Taj Vivanta, Srinagar

Set among mountains and overlooking Dal Lake, this polished luxury hotel is 2 km from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and 5 km from terraced gardens at Pari Mahal.

Airy rooms with wooden floors feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have balconies or terraces with valley or lake views. Some plush suites sleep up to 5 people. Room service is available.

Parking is complimentary. There are 2 upscale restaurants, a chic tea lounge and a relaxed terrace. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool and a garden that has lake views. Breakfast is available (surcharge).