Hilton leisure escapes across India

WITH tourism on the rise in India, the range of options for a perfect leisure escape is wide and varied.

Leading the way when it comes to offering the ideal destination for a leisure break is Hilton. Through their Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, the accommodation, staff and incredible settings promise to deliver memorable trips to leave you feeling cultured, relaxed and eager to return.

Here are four Hilton and DoubleTree hotels which, in a vibrant market of luxurious hotels across India, shine brightly to create a unique leisurely experience for you.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra is set on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and is the only hotel in the region that offers incredible views of the Taj Mahal.

The hotel guarantees spectacular views from each of its rooms, either of the lush green garden, sapphire pool or the bustling city, just waiting to be explored.

With the Taj Mahal itself only two kilometers away and Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Sadar Bazar all conveniently reachable, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra enjoys a superb location in proximity to some of India’s most desirable attractions.

Equally, though, if you prefer to relax, guests can enjoy fine dining at one of four on-site restaurants, choosing from local specialties and a wide variety of international delicacies. And the mixologists at poolside bar Deck 78 are happy to deliver signature drinks and fresh juices to you as you lounge in the sunshine.

Feel welcome the moment you arrive at DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Agra with a signature warm chocolate chip cookie

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa – Arpora – Baga

Serenity, style and sanctuary spring to mind when thinking about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa – Arpora – Baga, on the northern shores of Goa. Despite recent developments, Goa remains a picturesque haven, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels offers you a slice of the tranquillity.

The hotel is located moments from the popular beaches of Baga and Anjuna, providing the perfect opportunity to take some leisurely time to explore the famous north coast of Goa.

The hotel is surrounded by unique experiences, including the Arpora Saturday night market selling traditional trinkets. The Splash Down Water Park is within walking distance, so when the little ones – or even the big ones – fancy a change from the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean, there is flume fun to be had.

Hilton Jaipur

Incandescent sunsets, friendly staff and heavenly culinary delights inspired by world flavors are just some of the delights to look forward to on your stay with Hilton Jaipur.

The hotel boasts trendy on-site restaurants, wellness facilities, and spacious accommodation, all geared toward ensuring you have a luxurious leisurely stay.

The Hilton Jaipur was voted one of India’s 100 best business hotels by Condé Nast Traveler in 2017 but it also offers vacationers the perfect setting to explore nearby attractions such as the City Palace, Ahwa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Johari Bazaar.

Guests can enjoy the views of the Aravalli range or city skyline while relaxing on the Hilton Serenity beds in one of the modern rooms or suites.

If you’re feeling peckish after a day exploring the city or swimming in the hotel pool under the dazzling Indian sunshine, then head into one of Hilton Jaipur’s four restaurants and signature drink lounges.

 Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa

The Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa is an all-villa retreat, set across 320 of the most stunning acres. A sanctuary for the body, mind, and spirit, set in an unspoiled, tranquil and peaceful location. Relaxation isn’t an option here, it is a way of life.

For pure leisure and relaxation, the retreat offers complimentary star-gazing in the non-light-polluted surrounding jungle – which, even if it wasn’t on your bucket list, is a once-in-a-lifetime-type experience.

Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa integrates the ancient philosophic spiritual and artistic wisdom of South Asia with modern international practices to create individualized spa treatments for you. You can feel the healing powers of the organic spiritual treatments in 17 treatment rooms, or head down to the meditation cave and practice yoga and meditation in a serene holistic atmosphere.

If you have enjoyed the local cuisines on offer and don’t want your culinary revelation to end when you leave Shillim Estate Resort and Spa, then book one of the on-site cooking school classes. The Shillim Institute invites you to team with chefs and learn the secrets of Indian cooking – the best souvenir you could wish for.

Relax in a choice of villa suites, from the King Deluxe Valley Villa with picturesque views of the Western Ghats and seasonal waterfalls, or perhaps the King Spa Villa, with a private pool – just some of the incredible suites on offer to suit your every need.