Vana Malsi: A Well and Good Hotel in India

Vana Malsi Estate

A hotel in the foothills of the Himalayas is committed to putting guests on the path to holistic health.

To think of luxury in the north of India is to think most likely, of mirrored palaces turned five-star hotels, and of gilded portraits of maharajas hanging above carved beds. For decades, Indian hotels have catered to—and been steeped in—a sentimental desire for the opulence of a bygone era. But nostalgia is a risky thing if it ignores environment and community, and in recent years there has b...

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