The Kumaon

This might just be the most beautifully designed hotel in India - built by award-winning Sri Lankan firm Zowa Architects, a partner of which trained under renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa With each of the ten suites offering dramatic Himalayan vistas, The Kumaon offers an immersive nature experience within a luxurious yet tasteful and understated environment. This won’t come cheap, but if you are in the mood to indulge yourself, this hotel deserves a stay.

Pro tip: It’s a 9 hour drive from Delhi so you might want to break your journey and stay at a smaller lodge en route for a night.