The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
There’s an almost spiritual feel to this serene hotel, and being surrounded by 4,000 temples only adds to the atmosphere. The 63 rooms and 4 suites are a model of understated luxury, and there’s a 24 hour butler service. The ambiance lends itself well to traditional treatments in the excellent spa.
A truly unique place, this ancient city is home to the most concentrated collection of holy temples and stupas in the world. There are some 4,000 structures, most of which date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. They mostly have an abandoned look and are consumed by foliage, but this only adds to the romantic atmosphere and incredible panorama.