Contrary to public notion, from Kashmir to Kerala, India has several romantic resorts.
Typically when planning a holiday most of us choose a destination, and then figure out the resort we might stay in based on our budget. How would it be if you could go for a vacation to a resort that is a destination in itself?
With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, if you’re planning to spend a quality romantic weekend with your partner here’s a list of top Indian resorts guaranteed to make you go weak at the knees.
1. Wildflower Hall, Shimla
This refurbished colonial structure is majestic. Overlooking the breathtaking Pir Panjal and the Nanda Devi, suites here come with four-poster beds, teakwood flooring and cozy fireplaces.
You’ll also get an indoor heated pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi with jaw-dropping views of cedar forests and the Himalayas. You’ll fall in love all over again.
2. Moksha Hamalaya Spa Resort, Himachal Pradesh
This is an all-out spa retreat. Spend your time unwinding with your loved one in aromatherapy massages, yoga and meditation.
Every suite has private terraces and extra-large bathtubs so you can cuddle in. At night, sit in the fire-lit Infinity Pool-bar and Pavilion. Enjoy the best of wine and gaze at the sparkling Himalayan sky. Romantic?
3. The Tamara, Coorg
Amidst the beautiful coffee plantations, are the cottages of the Tamara. This 170 acres resort is perched on stilts and seems to float above the misty Kodagu valley.
Fitted with every luxurious amenity imaginable, you could snuggle in bed over a cup of coffee or step out into the panoramic sundeck.
4. The Lalit Resort and Spa, Kerala
Located in the untouched Kasargod, this resort is a two-hour drive from Mangalore airport.
This stunning property is amidst 26 acres of lush landscape, filled with palm trees and surrounded by scenic backwaters. Book a couple ayurvedic or Swedish massage at their Rejuve Spa or opt for a few nights in the houseboat, where you can enjoy great fish and awesome cocktails.
5. Rainforest, Kerala
You can book an ayurvedic or Swedish massage at their spa and spend some nights in the houseboat, Kettuvallam. Life comes to a standstill at this stunning resort. This boutique resort is actually a treehouse!
You have jaw-dropping views of the Sholayar rainforest and the gushing Athirapally Falls. You’ll have authentic Kerala cuisine at Foliage, the alfresco space that looks over the falls. Beautiful!The
This resort has four private villas with pools, jacuzzis and huge bay windows. No kids are allowed here.
Book the Estate Terrace, and you’ll get a paddy field as its backyard. Walk near the spice fields, explore the Belur and Halebid temples, and rejuvenate with a coffee massage at their awesome Oma Spa.
The only problem? The rent is Rs. 39,000 for two nights only.
7. Butt’s Clermont Houseboats, Srinagar
If your idea of romance is spending a lazy afternoon admiring the stunning views in front of you, head here.
Situated in a sheltered corner of Dal Lake, these five houseboats have been built with cedar and furnished with carved wooden pieces and Kashmiri art.
8. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
How about spending your romantic vacation close to the Taj Mahal? Located a mere 600 mts from the Taj, all of the hotel’s rooms offer direct views of the gleaming white mausoleum.
Book the Kohinoor Suite here, and you can see the Taj even from the bathtub here.
9. Devi Garh, Udaipur
Majestic, that what this marvel is. This 18th Century cliff-top Palace hotel has been refurbished with marble and semi-precious stones.
The Devi Garh Suite is the best here with stunning black marble pool and a private sundeck. It will allow you romantic views of brilliant sunsets across the Aravallis.
10. Wildernest Nature Resort, Goa
This resort offers an escape to nature, and allows you to connect with yourself and others.
Set high up on the Western Ghats, pick a room with a view of the waterfall, and you’re set. Stay away from the pool and you’ll be away from the loud families.
There isn’t much to do here. Trek up the hills, get to know each other, and bring back awesome memories. Perfect.