“An Insider Guide to some of India’s finest charming home-stays
and best kept secret small Boutique Hotels...”


Origin from Sanskrit, literally ‘narrow valley’, from patli ‘narrow’ + dun ‘valley’, the original name of the geographical area now identified as Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India.

Far above the busy Ramgarh, hidden high in the Shivaliks, is this narrow valley - revived in its original name, by Patlidun Luxury Safari Lodge. After wading through streams and clawing up a mountain trail at a thrilling 45-degree incline, the narrow path that leads here miraculously unfurls into this beautiful valley, covered in towering Sal forests, abundant wildlife and ringed by river Kosi. And in this vast expanse of 13 acres, luxuriously spaced out are 12 en-suite cottages that indulge your every whim.

You can relax in your private plunge pool under a star-studded sky or quietly enjoy a sundowner on the deck of the restaurant. All the while you have birds and butterflies for company, crickets chirping in the bushes and the steamy grasslands a stone’s throw away- true luxury in the heart of the wild!n


Neeralaya is about the villas, built in old recycled timber, stone and slates sourced locally. Located on the banks of the river Beas, surrounded by forest and orchards on the other two sides, Neeralaya is completely isolated from the crowds that make a beeline for the hills to escape the summer heat. Food at the villas is freshly cooked home style with fresh vegetables from our farm, free-range poultry and fresh trout from the river. Plenty of outdoor activities are available from the villas: mountain bikes, river rafting, day return hikes and guided tours to the local temples and villages. We also take great pride in organizing some of the best picnics that are there to be organized in the valley.

Colonel’s Retreat

Every comfort and amenity, wrapped in elegance, Colonel’s Retreat is South Delhi’s best-kept secret. Offering a truly comfortable, elegant place to stay. People who are frequent global travellers have lovingly created colonel’s Retreat themselves..

Thengal Manor

Thengal Manor – the majestic mansion in Jorhat, built in 1929, its name is written in the annals of history because on 12th August 1935, the first daily newspaper in the Assamese language, ‘Dainik Batori’ was launched from here.

Thengal offers you the unique pleasure of gracious living in the lap of nature. There are four double Deluxe Rooms and one single Superior Room, all with attached dressing room and baths. It offers fireplaces in all the bedrooms, drawing room and the dining room.

Feel the ambience of colonial days as you relax in the period furniture and décor. A sense of déja vu pervades when you realize that this was from the lifestyle of pioneering Indian businessmen.

Puroni Bheti Lodge

Nestled in the midst of a tea garden in the quality belt of Assam, Puroni Bheti is an ideal getaway from the hustle bustle of the noisy, complicated lives we are often exposed to today. Come, experience the tea life in the land of the world's best tea

Prabhakar Homestay

Set in the hills above the busy town of Guwahati, Prabhakar is a charming homestay for the discerning traveller. In the style of a boutique hotel, Shiela and Mahesh Bora have converted their home into a cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast with four beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms. Enjoy the garden or sit out in the balconies listening to the birds in the peace and quiet of the hotel.

Guwahati is a unique gateway- a starting point for the Northeastern states Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and the compelling Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary. Additionally while in Guwahati one can savour the Brahmaputra Cruise, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and visit Kamakhya the sacred Tantric temple..

Ging Tea House

Built in 1864, legend has it that The Tea House was one of the first colonial tea planter’s bungalows made in the region. The house, which has been tastefully restored, keeping its colonial heritage intact, is admirably classic in style.

This historic house is surrounded by beautiful well-maintained private gardens. Inside, the tranquility and atmosphere of a family home are all still intact. The rooms are royal, with old wooden flooring and exposed rafters on the high ceiling, complete with period furniture and drapes. Each suite comes with equally spacious bathrooms replete with all modern amenities.

The location enjoys beautiful panoramic views and ample privacy. In the evening, gather around the ancient stone fireplace in the library with a glass of wine to listen to stories of life in the hills or try your hand at the antique piano.

Kanha Kippling Camp

Kipling Camp is the perfect destination for those who wish to relax in idyllic surrounds and explore the remote forests and villages of central India. Established in 1982 by a family of conservationists on the edge of Kanha National Park, it is one of the finest wildlife camps in India with attention given to every detail. Over the years, the Camp has moved gently with the times, without spoiling its magical atmosphere.

The camp is family owned and run and what sets it apart is its personal, houseguest ambience; our team focuses on the needs of every guest. With decades of history in the area and a strong wildlife and local community focus, we offer you a unique and very personal experience in the wilds of Kanha Tiger Reserve. Kipling Camp is also the home of Tara, a much-loved elephant who loves to be bathed in the nearby river.

Vivaana Haveli

Vivaana is a meticulously restored 19th century Shekhawati Haveli, featuring luxuriously decorated rooms and suites.

Vivaana is a captivating twin haveli adorned with fascinating paintings. Both the exterior and interior boast of superb and rare artifacts and frescos. The over a century old haveli has been lovingly restored and renovated into the Heritage Hotel.

The Bhuj House

A 120 yr old traditional Parsi 'courtyard' home in Bhuj, recently restored by the Bhujwala family, now open as a heritage homestay with four guest rooms.

A 120 yr old traditional Parsi 'courtyard' home in Bhuj, recently restored by the Bhujwala family, now open as a heritage homestay with four guest rooms.

Abode Boutique Hotel

In the heart of Colaba, Mumbai, historical epicentre of the city, sits Abode; a tranquil haven of beautiful design and luxurious accommodation. A boutique hotel which is a complete expression of the city, celebrating its magic with chic, modern interpretations of historical features and paying subtle homage to Bombay’s heritage and bohemian past.

La closerie

Luxury, calm and serenity, in the heart of the White Town, a stone's throw from the sea, La Closerie is surely the most welcoming guesthouse in Pondicherry! Hidden behind bougainvillea, this old colonial mansion has been completely redesigned for your comfort and peace of mind. The only guest house to offer the freshness of a swimming pool that will let you, to relax after your strolls through Pondicherry. Each of the seven rooms has been designed to provide you with quality services; they are decorated tastefully, combining unostentatious colonial furniture with an invitation to voyage with abstract paintings or the delicacy of an Indian art. They're equipped with very comfortable beds, pleasant bathrooms, air conditioning and some of them even possess a mezzanine with an extra bed.

Les hibiscus

The Les Hibiscus Guest House welcomes you at charming colonial Bed & Breakfast

Situated in the French part of the town, a few streets from the seaside promenade and a few doors away from the Alliance Française.

Having in mind your home comfort and pleasant stay, the house has been decorated with a blend of colonial and Indian furniture. For lunch and dinner, several very nice RESTAURANTS are within easy walking distance. Les Hibiscus has free Wi-Fi and a computer for our guests’ use only.

The Bangla

Earlier known as "Senjai Bangala", The Bangala is now in its 9th year as a heritage stay. The origins of the Bangala dates back to around 1910, when all the lands were bought and consolidated into one property. The first building, which is the front office room and the verandah around it, was built at that time.

The heritage home stay at The Bangla is a pleasant diversion to an elegant past with its traditional interiors, beautiful gardens and the classic banquet hall. The Bangala offers 25 comfortable Air-Conditioned Bedrooms for you to choose from- each unique in design. The luxury dining with the rich Chettinad cuisine that's on offer adds another dimension to your stay.

Saratha Vilas

The Saratha Vilas, built by a wealthy Tamil merchant in the early 1900s, is a prime example of the luxurious mansion unique to the Chettinad region.

The 34500 sq. ft. property, including buildings, courtyards and gardens, has been painstakingly restored, and converted into an eight-bedroom boutique hotel by two French architects passionate about the preservation of Chettinad and its history.

The property offers a series of open spaces such as the entrance veranda, outdoorThinnai, with its sitting platforms on each side of the passage, the central courtyard surrounded by 2 Master’s chambers and 3 heritage rooms, the side courtyard, Tutti Muram, which can accommodate a family group with its two heritage rooms and a private veranda, a rear courtyard which is used during summer time as dining area and the garden for relaxing in a hammock under the shade of the coconut trees.

Hills & Hues

Hidden in the lap of Mother Nature, nestled around the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady and lauded by WWF as one of the worlds best maintained reserves forest’s, it is home to rare flora and fauna. Located 700 m above sea level and an outpost of the British Raj.

Thekkady promises cooler climes, aromatic spice plantations that border the sanctuary, old bungalows, traditional cuisine and wildlife sightings at the reserve. Stay in pine wood log cabins in one of the six vintage english country style rooms, each with a breathtaking view of the valley that stretches as far as the eye can see.

36 Palms

36 Palms is a unique boutique beach house renovation combining traditional Kerala design with modern influences. Enjoy maximum rejuvenation and relaxation benefits from the beautiful natural surrounds at our small luxury hotel. Swim in our infinity swimming pool, step down to the beach or stroll through the village to the nearby backwaters for the perfect experiential travel in Cherai, Kerala.

Our service villa combines natural materials such as Ecuadorian plantation teak, local red wood and laterite stone with antique Keralan pillars and furniture. Handcrafted outdoor furniture and other design features lend the property its beautiful and relaxed tone. Large windows and decks provide spectacular sunsets over the Arabian sea. Waking early, you can witness early morning Keralan fishing rituals and view dolphins at play. Come and experience 36 Palms.

Fort House Hotel

Hotel Fort House is a charming medium-priced, family-run hotel. The waterfront in Fort Cochin, a town of cultural and historical importance, locates it about 20 kilometers from the city of Ernakulam in Kerala.

Well-situated within walking distance from heritage monuments such as the Old Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and the popular antique market of Mattancherry, Hotel Fort House is an attractive destination for travellers looking for a comfortable and refreshing t ime away from the bustle of city life.

Ranga Maalika

The changing face of Trivandrum now offers you the ultimate confluence of piety and comfort at the Ranga Maalika Residency in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Complex. Comforts, amenities and facilities that are specific to Star Accredited Hotels, are now available at Ranga Maalika at affordable rates.

Ranga Maalika is a beautiful heritage structure which provides the right ambience for spiritual indulgence. Experience the Old-World charm. Travel back in time - a hundred years or more - and immerse yourselves in solitude unbelievable in the midst of the City.