A self-styled urban resort on the edge of Delhiâ€™s capital district, Amanresortâ€™s third property in India offers rare respite from the clamor of the city. Framing a sunken courtyard containing a 50-meter lap pool and tennis courts, two sandstone buildings accessorized with stone jali screens house 67 contemporary rooms and suites, most of which have private plunge pools. Thereâ€™s an outstanding spa, and the restaurantsâ€”including a Catalan-inspired dining room, a tapas bar, and a kaiseki counter serving French-Japanese fusion fareâ€”are all first-rate. For guests wanting to explore Delhiâ€™s monuments, bespoke tours can be arranged to such nearby sites as Lodi Garden and Humayunâ€™s Tomb (Lodi Rd.; 91-11/4363-3333; amanresorts.com; doubles from US$550).
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