India Unique Escapes

Unlock some of the many secrets of North and South India, while staying at these properties carefully chosen for their uniqueness

If you’re travelling through North India, and you want to get off-the-beaten-track, consider venturing out into the wilderness. Few visitors would know that the rocky hills between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan are home to a luxury safari-style camp known as Jawai Bandh. This superb tented camp offers Jeep safaris in search of wild leopards, temple tours and visits to traditional villages.

Another option is Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Pench, the national park in the subcontinent’s geographic centre that was the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, Jungle Book. Here, you can sleep on a “machaan” or starbed, open to the skies as well as search for tigers in the lush forest.

For an insight into contemporary royal Rajasthani life, consider Shahpura Bagh, a noble family estate in a tranquil lake setting where homecooked meals and authentic hospitality can be enjoyed.

In South India, slip into the shoes of a maharajah at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. This vision of marble belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad and is now a sumptuous five-star hotel. For more low-key luxe, choose either The Leela Kovalam or Purity at Lake Vembanad, both which offer an insight into peaceful southern Indian life as well as a plethora of Ayurvedic therapies.

Sample Itineraries

The following itineraries are just some of the many experiences that we can design for you. All of our tours are private, independent and tailor-made to your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin customising your personalised India experience.

India Unique Escapes

Unravel India’s royal history, unwind with an ancient Ayurvedic treatment or go out in search of wild leopards – our carefully chosen selection of unique escapes provide truly authentic and quintessentially Indian experiences.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a lovely tented camp at the edge of Pench National Park, the evocative setting for Rudyard Kipling's classic novel, The Jungle Book.

Jawai Bandh

Jawai Bandh is a splendid Relais & Châteaux luxury tented camp set in untrammelled wilderness where leopards still roam free.

Purity at Lake Vembanad

Purity at Lake Vembanad is a Relais & Chateaux retreat offering relaxation for mind, body and soul overlooking the iconic rural backwaters of southern India.

Shahpura Bagh

Shahpura Bagh is one of Rajasthan's finest luxury homestays, located on a picturesque nobleman's estate between Udaipur and Jaipur.

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Lavish Taj Falaknuma Palace offers guests a chance to step into the shoes of Indian royalty, with the option to arrive by horse-drawn carriage.

The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kovalam is a stunning clifftop resort just outside the South Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with palm-fringed beaches at its doorstep.

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