There is no such thing as the perfect holiday destination, but there is always a good one. An occasional escape from the city is a great way to explore the world we live in. We are talking about secluded abodes that sit in the most perfect locations, far from the urban spaces, in the deep ends of the forests or the high mountain tops. If you are someone who enjoys spending time with nature, then you are going to love our selection of some of the best resorts and cabins that sit pretty in the middle of nowhere.
A luxury stay by Paul John Resorts & Hotels, Coorg Wilderness Resort in Karnataka presents the perfect wilderness experience that is complemented by luxury. The hotel’s exquisitely European interiors reminiscent of elegant chalets have a cosy old-world charm, set against a backdrop of rich untouched wilderness. The hotel’s longer stay packages include amenities like WiFi, indoor games and all-meal plans for four nights or more. Experience some of the world’s best coffee plantations in Coorg, go bird watching and explore the very best that Coorg has to offer at this charming boutique stay.
A getaway that is both private and indulgent, Forest Hills Tala is a tranquil eco-mountain retreat tucked away in a forest close to the Tala caves. With nothing but acres of forests surrounding it, this mountain retreat is among the best isolated getaways in the country. Carefully curated and detailed, the hotel’s accommodation includes thirteen private stays all unique in their own right; the most popular one among them being The Glass House. A villa enclosed by glass and wood, The Glass House is a tree-house style abode spread over 2,000 sq. ft. across two levels, both having their own private balcony. Within the confines of this retreat, guests can enjoy nature at its best, with no blinders or curtains to block the spectacular view.
GeoDesic Dome stays might be extremely popular and easily available in the West, however, this handy invention has only recently been making headway in India. GlampEco Stays Manali is one such example. Perched at a height of over 2,600 meters above ground, GlampEco Manali sits in the middle of an apple orchard surrounded by snow-capped mountains and tall pine trees. The futuristic yet cozy abode offers spectacular panoramic views of the Dhauldhar ranges and Manali valley. While guests can sit back and enjoy the view from their abode, GlampEco organises fun adventure activities like rock climbing, ziplining, and treks to Prini Peak, Jobri Waterfall or the Hampta Pass trek.
Sleep under the stars at Parvati Valley with Itsy Bitsy Dome. A remote cabin located about 10km from Kasol, the Itsy Bitsy Dome is another Geodesic Dome that is swiftly gaining popularity. Built atop a mountain, overlooking the Parvati Valley, the dome is surprisingly spacious with a wide living area and a cosy bed facing the mountains. Soak in the sun all day and enjoy warm bonfires at night for a camping experience like no other!
A hidden paradise in Kamshet near Pune, L’Attitude by the Lake is nestled by the backwaters of Andre Dam. The hotel is an eco-friendly masterpiece crafted with reclaimed wood, mud and exposed brick, adding a raw, rustic charm to the ambience. Since Kamshet is known for paragliding, the hotel offers guests a choice of three paragliding schools for enrolment. Picnics by the pool and barbeques in the garden are some of their other offerings.
A stay that literally feels like the top of the world, Shakti 360° Leti is a unique, one-of-a-kind hotel that sits at 7,200 ft. in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas. If an isolated vacation is what you need, then this is it! The stay comprises four dry-stone cabins that offer unprecedented views of the snow-capped mountains, villages and the Hiramani glacier or the Ramgangan River village. The interiors of the lodge are all crafted from stone with glass walls to take in the surrounding view. With a host of itineraries to choose from, guests can customize their own itinerary choosing activities like Kumaon tours, village walks, and trekking experiences.
A Relais & Chateaux property, Sujan is a collection of three unique concepts, which offer an immersive experience in the wilderness of Rajasthan. Located on the borders of the renowned Ranthambore National Park, Suján Sher Bagh transports guests to the magnificent 1920s of elegant living under canvas tents. The hand-stitched tents are filled with custom made campaign furniture with a few modern amenities like WiFi and air conditioning. The camp best known for its wildlife safaris takes its guests through the billion-year-old Ranthambore National Park which is home to spaces like the tiger, wild boar, deer, antelope, monkey, jackal, mongoose, sloth bear, leopard and more.
For all those who love to experience nature in her raw form, The Machan is meant for you. Sitting right in the middle of a lush forest in Jambulne, The Machan is an award-winning eco-resort with eight unique machans, from tree-house style machans to on-ground cabin style machans. The most popular of course being the treehouse machans which offer a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. Inspired by nature, the interiors of each machan are rustic yet elegant fitted with modern amenities. Being an eco-resort, The Machan maintains a minimal carbon footprint by generating energy through renewable sources only, and recycling 80% per cent of their water among other things.
The Postcard Hideaway Netravali offers solitude in the purest sense of the word. Offering luxury at its best without disturbing the surrounding nature, the hotel’s twenty appointed rooms are spaciously designed with a patio for each. Stand by and watch other residents like panthers, giant squirrels, and great pied hornbills take a stroll through the woods or draw your perfect picnic by secret waterfalls.