Staying in a boutique hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience with tastefully decorated rooms, a local touch to the food as well as the curated experiences and various offerings. Below are 16 newly opened boutique stays across India that will have you wanting to make a reservation right away.
The Rohet House, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The Rohet House in Jodhpur, once home to the Thakur Manvendra Singh and Thakurani Jayendra Kumari, has been transformed into a luxurious residence with six suites and two rooms. Each room is based on a common theme of "Krishna" depicting an aspect of him. The boutique stay also features an elegant dining space, lounges, verandahs, a swimming pool, and a restaurant.
Address: PWD Rd, opposite Dilip Garden, P.W.D Colony, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Neemrana’s Glasshouse on the Ganges, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
From its six hideaway rooms, two family rooms, and two machan rooms perched on a treetop, Neemrana's Glasshouse situated in Rishikesh offers views of the valleys, treelines, and the Ganges. These rooms are themed after exotic Himalayan birds. At their restaurant, dine on trans-Himalayan cuisine and flavours from Tehri-Garhwal and Nepal, go white-water rafting for an adrenaline rush, or practise yoga on their private sand beach.
Address: Village Kalthar, Badrinath Rd, Shivpuri, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
The Johri, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Johri is a 19th-century house restored to a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the Jeweller’s market of Jaipur. Traditional materials, antique furniture, local craft and textiles from the princely state make up the decor here. The stay features five spacious suites overlooking the courtyard as well as an ingredient-focused vegetarian restaurant and a cocktail bar. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the spa.
Address: 3950, MSB Ka Rasta, Johri Bazar, Ghat Darwaza, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Blue Book at Gethia, Uttarakhand
The 130-year-old colonial property in Uttarakhand has twelve rooms facing the scenic Jeolikote Valley, some with Victorian touches and others with a Mediterranean flair. The boutique hotel welcomes pets and offers a pool for relaxation. Order Pan-Asian, Italian, Indian, or Kumaoni dishes and dine under the stars, by the river, or enjoy a meal overlooking the valley.
Address: House No - 1 Village and P.O, Chinkuwa, Gethiya, Uttarakhand
Villa Palladio, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The nine-room country estate in Jaipur has three types of rooms inspired by traditions from the past. The rooms have marble flooring and bright red interiors with floral and geometric patterns, as well as modern amenities like Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini bar, and a safe. Dip your toes in their palm-shaded swimming pool, read a book from their arched bookshelves, or admire their garden filled with jasmine, rose, pomegranate, and pink laurels.
Address: Abhay Niwas Palace Sumel, Jamdoli Chouraha, Rajasthan
Dolkhar Resort, Leh, Ladakh
The luxury boutique hotel is strategically located in the centre of the main town of Leh. It has seven villas with stone walls that match the colour of the mountains in the region. These villas have a Ladakhi-style balcony and a private patio, and everything in the accommodation, from laundry bags to rugs to toiletries, is sourced locally (think sheep and yak rugs, and apricot soaps). Relax at the spa or sip a signature cocktail on the terrace bar, which overlooks the mighty stretch of mountains.
Address: Lower Tukcha Road, opposite Community Hall, Leh, Ladakh
The Kyagar, Nubra Valley, Ladakh
The family-owned boutique hotel in Nubra Valley is located on what was once the silk route for trading and operates on sustainable principles. It has eight cottages with two rooms each. These cottages have a private sit-out overlooking the picturesque valleys, multani mitti and red clay walls, a large bathroom, and floors covered in woven carpets from the region. The food is from ingredients sourced locally, and one can eat anything from regional Indian to European and Asian cuisine.
Address: Tegar Village, Nubra Nubra
Kahani Paradise, Gokarna, Karnataka
The lovely retreat in Gokarna is perched on the hills and offers the best of both worlds, surrounded by a forest and a picturesque beach. Their villa accommodation includes six suites, a drawing room, a dining room, and a swimming pool. Their suites have arched doorways, high wooden ceilings, chic white interiors, and antique handcrafted doors. Pamper yourself with a relaxing open-air massage, practise yoga with a view, or bond with your group over board games. Furthermore, Paradise Beach is only a six-minute walk away.
Address: Kahani Paradise Estate, Gokarn, Belekan, Karnataka
Bijapur Lodge, Jawai, Rajasthan
Bijapur Lodge is a boutique wildlife stay in the quaint village of Bijapur in Jawai, Rajasthan. The eco-friendly resort has six elegantly designed suites with neutral colour palettes and a cosy daybed against draped windows overlooking the rural setting. The rooms also include a minibar, a writing desk, kettles, an all-weather air conditioner, and other amenities. The stay here is enhanced by a stone-tiled swimming pool, a well-stocked library, guided safaris, and a jungle picnic.
Address: 27XG+38 Gura Devisingh, Rajasthan
The Bagh Bharatpur, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
The heritage hotel is set in a 19th-century garden on the outskirts of Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan. It has 38 boutique rooms named after the beautiful flowers on the property, divided into four categories, with some facing the garden and others overlooking the organic farm. Among their many dining options is Gulmohar, a vegetarian restaurant that specialises in Braj cuisine. Enjoy a tribal dance by the Baiga community over a bonfire, and get a drink at the outdoor bar in the evening.
Address: Old Agra, Achnera Rd, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Amrit Bhawan, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Amrit Bhawan is located in the southern part of Haridwar and is the result of a family home from the 1970s transformed into a boutique hotel. The retreat is a three-storey house with eight guest rooms, a private ghat, and a garden dotted with mango trees along the Ganges. Enjoy a Garhwali meal alfresco, read a book from the library, or relax in the massage room with a view of the river.
Address: Mayapur, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
MansionHaus, Anjuna, Goa
MansionHaus is an adults-only members club and luxury hotel located in Anjuna, Goa. The nine spacious suites feature electric art, wall mouldings, distressed surfaces, and polished marble, as well as a private outdoor space. The property's various meeting rooms and community spaces, which include a casual coffee shop, a stylish meeting room, and an equipped lab for workshops and conferences, make for a pleasant business stay.
Address: 1263, Gaunvaddi, Anjuna, Goa
The Postcard Mandalay Hall, Kochi, Kerala
The Postcard Mandalay is situated in the charming neighbourhood of Mattancherry, Fort Kochi. It has five spacious rooms or galleries as the property likes to refer to these rooms due to the art influence. Dine at their experiential restaurant, which serves contemporary Kerala cuisine, before embarking on an art or heritage walk through the charming town.
Address: VI/193, Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala
Tree of Life Homestead, Corbett Country, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand
The pet-friendly property is 18 kilometres from Corbett National Park and was originally a lovely home for the owners, Amu and Ani Puri. It has ten hideaway rooms and two cottages surrounded by fruit orchards, each named after a tree or bird of the region. The property also has an all-day dining option that serves Indian and continental cuisine in both an indoor and outdoor setting, as well as a golf course and other amenities to keep you entertained.
Address: Peerumadara, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand
The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gir, Gujarat
The property offers fifteen boutique rooms nestled among sixteen acres of mango orchards surrounded by the wild forest of Gir. The rooms have plenty of light, bricked walls, and minimal interiors with views of the lush greenery. Their restaurant serves delicious Parsi cuisine along with a regional Gujarati Thali. Some of the best experiences include a nature trail through the forest and safari rides throughout the day to spot the lions in the neighbourhood.
Address: 3G3J+WFW, Veraval - Talala Rd, Kailash Nagar, Highway, Talala, Gujarat