India is home to some of the most luxurious and extravagant properties that are perfect for a summer vacation. From palatial hotels to beach resorts, these properties offer unparalleled comfort and opulence. With their world-class amenities, lavish accommodations, and stunning views, these properties offer the ultimate indulgence for travelers looking to escape the summer heat in style.


Mary Budden Estate, located in the primeval forests of Binsar in the Himalayas, offers a rare luxury of time and space. This sustainable property spans 5 acres of land, featuring a cottage that sleeps 6 in three rooms and 3 additional double rooms, all tastefully appointed with logwood fireplaces, stone patios, and open sit-outs, and offers stunning mountain views. The hotel operates on 24-hour solar power and uses only harvested rainwater, with guests requested to take bucket baths as no laundry services are provided.

Serena Chopra, a Delhi-based photographer and writer, purchased the property and converted it into her mountain home. The property was once owned by Ms. Mary Budden herself, who bought it in 1899 and later converted it into a school for local orphans.

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