The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa — Rajasthan, India

An image of the hotel's rooftop lounge with sunset views over the Aravali Mountains
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A town bordering the expansive Thar Desert, Pushkar has long been a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs- not least for its 14th-century Brahma Temple and the holy waters of Pushkar Lake. Most famous though for its annual camel fair, the event’s 200,000 or so visitors finally have a top-notch hotel to retreat to thanks to the arrival of The Westin Resort & Spa. 

Located on the outskirts of the city, the 98-room property is a calming oasis designed for outdoor living, whether it’s the open-air lobby or the villas- either with private plunge pool or outdoor balconies. Set over 15 acres in a series of yellow sandstone buildings, the property’s design is clean and simple and exudes a subtle sense of place with local references such as latticed room dividers reminiscent of the region’s architectural jaalis; and local rugs and artwork.

Grab a preprandial cocktail at the Panorama rooftop lounge for sunset views over the Aravali Mountains before heading to Seasonal Tastes for a bite to eat. Or perhaps spend the evening at Heavenly Spa, where a classic range of treatments are the perfect remedy to end a day wandering around the bustling streets of Old Pushkar.

An image of one of the guest rooms showing the sections of the bed and lounge

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An image of the guest room taken from the angle of the lounge with a view of the bed and balcony

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An image of one of the guest rooms, showing the bathroom with a private plunge pool

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An image of the hotel's open-air lobby

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Khasra No. 1242
1243, 1196/1726 Village Surajkund
Motisar Road


Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.