect the true heritage of Bikaner, with a modern and quirky touch. The corridors of the hotel are embellished with chandeliers, large pillars and contemporary artifacts from all over the globe!
This one’s a boutique farm stay, nestled in the Aravalli Hills, and surrounded by some of the most scenic and spectacular golf courses in India. This area abounds in flora and fauna which are integral to one of the oldest mountain ranges of India, the Aravallis. Resplendent with tropical flora and fauna, the kothi’s surrounding gardens and orchards are home to a variety of birds as which are attracted to the beautiful gardens!
Stay at a large well-appointed villa within Chhauni Farms, home to a loving and courteous family, and their faithful dogs! Savour a bit of rural Punjab and experience the thrill and joy of staying on a farm. The stay offers 3 guest suites within the house and 9 luxury tents that ensure the privacy and comfort of home.
The experience of staying in a hotel that takes you a few centuries back in time is surely exclusive. This stunning palace in Patiala does that and more. It introduces you to the compelling colonial architecture and throws a bit of imperial aura at you, but with modesty. You would be impressed by its white exterior, Sikh-Mughal style structure and twelve-door pavilion, yet nothing is too overwhelming. Each room at the palace exudes the imposing grandeur of the regal times. The idea is to give you a feeling of the old era and old world charm.
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