After partying too hard at Thailand’s best beach destinations this summer, it’s time to take it easy on your next trip. A relaxing sojourn in India, where you can pamper both your mind and body, sounds exactly what you need. From amazing food to the iconic Taj Mahal, there’s a smorgasbord of reasons why India should be your holiday destination this month.
Bounded by the Indian Ocean in the southern part of Asia, there is perhaps no other country that leaves a deep, lasting impression on a traveller than India. More than just the birthplace of yoga, it also boasts a storied history and fascinating culture.
While India has often been considered as a backpacking destination, it can actually be explored and experienced in the most lavish of ways. Our recommendation? Palace hotels, which feature remnants of royal courts, so you can imagine the opulence and splendour of its early ages. And for a week or two, you can live like a royalty in these spectacular palaces, many of which have since been converted into extravagant heritage hotels. Providing modern amenities without losing their old-world charm, these palatial accommodations in Hyderabad, Kolkota, and Jaipur have everything you’ve always dreamed of.
(Image credit: Taj Falaknuma Palace)