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In this section we introduce you to some properties in India, that may not be luxury but for sure are exclusive and staying in them is an experience in itself. Should you require more details on any of the mentioned property, do send us an e-mail, and we would be delighted to send you more information on the property and the destination where it is located
Ahilya Fort is a delightful 18th century heritage property located on a cliff above the banks of the Narmada river and is a perfect retreat for those wanting an authentic experience away from main tourist areas.
The Alsisar Mahal is located in Shekhawati and is the perfect base to explore the painted Havelis nearby offering a true Indian heritage experience.
Amanbagh is situated 2 hours from Jaipur and set within a walled garden oasis, this is a fantastic place to experience a taste of rural Rajasthan.
An incredible destination spa set high in the mountains in the grounds of a Maharaja’s palace. The award-winning spa provides a complete range of therapeutic treatments from the traditional Ayurvedic system.
Bagh Van is the second CC Africa / Taj lodge to open in Madhya Pradesh and has put Pench National Park back onto the map. Its 12 sumptious cottages surround a central bungalow housing the delightful sitting areas.
Bangaram Island Resort is an unpretentious resort set on one of the most remote and beautiful islands off the Keralan coast, where you will find the diving is unparalleled.
Bhainsrorgarh is a beautiful boutique property situated in a quiet, yet stunning part of rural Rajasthan. The 5-bedroom fort is located on a cliff top overlooking the Chambal River.
A remote tented camp run by a charming local family.
The Chonor House is a small Tibetan themed boutique hotel owned by the Tibetan Government in Exile and located just a 10 minute walk to the heart of McLeod Ganj.
The perfect place to relax on the backwaters, Coconut Lagoon is a charming hotel with heritage styled rooms, tropical gardens and fantastic local cuisine.
Deodar’s Guest House is located 4km from Almora facing the Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli peaks of the Kumaon Himalaya. Colonial in style, Deodar’s offers only three en suite bedrooms.
Deogarh Mahal is a 17th century fort palace located on a hill overlooking the village of Deogarh and is situated in between Jodhpur and Udaipur. The hotel is run by the local ruling family who carefully restored this fabulous building.
Devi Garh is a former fort palace that has been fantastically restored into a luxurious, sophisticated and impossibly romantic retreat.
A magical four-bedroom island fortress that sits in the middle of a lake in rural Rajasthan.
A sleek icon to the finest hospitality in India. The luxurious property that has changed Mumbai’s skyline. is a hub for business, and a cocoon of comfort.
The Gajner Palace is a former hunting lodge set in 6,000-acre estate and overlooks a picturesque lake. The hotel is a half hour driver from Bikaner.
Glenburn Tea Estate is a 150 year old plantation house oozing old world charm located just above the River Rungeet, overlooked by Mount Kanchenjunga and close to Darjeeling.
The Grand Temple View is the closest hotel to the Chandela Temples in Khajuraho and with only 47 rooms retains a personal and refined feel.
Sloping down the ridge, just north of Almora and overlooking an impressive Himalayan vista, Kalmatia Sangam offers a number of comfortable colonial influenced cottages.
The Killa Bhawan is a unique and characterful property located in the ramparts of the fort at Jaisalmer. With quite possibly the best views in the town, this boutique offering is an excellent choice for the more adventurous guest.
The Mahua Kothi is the flagship property of the Taj / CC Africa venture, into the tiger reserves of Central India and is located in the largely untouched Bandhavgarh National Park.
The Malabar House is a charming small boutique hotel located in the heart of Fort Cochin, an ideal place from which to explore this fascinating city.
Marari Beach Resort is built in the style of a local fishing village, set on the golden shores of the Indian Ocean and offering the perfect climax to a tour of Kerala.
Mool Sagar is located just 9kms from the Desert city of Jaisalmer. The Camp has just 18 luxurious tents set within a garden oasis and is surrounded by desert.
Neeleshwar Hermitage is a gorgeous beach hotel located in a quiet, unspoilt corner of Northern Kerala. With a glorious peaceful atmosphere, Neeleshwar is a perfect destination for relaxation or a base to explore this wonderful part of India.
The Orange County Resort is perched 800 meters above sea level set within 200 acres of coffee and spice plantations. The resort offers the chance to truly unwind and relax in an untouched part of India.
Philip Kutty’s Farm is a delightful and refreshing homestay oozing with charm and run with a strong sense of professionalism and attention to detail.
Situated on the shores of Lake Vembanad, in the middle of the backwaters, this charming little retreat is decorated in the ‘boutique’ style of its sister property in Cochin, The Malabar House.
Ranjit’s Svaasa is a delightful boutique property located in Amritsar. The hotel prides itself on its links with the past, and as a house which entertained British visitors during the Raj. It is now a comfortable retreat offering a homely atmosphere.
A Taj hotel set outside Jaisalmer with fantastic views of the fort.
Situated on the outskirts of the Great Thar desert, Rohet is a peaceful retreat full of charm and character.
Centrally located in the heart of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is an intimate heritage retreat offering just 29 rooms all furnished in a traditional Indian style.
The 19th century Samode Palace is set in the rugged hills north of Jaipur, and is a classic reminder of Rajasthan’s regal heritage. The hotel offers uniquely furnished rooms, and has a delightful swimming pool.
Situated on a small hilltop, Serenity is surrounded by a rubber plantation located midway between Cochin and Thekkady. It is a delightful old plantation bungalow built in the 1920’s which has been beautifully converted.
Shahpura Bagh is a hidden gem located in rural Rajasthan in between Jaipur and Udaipur. It is a delicate boutique heritage property consisting of only 8 rooms.
Shalimar Spice Garden is located in Thekkady, and is located in the middle of a lush jungle rolling away from cardamom-covered hills and next to the flora and fauna of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sher Bagh is a luxurious tented camp just ten minutes drive from the entrance to Ranthambore National Park. The staff are charming and it is the perfect place to relax after the day’s game drives.
Ideally located close to the Periyar National Park, Spice Village is a laid back and homely place, with the protection of nature and the environment one of its core values.
Just outside Kovalam, in a quiet location, Surya Samudra is a 23 room eco-friendly resort set in expansive tropical gardens overlooking two beatiful beaches.
A world famous hotel that sits exclusively in the middle of Lake Pichola.
It is to many one of the finest hotels in India. Built in 1903, the Taj Mahal is a fusion of Moorish, Oriental and Florentine architectural styles encapsulating sumptuous luxury and gracious living.
The Rambagh Palace is an illustrious and opulent reminder of Jaipur’s stately heritage. It gives the guest a taste of royal living set in the heart of Jaipur.
Vivanta by Taj is set within 25 acres of grounds and is located close to the centre of the great city of Lucknow. It Nawabi architecture blends grandeur with modern conveniences.
The Taj West End was built in 1887 and is the iconic hotel of Bangalore. Set within 20 acres of beautiful gardens the hotel offers a blend of old world charm with modern sophistication and comfort.
Built by Edward Lutyens in the 1950s, The Claridges is a small and personal property with easy access to the sights and shops of Delhi.
The Dune is an eco-friendly beach hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and located just a short drive away from the fascinating town of Pondicherry.
The Imperial is a beautiful hotel with an old colonial and art deco feel, set right in the heart of New Delhi, It is perfectly situated for sightseeing and shopping and is only 30 minutes drive from the airport.
The Leela Goa is a luxurious beach resort tucked away in the much less developed South Goa and is set in landscaped tropical gardens. It offers a contemporary feel combined with influences from Goa’s Portuguese past, and south India’s Vijayanagara Empire.
The Leela Kovalam has a unique setting, perched on a rock-face overlooking the Arabian Sea and is a deluxe retreat with impeccable service with a luxurious finish.
The Manor in Delhi is a 16-bedroom boutique hotel, built in the 1950s and quite Colonial in style and is set in delightful landscaped gardens. It offers a quiet retreat from the bustling heart of the city and excellent personal service.
An opulent hotel where all 64 rooms and suites have an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal. If you tire of sightseeing then relax at the Banyan Tree spa.
The Oberoi Cecil is located on the Mall in Shimla and is ideally located to explore this most characteristic of towns. Combining echoes of the Raj with modern day refinement, the Oberoi Cecil offers impeccable service in a stunning location.
The Oberoi Grand is located in the heart of Calcutta. Its period features and tranquility offer the perfect respite from the pace of Calcutta.
The Oberoi, New Delhi is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel situated right in the centre of town. The facilities are fantastic and the hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing.
Oberoi’s flagship property in Rajasthan. 71 rooms, tents and villas set in extensive landscaped gardens all within easy reach of the famous bustling fortified city of Jaipur.
This highly acclaimed resort from India’s leading luxury hotel group, Udaivilas provides 86 rooms and suites in a glorious lakeside setting in Rajasthan’s most romantic city
The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers a luxurious introduction to India’s wildlife in the easily accessible Ranthambore National Park offering stunning accommodation in salubrious surroundings.
The Oberoi Wildflower Hall was once the estate of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, and is located about 13kms from the hill station of Shimla on top of a knoll overlooking a backdrop of high Himalaya and rolling foothills.
The ultimate romantic desert retreat, located 17km west of Rohet.
Tranquil, located in Sultans Battery in Northern Kerala, is a stunning property set in a 400 acre coffee and vanilla plantation.
Trinity is an incredibly stylish 3 bedroom hotel situated in the heart of Fort Cochin. The perfect place from which to explore this fascinating city.
A royal palace perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur
The Usha Kiran Palace in Gwailior is an elegant heritage hotel set in nine acres of landscaped gardens.
Located in the Western Ghats, Windermere Estate is a perfect retreat to explore the beautiful green tea hills of Munnar. This 15-room boutique hotel is well positioned for fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.