Is India on your itinerary for 2014? Before you book, be sure you're up to speed on the latest hotel openings. We've got the list from Greaves Tours LLC about the hot happenings going on in India this year.
Welcoming guests from January 2014, the Vana, Malsi Estate is in Dehradun, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. In addition to its Ayurveda treatments, the hotel is a destination for its yoga classes, Tibetan healing, aqua therapies and a number of other spa treatments. Guests can stay in one of 90 rooms, and dine in the two on-site restaurants.
From SUJAN Luxury, the hospitality group behind Serai desert camp in Jaisalmer, comes the new JAWAI Leopard Camp. WIld leopards do indeed roam the terrain in western Rajasthan, where the camp is located, and visitors can go on custom safari tours for a chance at spotting the big cats. The camp will offer high-end tents with private decks, while guests can treat themselves in the on-site spa and dining tents.
Guests staying with Assam Bengal Navigation kill two birds with one stone: not only do they enjoy waterfront rooms, but they travel in style at the same time. Trawling the rivers from Kolkata in West Bengal up to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, these boats provide a view into this part of the country. The fleet of ships offer 12 cabins apiece.
Easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune, yet offering a private experience, the Hilton Shillim Estate is perfect for travelers seeking peace and quiet. Spanning more than 320 acres, the hotel features villas, as well as an on-site spa with a menu of more that 150 treatments. The resort is set overlooking bamboo fields and offers poolside champagne and butler service.
The Ultimate Traveling Camp, which is classed as a nomadic hotel, is a mobile campy hat brings guests into the wild heart of India. A new schedule for 2014 provides visitors with a number of opportunities to book an Indian escape.
The environmental and wellness-oriented hotel group CGH (Clean Green Hotels) Earth recently unveiled its latest property - the Kalari Rasayana. Located near the southern tip of Kerala, the retreat is ideal for those looking to slow down. Specializing in Ayurveda, the retreat offers 22 suites in a waterfront coconut grove. Note that minimum stays are two weeks long.
Framed by the Pir Panjal mountain range, this resort is all about the views. WIth 80 rooms and four private cottages, guests can take advantage of four on-site restaurants and an Ayurvedic spa.
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