1. Lake Palace, Thekkady
HolidayIQ Traveller Manish says, “This is one of the best resorts in Periyar that shouldn’t be missed. You need to take a boat to reach the resort.”
Lake Palace is situated on an island in the middle of the Periyar Lake. It is 20 minutes by boat from the mainland. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, travellers have to reach the resort before 5 pm.
2. Deshadan Mountain Resorts, Munnar
“Absolutely loved this place as it is situated on one of the highest points in Munnar. The view from our room was breathtaking. Although the ride up there is a task, it is well worth it. Consider this. You open your balcony window and clouds come wafting in!”
3. Wildflower Hall, Mashobra
“The ambience of Wildflower lounge with an antique fireplace and old but beautiful upholstered furniture and the hotel staff in typically Himachali dress complete with a cap was like some dream setting. Our rooms were equally inviting – with rose petals strewn on stark white sheets and a lovely view of the garden below; it brought an upsurge of happiness, setting the mood for a lovely holiday,”
4. Clifftop Club Auli
“If you love adventure holidays, then this place is for you. Excellent location, only hotel available at this height! Activities such as cable car, snow gliding, zorbing and ice skating was available. Try to reach the hotel before 5.30 pm, otherwise the cable car ride gets closed, which is the only option to reach there!”
5. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
“The vision of the floating marbel structure in the midst of a lake. You reach the hotel in small motor boats and the property is simply beautiful. The price is equally steep too but worth it. It was one of the most royal experiences I have ever had.”
6. Rain Forest Resort, Athirappilly
“The resort is an ideal place for jungle or wildlife lovers. The resort is located very close to Athirappilly Falls. The nature and the forest around is more than a reason to visit the resort.”
The Rainforest resort is accessible only by a single road that winds through the hills and trees of the ravishing rainforest. Once you are here, you can give up all the cares of civilisation and rewrite the cadences of your life. Wake up to the sunlight filtering in through dense woods. The Sholayar Forest reserves practically cradle the rainforest boutique resort.
7. Eagle Eye Holiday Home, Chikmagalur
Eagle Eye Holiday Resort is situated 2900 feet above sea level and is spread over 130 acres overlooking the scenic valley of the Western Ghats. “The misty green hilltops provided a much-needed respite to the eyes and overall, it was a very relaxing trip.”
8. Manvar Desert Resort, Jodhpur
“It is a beautiful desert resort. Staying in the resort gives a feeling of staying in a desert. Camel safari and desert safari are organised by the resort.”
Located in the heart of desert in Rajasthan, between the ancient cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, the resort is a hidden gem – very quaint and pleasant, designed and built in the style of a village settlement against the backdrop of a desert landscape.