If you believed that luxury is best experienced in a foreign land, think again! A visit to these extraordinary resorts across India will acquaint you with the fact that luxury, in fact has been redefined here. With an eye for detail and efforts that reflect sustained excellence, these resorts have taken hospitality to new heights. Feel pampered as your every desire is attended to and your every wish is turned into a command!
Taj Fort Aguada, Goa
Located in the world’s favourite holiday destination, Taj Fort Aguada in Goa is sheer bliss and magnificence. Built with the essence of historic times, this resort is spread over a staggering 73 acres of extreme style and luxury. Rekindle romance as you overlook a horizon dominated by the Arabian Sea and beautiful blue skies. Portugese architecture, luxurious spas and elaborate dining options make for an experience that is unmatched in ways more than one.
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Priciest Room Cost: INR 66,000
Best Time to Stay: October – February
Taj Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park
Located in the midst of the mesmerizing Vindhya and Satpura Ranges, Taj has yet another property that is set to steal your heart away. 12 quaint and comfortable village huts equipped with beauty and luxury are set in an ambience of natural beauty and exotic wildlife. The perfect getaway from a hectic and stressful lifestyle, Taj Mahua Kothi helps you get closer to Nature. Experience yoga in a pristine landscape, cycle your way through this jungle resort and witness the life of the wild from close quarters.
Priciest Room Cost: INR 45,000
Best Time to Stay: October – April
Windflower Hall, Himachal Pradesh
An offering from the Oberoi Group of Hotels, the Windflower Hall takes you to the top of the world, literally! Constructed to your convenience in the heart of untouched cedar forests, this resort offers panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan ranges and overlooks steep sloping valleys of lush green vegetation and forests. 23 acres of land in Chharabra are furnished to help you rejuvenate with yoga, nature walks or a thrilling cycling experience. Enjoy luxury in the skies for an experience that is unparalleled elsewhere in the world.
Priciest Room Cost: INR 60,000
Best Time to Stay: April – June.
The Leela, Kovalam
Perched atop a hill on the magnificent coastline of Kovalam is the glorious Leela property. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this resort assures you of a stay that is breath-taking and unforgettable. Away from the busy city ambience, the resort does all that is possible to make every moment count. Aesthetically adorned rooms give you a taste of class and aristocracy. With the best to offer in dining, living and wellness, there is nothing more one can ask for.
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Priciest Room Cost: INR 32,000
Best Time to Stay: September – March.
The Tamara, Coorg
Mildly curving roads and faintly scented air welcome you to a resort that will redefine your life. Beauty that you have thus far only imagined has taken form and is known by the name of the Tamara. An earthy and aesthetic resort seeks to unite your spirit and soul with the untouched ambience of Coorg. A perfect resort to meet with peace, calmness, serenity and the self! The Tamara is luxury in design and spiritual in spirit.
Priciest Room Cost: INR 25,000
Best Time to Stay: November – April.
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An experience like none other, Shakti offers a comprehensive stay in the quaint and charming region of Ladakh. Recognising the fact that no place is best experienced without a holistic view of its culture, cuisine and lifestyle, Shakti has designed a program that will acquaint travellers with spectacular nuances of Ladakh. Visit village houses, meet locals and enjoy their hospitality or venture out on a thrilling adventure for a memorable and exquisite journey! You could even pick up a few local crafts and hike up to unimagined heights. Each moment of this trip will fill you with memories and introduce you to a new and exotic way of life!
Priciest Room Cost: INR 3,15,000 for 7 day package (2 adults)
Best Time to Stay: May – September.
Barefoot Resort, Havelock
In a land that is dear to the Lords themselves is a resort that is blessed with nothing but the very best. On the shores of the Radhanagar beach, the Barefoot resort is a promise of purity and bliss. Clean white sands, clear pristine waters and a vision that is filled with calm waves of the vast ocean are just few of the perfect luxuries that you can enjoy in solitude. Choose to stay in this resort and Mother Nature will welcome you in her warm embrace. With cottages equipped with modern facilities, the resort is designed to ensure that you indulge your senses in the magic of nature alone!
Priciest Room Cost: INR 13,000
Best Time to Stay: December – May.
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttaranchal
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Connect with your spiritual self at the foothills of the Himalayas in the exotic spa resort of Ananda. Not too far from the historic and religiously significant towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar, this resort is a one-stop-shop for Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The perfect retreat for physical as well as mental well-being, this resort has been appreciated worldwide for its therapy and wellness programs. Discover a new way of life – a life rich in happiness and calmness.
Priciest Room Cost: INR 56,000
Best Time to Stay: December – April
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
A stay in this resort is most likely to get you to a fresh perspective to life. An eco-friendly resort tucked high up in the midst of a jungle and on either banks of a spirited mountain stream, the Vythiri Resort is a delight to people from all walks of life. Magically equipped with the best of amenities, the resort has some of the most exotic stay options including a romantic treehouse, a cottage by the river and a villa flanked by tall jungle forests. Waterfall visits, morning walks, yoga sessions and wellness programs are added attractions to an already spectacular experience!
Priciest Room Cost: INR 30,000
Best Time to Stay: October – February.
Orange County, Kabini
Surrounded by the Kabini River, Orange County brings to you a luxurious retreat that comprises of standalone villas with private pools and spa baths. As such, you can indulge in swimming in a pool that overlooks a magnificent river – an experience that boasts of little competition. Well furnished rooms, exquisite green landscapes and thoughtful facilities for visitors of all age groups have made this resort popular and sought after. A luxurious dining arrangement only adds to its magic. Animal lovers are in for a treat as Kabini is home to a large number of exotic and native wildlife!
Priciest Room Cost: INR 43,000
Best Time to Stay: November – May.