India has been known as the land of hospitality. With a rich cultural heritage and the adage ‘AtithiDevoBhava’, many resorts and hotels in the country have carved a name for themselves, and are now famous the world over for all their offerings and experiences.
Here’s presenting 5 new hotels from our country, that are touted to be the best in the world, from our land, and are competing with hotels of international standards.
1. Six Senses Fort, Barwara
A 700-year old fort at Sawai Madhopur, has been preserved and now transformed into a magnificent all-suite resort. With views of the Aravalli Hills and the lake, the resort treats its patrons to an aerial yoga pavilion, hydrotherapy center, fitness center, outdoor swimming and also has two temples withing its area. A touch of local splendor will always await one there, with local women making some hot chai along with bajra roti’s and bangle makers selling trinkets. Situated at a six-hour drive from the capital, a room at this resort starts from $560 onwards.
2. SUJAN Sher Bagh
Another gem coming in from Sawai Madhopur, SUJAN Sher Bagh is located on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. It offers spectacular experiences of luxury amidst natural surroundings, like jeep safaris. The Bagh offers accommodation in classy tents, just like the maharajas of the good old days used to, to spend their days in comfort and relaxation.
There are special facilities for differently-abled guests as well. Meals are whipped up by uber chefs and mixologists, which will guarantee that none would forget any meal experience there.
3. Karan Mahal
Situated in Srinagar, this dainty and charming European style villa overlooks the Dal Lake. Karan Mahal once was home to Karan Singh, Kashmir’s governor and the son of the last maharaja of the state. With tastefully done interiors, that depict the old-world charm blending with contemporary art, and the food made by cooks have a touch of all cuisines like Dogra, Pahadi and Nepalese. The staff members are mostly third-generation employees, that leave no stone unturned in serving only the best.
4. Raffles, Udaipur
Standing on a 21-acre island on Udaisagar Lake, in the midst of Aravalli Range, is Raffles, Udaipur. The resort has 101 lake facing rooms and suites with a private pool. One can enjoy myriad activities, like breakfasts and French pressed coffees, spot flamingoes, relish cocktails, avail spa massages, workout at a fitness center or swim your worries away in their swimming pool. A room at the resort starts at $600.
5. Aramness Gir National Park
Frequented by Asiatic lions and leopards, the 18-villa property is by far one of the best safari lodges in the country. Situated just outside the world’s only Asiatic lion sanctuary, the Aramness Gir National Park will mesmerize you with its facilities and offerings. One can take a guided forest walk, that will stay with you forever. One can also avail a farm-to-table menu and enjoy at their in-house spa or swim a few laps, totally forgetting the grind.