Gracing the Shivala Ghats on the banks of the River Ganges, the Suryauday Haveli is a reflection of the traditional building style of the holy city of Varanasi, and occupies an atmospheric location with views over the surrounding area.
Built by the Royal Family of Nepal in the early 20th century, it is a little further south from the most-visited riverfront locations. The small number of rooms, roof terrace and intimate feel make this a tranquil and peaceful option along the busy riverfront.
Leisure: boating, yoga room
Rooms: 14 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.