Travelling is one of the best ways in which we can unwind ourselves. It helps us to loosen up and forget all worries while we enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. India has many places where travellers can head to for rejuvenating their weary souls.
An imortant factor in travelling is the place you choose to stay when visiting. There are many hotels and resorts in India that cater to our various needs. Here is a look at six resorts in India that boasts of being amidst nature.
The Lake Palace luxury resort in Alleppey is located on the beautiful lake of Vembanadu where the famous Nehru Trophy boat race is held. The welcoming atmosphere and warm hospitality attract travellers from round the globe and makes it an ideal holiday getaway for both leisure and business travellers.
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Oberoi Wildflower Hall
Amidst the pine woods and cedar forests, enveloped with fragrantly fresh air, with the mighty Himalayas in the backdrop, lies the Oberoi Wildflower Hall which can only be described as a blend of fine taste and luxury. This resort offers stay which makes the guests feel like they are living a beautiful fairy tale. Located at an altitude of 2514.6 mt above sea level, in the Himalayan ranges, the Wildflower Resort was formerly occupied by Lord Kitchener and is now reconstructed to create this splendid facility for the guests to enjoy. By offering magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains and the greenery around, this resort is one of the most sought-after places in the region.
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The Cliff Top Club is a high altitude adventure resort, located in the Garhwal Himalayas of the North Indian state of Uttaranchal . It is located at an altitude of over 3048 mt above sea level, in India's most scenic location amid the snow clad Himalayas. The resort provides a 270 degree clear view of the snow covered Nanda Devi range, the highest in India and third highest in the world. Other ranges in sight include Dronagiri, Kamet, Trishul, Neelkanth, Mana, and Mukut . They belong to the snow-line ranges which are covered with snow all round the year. It has been built on inhospitable terrain over years of painstaking labour incorporating traditional and innovative techniques. Those who brave the drive to the resort are rewarded with a magnificent sight as the resort rises into view from the steep path that leads up to it from Joshimath. For those who prefer to zip up in the cable car, the resort seems like a tiny speck in the vast snow or grass covered expanse of the Himalayas, as the season may be. The resort is paradise in winters for skiing and sledding enthusiasts and for anyone who wishes to venture out in the snow and enjoy snow sports.
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Taj Lake Palace Hotel
The Taj Lake Palace Hotel is a magnificent structure situated on the Jag Niwas Island amidst the Pichola Lake. Maharana Jagat Singh built this palace as a summer retreat in the year 1743 and it now has been transformed into a 5-star hotel. The architecture of the building is a beautiful example of intricate craftsmanship. It is counted among the most exquisite palaces in the world. The beautiful pillared terraces, courtyards lined with columns, gardens, and fountains add to the beauty of the palace. The rooms of the palace are adorned with pink stones, painted mirrors, cusped arches, and green lotus leaves. There are several apartments like the Kush Mahal, theBada Mahal, Dhola Mahal, Phool Mahal, and the Ajjan Niwas. The facilities available in palace include a bar, a swimming pool, and a conference hall.
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Rain Forest Resort
The Rainforest Resort is nestled amidst serene environment very close to the Athirapally Waterfall and Sholayar Forest Range. You can spot some of the endangered species of plants and trees from here. There are over 1000 species of wildlife habitats and the resort guides are expert in picking up the trails of animals. The boutique resort is situated away from the hustle bustle of city life and is a perfect holiday getaway for both leisure and business travellers.
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Manvar Desert Resort
Amidst the many desert villages and the typical Rajasthani way of life, merging into its surroundings and yet standing out is the Manvar Desert Resort. This tented accommodation that offers a peek into the rustic life on the golden sands of the Thar Desert consists of 30 vivid safari-style camps and another 10 deluxe tents. The luxurious rooms offer traditional elements that maintain the desert aesthetics while still providing comfort. They provide stunning views of the desert landscape, and the opportunity to see the sunset and the star-studded sky is a must-do! The evenings see camp fires and traditional cultural performances.
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