Best for luxury
Home to some of the most regal properties on the planet, the grandeur of the Indian subcontinent is categorically not just a nod to its Imperial past. From glittering palaces to luxurious camps, boutique retreats and world class resorts, the region oozes elegance and a timeless sense of style. We’ve put together a selection of showstopper properties, perfect for a special occasion or simply an indulgent stay.
Aman-i-Khas is Ranthambore's most luxurious camp, offering renowned Aman service in a truly unique setting. Alongside a catalogue of safari experiences, which give you the chance to see the park's majestic tigers up close, the camp is particularly conscious of its locale. Whether it be an educational nature walk or a visit to a handicraft cooperative, there are an array of activities available which make the most of Rajasthan's incredible wildlife, culture and cuisine. At the camp itself, you will be enveloped in complete luxury. At Aman-i-Khas, unwinding and escaping the hustle and bustle of the region's cities is easy to do. Bury yourself in a book in the library tent or enjoy a treatment in the dedicated spa, for the ultimate way to finish up a day exploring the national park.
Whether it's the incredible setting of Gangtey Lodge or its impeccable design that makes this hotel so special, we're not sure. All we do know is that Gangtey Lodge is something quite extraordinary. Think private copper baths, exclusive picnics, fine dining and hot water bottles to tuck you up at night in this wonderful lodge which puts the finer touches at the forefront of any stay. No stone has been left unturned and no home comfort overlooked in this glorious corner of Bhutan.
Take in the highlights of India in supreme luxury whilst staying at four of the palace hotels of India. Step in the footsteps of the Maharajas and a bygone era of opulence in this selection of exquisitely decorated properties for a truly indulgent stay whilst also soaking up India's fascinating regal past. Staying in five Taj hotels as you journey through India, where regal splendour, faultless service and incredible locations are all part of the paintwork, makes for a truly unforgettable holiday.
Oberoi offers unparalleled style and sophistication on this privately chauffeured journey through the highlights Rajasthan. Experience the vibrancy and exoticism of the Golden Triangle and the romance of Udaipur while staying in utter luxury, with amazing guides and experiences to make your time in India absolutely unforgettable. If you can travel in September, you can enjoy very significant savings on a combined journey with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts through Rajasthan.
In its heyday, this incredible hotel was home to Jaipur's Royal Family, now the Suján Rajmahal Palace is a contemporary boutique property located in central Jaipur. Retaining many aspects of its former glory, this grand hotel is as elegant as it ever was, and makes for the perfect stopover whilst staying in India's Pink City. Despite its convenient location in the heart of the city, its tranquil gardens offer some respite from its constant buzz. With only 12 exquisitely decorated rooms, the hotel maintains a certain charm and oozes exclusivity, for a unapologetically regal stay.
Sri Lanka's perfectly manicured tea plantations provide the perfect backdrop to a stay at Ceylon Tea Trails. Part of the allure of this luxury hotel is the chance to immerse yourself in life on a working tea estate without compromising on luxury. Each of the resort's five bungalows has a colonial charm and comes complete with its own manager, chef and butler ensuring optimum comfort, classic style and of course, fabulous views across the Sri Lankan Hill country.
With views simply to die for, Wildflower Hall is a wonderful mountain retreat that was once the estate of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum. It's located about 13kms from the hill station of Shimla overlooking a backdrop of high Himalaya and rolling foothills. As an Oberoi resort, the service is superb and there is a world class spa. Rooms have marble bathrooms and a personalised butler service on hand. Explore the mountains with hikes, mountain biking, white water rafting and horse riding.