Offering some of the most iconic hotels in the world, North
India has a rich diversity of hotel accommodation with an imposing
array of magnificent palaces, luxury tented camps, pretty havelis,
rural retreats and Himalayan resorts and spas.
Go in search of the perfect palace retreat in the royal state of
Rajasthan home of the erstwhile Rajput rulers. Probably the most
famous is the utterly unique marble, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur,
which sits shimmering on Lake Pichola. Travel to Jodhpur and live
the true jazz age with the impressive Art Deco Taj Umaid Bhawan
Palace, which really is fit for a king, as the Maharajah of Jodhpur
still resides there today.
Rajasthan really does have a palace to suit all tastes, from cool
contemporary interiors of the pale 18th Century Devi Garh, Delwara,
to the quirky old world charm of Bal Samand Lake Palace, a tiny
county retreat on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Jaipur, the state
capital will leave you spoilt for choice from the grand Taj Rambagh
Palace to the smaller ornate Samode Palace and tiny Diggi Palace -
home of the annual Jaipur Literary festival.
Alongside the Taj Hotels Palace portfolio, both the luxury Leela
hotels and the world renowned Oberoi Group have created several
resorts pioneering traditional craftsmanship with every latest
modern convenience. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore offers one
of the most luxurious safari experiences whereas The Oberoi
Udaivilas, Udaipur creates a serene retreat with endless pools and
spacious spa, allowing for true relaxation on your Rajasthan
journey. Experience the Leela Delhi for one of the most opulent
city hotels in India.
Outside the cities, Northern India offers many fort hotels,
tented camps and rural retreats. Visiting these along your way will
help you gain an insight into magnificent countryside, wildlife and
village life. Such gems include Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj, The Serai
Tented Camp, outside Jaisalmer, Rawla Narlai in the Aravalli
mountain range and Mihir Garh, just outside Jodhpur.
Head to the Himalayas and enjoy the breathtaking vistas and
foothills with hotels such as The Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hotel
just outside Shimla or the world renowned spa retreat, Ananda in