Located half-an-hour by road from the city centre of Chandigarh of Punjab state and set in 20 acres of gardens on the edge of the Siswan Forest Range in the foothills of the outer Himalayas, the Oberoi’s newly built Sukhvilas ambience is decidedly nostalgic for the era of great Rajput and Mughal places and colonial tented encampments. 13 of its 64 guestrooms consist of 75sq m canvas tents, palatial air-conditioned ones, with teak floors, lavish bathrooms and their own 11m private pools and terraces. The rooms are in haveli-inspired buildings arranged in clusters of six around stone courtyards with fountains at their centres. The standalone one-bedroom pool villas with private gardens and an ayurvedic spa completes its offering to the discerned guest in Chandigarh, which in Summer 2016 had the architectural Work of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex buildings listed as UNESCO Heritage site.
The Oberoi Spa is a tranquil, light-filled space (12,000 square feet) adjacent to the forest. Embellished with glass, fire and water features, it is a wonderfully relaxing environment in which to experience Ayurveda, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage therapies, hydrotherapy, steam and infrared sauna, a Turkish hammam scrub or a Roman tepidarium.