From the moment you disembark on the ornate dock of Taj Lake Palace (originally a Maharaja's pleasure playground), you will feel like royalty, serenaded by musicians while being showered with rose petals and sipping cool cocktails. Almost every interior surface is ornately carved or covered with something sparkly or colorful. While there is a perfectly beautiful spa in the palace complex that specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, it would be a mistake to miss the hotel's very own Spa Boat. Anchored away from the palace to ensure privacy and a great view of the Aravalli mountains, this floating spa suite has an outdoor soaking tub on deck, alongside a lounging bed where snacks and drinks are set.
Five-Star Treatments: Here, it's the Masala spice scrub (a blend of sandalwood, turmeric, and rice grains), followed by the Vishram massage of alternating palm and thumb strokes using an oil blend of the native, rose-scented kewda and sesame oil.
Rates start at $675; 91/294/242-8800 or tajhotels.com.