Just 45 minutes from Chandigarh, yet invitingly close to the lower parts of the Himalayas, the long-awaited Sukhvilas bring authentic lodgings twinned with a modern chicness to the countryside. Choose between a series of villas and tents, all designed to accentuate natural light and showcase local art techniques, such as hand-block prints.
Obviously, the bigger draw is its well-appointed spa, where guests can enjoy a bounty of tried and tested therapies. The list is extensive; indulge in a volcanic hot-stone rub, an oil-free meridian acupressure or a stint in the hammam. For the more adventurous, forest-trail biking or hill climbing await.