Hotels in India

Aman-i-Khas
Ranthambhore
Rajasthan
www.amanresorts.com
800/477-9180

At the Aman-i-Khas wilderness camp near India's Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, nine canvas tents have all the splendid comforts.


Ananda
The Palace Estate
Narendra Nagar
www.anandaspa.com
91-1378/227-500

This enormous resort and spa overlooking the Ganges is one of the grandest hotels in Leo-Andrieu's portfolio.


Anandha Inn
S.V. Patel Rd.
Pondicherry
91-413/233-0711

Both southern and northern Indian cuisine.

Brunton Boatyard Hotel
Calvetty Road
Kochi
www.cghearth.com
91-484/221-5461

In Cochin, Kerala's biggest city, we stopped at the five-year-old Brunton Boatyard Hotel, which offers majestic four-poster beds. At the.


Fort Tiracol
Pernem
Tiracol
91-2366/227-631

When German fashion stylist Claudia Ajwani and her Bombay-bred husband, Hari, opened Goa's Nilaya Hermitage in the nineties, the New.



Gordon House Hotel
5 Battery St., Colaba
Mumbai
www.ghhotel.com
91-22/287-1122

The city's first design-conscious boutique, the 29-room Gordon House Hotel, has three room types: Mediterranean, Country, and Scandinavian, with furnishings.


Green Hotel
Chittaranjan Palace, 2270 Vinoba Rd.
Jayalakshmipuram
www.greenhotelindia.com
91-821/525-5000 or 91-821/525-5001

From the vantage point of the lavish gardens or the velvet croquet lawn, the restored Chittaranjan Palace, built a century.


Hotel de L'Orient
17 Rue Romain Rolland
Pondicherry
www.neemranahotels.com
91-413/234-3067

Some of these have been beautifully preserved; L'Hotel de L'Orient on Rue Romain Rolland is one of those rare Indian.


Hotel de Pondichery
38 Dumas St.
Pondicherry
91-413/222-7409


Leela Goa
Mobor
Cavelossim
www.leelapalace.com
91-832/287-1234 or 800/223-6800

A pink Indo-Portuguese-style palace, the Leela Goa has everything a large beach resort should: lagoons, waterfalls, moats, 75 acres of.


Malabar House
Parade Road, Fort Cochin
Kochi
www.malabarhouse.com
91-484/221-6666


Nilaya Hermitage
Arpora Bhati
www.nilayahermitage.com
91-832/227-6793

Perfect for your inner hippie. Twelve individually decorated rooms combine Eastern and Western elements, as does the hotel's restaurant.


Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3764

Gorgeous Moghul-style palace with elaborate gardens and reflecting pools, right beside the Taj Mahal.


Oberoi Rajvilas
Goner Road
Jaipur
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3764 or 91-141/268 0101

Standard-setting property designed like an old fort with colonnades and rambling courtyards in the countryside.


Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa
Arrossim Beach
www.hyatt.com
800/233-1234 or 91-832/272-1234

Spread across 45 acres, the 251 rooms have open-plan bathrooms that make the most of the property's tropical gardens.


Privacy at Sanctuary Bay
1/268,1/269 Parade Rd., Sanctuary Bay
Fort Cochin
www.malabarhouse.com
91-484/221-6666

The owners of Malabar House, a boutique hotel in Fort Cochin, India, have created Privacy at Sanctuary Bay, a two-bedroom.

Rambagh Palace
Jaipur
www.tajhotels.com
800/223-6800

Ornate 1835 maharajah's palace on 47 acres in the middle of the pink city.


Spice Village
Periyar Wilderness
Thekkady
91-484/266-8221

We stayed in Thekkady at Spice Village, a comfortable resort with 52 thatched cottages set in acres of spice trees.


Sri Aurobindo Ashram
3 Rangapillai St.
Pondicherry
www.sriaurobindoashram.org

Guest houses available, along with bookshop, dining facilities, and collective meditation.


Taj Exotica
Benaulim
www.tajhotels.com
91-832/277-1234

Built on a grand scale, with 140 rooms. Two 'presidential' villas have their own plunge pools.


Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa
G.V. Raja Vattapara Rd.
Kovalam
www.tajhotels.com
91-471/248-7733

Sadly, while we were in Cochin, we didn't have time to see the floating cottages at the new Taj Green.


Taj Lake Palace
Udaipur
www.tajhotels.com
800/223-6800

Converted 250-year-old summer palace in the middle of Lake Pichola.


Taj Mahal Palace
Apollo Bunder
Mumbai
www.tajhotels.com
800/223-6800

Historic 1903 building and newer modern tower with Moorish, European, and Oriental influences.


The Oberoi, Mumbai
Nariman Point
Mumbai
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3764

Modern high-rise with a busy tree- and marble-filled lobby in the city center.


The Park
14/7 Mahatma Gandhi Rd.
Bangalore
www.theparkhotels.com
91-80/559-4666

Design guru Sir Terence Conran started it all in the spring of 2001 when he created the Park, a 109-room.


Udaivilas
Haridasji Ki Magri
Udaipur
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3765

Picture your arrival: you're met at the airport by a car and driver, guided onto a private boat, then ferried.


Vanyavilas
Ranthambhore Rd., Sawai Madhopur
Rajasthan
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3764 or 91-7462/23999

Do the trials of international espionage have you pining for love? That may not be an issue for you, but.


Wildflower Hall: An Oberoi Resort in the Himalayas
Chharabra, Shimla 171 012
Simla
www.oberoihotels.com
800/562-3764

Built at the base of the Himalayas, Wildflower Hall was the former residence of Lord Kitchener, commander of the British.


Windamere Hotel
Observatory Hill
Darjeeling
www.windamerehotel.com
91-354/225-4041

During the Raj era, overheated sahibs from Calcutta came to recover in sub-alpine serenity at the Windamere Hotel. The landmark.


Yogamagic CanvasEcotel
Goa
www.yogamagic.net
91-9370/565-717

Bohemian luxury is de rigueur at Goa's Yogamagic CanvasEcotel, where Ashtanga seekers stay in colorful hand-printed, solar-powered Rajasthani hunting tents.

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