Alila Fort Bishangarh in Jaipur, India
Courtesy of Alila Fort Bishangarh

Alila Fort Bishangarh

Rajasthan, India

Two centuries ago, this hilltop fortress housed royalty and guarded the kingdom of Jaipur. Now, after a seven-year restoration led by the Alila Hotels and Resorts, it has been reborn as a luxury hotel—while still retaining many of its original features, such as turrets, dungeons and secret passageways. “We laid immense emphasis on detailing to take [guests] back to the era of the Mughals,” says general manager Binny Sebastian. Modern amenities include several gourmet restaurants, guided tours and a state-of-the-art spa as well as a 360° view of the rolling Rajasthan landscape. Rates start at $200 per night for a Heritage room. —Suyin Haynes

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