The surreal and pristine Himalayas are just the spot to get away to from the sweltering heat! So, look no further – we’ve rounded up some seriously dreamy abodes for you to escape to this summer.
1) Paatlidun Safari Lodge, Corbett, Uttarakhand
.The quintessential jungle-book like setting and all the five-star luxuries you could hope for—these are just a few of the things you get when you come to Paatlidun Safari Lodge on the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park. Paatlidun is located in Bhakrakot, at the foothills of the Himalayas, enveloped by the scenic views of the Shivalik ranges. At Paatlidun, every day would be an experience on its own- be it the early chirruping of birds that seem obsolete in the humdrum of city life or napping on the deck getting sun-kissed.
2) Solang Valley Resorts, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Escape the trappings of civilization by getting lost deep in the heart of the Himalayas. Nestled high up in the clouds, on the banks of the River Beas, far from the concrete jungle – a little heaven awaits you. At 8500 ft above sea level and 8 kms from the inter-state bus terminus, this gorgeous resort allows you to experience nature in all her glory – where the mountains, dense forests and snowcapped peaks are your next door neighbours. Where the lights of a hundred thousand stars switch on automatically at nightfall and the towering cliffs challenge you to heights where only eagles dare. This resort is the perfect getaway from the stress of urban life, yet complete with all the comforts of civilization.
3) Aranyam River Retreat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
This lovely property is the latest nature hideout close to Rishikesh. Located on the banks of River Hyule, a tributary of the Ganges, with an over 450 ft river front, it is completely surrounded by captivating nature and liberating peace. The retreat is ideal for a relaxing holiday, there can be no better option than being in the midst of untouched nature. One can laze around in a hammock or just enjoy an afternoon siesta! Rejuvenate with yoga and meditation or pamper yourself to therapeutic and detox massages. Trust us, it’s just the place to unwind and feel one with nature
4) The Orchard at Peora Estates, Peora, Uttarakhand
Think rolling hills, winding roads, pine forests and trees laden with apples, oranges and other fruits at this property situated in the quaint village of Peora. The architectural style of the estate is that of a farmhouse in Tuscany. Tiles and marble imported from Italy adorn the floors of the property, while graceful arches and galleries lead you to luxurious guest quarters. Outside, the verandahs and balconies are perfectly positioned to maximize the sweeping vistas of valleys, hills and the majestic Himalayas. The property was built keeping in mind Italian sensibilities and is sure to charm its guests.
5) The Lodge at Wah, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
The essence of this homestay lies in the experiential vacation they provide for their guests. Wah Tea Estate is the largest working tea estate in the Kangra Valley, and is tied with the homestay, where the rooms are made of mud, slate and wood to keep the eco-friendly and local style alive. The lodge is situated in a quiet part of the town, away from the hustle-bustle of the tourist spots yet close enough for day tours. And the limited Wi-Fi access coupled with keeping the TV only in the living room has been done with a view to allow guests to truly relax and enjoy the quiet serenity.
6) The Terraces, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Waking up in the morning to the first glimpse of those divine Himalayan peaks is pure joy, which you can experience with ease at this boutique spa resort! Pine forests, deodar trees, apple orchards and the terrace farms are waiting to enrapture you with their idyllic charms. This property is a mountain lover’s home in Kanatal, a small hamlet in Uttarakhand. Kanatal is a kind of a place that persuades you to go around on your own to smell the succulence of fruits, feel the chill in the air and touch the purity of the verdure. Simply slip into the benignity of the mountains in any of the finely done-up 20 rooms or the suite.
Looking forward to the cool Himalayan air already?
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