A magical scene unfolds before you in the dark, as fireflies flit outside the balcony, and you catch glimpses of the star-studded sky through the treetops. It is a different world up there, among the treetops, and you can experience it from the comforts of warm cosy rooms. The treehouse stays in South India, located mostly in small clearings in the forests are great choice for a unique travel experience. Usually, hotels and resorts allow you to relax and unwind when you are not exploring the outside. But treehouse options are themselves an integral part of the travel experience to discover nature. Here are a few great treehouse picks in South India.
1. Vythiri Resort
Located in the rainforests of Wayanad in Kerala, the Vythiri Resort has treehouse stay options in the lush forests of the Western Ghats. Built across an area of 120 acres, the magical resort has a combination of accommodations, including cottages. However, the treehouse commands respect and awe as it sits perched at a height of 50-60 ft above the ground. Keep this in mind while you pack your bags! The five treehouses are unique and eco-friendly, having been handmade by the local tribals. The treehouse provides water from a natural spring nearby and uses solar energy for lighting, talk about a unique experience! Families with children can opt for the child-friendly treehouse option. So truly, there is no excuse to postpone an incredible experience at Vythiri Treehouse Resort.
A magical setting in the midst of the jungle.
Photo Courtesy: Vythiri Resort
2. Safari Land Resort
Situated in the Masinagudi forest trails of Tamil Nadu, the Safari Land Resort offers a thrilling experience aboard its rustic and exciting treehouses. Situated high up in the trees with a stunning view of the Nilgiri hills, nearby flowing streams and wildlife sightings, a stay in the lap of nature cannot be better experienced. They offer five cottage types; including those for couples, families, a skyscraper treehouse built at a height of 30 ft above the ground, treehouse with a special view and even one for larger families. They also offer honeymoon packages that involve candle lit dinners, jungle safari and a one-day trip to Ooty. Sure makes for an unforgettable holiday!
Charming interiors of the honeymoon treehouse.
Photo Courtesy: Safari Land Resort
3. The Porcupine Castle
The resort offering treehouse stays in Coorg is ideal for a weekend getaway for families or an idyllic romantic destination for couples. The unique tree house is perched atop a black currant tree and has a coy name of 'The Nest'. Built from Eucalyptus logs and coir ropes, the treehouse stands at a height of 40 ft above the ground. Experience the stunning views, early morning mist and twilight dance of fireflies as you stay perched in comfort at the Porcupine Castle Treehouse. The resort allows you to explore the wonders of nature, far from the maddening crowds of the city. The clean and unpolluted environment is sure to rejuvenate you and relieve you of stress. The treehouse has all comforts and amenities barring the intrusive TV.
A warm glow as the sun sets at the Porcupine Castle Treehouse.
Photo Courtesy: Porcupine Castle
4. Rainforest Treehouse Resort
The very name of the resort in Athirapally, Kerala invites you to pack your bags. The Rainforest Treehouse Resort is located close to the base of the stunning Athirapally waterfalls and provides awe-inspiring views. Designed by a Swiss architect, the treehouse is a great example of nature loving. The house is a safe abode constructed creatively to allow the tree to continue growing. The well-ventilated treehouse is an ideal getaway from the mundane life. Take an exciting trek down to the waterfalls, and maybe even enjoy a picnic amidst nature's grandeur. It is a place where you can regain your carefree days of childhood!
Offering stunning views of the Athirapally Waterfalls.
Photo Courtesy: Rainforest Treehouse Resort
5. Vanya Treehouse
You realise the true meaning of a nest the moment the treehouse gently sways in the wind. At the Vanya Treehouse Resort in Thekkady, Kerala, such moments are what makes for an unforgettable journey. Nestled amidst treetops in the forests of Thekkady, the resort is as far removed from city life as it can get. Get in touch with your inner self, fall in love again with nature and feel yourself being re-energised in this natural paradise. The views are stunning and coupled with the chilly breeze; it can make you lose track of time. Be warned that you might not want to leave!
Lose yourself in the beauty of nature at Vanya Treehouse.
Photo Courtesy: Vanya Treehouse