Deep forest

All the way from dusty Delhi to a luxurious tent stay at Hideaway River Lodge in the national park

Star burst

Sahara Star, a grandiose architectural project near the airport in Vile Parle, Mumbai, that spells over-the-top luxury

Kodava secret

Gowri Nivas, the ancestral house of a Kodava family, is a charming homestay in Coorg

Siamese twins

The best of Thailand at The Oriental, Bangkok, and the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

Manicured beauty

Hang out at Elephant Bar in Mysore’s Royal Orchid Brindavan, watching the garden below

Green and wild

These are some of the world’s most luxurious wildlife lodges, set in stunning surroundings

Jungle V.I.P.

The Lake Palace, Thekkady, sits by Periyar lake – it’s coffee with wild boars here

A palace apart

Rediscovering Rajput history and the pleasures of doing nothing in the royal digs of Dungarpur

A palace coup

Luxuriate in the royal treatment at Jai Mahal Palace, where the stay begins with champagne and a serenade