7 Top Boutique Hotels in India: The New Face of Luxury

If you want to experience India in its realest and the most authentic way, boutique hotels are the perfect place for you. Live like the ancient / medieval royalties or spend a week like a true yogi, everything has been made available to you.

 

So, I have compiled a list of Boutique Hotels in India and where to find them.

Panchavatti, Corjuem Hotel, Goa

The natural touch of this place with the interior consists of bowls of floating flowers, copper pots, cane lamp-shades overseeing a balcony which gives a beautiful view of the serene beaches, buffaloes grazing and distant view of jungles. Moreover, what’s incredible about this boutique hotel is that it is made entirely of traditional materials.

The Manor, Friends Colony West, Delhi

The Manor, a Japanese architect designed this. Also, it was initially a jungle-fringed hotel.

 

Moreover, with simple but lovely interior, this hotel exudes minimalism. However, you can either order authentic Indian food or fusion.

 

Also, you will be served by the best of the chefs. Additionally, you can start off your day with yoga or get a rejuvenating massage. In addition, the Manor will undoubtedly give you a very relaxing experience along with the feel of pure India.

Casa Susegad, Loutolim, Goa

Laden with Jodhpur-blue exterior and terracotta roof, this 700-year-old house is a heavenly abode of colours. Also, its interior is an amalgamation of both traditional and international (mostly Cuban) art. Moreover, the richly embroidered Rajasthani antiques and upholstery are sure to captivate your senses.

Chapslee, Elysium Hill, Himachal Pradesh

A scintillating snapshot of another age, this is one of the oldest houses in town (1835). It was the summer residence of the late Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala; the present owner is his grandson.

 

Moreover, the walls are adorned with Raj-era paintings and embroideries, swords and sabres. Also, the bedrooms are absolutely comfortable and the suite is elegantly grandiose. The sitting room is in hunting-lodge style while the garden is upholstered by mesmerising nasturtiums

A Beach Symphony, Marari Beach, Kerala

A few years ago Christel and Jan swapped their busy hotel in Spa, Belgium, for this cluster of cottages on a palm-fringed beach.

 

Also, the bedrooms are large and lovely, airy and light; walls are washed in ochre; silk bedcovers are piled high with cushions in rich reds and oranges.

 

Moreover, the chef will whip up tasty local dishes for you any time. Cross the sandy garden, duck under the thatched porch and you’re on the beach, which belongs to you and the fishermen alone.

 

Furthermore, it’s almost a relief to discover when you arrive that there’s not a lot to do.

Shahpura Bagh Palace, Shahpura, Rajasthan

Shahpura Bagh would look very different if ancestor Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh had not mortgaged the jewels to build earth dams and bring water to his people.

 

Also, there would be no pastures, mustard crops or evergreens. At the top of the house, bedrooms are served by light and cool walls and bathrooms with old claw-foot tubs. Also, eat together in the beautiful dining room. The hospitable family will entertain you with hilarious anecdotes of Rajasthan’s most “colourful characters”.

Casa Colvale, Taliwado, Goa

Off the beaten track, up in north Goa, are two stylish villas with views that soar downriver. On arrival you are ushered to the terrace with a sundowner: lap up the luxuriant scene. The views from the infinity pool are more breathtaking still.

 

Later, meander downhill for a barbecue under the stars.  Also, the rooms each have a sit-out space overseeing the river or the islands. There are simple bright linens and rugs on dark stone floors, and walk-in showers.

 

Look forward to long days lazing by two pools, serenaded by wildlife and spoiled by staff. Join in yoga on the terrace or plan a trip to the beaches. Leave by speedboat – James Bond-style. Bliss!

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