India has always had a sense of mystique and wonder about it – a place born to tell legendary tales and imbued with spice and rich colours. In ever way India is the sort of place that stories are written about and adventures are made from.
Over the past 20 years however, India seems to have garnered a reputation for being the holiday destination of backpackers at one end of the spectrum, and highly priced once-in-a-lifetime adventures at the other end. So what about those of us in between, who want to have a beautiful vacation in a magic destination with exceptional service, but without having to re-mortgage the house to do it? Those of us who simply want to go on holiday somewhere special?
This year the new international business arm of Bespoke Hotels, Bespoke International, launched with its inaugural partnership alongside India’s Peppermint Hotels and the “Play Stay Love”. The Bespoke India Hotels collection is designed to fulfill a growth in interest from international markets looking for a high quality and competent British operator, and the Bespoke India branch incorporates more than 50 venues across the country including Northern India, Western India and Southern India.
Northern India starts with Jaipur, the Pink City, known for its mysterious Palace of the Winds, before heading to the majestic Taj Mahal and all offset by the breathtaking Himalayas. Western India boasts some of the region’s most spectacular wildlife and is home to the otherworldly Jaipur, otherwise known as Blue City for its vivid blue painted houses. Southern India on the other hand epitomizes tranquility and relaxation with its river cruises, spices and coffee plantations.
The Bespoke India Hotels Collection infuses the travel experience with its characteristic sense of British charm and the high standards you would expect from a Bespoke hotel, while still getting to the heart and character of the destination you’re visiting. Swap grubby London transport for temples, sandy beaches and a feast of fresh prawns in Kerala, or explore the spectacular wildlife and rich environments of Northern Rajastan.
In Asia you will find some of the most awe-inspiring mountains with the Aamod Nainital magnificently located in the Himalayan hills. The area is also blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches you can find, and one cannot express highly enough the wonders of visiting Kanan Beach Resort between Bekal and Nileshwar beaches. Situated on the Arabian coast the trekking and natural features are awe-inspiring while the local festivals are a joy to behold.
What Bespoke India Hotels brings that other collections can’t is that assurance of high standards without diluting the cultural experience that a holiday like this is all about. In short, it is everything Bespoke stands for.