BEST FOR: TIMELESS ELEGANCE
Raas Devigarh, Rajasthan, India
Unsurprisingly, this grandiose hilltop citadel, with
its battlements and turrets, was once a palace, built
in 1760. A thoughtful restoration took 750 people
15 years to complete, transforming the building into
the elegant hotel it is today, with an Ila spa, fabulous
food and an outdoor pool overlooking the hazy
Aravalli hills. The bedrooms feature marble
bathrooms, teak shutters and unique artworks. At
dusk, petals and tealights are scattered around the
paths and staircases, adding to the romance.
Steppes Travel (0843 778 9926; steppestravel.co.uk)
offers a 15-day itinerary in Rajasthan with three nights at
Raas Devigarh, including international and internal flights.