India! The very word instantly conjures iconic images: temples, elephants and tigers, saris and sitars, rice fields, bazaars and street markets; and the great Ganges River.
Join the adventure as we explore museums, markets, and mandirs, attend dances, and share meals with local families. Marvel at the Manvar region’s starkly beautiful sandscapes while traversing the dunes on a camel. See what an eagle sees while floating over the city of Jaipur in a hot air balloon. Visit the Subcontinent and find your inner India.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Eco-friendly and peaceful, Surya Samudra is dedicated to the preservation of Kerala's natural beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery overlooking the Arabian Sea, the 31 cottages are traditional Keralite heritage homes, which effortlessly blend weathered wood with contemporary luxury. Offering a perfect balance between old world charm and modern day comfort, this is a place of indulgence.
A wildlife camp on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, this ten-tent safari outpost is set in a sun-dappled brushwood forest. The soaring 12-foot canopies are divided Mughal style around a communal outdoor fireplace. Sheltered by the furrowed Aravalli Hills, Aman-i-Khás is surrounded by wilderness, minutes away from the tigers that roam the protected park.
Inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the Oberoi Amarvilas is the perfect counterpoint to the majestic Taj Mahal, which can be seen from all rooms. Rooms and suits are blend of meticulous traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail with the best in modern hospitality design, with the focus, as always, to the view.