The seat of many dynasties past, Karnataka has had more than a few centuries to perfect the art of luxury. Chikmagalur was a  princess' dowry, Kemmannagudi was the favourite holiday spot of a king, Bandipur used to be the hunting ground of yet another, Hampi used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, also known as the Golden Empire, and thus goes on the list. And for a privileged few, Karnataka opens up experiences like it once did for royalty. Niches of absolute luxury, tailor-made to give you an exclusive experience of what the state has to offer. These experiences go way beyond the realm of luxury hotels and poolsides.