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ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS, RISHIKESH

Ananda in the Himalayas is India's first destination spa hotel in the Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by tranquil Sal forest near to the mighty Ganges. All rooms are well appointed with private balconies, large bathrooms and garden or valley views. There are also the vast Ananda villa suites with 40sqm private heated pools.

SHAKTI 360 LETI, UTTARAKHAND

Shakti Kumaon includes both the Shakti Kumaon Village Walk as well as our award winning lodge, Shakti 360° Leti. These experiences, located in the stunning and lesser known region of the state of Uttarakhand, can be experienced separately or combined to create a unique Himalayan journey. The little-known Kumaon region lies in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand.

SUKOON HOUSEBOAT, DAL LAKE

Silently moored on the Dal Lake surrounded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas is the Sukoon Houseboat. The houseboat requires a 3-night stay, during which you can visit the local waterside shops and boutiques, take a traditional Shikara boat onto Lake Dal to venture further into the canals and explore the hidden waterways, while enjoying the pace of local life drifting by.

THE KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORT AND SPA, GULMARG, KASHMIR

The scenery surrounding the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa in Kashmir is arguably some of the world's most beautiful. Framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Pir Panjal range, the resort offers simply incredible views. Opened in 2014, the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa luxury was featured in our article 50 luxurious things to do in India.

EXCEPTIONAL

ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS, RISHIKESH

Ananda in the Himalayas is India's first destination spa hotel in the Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by tranquil Sal forest near to the mighty Ganges. All rooms are well appointed with private balconies, large bathrooms and garden or valley views. There are also the vast Ananda villa suites with 40sqm private heated pools.

SHAKTI 360 LETI, UTTARAKHAND

Shakti Kumaon includes both the Shakti Kumaon Village Walk as well as our award winning lodge, Shakti 360° Leti. These experiences, located in the stunning and lesser known region of the state of Uttarakhand, can be experienced separately or combined to create a unique Himalayan journey. The little-known Kumaon region lies in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand.

SUKOON HOUSEBOAT, DAL LAKE

Silently moored on the Dal Lake surrounded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas is the Sukoon Houseboat. The houseboat requires a 3-night stay, during which you can visit the local waterside shops and boutiques, take a traditional Shikara boat onto Lake Dal to venture further into the canals and explore the hidden waterways, while enjoying the pace of local life drifting by.

THE KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORT AND SPA, GULMARG, KASHMIR

The scenery surrounding the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa in Kashmir is arguably some of the world's most beautiful. Framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Pir Panjal range, the resort offers simply incredible views. Opened in 2014, the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa luxury was featured in our article 50 luxurious things to do in India.

LUXURY

OBEROI CECIL, SHIMLA

Combining all the traditional charm of the colonial era with the modern luxuries of today, the Oberoi Cecil provides a magnificent base from which to explore Shimla, the former summer capital of the British Raj. The 130-yearold heritage hotel has retained its grandeur with elegant interiors and antique furniture. Views of towering cedar forests and the Shimla valley are offered from many of the hotel’s exquisite rooms.

OBEROI WILDFLOWER HALL, SHIMLA

Wildflower Hall is the former residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander-in-chief of the British army. His residence has been restored to its original splendour and, at approximately 2,500 metres above sea level, overlooks soaring mountains, beautiful valleys and dense cedar forests. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Greater Himalaya and colonial Shimla. The world-class spa offers a range of rejuvenating holistic treatments.

TAJ SWARNA, AMRITSAR

The Taj Swarna is a stylish and contemporary hotel located in the very heart of Amritsar. The 157 spacious rooms blend an elegant ambience with state-of-the-art amenities and a stylish decor. A selection of dining options are available, from the all-day dining restaurant serving a variety of Indian and international cuisines to the Chinese Room, which draws its influence from the Sichuan and Cantonese provinces.

TAJ RISHIKESH RESORT & SPA, RISHIKESH

Located an hour's drive from the city of Rishikesh, the Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa is surrounded by the Himalayas and the ecofriendly design evokes a sense of oneness with nature. The property is surrounded by the mighty Ganges on three sides. Inspired by local architecture, the rooms and villas celebrate the spirit of the Himalayas. The restaurant offers fine international cuisine and alfresco dining can be arranged.

LUXURY

OBEROI CECIL, SHIMLA

Combining all the traditional charm of the colonial era with the modern luxuries of today, the Oberoi Cecil provides a magnificent base from which to explore Shimla, the former summer capital of the British Raj. The 130-yearold heritage hotel has retained its grandeur with elegant interiors and antique furniture. Views of towering cedar forests and the Shimla valley are offered from many of the hotel’s exquisite rooms.

OBEROI WILDFLOWER HALL, SHIMLA

Wildflower Hall is the former residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander-in-chief of the British army. His residence has been restored to its original splendour and, at approximately 2,500 metres above sea level, overlooks soaring mountains, beautiful valleys and dense cedar forests. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Greater Himalaya and colonial Shimla. The world-class spa offers a range of rejuvenating holistic treatments.

TAJ SWARNA, AMRITSAR

The Taj Swarna is a stylish and contemporary hotel located in the very heart of Amritsar. The 157 spacious rooms blend an elegant ambience with state-of-the-art amenities and a stylish decor. A selection of dining options are available, from the all-day dining restaurant serving a variety of Indian and international cuisines to the Chinese Room, which draws its influence from the Sichuan and Cantonese provinces.

TAJ RISHIKESH RESORT & SPA, RISHIKESH

Located an hour's drive from the city of Rishikesh, the Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa is surrounded by the Himalayas and the ecofriendly design evokes a sense of oneness with nature. The property is surrounded by the mighty Ganges on three sides. Inspired by local architecture, the rooms and villas celebrate the spirit of the Himalayas. The restaurant offers fine international cuisine and alfresco dining can be arranged.

GOOD STANDARD

THE JUDGE'S COURT, PRAGPUR

Set among 4.8 hectares of exotic trees and fruit orchards, The Judge’s Court comprises a colonial style country manor that was built at the turn of the 20th century and an ancestral cottage, which is nearly 300 years old. Each of the 10 rooms and suites spread between the manor house and the cottage is spacious, elegantly furnished with period furniture and retains much of the old-world charm and character of the property.

RANJITVILAS, AMRITSAR

RanjitVilas is an authentic Punjabi farmhouse on the outskirts of Amritsar. Its hospitality and design are deeply rooted in Punjabi heritage with beautiful handcrafted furnishings and architecture. The unique ‘mobile kitchen’, a fourwheeled rickshaw, moves around the dining area serving authentic and delicious Amritsari specialities. Kite flying, marble playing and turban tying activities are available at the hotel.