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This Indian hotel is among the TIME's world's 100 greatest places to stay

Updated : 2019-08-29 12:31:42

What is one of the most essential things to plan while planning for your vacation? Exactly! A place, hotel, a lodge or a hostel to spend your vacations at. The TIME Magazine on Wednesday published a list of 100 World’s Greatest Places across various categories which include museums, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Here are some of the greatest places to stay while you are vacationing:

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#1. Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan: Six Senses is a single hotel that offers five unique experiences. Spread across the west and central valleys of Bhutan, the five lodges that constitute the property offer guests the opportunity to take guided journeys through the mountains of the Himalayan kingdom. (Image: Stock)
#1. Six Senses Bhutan, Bhutan: Six Senses is a single hotel that offers five unique experiences. Spread across the west and central valleys of Bhutan, the five lodges that constitute the property offer guests the opportunity to take guided journeys through the mountains of the Himalayan kingdom. (Image: Stock)
#2. SALT of Palmar Hotel, Palmar, Mauritius: For Camille Walala’s first foray into hotel design, the London-based French artist teamed up with Mauritian architect Jean-François Adam to transform a riad-like building at the edge of Mauritius’ Palmar Beach into eye-popping Instagram bait. The 59-room boutique inn, which opened late last year, is done up with graphic Memphis Group-like geometry; black-and-white stripes à la French conceptual artist Daniel Buren; and punchy islander paints and fabrics in bold coral, pineapple and cerulean hues. (Image: Stock)
#2. SALT of Palmar Hotel, Palmar, Mauritius: For Camille Walala’s first foray into hotel design, the London-based French artist teamed up with Mauritian architect Jean-François Adam to transform a riad-like building at the edge of Mauritius’ Palmar Beach into eye-popping Instagram bait. The 59-room boutique inn, which opened late last year, is done up with graphic Memphis Group-like geometry; black-and-white stripes à la French conceptual artist Daniel Buren; and punchy islander paints and fabrics in bold coral, pineapple and cerulean hues. (Image: Stock)
#3. TWA Hotel, Queens, New York: In May, architect Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center reopened as the first hotel in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. The TWA Hotel’s debut was a banner event for the city’s travel industry, backed by a dedication to detail. Tyler Morse, the developer behind the project, spent years collecting jet-age ­memorabilia—from cocktail stirrers to branded ­toiletries. (Image: Stock)
#3. TWA Hotel, Queens, New York: In May, architect Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center reopened as the first hotel in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. The TWA Hotel’s debut was a banner event for the city’s travel industry, backed by a dedication to detail. Tyler Morse, the developer behind the project, spent years collecting jet-age ­memorabilia—from cocktail stirrers to branded ­toiletries. (Image: Stock)
#4. Celebrity Edge, Cruise ship: The newest billion-dollar vessel from Celebrity Cruises comes with its very own Magic Carpet. That’s the name of the Celebrity Edge’s standout feature—a floating platform that can be parked on several different levels of the ship. Depending on where it is, it can extend the ship’s pool area, offer an open-air dining option or streamline disembarkation. (Image: Stock)
#4. Celebrity Edge, Cruise ship: The newest billion-dollar vessel from Celebrity Cruises comes with its very own Magic Carpet. That’s the name of the Celebrity Edge’s standout feature—a floating platform that can be parked on several different levels of the ship. Depending on where it is, it can extend the ship’s pool area, offer an open-air dining option or streamline disembarkation. (Image: Stock)
#5. Kachi Lodge, Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia: Until we start sending commercial flights to the moon, the Kachi Lodge on Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats might be the most otherworldly vacation you can take. Opened in May at the foot of a volcano, Kachi (a two-night stay starts at $1,980 per person) is the first permanent ­accommodation of its kind on the world’s largest salt flat, and its cluster of geo­desic domes resembles an isolated space station. (Image: Stock)
#5. Kachi Lodge, Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia: Until we start sending commercial flights to the moon, the Kachi Lodge on Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats might be the most otherworldly vacation you can take. Opened in May at the foot of a volcano, Kachi (a two-night stay starts at $1,980 per person) is the first permanent ­accommodation of its kind on the world’s largest salt flat, and its cluster of geo­desic domes resembles an isolated space station. (Image: Stock)
#6. AutoCamp, Yosemite, California: If your ideal camping trip skews more Troop Beverly Hills than Into the Wild, the glamping experience of AutoCamp may be for you. With locations in sunny California—including Santa Barbara, the Russian River and, most recently, Yosemite—AutoCamp’s campsites have boutique-hotel comforts, parcelled into luxe Airstream trailers, cabins and tents. (Image: Stock)
#6. AutoCamp, Yosemite, California: If your ideal camping trip skews more Troop Beverly Hills than Into the Wild, the glamping experience of AutoCamp may be for you. With locations in sunny California—including Santa Barbara, the Russian River and, most recently, Yosemite—AutoCamp’s campsites have boutique-hotel comforts, parcelled into luxe Airstream trailers, cabins and tents. (Image: Stock)
#7. Leopard Hill, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya: The volume of wildlife crowning the locally owned Mara Naboisho Conservancy around Leopard Hill is exceptional—elephants playfully clashing tusks, sturdy zebras galloping, big-maned lions nuzzling cubs. But animals aren’t the sole highlight at this eco-camp, which opened in early 2018 with six tents outfitted with outdoor showers and retractable roofs for stargazing from the bed, starting at $375 a night. (Image: Stock)
#7. Leopard Hill, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya: The volume of wildlife crowning the locally owned Mara Naboisho Conservancy around Leopard Hill is exceptional—elephants playfully clashing tusks, sturdy zebras galloping, big-maned lions nuzzling cubs. But animals aren’t the sole highlight at this eco-camp, which opened in early 2018 with six tents outfitted with outdoor showers and retractable roofs for stargazing from the bed, starting at $375 a night. (Image: Stock)
#8. Sacromonte, Maldonado, Uruguay: Every cabin at Sacromonte is fronted, floor to ceiling, by sleek, mirrored panes of glass. The buildings, designed by the architecture firm MAPA, sit on locally sourced stone foundations, and the reflections allow them to blend in with the environment—while also providing panoramic views (and privacy) from inside. (Image: Stock)
#8. Sacromonte, Maldonado, Uruguay: Every cabin at Sacromonte is fronted, floor to ceiling, by sleek, mirrored panes of glass. The buildings, designed by the architecture firm MAPA, sit on locally sourced stone foundations, and the reflections allow them to blend in with the environment—while also providing panoramic views (and privacy) from inside. (Image: Stock)
#9. Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee: Blackberry Mountain, a new outpost of the award-­winning hotel Blackberry Farm, is Tennessee’s fresh take on a spa resort. With an art studio, rock-­climbing wall and backpacking excursions through the backcountry, this 5,200-acre property in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains offers plenty of distractions for those wishing to unplug. (Image: Stock)
#9. Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee: Blackberry Mountain, a new outpost of the award-­winning hotel Blackberry Farm, is Tennessee’s fresh take on a spa resort. With an art studio, rock-­climbing wall and backpacking excursions through the backcountry, this 5,200-acre property in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains offers plenty of distractions for those wishing to unplug. (Image: Stock)
#10. Castello di Santa Severa, Santa Marinella, Italy: Want to stay in a medieval castle for less than $50 per night? Look no further than this 14th-century beachside citadel, which now functions as a hostel. The site—a short train ride from Rome—touts more than 2,000 years of fascinating history, with owners that ranged from the Catholic Church to Roman aristocracy. After four years of restoration, the castle and its adjacent buildings now function as a museum complex and hostel that sleeps 42. (Image: Stock)
#10. Castello di Santa Severa, Santa Marinella, Italy: Want to stay in a medieval castle for less than $50 per night? Look no further than this 14th-century beachside citadel, which now functions as a hostel. The site—a short train ride from Rome—touts more than 2,000 years of fascinating history, with owners that ranged from the Catholic Church to Roman aristocracy. After four years of restoration, the castle and its adjacent buildings now function as a museum complex and hostel that sleeps 42. (Image: Stock)
#37. Soho House Mumbai, Mumbai, India: Asia’s first Soho House puts a local spin on the formula that has allowed Nick Jones’ members-­only clubs to blossom across the US and Europe. Soho House Mumbai, located in a breezy 11-­story building overlooking the Arabian Sea, offers a library, a cinema with 34 seats (each with its own footstool), and a rooftop bar and pool; its Cecconi’s restaurant is open to nonmembers, as are most of the 38 hotel rooms. (Image: Stock)
#37. Soho House Mumbai, Mumbai, India: Asia’s first Soho House puts a local spin on the formula that has allowed Nick Jones’ members-­only clubs to blossom across the US and Europe. Soho House Mumbai, located in a breezy 11-­story building overlooking the Arabian Sea, offers a library, a cinema with 34 seats (each with its own footstool), and a rooftop bar and pool; its Cecconi’s restaurant is open to nonmembers, as are most of the 38 hotel rooms. (Image: Stock)
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