Wildflower Hall, Shimla, in the Himalayas

In the foothills of the Himalayas the views from this five star hotel, which is part of the Oberoi group, literally take your breath away. It is up to you whether you slim or sin as the hotel services not only the finest Indian cuisine but also Mediterranean and British menus.

The spa was voted in the country by the World Travel Awards 2005, and offers an extensive range of massages and facials including Indian head massage. and the rose petal bath.

For sporty types there is mountain biking, river rafting, horse-riding, tennis. For those who just want to look at the view or chill out there is a fullsize snooker table and a cards room.

As the hotel is so secluded after flying to New Delhi you reach Shimla in the hotel’s private plane.

Go to Wildflower Hall for more information.