Boutique hotels have a special allure due to their off-beat style, luxury, and opportunities to explore the local environment. Add personalised attention and your stay at one of these luxurious hotels will be even more memorable. People around the world are ditching soul-less, brick-and-mortar hotels and turning to boutique resorts for unique travel experiences. We have rounded up India’s most stunning boutique hotels for your next staycation.

1. The Johri, Jaipur

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The Johri, a small boutique resort transformed from a 19th-century merchant family’s haveli, is tucked away like a gem in the centre of Jaipur’s Johari Bazaar. The hotel is decorated with a selection of ancient art, furniture, and decor, in addition to lots of regional Rajasthani crafts. Choose from one of five roomy suites, each with a blend of luxury and history. A beautiful green courtyard with a pastel yellow exterior serves as an outdoor dining area.

2. The Postcard Hideaway Netravali, Goa

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The Postcard Hideaway, Netravali in South Goa is a 20-acre property with 20 modern suites tucked away in a luscious forest. Your stay here will give you a much-needed break from the bustle of the city. The hotel offers absolute isolation and tranquility. Each elegantly furnished room has a patio where guests can spend the day admiring the scenery. Along with an outdoor jacuzzi and yoga classes in the pavilion, their spa provides a wide range of health treatments.

3. Tree of Life Vanvilas River Edge, Corbett National Park

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The Tree of Life property in Corbett, located at the foothills of the Himalayas, is straight out of a rustic fantasy. It has six hideaways and river-view rooms. Visit the national park on exciting safari excursions to see wild elephants, crocodiles, bears, and even leopards. You can choose from a variety of restaurants, such as The Wild Grass Cafe, Forest Deck, and The Grill Room, to try delectable dishes and beverages that are freshly made using local ingredients.

4. The Rohet House, Jodhpur

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You will quickly forget that you are in the busy city of Jodhpur when you are at The Rohet House. One of the most stunning boutique hotels in India, it has two rooms and six suites, as well as a breathtaking swimming pool, welcoming lounges and verandas, a garden, and marble baths. The Rohet House is a family home constructed in 1969. It has been decorated with hand-painted Rajasthani furnishing. Take a morning walk to see Jodhpur come to life, savour Rajasthani and continental cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, and unwind with your preferred beverage by the pool or in the terrace lounge.

5. Karan Mahal, Srinagar

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Karan Mahal used to be the residence of the former Kashmiri rulers. It is now a seven-key boutique hotel surrounded by 60 acres of orchards sandwiched between two hills. Maharaja Hari Singh bought antiques from Europe for each room. The property’s elegant, welcoming interiors feature Lalique lamps, hand-knotted carpets, porcelain figures, crystal dishes, and images of Nehru touring the grounds, which are sure to take your breath away. Home-cooked, traditional royal recipes from Jammu and Himachal, such as lamb yakhni, gucchi pulao, khatta meat will give you a divine taste of Kashmir.