We all have a travel bucket list along with a wish list of some phenomenal experiences that we’d love to try – and we believe there’s no better time to act upon them than right now! Be it spotting rare wildlife, being close to nature, staying on a tree, or more – we’ve got plenty to get you started on living your travel dream. Read on to discover your next experiential getaway!
This one’s an amazing wildlife resort, with superbly appointed cottages in the midst of lush savannah. It’s a perfect getaway destination for wildlife and nature lovers. One can take the experience a notch higher with a romantic dinner enhanced by scores of lanterns, a bonfire and an open barbecue under the star-lit skies.
A stay amidst a wildlife paradise! The elegant Indian antelopes, called blackbucks, venture close to the cottages, while globally threatened birds can be seen in the bushes. For more wildlife experiences, the lodge provides safaris in customized jeeps with experienced drivers along with guides and spotters.
This is the foremost luxurious resort in Pushkar. Spread across 15 acres, the property was merely a stopover for the Kochhar family for their wilderness expeditions, which slowly developed into a resort with the likes of Kate Winslet and Harrison Ford visiting the property. Starting out with ten cottages and a swimming pool, the resort organically grew into forty cottages which are divided into small clusters built around the undulating landscapes.
What makes the property radically different from the usual lakeside properties in the city is the lush green landscape and fruit orchards that the property is surrounded by along with the local influence in its architecture. Designed by Indrek Roy, the interiors of the resort reflect the flavours of the local Rajasthani culture. Rajasthani pots, utensils, local dried flowers, leather work, stone work and traditional Rajasthani patchwork have been used for the interiors to recreate the local tones of the ancient city.
An escape to the mountains of Himachal is always a beautiful idea. This Himalayan house near Manali is your dream abode, where you hear the mellow resonance of the River Beas, witness the soothing verdure of forests and smell the fresh aroma of orchards. To say that staying at this property is a genuine way to experience the mountain life of Himachal would be just apt. Right from its architecture, which is mostly recycled timber and local stones, to its pristine and scenic surroundings, everything about this property hints at eco-friendliness, comfort and enrichment.
Explore the local culture of Kullu and indulge in the local Pahadi delicacies. The Himachali traditional cuisine is a must-try and can be prepared by the chef on request. For all adventure lovers – try out activities such as river rafting, fishing, mountain trekking, and excursions. The staff is extremely well-informed and will go out of the way to make you feel at home!
Rolling hills, winding roads, pine forests and trees laden with apples, oranges and other fruits surround the quaint village of Peora! And to add to that the architectural style of the property is that of a farmhouse in Tuscany! Yes, you read that correctly. Indulge in excellent food based on the farm-to-table concept.
The property was designed with Italian sensibilities to pamper and charm its guests. The quality of cooking and ingredients exceed the highest expectations of even the most discerning global gastronomes. The vegetables and fruits are grown chemical-free, the meats bought from local organic vendors and the fish sourced from the fresh waters of the Kumaon valley. It’s a culinary experience unlike any other in the region!
This fantastic safari lodge at the Bandhavgarh National Park is a unique experience cradled in luxury and sophistication and located in the heart of tiger country. The lodge is designed around a series of individual chalets. They offer an inspired living space with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath, a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court and a private verandah with striking views of nature in its wildest beauty.
Enjoy gourmet dining at the main restaurant, barbecues around a campfire, a table set for you out in the bushes, long lazy poolside meals, or romantic dinners in the privacy of your own chalet. The picnics are a special treat under the sky and the trees. Expert naturalists at the lodge, knowers of the secrets of the 450 sq. km. park will also guide you to its wildlife wealth. The park boasts the highest density of tigers in the world, and they can be best observed while on a jeep safari, or, when possible, on elephant-back.
Experience pure bliss at this boutique spa resort with pine forests, deodar trees, apple orchards and the terrace farms waiting to enrapture you with their idyllic charms. Simply slip into the benignity of the mountains at any of the finely done-up 20 rooms or the suite at the property. The resort ensures that you have all the modern comforts and enjoy the best of both worlds.
This gorgeous property beseeches you to brush aside all your schedules, appointments and business and give in to oblivion. Indulge in their customized spa treatments, the joy of which is heightened by the stunning natural surroundings. It also has its share of adventures and offbeat experiences for you, such as the rural culture of Himalayan villages that you might want to explore, along with outdoor activities like trekking, rock climbing, river rafting and jeep safaris, that are sure to get you going.
So, which experience is it going to be for you?