This Valentine’s Day, Sleep Under The Stars With Your Partner!

Photo of This Valentine’s Day, Sleep Under The Stars With Your Partner! by Namrata Das Adhikary

Oh how sweet the nights can be,

Beneath the stars and in the open sea,

Where love and nature intertwine,

And romance flourishes, sublime.

Photo of This Valentine’s Day, Sleep Under The Stars With Your Partner! by Namrata Das Adhikary

This Valentine's Day, leave behind the crowded restaurants and cliché gifts and escape into the arms of nature. Imagine yourself snuggled up under a blanket of stars, the soft glow of a crackling fire adding to the magic of the night. As the cool breeze kisses your skin and the symphony of wildlife serenades you to sleep, you'll find yourself falling even more deeply in love with your partner.

Glamping under the stars is the perfect way to add a touch of adventure and romance to your Valentine's Day celebration. And luckily for you, there are plenty of options in India that offer open-air beds for a truly intimate experience.

So forget the conventional gifts and plan a getaway to one of these dreamy destinations.

1. Toss Glamping, Kerala

Hidden away amidst the lush green mountains of Kerala, lies a magical destination that offers a unique glamping experience. As you make your way up the winding roads of Idukki's Mount Sathram, you reach The Outer Space (Toss Glamping), seemingly in the heart of the wild. Here, you will find four glass cabins for two people and one big cabin for a family of four, all perched on the mountainside. The glass walls of these cabins provide an unobstructed view of the endless sky and the breathtaking valley below. And with no WiFi to distract you, immerse yourself in the peaceful serenity of nature. Read more about it here.

Prices starting at Rs. 4500/-. To book, call 8281927940

2. Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Madhya Pradesh

Nestled in the heart of the Satpura Tiger Reserve lies the enchanting Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, a 30-acre oasis of luxury and adventure. As you approach the lodge, you are greeted by four luxurious tents, each offering a blend of comfort, nature and wilderness. Wake up to the sights and sounds of the forest, with the occasional visit from wildlife at the nearby watering hole. For those seeking a more rustic experience, the mud cottages provide a glimpse into traditional village life. But the real thrill lies in the safari options - from the classic jeep ride to the unique canoe and elephant safaris, and even a walking safari through the untamed forest. And for the truly adventurous, the lodge offers a mobile tenting facility, following the same path that the legendary Captain James Forsyth first explored. Indulge in delectable meals at the Gol Ghar, a communal area complete with a dining space, bar, library and lounge, where stories and experiences are shared over cups of steaming tea.

Prices starting at Rs. 31,500/-. To book, click here.

3. Aman-i-Khas, Rajasthan

Engulfed by the majestic Aravalli Hills lies the expansive lush landscape of Ranthambore, renowned for its diverse wildlife, including its prominent population of around 50 tigers. Amidst this picturesque setting, one finds the epitome of luxury and Mughal charm, the Aman-i-Khas. A haven that seamlessly blends the allure of nature with the indulgence of Aman's exemplary service, this elegant tented camp offers a one-of-a-kind experience. The air-conditioned tents, inspired by traditional Mughal pavilions, exude a sense of grandeur and comfort, complete with twin writing desks and a luxurious freestanding bath. Be it relishing delectable organic cuisine from the camp's own garden in the dining tent or sipping on cocktails by the central fire, every moment at Aman-i-Khas is a treat for the senses.

Prices starting at Rs. 1,07,790/-. To book, click here.

4. The Bison Resort, Karnataka

Africa isn't far, just head to The Bison Resort in Karnataka, where nomadic African tents meet the opulent hunting lodges of the Raj. Nestled in the deep heart of the Kabini Backwaters, this glamping paradise is perfectly situated between Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks. The enchanting waterfront property boasts private, rustic bush machans, each adorned with a four-poster double bed, inviting couches, and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. Unwind on your verandah and embrace the awe-inspiring sight of herds of majestic elephants and gaurs grazing just metres away. A stay at The Bison Resort is an experience like no other, with a variety of activities to choose from, including treks to nearby tribal villages and picturesque sunset boat rides.

Prices starting at Rs. 20,999/-. To book, click here.

5. Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Madhya Pradesh

Experience the thrill of sleeping under a canopy of stars at Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Madhya Pradesh. Each luxury tent is thoughtfully designed to immerse you in nature, but the real highlight here is the magical Star Bed. Perched on stilts amidst a local farmer's land, these machan-like structures offer a secluded and unforgettable night under the open sky. Not only do you get to soak in the stunning views of the fields and wildlife during the day, but you also get to marvel at the constellations above at night. Starting from Rs7,350*, this is an extraordinary experience that gives back to the local community.

Prices starting at Rs. 26,600/-. To book, click here.

6. Assam Bengal Navigation

Embark on a private voyage like no other with Assam Bengal Navigation's MV Rudra Singha or Rudra Singha-II. As you sail along the beautiful Brahmaputra River, you'll call an air-conditioned wooden houseboat your home. But what truly sets this adventure apart is the opportunity to sleep under the stars on the houseboat's deck. With personalised service, delectable local cuisine, and unlimited cups of tea and coffee, you'll feel like royalty. As the sun sets in the backdrop, you'll anchor in the middle of the river or by a tranquil sandbank and retreat to your star bed for a dreamy night.

Prices starting at Rs. ₹51,000/-. To book, click here.

7. Ramathra Fort, Rajasthan

Amidst the sandy dunes of Rajasthan, the enchanting Ramathra Fort stands tall. With an old-world charm and a touch of luxury, this fortress boasts of deluxe rooms and tents, but it's the two secluded and lavish suites that truly steal the show. These opulent abodes come with private terraces where you can unwind and admire the resplendent sunset, followed by a night under a blanket of stars. The friendly staff goes the extra mile to convert these terraces into cosy bedrooms, making for a truly mesmerizing experience.

Prices starting at Rs. 19,000/-. To book, click here.

8. Spiti Ecosphere, Himachal Pradesh

Get ready for a celestial experience at Spiti Ecosphere, where camping and traditional homestays come together to give you a taste of the high life. Tucked away in some of the highest villages in the world, these rustic accommodations offer a unique opportunity to sleep under a star-studded sky. The sprawling windows of the homestays provide stunning panoramic views of the Milky Way, while the rooftops are the perfect spot to snuggle up and witness millions of stars twinkling above.

Prices starting at Rs. 21,500/-. To book, click here.

9. Samode Safari Lodge, Madhya Pradesh

Experience the wild side of luxury at the Samode Safari Lodge, situated just a stone's throw away from the Tala gate of Bandhavgarh National Park. This safari lodge boasts 12 exquisitely designed cottages, adorned with vibrant hues and local artefacts, along with charming sit-out areas draped in colourful awnings. But the real highlight is the charpai on the outer deck of each room, offering the perfect spot to bask under the stars.

Prices starting at Rs. 1,00,300/-. To book, click here.

10. Astroport Sariska, Rajasthan

For a truly out-of-this-world experience, head to the Astroport Sariska, India's first "astro resort". Tucked away in a secluded region far from the city lights, this unique property offers everything you need for a night of stargazing, including telescopes, sky charts, and trained professionals to guide you. But the real thrill comes from sleeping under the stars on the charpais set up outside your room. The best time to visit is from March to November when the weather is just right.

Prices starting at Rs. 14,500/-. To book, click here.

11. Brij Lakshman Sagar, Rajasthan

Indulge in a regal experience like no other at the Brij Lakshman Sagar, a hunting lodge turned luxury resort nestled in the midst of the arid badlands of Rajasthan. With 12 stunning cottages spread around a private man-made lake, this property offers an unforgettable experience. Each cottage comes with a private crater-like pool and cosy charpais where you can relax and admire the starry night sky. While sleeping under the stars is not a service offered, the hospitable staff is happy to make arrangements upon request.

Prices starting at Rs. 19,470/-. To book, click here.

12. The Machan, Maharashtra

Escape the chaos of the city and retreat to the serene and magical world of The Machan, an eco-resort that offers luxurious treehouse accommodations. Choose to stay in one of their captivating treehouses, rising 30 ft to 45 ft above the verdant forest, and admire the unobstructed views of the starry sky. However, the Starlight Machan is the ultimate highlight, with a retractable roof that allows you to sleep under the stars in comfort and luxury.

Prices starting at Rs. 10,500/-. To book, click here.

So this Valentine's Day, surprise your partner with a glamping experience under the stars and let nature be your canvas as you paint a beautiful picture of love and romance. Fall asleep in each other's arms, as the gentle rustling of leaves and the distant melody of crickets lull you into a peaceful slumber. It's a Valentine's Day that neither of you will ever forget.

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