Our Guide to Accommodation Types in India

When it comes to accommodation in India, there are a mind boggling amount of options available. No matter what type of holiday you are looking for – from peaceful retreats to site-seeing adventures – and no matter who is travelling – from couples and solo travellers to families – there is something for everyone.

Whatever your tastes and desires, there’s an accommodation option to suit you and below we highlight just some of the different options available. Our team has a range of handpicked properties within each.

Imperial Delhi

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Taj Umaid Palace

1. Palaces & Forts

In India, instead of merely visiting them, you can actually stay in some of the finest, most remarkable converted mansions, palaces and forts in the world. For example, at the regal Taj Umaid Palace you will be a guest of the Royal Family of Jodphur, who still reside in the stately sandstone palace. At the floating Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur you will be completely mesmerised by gleaming marble reflecting in the shimmering waters. There is something thoroughly distinctly magical and uniquely Indian about these hotels, and one which we thoroughly recommend experiencing.

Haveli Hotels

2. Haveli Hotels

Havelis are virtually entirely unique to the state of Rajhastan. These lavishly-decorated private mansions were originally built by wealthy merchants or Rajput royals and have not been meticulously reincarnated as boutique hotels. Most of these properties will have warm, welcoming management who will be more than happy to impart their knowledge of the architectural features and deep history that exists not only of the property but of the surrounding areas also.

International Hotel Chains

3. International Brand Hotels

There are many opulent and luxurious hotels throughout India and the standard of service is often flawless. These, however, can often carry pricing which is higher than the standard international 5* level. Apart from these properties, India now does benefit from a huge array of modern properties with all the trimmings and 4* options which are very comfortable and at a fantastic price point. 

Indian Safari Lodges

4. Safari Lodges

Lodge options range from opulent tented hotels to secluded lodges in the wilderness, around popular parks like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Ranthambore. All will allow a unique perspective on local wildlife and rural traditions. While some lodges and camps are celebrated, numerous hidden gems await discovery, providing deep insights into local traditions. The extra travel time to remote lodges is offset by rewards such as extensive wildlife viewing, community integration, or absolute tranquility.


Taj Exotica Goa

5. Beach Resorts

There are a whole host of different options in which to enjoy the coastline that skirts the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The key is the selection of the right beach, as the quality varies greatly. Also, where to fit it into your itinerary without too much extra travelling is a very important factor as many resorts & the best beaches can be quite remote. From boutique beachfront hideaways to luxury resorts, our team will locate you the perfect beach experience.

Ananda Spa

6. Yoga Retreats & Destination Spas

India is a world-leader in the rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul. Resorts that offer Ayurvedic spa treatments, yoga programmes, and gorgeous swimming pools are in abundance in India. Just wandering through beautiful grounds taking in the wonderful vistas is rejuvenation in itself. Many resorts will offer services that include bespoke treatments, nutrition plans and personalised programmes for your stay.

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