Best of the Best 2018 - 116
BANJAAR TOLA, KANHA NATIONAL PARK - A TAJ SAFARI
KA N HA N A TION A L PA R K, IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Banjaar River Edge, Kanha Park
Set amidst 100 acres of private jungle, Banjaar Tola is a luxurious, boutique lodge overlooking
Kanha National Park. Stay in one of 18 tented suites perched on the banks of the Banjaar River.
All feature bamboo floors, canvas roofs and walls, and glass doors leading out onto a floating
veranda with stunning views of the forest and the river. Dining experiences include private inroom and out in the jungle with the dance of the Baiga tribe providing entertainment. Spend
your days on twice-daily safaris conducted by trained naturalists looking for tigers, leopards,
wild dogs and other mammals, along with more than 320 bird species.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Immerse yourself by going on a guided
nature walk, a visit to a tribal village to see
an ancient way of life or looking for bargains
in the quaint weekly market.
Distance from Raipur Airport (RPR): 260 minutes
Size: 18 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
THE OBEROI GRAND
KOLKA TA , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D City Center
An icon of Kolkata since the 1880s, The Oberoi Grand, or "Grand Dame of Kolkata," is situated
in a prime location near the central business district, bazaars and cultural landmarks of the
city. Its award-winning restaurants serve authentic Thai and other fine international cuisines,
while the spa offers Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi treatments. Opt for a room or suite
with views of the hotel's quadrant garden, complete with palm-fringed swimming pool; the
outlook is so peaceful that you can almost forget you are just a stone's throw from the bustling
City of Joy.
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Savour a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner
at threesixtythree° restaurant, Kolkata's
finest address for international fine dining.
Distance from Kolkata Airport (CCU): 14 miles/23 km
Size: 209 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
THE ULTIMATE TRAVELLING CAMP
LA DA KH (LEH), IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Best Destinations & Locations
Nomadic living takes a decidedly luxurious turn with The Ultimate Travelling Camp. This modern-day caravan evolves the pop-up phenomenon in the most remote locations across India.
Guests are immersed in a range of off-the-tourist-path experiences - prayer ceremonies at
ancient monasteries in the Himalayas, rafting along the Indus River, the magical Hornbill Festival in Nagaland - all while glamping in stylishly appointed, air-conditioned tents tended to by
personal valets. Camp amenities include a library, handicrafts boutique, and dining tent offering organic cuisine and cooking classes.
Outdoor dinner on the aqua deck, once per
The camp can arrange an array of
personalized excursions and activities,
including birding, village visits, polo matches
- even private séances with lamas and oracle
Distance from Leh Airport (IXL): 30 minutes
Size: 39 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen