Why you'll love it: Surrounded by majestic palaces, dazzling jewelry, exquisite gardens with resident peacocks, and relics of princely history, you'll wonder when your horse-drawn (or elephant-drawn) carriage is going to appear in this medieval Rajasthani city.
Where to stay: If it's good enough for The King, or Maharaja, to live in...then you can expect a lavish stay at Umaid Bhawan Palace. One part of this immense sandstone palace, fashioned in Art Deco design, serves as the primary residence of Jodhpur's royal family. A second section is an opulent hotel, and another is an antiquities museum, which you can peruse while sipping champagne. TajHotels.com