With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives. Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
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Located around a five hour drive from the nearest town of Almora, this is an exclusive Himalayan retreat with stunning mountain views and crisp clean air.
A Beach Symphony
A Beach Symphony is located on Kerala’s most beautiful and serene beach, Marari, 90 minutes from Cochin and 15 minutes from Alleppey.
Aashiyan is a charming homestay located in South Delhi. There are two well appointed rooms with attached bathrooms, and a large shared sitting room.
High above the banks of the sacred Narmada River, this palace, built in 1766, has been lovingly converted into a small boutique hotel with only 14 rooms, attractive gardens and a lovely pool.
Formerly the palace of the Maharaja of Jodhpur's younger brother, the Ajit Bhawan was one of the first concept heritage hotels.
Alila Diwa is a spacious and contemporary property located in southern Goa, just 20 minutes drive from Dabolim International Airport.
Aman I Khas
Set in 10 acres of rough grass overlooking a rock escarpment, Aman-i-Khas is situated close to the entrance to Ranthambhore National Park.
A truly opulent hotel with all the luxuries of a stylish Aman property. Situated in the Shekhavati region and near to Sariska National Park, this hotel offers itself as a haven away from the bustle of the Rajasthani cities.
The newest property in Orchha, the Amar Mahal offers 36 guest bedrooms with marble floors and high ceilings. It boasts a shady central courtyard which is perfect for escaping the heat of the day for a cool drink or sundowner.
Located only 600 metres from the Taj Mahal and with every bedroom facing the monument, this has to be one of the best situated hotels in the world.
Situated about three miles from the town centre Ambady Estate is a small property in a peaceful location.
Ananda, located some 45 minutes drive from the holy town on Rishikesh, is set amongst 100 acres of forest and centred around the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal.
This is a great base from which to explore the Tellicherry area and meet local people employed in the cottage industries or attending theyyam festivals at nearby temples.
Badami Court Hotel
This comfortable hotel on the outskirts of the village has 21 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms.
Banjaar Tola is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. Whilst luxurious, the lodge has been designed and built using eco-friendly methods to minimise the impact on the local environment.
Barefoot Resort, Havelock Island
For discerning nature lovers the Barefoot at Havelock is an eco-friendly retreat in the shadows of lush green tropical rainforests, right next to a beautiful white sandy beach.
Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel
Set high above the Chambal River, Bhainsrorgarh Fort is a great example of a truly authentic Rajasthani Fort with one of the best locations around.
Bijay Niwas Palace
Bijay Niwas Palace is a beautiful and unique pleasure palace, which was built in 1915 by Rao Bijay Singh.
This hotel has tremendous character, is beautifully designed with the best facilities in Fort Cochin and very well placed for sightseeing.
A 45 minute drive from Dindigul, Cardamom House benefits from a stunning location on the edge of Kamarajar Lake close to the undulating Western Ghats.
Carnoustie Beach Resort
Carnoustie Beach Resort is a welcome addition to the options available on Marari Beach. It is perfectly situated amongst the palm trees stretching back from the beach.
Casa del Fauno Peak Bungalow
Casa Del Fauno Peak Bungalow is an estate bungalow located 20 km from Munnar, set in the midst of a cardamom plantation with tea estates nearby.
Chambal Safari Lodge
The Chambal Safari Lodge is a friendly, family-owned property set within a sprawling 35-acre heritage plantation. Although simple, the accommodation is clean and every effort has been made to make this lodge as eco-friendly and sympathetic to its surroundings as possible.
Chanoud Garh is located in the centre of the village and like many forts in the region the building is laid out around two main courtyards.
In the midst of the wrinkled old Aravalli Hills, Chhatra Sagar is run by two charming brothers and their wives as an oasis of comfort.
A small friendly hotel of only 11 rooms, Chonor House has a wonderfully distinct Tibetan influence with the decor in each bedroom depicting one aspect of Tibetan life in bold murals.
Cicada is based near to Bandipur National Park with panoramic views of the Nilgiris
Located to the south of Connaught Circus in the heart of New Delhi and housing four restaurants, a swimming pool and a health club, Claridges is an excellent place to recharge your batteries and enjoy the colonial comforts.
A great simple but comfortable hotel with everything you need in a brilliant location on The Mall road.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad, Coconut Lagoon offers all the comforts and facilities you would expect from a good resort.
Hidden away just off the main road, the Dera Mandawa is a haven of tranquillity and hospitality in Jaipur. Joining the host family for a traditional Indian thali meal is a unique and enjoyable experience.
Dera Rawatsar is centrally located and the family trace their ancestry from the Rathore clan of Rajputs. It stands in a quiet residential area of Jaipur and is a peaceful respite amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
Set on 6 acres of lush green land, Desert Himalaya is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks offering excellent views of the valley.
This majestic fort stands proudly, as though at centre stage of an ancient theatre: the scenic Aravalli Hills the backdrop.
Dewalokam is the ancestral farm of the Alilakuzhy family, an ancient Syrain Christian family of Kerala.
Diphlu River Lodge
Easily the best place to stay at Kaziranga National Park, the lodge is run on eco-friendly principles and combines luxurious touches with rustic design.
The Fairlawn is something of an institution in Calcutta, steadfastly maintaining its anachronistic, truly Victorian character.
Located in the colonial heart of Bombay, a few minutes away from the Gateway of India and other historical buildings, Fariyas Hotel is well-placed for visiting many of the city's sights of interest.
The stunning views and luxurious accommodation make Fateh Bagh an ideal place to relax and explore Udaipur from.
Fateh Prakash forms part of the extensive City Palace complex in Udaipur, overlooking the lake. Originally built as a guest wing for the Maharana's royal visitors, this part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel for the public.
Flame of the Forest
There are only four luxury cottages, built and designed in the local gober (mud/water/cow dung mix), with private sit-outs, comfortable interiors, and spacious bathrooms.
Forsyth's is a small stylish lodge set within 44 acres of wildlife filled jungle sitting on the edge of the Satpura National Park.
Fort Barli is an intimate heritage fort, which dates back to 1675. There are just eight rooms and each is individually styled with traditional Rajasthani decor.
Between Jodhpur and Udaipur, this 17th century fort has been carefully renovated in traditional style and is now a small boutique hotel.
Nestled amidst the foot of the Chamundi hills on the outskirts of Mysore, Gitanjali Farm is a family home offering warmth and hospitality.
This wonderful boutique hotel in a dreamy location affords you the unique opportunity to learn about this tea estate and wander freely in the surrounding countryside.
Haveli Hari Ganga
This small 90 year old haveli has only 19 rooms and is situated directly on the edge of the River Ganges with a small temple in its inner courtyard.
This property was designed in the 1970’s by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa as the Coat’s Madurai Club.
Hidden Forest Retreat
This homely retreat is an extension of the privately, family owned and run nursery located only 2 km from Gangtok city centre.
Hideaway River Lodge
The Hideaway River Lodge is a genuine wilderness experience in Corbett National Park. Located in the heart of the reserve forest on the Ramganga River, the Hideaway River Lodge is an ideal getaway for those who want to be in close proximity to the wildlife.
This hotel was Cochin governors' mansion in years gone by. It is set in a quiet street 10 metres from the famous St. Francis Church.
Hotel Ganges View
This two-storey hotel is located on the Assi Ghat, the rooms are full of character and there are lovely views from the terrace.
Hoysala Village Resort
Designed by an award-winning Indian architect, located 5km outside Hassan, this resort combines the geometric style of Hoysala architecture with the simplicity of local Malnad villages.
Hyatt Hotel Amritsar
The Hyatt (previously ISTA) is Amritsar's first international standard hotel. The hotel is well designed with 248 comfortable, well appointed rooms.
Ideal River View Resort
Located 15 minutes drive from the centre of Tanjore, the Ideal River View is the best available hotel in Tanjore situated along the banks of the Vennar.
This large hotel of considerable character is located in the centre of New Delhi's most fashionable area. Built in 1931 during the British colonial period, the hotel still retains much of the eminence of that time.
Jagat Niwas Palace
A great value option from which to explore Udaipur from, the lake views are excellent from the restaurant and many of the rooms.
Set within 7 acres of well tended gardens and a good-sized swimming pool, this modern hotel is wonderfully relaxing.
Jims Jungle Retreat
This great camp is 12km outside Ramnagar away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is situated on a dry river bed and surrounded by peaceful farm land.
Located on Guleria Ghat right on the banks of Ganges River, the property is typical of the riverfront architecture of Varanasi.
Kabini River Lodge
Situated on the southern edge of the park on the banks of the river, the government owned and run Kabini River Lodge is a former hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore.
Kalmatia Sangam Himalayan Resort
The Kalmatia Sangam Resort lies just 15km form the town of Almora. With 16 carefully designed cottages, the resort has been built with the local environment in mind.
Built in 1794, this has been the ancestral home of the Kandath family for more than 300 years. During your stay here you can explore the village, take long walks or cycling trips.
Ken River Lodge
Spread over 30 acres of pristine jungle, Ken River Lodge, popularly known as the Tree House, is a wildlife lover's paradise.
Keralan Houseboats (Rice barges)
Locally known as 'kettuvallam', these traditional rice barges are a wonderfully relaxing way to see the backwaters.
Situated on a 10 acre wilderness area just a 10-minute drive from the reserve, this delightful camp is surrounded by the natural world.
Set in 12 acres of sal forest, this is a lovely lodge with knowledgeable naturalists.
The Kiranshree Portico is a smart modern hotel in the heart of Guwahati offering a high standard of accommodation in clean, stylish and comfortable rooms.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Thoughtfully laid out on the shores of Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Lake Resort is set amidst landscaped gardens.
Kurumba Village Resort
Boasting wonderful views of the surrounding Nilgiri Hills, Kurumba Village resort is a wonderful escape.
This small boutique styled hotel offers good value for money in an expensive city.
Lake Palace Hotel
One of the most photographed hotels in the world, the Lake Palace has a unique location on a tiny island on Lake Pichola.
Laxmi Vilas Palace
This is a converted palace with a beautifully decorated inner courtyard close to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, built in traditional Rajasthani architectural style.
Leela Palace, Udaipur
Leela, South Beaches Goa
The grand entrance to The Leela, lined with intricately carved stone plinths, leads you to a labyrinth of waterways that thread past canalside guest bedrooms.
Lion Safari Camp
Located in a private mango orchard overlooking the Hiran River, Lion Safari Camp is a jungle camp in Gir National Park.
Mondo Challenge use a handful of local homes in the Kalimpong area which are rotated to ensure an equal use for all families.
Local Village House
The village houses you will stay in are lovely colourful little properties you see in this region but have been adapted to suit western needs.
Located in the Bandhavgarh National Park, Mahua Kothi has air-conditioned rooms with spacious en suites, hand-blended natural toiletries and yoga amenities.
The Maidens is one of Delhi's oldest hotels and was built in the early 1900s. Well located, it is close to the sights of Old Delhi.
Maison Perumal is a lovingly converted, traditional courtyard home which maintains the character of the original building.
On the picturesque island of Fort Cochin an 18th century colonial house has been converted into a characterful hotel by its European owners.
Mancotta Chang Bungalow
Set away from the bustle of town and in acres of tea plantations, the Mancotta Chang Bungalow is the perfect place to unwind after a visit to Assam.
Marari Beach Resort
Located 14 kms from Alleppey, this eco-friendly resort is set in 25 acres of coconut palm groves leading directly to the beach.
Marari Villas offers a very personalised service including a private chef in each villa about 300m away from a small, quiet section of the beach.
Commanding a wonderful setting in the middle of the desert, a mere 30 minutes from Rohet, close to the Wilderness Camp, Mihir Garh offers a stunning retreat like few others in Rajasthan.
Mundackal Plantation Homestay
This welcoming homestay is set in a 104 acre rubber estate surrounded by a cluster of pepper and coconut plantations, though it is little more than an hour's drive from Cochin.
This Oberoi cruise boat offers three days of luxury on the tranquil waterways of Kerala.
Nadesar Palace is a newly converted small palace. The rooms are beautifully furnished in a heritage style with magnificent four-poster beds.
Located near the town of Neeleshwar in northern Kerala, Neeleshwar Hermitage is a peaceful retreat set in 12 acres of naturally landscaped grounds.
New Elgin Hotel
This hotel has a distinctively 'Old Raj' feel but with present day comforts. The comfortable rooms are furnished with wooden floors and lovely rugs, and there are open fires in some rooms.
The most upmarket place to stay in Gangtok, the Norkhill is a former palace with 30 guest rooms and wonderful views of the surrounding area.
As part of the world-renowned Oberoi chain this hotel is a great choice in the city and the service throughout is fantastic.
Vanyavilas is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Ranthambhore. All 25 permanent tents have large en suite facilities with marble baths, teak flooring, period furniture and private verandah or patio.
Oberoi Wildflower Hall
One of the luxurious Oberoi hotels, Wildflower Hall is set amid pine and cedar trees approximately 45 minutes drive from Shimla.
A stay here is a wonderful opportunity to meet with an interesting family and learn something of the way of life in the backwaters.
Old Harbour Hotel
Designed and restored with the help of German architect Karl Damschen, this contemporary 13 room heritage property is arguably one of Kerala's most chic and sought after properties.
Set in a prime location on the banks of Kabini River, very close to Nagarhole National Park, this property offers very comfortable accommodation situated in 15 acres of grounds.
The Pal Haveli is centrally located near the clock tower and bazaars of Jodhpur City, with an amazing view of the fort from the rooftop.
Pashan Garh is a collaboration between India's Taj Hotels Group and '&Beyond', one of Africa's most comprehensive safari operators, designed to provide guests with the ultimate interpretive wildlife experience in India and a luxury wilderness experience.
Situated on the north east side of The Maidan and very central, the rooms at Peerless Inn have fantastic city views from the upper floors.
Philip Kutty's Farmhouse
When you land on this island, punted across the water in a long canoe, you will feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere.
This magnificent fort to offer traditional Rajasthani hospitality with vibrant colours and service once offered to passing Mughal Emperors.
Raas lies at the foot of the mighty Meherangarh Fort in the prestigious north-eastern quarter of the Walled City, just a stone's throw from Jodhpur's Clock Tower.
Just a short distance from Kerala's backwaters and located in a quiet part of Alleppey, Raheem Residency is a heritage property situated on an undeveloped beach area.
Situated about eight kilometres from Jaipur, Raj Vilas is beautifully designed in a traditional style and set in 32 acres of gardens.
Nestled in the lush forests and coffee estates of the Palani Hills, The Rajakkad Estate is located in a part of the foothills of the Western Ghats that have changed little over the last century.
Ravi and Gitanjali have lovingly restored the walls of this 17th century fort to enclose six tents of their own design and part of the palace to hold 4 stunning suites.
Set in 47 acres of Moghul gardens, the palace dates back to 1835 and is Jaipur's premier address having remained the home of the Jaipur royal family until 1957.
Ranvas, located in the Ahhichatragarh Fort, is the former residence of the Ranis of Maharaja Bakht Singh of Jodhpur and has been beautifully restored to its regal heritage.
This friendly guest house is owned and run by a family of polo enthusiasts whose memorabilia fills the drawing room.
Overlooking the town of Jaisalmer, The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot blends modern style with medieval charm.
Reni Pani Lodge
Reni Pani wilderness lodge is spread over 30 acres of forest cover and takes its name from a neighbouring tribal village.
Less than an hour from Jodhpur, this ancestral home has been converted into a luxury hotel where the descendants of the original owners are your hosts.
Rokeby Manor is situated in the most secluded and beautiful area of Rokeby, with spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Royal Heritage Haveli
Built in the 18th century by His Highness, Madho Singhji of Jaipur, The Royal Heritage Haveli is an intimate boutique property with just nine suites.
RV Charaidew cruise boat
The Charaidew is a 38m long passenger boat which has been converted to offer 12 air conditioned en-suite cabins on the upper deck.
Set four kms from Samode Palace in 20 acres of well maintained gardens, this is a wonderful place to relax and soak up the ambience.
This hotel was originally the townhouse of the Prime Minister of Jaipur and is situated within the city walls, the perfect location for sightseeing in the city.
The Samode Palace is itself a highlight of the town, now painstakingly transformed into an elegant and quiet luxury hotel.
Saubhag Bed & Breakfast
A fantastic place from which to explore Delhi; not only will Meera will able to provide expert tips but she will take you into her family and provide a wonderful experience which is unrivalled in Delhi.
Considered to be the best place to stay in Ooty, this hotel offers you all the comforts you would expect from a Taj property.
School Estate is a homestay run by Rani and KK Aiyapa. This estate bungalow is surrounded by flower-filled and manicured gardens situated amid 200 acres of coffee estate.
Serenity offers simple comfort to the traveller who wants to get away from the crowds or to use as a base to explore the surrounding estates and villages.
This is the beautifully renovated 375 year old summer residence of the Rulers of Shahpura, set in 30 acres of woodland with its own private lakes.
Shalimar Spice Garden is a haven of tranquillity. Set in a rural location with comfortable rooms, the hotel is just a 10 minute drive from Kumily.
Shanti Home is a beautifully appointed, 17 bedroom boutique hotel, and makes a great base for exploring Delhi.
A delightful camp ideal for those looking for an authentic and stylish Indian jungle camp experience.
A relaxed and informal camp run by experienced naturalists offering a complete rural experience.
This lovely small hotel set in 25 acres of beautiful grounds is only an hour and a half from Bangalore airport.
Hotel Silver Oaks enjoys a central location within Kalimpong. The extensive gardens have a magnificent view of the valley below.
A very welcoming, ecologically friendly lodge set in 58 acres of lush natural forest.
The location of Siolim House means that guests have a good insight into Goan village life, with access to several beaches just a short drive away. All meals are freshly cooked to order.
Sonesta Inns is just a few minutes walk to the beach. All rooms have been refurbished and are located around the central pool.
Spic N Span
Spic n Span is a modern hotel built in the traditional Ladakhi style, located in the heart of Leh town.
The best place to stay in Periyar with its beautifully designed cottages and surrounding spice gardens.
The Suba Palace is very well located, only a few minutes walk from India Gate.
Surya Samudra Beach Resort
This hotel is the best in the region, particularly for those seeking very traditional Keralan accommodation and a quiet beach.
Rising majestically from the sands of the Thar Desert, Suryagarh could well be one of Rajasthan's many spectacular and ancient forts. But, this is in fact a modern palace hotel - and a grand one indeed.
Suryauday Haveli on Shivala Ghats is a reflection of the traditional building style of the holy city of Varanasi, and occupies a river front location with views over the surrounding area.
This hotel is a small, character property full of lovely old photographs, and is the best by quite a margin in Amritsar.
This tranquil resort is just minutes from Om Beach and is ideal for guests with an interest in yoga, self-discovery and traditional meditation.
A haven of peace and tranquillity, Hotel Chandela offers easy access to the world famous Khajuraho temples.
The Taj Exotica displays all the characteristics which make the Taj group so successful. Set in 54 acres of attractive gardens, the resort comprises 136 standard rooms.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
The Taj Falaknuma Palace is a wonderfully restored heritage property which offers not only a unique experience in luxurious surroundings but an insight into the Nizam lifestyle that no longer exists today.
The Taj Madikeri is nestled on the side of the rugged mountains 5000 feet above sea level, surrounded by the rainforest, streams, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations of Coorg.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
The flagship of the Taj group, this hotel has the most celebrated address in Bombay and offers top class accommodation and service.
One of the ubiquitous Taj chain, this hotel is an imposing building surrounded by lovely gardens.
Taj West End
We think this is the best hotel in its class in the city.
Talayar Valley Bungalow
Talayar is an original British built plantation managers bungalow, and exudes colonial character, from its four suites to its cigar room.
Tharavad is a simple but relaxing and quiet homestay, perfect for experiencing rural village life Kerala.
An elegant place to stay close to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary and perfect for ornothologists.
A lovingly restored Heritage Hotel, perfect for exploring the small town of Karaikkudi.
Located on the waterside on the edge of Nagarhole National Park, this tented camp provides a truly peaceful environment.
A fine hotel located just off The Mall in Shimla, The Cecil offers decadent guest rooms, a heated swimming pool and pampering spa treatments, ensuring that your stay is an extremely comfortable one.
The Gateway Hotel
A haven of peace and tranquillity in this crowded and ancient temple city. Set admist 40 acres of lush gardens in the cantonment area of Varanasi just 6kms from the city centre.
The Gateway Hotel Fatehbagh Road
A good first class hotel in Agra. Comfortable with large pleasant gardens, a good pool and a distant view of the Taj Mahal.
The Grace Hotel
This charming hotel was once a manor house that belonged to the late Mehr Chand Mahajan, who was the first chief justice of India.
The Judge's Court
This hotel, situated in India’s only heritage village is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are traditionally furnished and great care has been made to retain its original bygone feel.
The Lalit Temple View
This modern luxurious hotel is spacious and light with stylishly decorated rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, spa and swimming pool.
The Leela Kovalam
The Leela is set in the middle of three palm fringed coves in the renowned Kovalam Beach area
The Leela Mumbai
This hotel is located near the domestic and international airport making it ideal for a stop-off on arrival in or departure from Mumbai.
The Leela Palace Chennai
The Seafront Leela Palace Chennai reflects the grandeur of the Chettinad Palace architecture.
The Leela Palace Delhi
The Lutyens inspired Leela Palace sits within the diplomatic enclave of central New Delhi within easy reach of many of the cities sights.
A tranquil retreat from the capital, The Manor is one of Delhi's best contemporary boutique hotels.
Built exclusively for British guests in the 1920's this hotel retains much of its colonial charm and character.
The Oberoi Grand
The Oberoi is one of the oldest hotels in the city yet its standards are modern and luxurious. It is a wonderful place to stay!
The Oberoi Mumbai
This first class property offers luxurious, well-furnished rooms and suites and an impressive choice of facilities and restaurants.
Situated in an unassuming narrow lane behind a simple white door of Hauz Khas Village, The Rose is modern and comfortable.
The Sarai at Toria
Set in an unspoiled rural landscape just half an hour from Khajaraho, The Sarai at Toria is a small property, with just 6 independent cottages.
Located just half an hour from Jaisalmer, The Serai is a luxurious desert camp offering a truly unique experience in Rajasthan. There are just 21 tents (some with private plunge pools) with facilities one would expect at a hotel rather than a tented camp.
The Serai, Kabini
A beautiful resort, with accommodation in 16 rooms and cottages set directly on the edge of the Kabini River.
The Westin Gurgaon
The Westin hotel provides a most comfortable and luxurious stay extremely close to Delhi airport.
The Wildernest BB
The Wildernest B&B is a simple property, with a relaxed and friendly staff, ideally situated for the Periyar Wildlife Reserve.
The Windflower Spa and Resort
Located on the outskirts of Mysore in sight of The Chamundi Hills, The Windflower is a Balinese-inspired resort set in gardens with stone walkways and Indian artefacts.
Tiger corridor is well placed in 22 acres of forest, with air-conditioned luxury tents and cottages overlooking two man-made lakes.
A comfortable, friendly resort situated only five minutes away from the park entrance gates making it ideal for quick access to game drives.
Tiger Trails lodge is the first private wilderness lodge to be established at Tadoba Tiger Reserve.
Tranquil is a wonderful country retreat in the heart of a large coffee plantation.
Based on the traditional style of regional architecture, the atmospheric Travancore Heritage is set in eight acres of landscaped coconut palm gardens on a high cliff above the beach.
Set within its own gardens on the far side of the lake from the city, this is a large modern hotel with clean and contemporary interior design.
Built in the Mughal style, the Trident is a modern, comfortable and friendly hotel.
Trident Nariman Point
Overlooking the bay and a thin strip of sand, this hotel has wonderful views especially from the roof top restaurant and the swimming pool.
Tuli Tiger Resort
Only a 5 minute drive from the main gate, the Tuli Tiger Resort is set in 22 acres of lush greenery close to the Ganghar River and is well placed for easy access to the delights of Kanha National Park.
The Udai Bilas Palace is only partly converted into a hotel, the rest is still lived in by the royal family of Maharaja Kumar Harshvardhan Singh of Dungarpur.
Previously voted the best hotel in Asia, UdaiVilas is designed in the style of a traditional Rajasthani Palace, with decorative fountains and pavilions in 30 acres of landscaped gardens.
Uley Ethnic Resort
The Uley Ethnic Resort is one of the oldest places to stay in Ladakh, approaching 40 years of service.
Designed by the British Institute of Architects, this fantastic palace is set in enormous grounds.
Usha Kiran Palace
This former 120 year old palace originally built for the Prince of Wales is set on the outskirts of Gwalior, next to the Jai Vilas Palace and museum.
Visalam is a beautiful heritage Chettinad Mansion in Karaikkudi. It has 15 heritage rooms and reflects the grandeur of the Chettiar lifestyle but with modern conveniences including a swimming pool.
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Hotel
Located in the heart of the city, the art deco Taj Connemara once belonged to a local newab and was later sold to Spencer and Co. Today modern facilities and comforts are coupled with old-world charm.
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove
Built amongst the ruins of a Dutch fort just south of Chennai, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove is set above a stunning beach that stretches away on either side.
Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal
Located on the edge of town, Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal is a modern hotel, which has been designed in a mixture of traditional Indian and contemporary architectural styles.
Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village
A beautiful collection of cottages comprises the accommodation in this stylish replica of a Goan village.
Vivanta by Taj - Kovalam
Situated to the north of Kovalam beach the Taj Green Cove Resort is a combination of beach resort, backwater escape, hill retreat, and spa.
Vivanta by Taj - Malabar Hotel
Stunningly situated on the tip of Willingdon Island, the Vivanta by Taj - Malabar Hotel commands a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, its beautiful back waters and picturesque surroundings.
Vivenda Dos Palhacos
Vivenda dos Palhacos is a one hundred year old, carefully renovated Portuguese mansion in the Goan village of Majorda where your hosts Simon and Charlotte live with their basset hound Toby.
Located in the wilderness south of Jodhpur this tented camp provides a real experience of desert life.
Located 10 minutes drive from Candolim beach set up on a hillside, Wildflower Villas consists of five individual one or two bed villas spread over eight acres.
A hotel of some antiquity and character, the Windamere has terraces with views, which on a clear day are scarcely matched anywhere in the region.
A wonderful retreat amidst magnificent scenery with the best views in town.
This hotel offers great value for money near the heart of Agra, and only 3km from The Taj Mahal. The hotel is modern, but has been clearly designed with a nod to the heritage of the area.