A stately, traditional haveli with beautifully styled interiors, the Samode fully celebrates the opulence of its heritage. It's still run by the descendants of the aristocrats who built it 175 years ago, and they clearly take pride in their gorgeous home.
Embellished walls, gilded details and high ceilings add to the historic grandeur, and the facilities have been fully updated to ensure a high-quality, modern experience. A characterful spot for family r&r, or a romantic couple's retreat.
Leisure: outdoor pool, spa, courtyard, garden
Rooms: 39 rooms & suites
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.