Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla
Taj Hotel’s first love affair with the land of the gods, Himachal Pradesh, begins with Taj Theog Resort and Spa in Shimla. Resting on the edge of a ridge and offering 180-degree views of the Himalayan peaks, the hotel pays homage to the glory of nature. If you think you’ve earned a visit to the mountains, then there is no better place to rejuvenate than here.
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru is the epitome of the city’s classic amalgamation of industrial innovation and ambient creativity. Its well appointed modern rooms have large windows and careful angles for natural light that ensure spaciousness. Enjoy the space with bespoke cocktails at their signature bar or at the deck by the pool – it’s almost like a sanctuary in the bustling city.
An hour-long drive from Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Rakkh Resort is a rejuvenating retreat set amidst the dominating Dhauladhar mountain range. When at Rakkh, gorge on multi-cuisine fares, soak your feet in Gumma salt that is known to relieve muscles, and explore activities like pottery, rock climbing, yoga, and slack-lining.
Typically, every property has an essence – what you may choose for a destination wedding may not be your pick for a rejuvenating getaway. But here, that essence is ‘Visit Rakkh to be yourself’. There’s no preconceived vibe, and how subtly they create the freedom to just be yourself is something to marvel at.
ITC Royal Bengal
With the tagline ‘One of its Kind’, ITC Royal Bengal certainly lives up to its motto. Overflowing with grandeur, it manages to capture the true essence of Kolkata’s cultural heritage via design and authentic culinary delights. This is where you’ll meet the soul of Kolkata.
Unlike the formal and distant approach that becomes the pitfall of most large hotels, ITC Royal Bengal has found the balance between splendour and soul.
Eat, pray, and love your way through Amritsar, the golden city of Punjab, through ITC’s Welcomhotel. This century-old-haveli-turned-luxury-heritage-hotel promises to leave you speechless with its hyperlocal feats. From culinary jaunts to visits to the Golden Temple and Partition Museum, explore the best of this historic walled city with Welcomhotel.
In just five years, ITC has modernised this century-old haveli while preserving its cultural, architectural, and culinary nuances.
The Glenburn Penthouse
The culture capital of India, Kolkata has managed to uphold its reputation as the former British capital by maintaining a certain colonial aesthetic. In the heart of this culture capital lies an intimate haven, The Glenburn Penthouse, where one can dismiss the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse in Bengal’s rich history, culture, and authentic cuisine. Overflowing with sophistication, enjoy the Bengali lifestyle at this nine bedroom penthouse suite.
The Roseate Ganges
Enveloped by the hills and the Ganges running through it, this yoga capital promises to give you a mindful staycation. To take it up a notch with luxury and wellness in Rishikesh, The Roseate Ganges is a refreshing paradise that provides a holistic experience.
Soho House, Mumbai
This membership-only, popular-among-celebrities trendy place in Mumbai’s Santacruz West area has become more than just a space to brunch or stay. Soho House, Mumbai, is a lifestyle and there’s a list of applicants waiting to experience it. Whether you wish to work and mingle or unwind and dine, Soho House, Mumbai is one of the chicest place to be in the city.
ITC Grand, Goa
Known for its quieter, isolated beaches and luxury resorts, South Goa is vastly different from the party vibe of the north. With ITC Grand, enjoy an immersive experience at this typical Goan village resort via food, spa treatments, hyperlocal get-togethers, and leisurely stays.
The City Palace in Jaipur is India’s answer to the Buckingham Palace in London. Home to Rajasthani royals, this 300-year-old emblem of opulence has allowed public access to its Gudliya Suite via Airbnb. Now all you need to do to live life king size is book away with the click of a button.