Are you planning for an exciting adventurous holiday but don’t want to give up on the luxuries of life? For your high-on-adrenaline and enchanting vacation, there are numerous interesting and luxurious resorts in India for your comfort and thrill.
So, we have rounded up a list of top ten interesting and luxurious resorts in India for all types of travellers along with its key highlights
Situated right where the Ganges turns around to flow northward towards its source, the Glasshouse on the Ganges is a magical abode for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts who visit Rishikesh to ride the rapids. Nestled amidst a mango and lychee orchard that belonged to the Kings of Tehri Garhwal, the resort also has its own sand beach. Guests can choose from two Deluxe Suites, Grand Rooms and Tents. Meal times at the Glasshouse is all about savouring authentic Tehri Garhwal food, with a sprinkling of Continental and Chinese dishes adding variety to the menu.
Unique Experience: Vintage car rides, tour to forts, camel cart ride.
Where:Near 23rd Milestone, Rishikesh-Badrinath Road, Tehri Garhwal District, Gular Dogi, Uttarakhand
Call: 01494 246007
Cost: begins at INR 5,252*
The Grand Dragon Ladakh in Leh
Be prepared to enjoy the highest level of luxurious resorts at the Grand Dragon Ladakh, which is one of the first luxury hotels in Leh. All about eco-friendly amenities, this resort is also comfortable for differently-abled guests, who visit Ladakh to seek out adventure. The rooms are plush, with large windows overlooking the snow-capped Stok Kangri Mountains, the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and the Khardungla Pass. The restaurants at the Grand Dragon Ladakh offer Tibetan, Chinese and Ladakhi cuisine, as well as dishes from across the world.
Unique Experience: climb the many rocky outcrops, go white water rafting in the Zanskar River, trek to the dramatic peaks across grasslands and freezing rivers, and go for a mountaineering.
Where: Old Road, Sheynam, Leh Ladakh
Call: 99069 86782
Cost: begins at INR 9,405*
This resort is basically a 70 year old bungalow amidst tea plantation in an Assamese village. The resort is filled with ancient furniture and classical decor of colonial era. You can find an in-house restaurant that provides various cuisines and also enjoy the picturesque environment around here.
Unique Experience: Fishing tour
Where: Jalukanibari, Jorhat, Assam
Cost: begins at INR 6,190*
Vythiri Resort in Wayanad
The Vythiri Resort in the mountainous district of Kerala, a piece of heaven amidst lush tropical forests, offers its guests a choice of cosy cottages, tents and even tree houses built by the tribes there. The latter is just the kind of place you may want to stay in, if you’re in Wayanad for an adventure holiday. With an eagle’s eye view of the lush landscape and forests around, the tree house is a luxurious fun option to explore.
Unique experience: trek to the steep yet spectacular Chembra Peak, speed boating through the blue waters of the Banasura Sagar Dam, and kayaking to the Kuruva Islands or in the Pookot Lake.
Where: Vythiri Resort, Lakkidi P.O, Wayanad
Cost: begins at INR 16,000 (of the Tree House)*
Tamara In Coorg
This resort is located in Coorg, a hill station in Karnataka. The resort is located amidst cardamom plantation. This is one of the romantic resorts in the country which takes you to the lap of the nature. There are plantations, waterfalls, organic gardens and a lot more unique features with all other basic and luxury amenities inside the resort.
Unique Experience: Coffee plantation or cardamom plantation stroll, picking holy berries, candlelit dinner near waterfalls and picnicking
Where: The Tamara Coorg, Kabbinakad Estate, Yevakapadi, Napoklu Nad Madikeri, Karnataka
Cost: begins at INR 19,000
Tree House Hideaway
This resort is located in Bandhavgarh. As the name states, the rooms are located on trees. The resort is located in 21 acres of private jungle near a tiger reserve. You can enjoy the nature and wildlife and you enjoy your accommodation. Apart from this, every service and amenity that you name would be provided here.
Unique Experience: Tree top dining, jeep safari, bamboo weaving workshops, picnic in a fort, 100 year old Mahua tree for dining experience and others
Where: Umaria-Badhavgarh Road, Umaria District, Vijarhia, Madhya Pradesh
Cost: begins at INR 15,000
Khyber Himalayan Resort
This resort is a hideaway in Himalayas, Gulmarg. It is a new resort styled in Kashmiri decor. The resort is located amidst green environment and snow filled mountains of Pir Panjal. You can enjoy a lot of adventure activities and outdoor excursions from the resort. The resort is known for its signature spa treatment from a flora that blooms only during a season. You can enjoy a lot of spa based services here. If you want to be pampered a lot, this is the right resort for you.
Unique Experience: Trekking in Khilanmarg valley, gondola ride, skiing, stargazing, enjoying terrace garden and others.
Where: Hotel Khyber Rd, Forest Block, Jammu and Kashmir
Call: 99066 03272
Cost: begins at INR 24,000
Banasura Hill resort
This resort is located in the hills of Wayanad, Kerala. This resort is a traditional Kerala accommodation made with bamboo furnishing, mud based cottages, coconut palm leaf roof and others. You can find cashew plantation, tea estates, streams and bird watching spots inside the resort. It is the only Earth resort in the world that is considered as a heritage site to UNESCO.
Unique Experience: Campfire, trekking, tribal artisans’ souvenirs
Where: Vellamunda, Wayanad, Kerala
Cost: begins at INR 6,750
Rhythm in Lonavala
Located on the Sahayadri Mountain Range in Lonavala, this resort pairs style and comfort in its 84 suites, each of which overlooks the central courtyard, and has its own lounging area, patio or garden. Rhythm Lonavala serves up delicious International and Indian dishes to its guests, who come back ravenous to the resort after a day packed with all kinds of adventures.
Unique Experiences: Land Zorbing, Flying Fox, Bubble Soccer; the Rocket Ejector, Aqua Zorb, Trikke rides, bungee trampoline and even a hot air balloon ride.
Where: Bajrang Baug Gardens, On Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Tungarli, Lonavala
Call: 87677 52752
Cost: begins at INR 10,259*
Mayfair Hill Resort, Darjeeling
Set amidst a sea of green, and panoramic view of the valley, your adventure holiday in Darjeeling can be enriched by staying at Mayfair Darjeeling. Old world charm is a constant throughout the property and the English influence can be seen in the wood fireplaces and interiors of the resort. If you want to indulge in a plethora of adventure activities, the Mayfair is the ideal place to stay.
Unique Experiences: jeep safaris and trekking
Call: 354 225 6376
Cost: begins at INR 12,000*
Apart from these, there are numerous adrenaline pumping hotels and luxury resorts in the country that would stand as a tourist attraction by itself. India is the place for a vacation filled with excitement and royalty, and these luxury resorts would provide you the right style of accommodation for the same.