There’s no question that India is full of intoxicating sights, sounds, and smells. And, as a country slightly larger than Alaska, Texas, and California combined, it has something for every type of traveler—from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline. Whether planning to see the whole country or concentrate on one region during your stay. ITC Hotels, in association with Starwoods The Luxury Collection’ brand, offers 11 exceptional properties across India that draw inspiration from the historical and cultural ethos of their unique regions.
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Begin in New Delhi. Explore the city, then retreat from its frenetic hum to the ITC Maurya, which houses top restaurants Bukhara and Dum Pukht. Head to Agra home to the TajMahal—where the architecture at ITC Mughal will amaze you too. Then, on to the ‘Pink City” of India, Jaipur where the ITC Raiputana is designed to echo the region’s traditional havelis. End at the ITC Grand Bharat in Gurgaon India’s first all-suite luxury retreat complete with a royal spa and 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
Start your journey with a luxurious visit to Chennai at the ITC Grand Chola. Rejuvenate at the spa, take a stroll along the local Marina Beach, and soak up this bustling city’s atmosphere Travel on to Bengaluru the ‘Garden City’ of India-which beckons with its old-world charm (stay at either the ITC Gardenia or ITC Windsor). End at Hyderabad and the ITC Kakatiya, where the magnificent architecture echoes the Kakatiya dynasty and blends seamlessly with the heritage of the Nizam.
WESTERN GRANDEUR & EASTERN SOLACE
Head straight to the cosmopolitan hub of Mumbai in western India, where you can explore the nearby Kanheri Caves or amble around the city’s many galleries and museums. Stay at the ITC Maratha for a bit of vintage charm or the ITC Grand Central, which evokes Mumbai’s colonial history. Then look east to Kolkata Experience the heritage of Bengal at the ITC Sonar. India’s first business resort, which captures the essence of the city’s spirit with its verdant gardens.