Stay At These Lavish Hotels In India Closer To Nature And Enjoy A Quite Time Away from Home

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It's the end of 2020 already, and yes I know it is unbelievable! And no, this is absolutely strange for a year to be over without making travel plans! But at the same time somehow it is also a relief that 2020 is over, and hoping (from within my heart) we have a better start to 2021.

Having said that, I know most of us are looking forward to spending some quality time with our family and friends! And especially to go on a holiday, even if it is for a few days. India has some of the best properties tucked away amidst untouched nature, away from the city's noise and pollution. The new normal certainly has got us going bonkers, right? And, I am sure you have been yearning for a getaway (especially away from the crowd) to spend some quality time far away from the home we all have been stuck inside for months! And sometimes the best fix for our mind and body is to be surrounded by nature, away from the crowd.

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Spend some time with elephants at The Serai Kabini property in Mysuru (c) The Serai Kabini

Inform your family and friends, and get ready to pack your bags! This season, why don’t you plan to getaway, surround yourself with nature, have amazing food, and sip some hot chai in the misty mountains? Stay in some of the below lavish properties in India, and I promise you will not be let down! Scroll down to check them out, as all of the travellers agree, that we need to plan a getaway and switch off from the hustle bustle of the city life!

1. The Serai Kabini

The lavish waterfront verandah room at The Serai Kabini sports an open sky shower (c) The Serai Kabini

Photo of The Serai Kabini, Uttarahalli Hobli, Heggadadevankote, Karnataka, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

The Serai Kabini is located by the Kabini River offering well-furnished luxurious rooms and lavish meals. You can certainly look forward to spending your time surrounded by nature and spotting some elusive animals like black panthers and leopards! If you are a wild-life lover, keep this resort on your list! Who said you have to go out of India to experience such beautiful wild-life?

Activities: Sunset sailing trip, jungle safari, kayaking and an in-house spa. Forget the sound of the city with over 200 species of birds in Kabini forest!

Location: Mysuru, Karnataka

2. Mary Budden Estate

Mary Budden Estate at a glimpse (c) Tripoto

Photo of Mary Budden Estate, Regariya, Uttarakhand, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Mary Budden Estate is located in the middle of the Himalayan mountains. Spread across five-acres, the estate is a family run property dating back to the 19th century. Secluded within the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary you can spend your holidays in it's beautiful rooms with a fireplace surrounded by wilderness. Imagine bonfire nights catching up with friends over a few drinks or a cosy cup of hot chocolate.

Activities: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary with jeep or elephant safari, yoga programme, walk amidst the lush greenery to admire the sunset and sunrise and outdoor games.

Location: Binsar, Uttarakhand

3. RAAS Chhatrasagar (Rare India)

A private patio and bath tub to soak yourself in peace and nature! (c) Tripoto

Photo of RAAS Chhatrasagar, District Pali, Rajasthan, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Slow and mindful living, is what RAAS Chhatrasagar offers, paired with a very unique experience to relive the luxurious camping lifestyle of the royals. You and your family can experience holidays in style, waking up like royals every morning at this resort. RAAS Chhatrasagar is one of the very few of India's modern tented camps, perfectly located in front of a dam, blessed with over 250 species of birds and almost no sign of habitation! Take a long bath in the lavish bath rub and watch the stars through the skylight above your bed! Do something unique this festive season, afterall 2020 has been unique in every way. Experience a few days in the Rajput style, living in luxury tents sipping chilled glass of wine or water, up to you!

Activities: Bird watching tour with a local guide, visit to neighbouring villages, evening jeep drive or a surprise sundowner.

Location: Nimaaj, Rajasthan

4. The Estate Resort

The private balcony facing the lush green forest! (c) Tripoto

Photo of The Estate Resort, Bar & Restaurant, Nelligudde Rd, Ashwathapura, Karnataka, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Located in the Western Ghats, The Estate Resort is an ideal location for nature lovers! Tucked in the hills of Mangalore away from all the city noise and stress, is this hidden paradise! Surround yourself with peace in the 7-acre space, relax in the beautiful rooms with private balconies facing the hills surrounding The Estate. If you are an explorer at heart, you can plan a day to discover the culture and heritage of Moodbidri. Holidays are a reason to unwind and explore a new place, so why not plan a perfect getaway with your friends or family.

Activities: Sunset picnic, movie screening with fresh popcorn, yoga session, swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, cycling, putting green, basketball hoop, archery and a play area for kids.

Location: Moodbidri, Karnataka

5. The Clement Dune Retreat

A beautiful room with a mixture of modern amenities and traditional designs (c) Tripoto

Photo of Dera Dune, The Clement Retreats, Charnai, Rajasthan, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

The Clement Dune Retreat is located atop a 100 ft high sand dune, a 360-degree sanctuary of stars and serenity. If you want to experience wilderness amid the Great Indian Thar Desert this is the place to be! You can only imagine celebrating an evening under the night sky as the stars twinkle and fall down, instead of the firecrackers this New Years Eve. Because getting away from the city includes getting away from the pollution right? For all Dera Dune has been featured in the New York Times Travel publication.

Location: Phalodi, Rajasthan

6. Niraamaya Cardamom Club

Enjoy a swim while you gaze out in the lush green forests and misty mountains (c) Tripoto

Photo of Niraamaya Cardamom Club, Dindigul - Theni - Kottarakkara Highway, Springvalley, Periyar, Kerala, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Niraamaya Cardamom Club is tucked away in tropical forests high in the misty mountains of Thekkady. A heaven for nature lovers, watch Malabar grey hornbills and Racket tailed drongos from your porch! Watch the sunset across the mountains as you sip a drink, relax, and forget about your worries. Thekkady is a perfect location to get away and spend peaceful time with your friends or family. Niraamaya Cardamom Club is an ideal holiday destination for all the nature lovers!

Activities: Bamboo rafting, visit to elephant camp, yoga session, a visit to tea estate and factory, or walk through the spice plantation of the property.

Location: Thekkady, Kerala

7. WelcomHeritage Ayatana, Coorg

This resort truly speaks of peaceful vibes! (c) Tripoto

Photo of WelcomHeritage Ayatana, Coorg, Kumarahalli, Karnataka, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Fall in love with Coorg’s hills at the WelcomHeritage Ayatana resort, famous for its unreal landscapes and misty mountains. Relax and unwind on your break, in the misty mountains as you swim away in the infinity pool facing the private waterfall! If you love nature, WelcomHeritage has some of the best excursions to offer. Plan a day with either of the three excursions - Mallalli falls situated at the foothills of Pushpagiri mountains, hike up on the Pushpagiri Hills situated at 5626 feet which is a second highest peak in Coorg or take Jeep drive to Devaragundi to experience the waterfalls, also known as ‘the God’s Pool’. This place will definitely not disappoint you, if you are a seeker for all things nature and calm at heart!

Activities: Rock climbing, nature walks, bird-watching session, indoor games area and a bonfire.

Location: Coorg, Karnataka

8. Lodge at Wah

The magnificent view as you enjoy your picnic with pine forests and mountains (c) The Lodge at Wah

Photo of The Lodge at Wah, Patti, Deogran, Himachal Pradesh, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

The Lodge at Wah is basically a tea estate plantation stay, built with an awareness to protect the natural beauty surrounding it. If you are someone who believes in sustainable lifestyle and yearns for everything eco-friendly, you will certainly love to stay here. Especially when you can escape the City pollution, and enjoy some locally sourced organic produce. Don’t be surprised to find your rooms made from mud and slate roofs. You will find yourself grounded and closer to nature, as you enjoy your stay in the serene Kangra style rooms for cosy nights and relish on locally sourced organic food.

Activities: Walk in the tea gardens, paragliding in the neighbouring villages of Bir and Billing, private tea tasting session, luxurious picnic in the middle of the tea garden anda bonfire in the night under the starry sky.

Location: Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

9. Dvara Siruvani

A nice peaceful sunset from Dvara Siruvani (c) Tripoto

Photo of Dvara Siruvani, Karunya Post, Perumal Kovil Pathy, Tamil Nadu, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Dvara Siruvani is a luxurious resort situated in the foothills of Western Ghats. If you are someone who loves art and antique artifacts, Dvara Siruvani will steal your heart! Only 30kms away from Coimbatore, this resort is a perfect escape from the busy life. It will be a delight to stay at this lavish property during this festive season and be a part of the traditional cottages, as you relax and unwind in the nature surrounding you, needless to mention sharing a laugh with your loved ones!

Activities: Cycling trails, farm visit with tea and coffee, visit to Isha Yoga Centre, visit to the Handloom Unit, spa, infinity pool, culinary classes followed by lunch at the resort and KovaiKuttralam waterfalls.

Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

10. Whispering Pines

Imagine waking up to this beautiful view of the forest! (c) Whispering Pines

Photo of Whispering Pines Shimla, near CPRI, Kanlog, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Located amidst the thick Himalayan pine forest of Shimla, Whispering Pines is a beautifully furnished villa. A perfect place to seek peace, to wake up every morning to nothing but the forest! Wakeup to the music of birds in the thick pine forest and take a lawn in the big lawn. This property is known to be the best bungalow in Shimla! That gives it all! The misty mornings of Shimla and the deep pine forests in the night for a lovely walk holding a glass of wine, chai or coffee will take us back to the stress free state of mind. This property is an ideal place to bond with your friends and family, and go high up and escape from the corporate life!

Activities: Yoga, meditation, racket games and bird-watching session. Shimla’s oldest markets and view of majestic Kiala forest.

Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Photo Credits - The Lodge at Wah

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So what are you waiting for? I am sure you are smitten by all these properties. Make a booking and enjoy your stay! Please feel free to comment below with any questions and follow Tripoto for more deals.

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