The long weekend is almost upon us, and we’re hoping you’re up for a bit of an adventure. Use this opportunity to travel more and explore sheer luxury in different parts of India. A four-day vacation can do justice to quite a few destinations around you, especially if you’re the kinds who likes to turn down the pace and relax at a luxurious property. We’re giving you some of our best homestays, villas and cottages.
How does a vacation in a luxury villa in a quiet Goan village with its narrow winding lanes, lush green surroundings, sound to you? Made in Balinese style, the Villa Bali offers a perfect contrast between modern lifestyle and a village setting. You are only a 7 minutes’ drive from the Candolim beach with its vibrant restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and pubs. With its every floor full of amenities and luxury comfort; it’s the villa of your dreams. The elegance of the rooms with their exquisite floors, comfortable furniture, and classy décor is striking. The living room with an attached dining opens to a small garden which can be used as a sit-out. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, microwave with grill, gas stove, water purifier, cooking equipment all necessary cutlery. The svelte bedrooms with their beautiful furnishings have everything you need to ensure you a comfortable stay. The master bedroom has a pool view and a huge dressing room. The staff room is attached to the villa and will be a great help for guests who are travelling with domestic help. For days you spend exploring the hippie hangouts in Goa, this villa can be the vacation home you’ve always wanted.
A quaint charming home, Rana Cottage offers the best service to the guests and also ensures satisfaction to the fullest. The whole cottage is adorned with beautiful wooden artefacts that give it a very old world rustic charm. The most preferred aspect of the cottage is in close proximity to the airport, railway Station, and bus stand. Various tourist spots like Hidimba Devi Temple, Solang Valley, Bhrigu Lake, Kullu temple and Kasol are close to the cottage where guest can visit. Rana offers facilities like parking facility, doctor on call, laundry services, guide services, taxi services and airport/railway station transfer. Enjoy staying in the comfortable air-conditioned rooms that are replete with amenities like cable television, telephone, daily newspaper, intercom facility, mineral water, room services, shower, hot/cold water and bathroom toiletries. Unwind and have a relaxed stay at Rana Cottage!
These cottages in Wayanad are a dream-like affair. The wooden cottages are surrounded by perfectly manicured step gardens and have a brook flowing nearby. It has the best ambience for a romantic getaway. On the inside, the cottages are adorned with minimal décor, letting the sunlight falling on the wood do the talking. All the facilities are taken care of this attractively priced nature retreat. Ample parking space is available for your cars. For whatever you may need, the assistance of a friendly caretaker is always there.
Jodhpur’s first boutique stay home, finest in its class, comprises of a breathtakingly beautiful complex that reflects in many ways the walled city itself. Indeed, with its sensational vistas, different styles and angles, a central water body, square and garden; and an all pervasive warm “organic feel” Raas is a microcosm of the city. And like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of Mehrangarh. They offer you lavish rooms adorned with plush furnishings and all the modern amenities including Jacuzzi in the attached bath. The historical and culinary tour they take you on is simply magnificent. You get two options for dining and fine-dining restaurant and an al-fresco one where you will find multi cuisine delicacies. Indulge in some exploration trip to Mehrangarh Fort through the lanes of the old city where you may also take a tuk-tuk ride. After such an eventful day, soothe your senses in their spa by Ila where all your stress is taken care of. Experience the top-notch service and amazing hospitality from the staff here. The complex is modern and contemporary in their use of space and light and context and yet grounded in tradition. Jodhpur’s red sandstone unites the new with the old, even as modern designs and patterns in its dressing and carving add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region’s age-old stone carving industry. This seamless harmony between the old and the new, the modern and the traditional, the familiar and the surprising extends to all aspects of Raas; and it is everywhere, and at all times, as comforting as it is inspirational.
5. 1 Room Bungalow in the Lap of Tea Estate, Coonnoor
If you are looking to connect with nature or with yourself, or if you would like to slow down or ponder a while, or need a time off to bond with your family or friends, Tea Nest Annexe offers you a place with a perfect blend of calm, serene, and tranquil aura. Nestled in the mid of 1800 acres of tea gardens, the bungalow has its own sprawling lawns and 360 degrees view of tea gardens and tropical forest in the far end. What is striking about Tea Nest is its thoughtfulness and attention to details, be it the lovely names of the various rooms (Rosemary Room and Basil Room) or the unique decors and interiors of the room sure to relish your senses and mind. While Rosemary room offers a magnificent view, Basil comes with an attached living room. While the beautiful stills adorn the walls of the house, fascinating furniture embellishes the corners. A quaint little fireplace is a charm marked to the beauty of this place. Tea Nest gives you an opportunity to be with yourself; read a book; listen to music; meditate; loosen the body with a bit of yoga. Another great edge of staying at Tea Nest is the scrumptious cuisines freshly prepared and served with warmth and care. While the breakfast is complimentary, lunch and dinner can be ordered from the a’ la carte menu. An impressive range of tea kinds is available for the guests to treat their taste buds.
Mistletoe Munnar is a boutique, premium homestay having well-furnished rooms with private balcony; overlooking the magnificent Chokkanmudi peaks, Lakchmi hills and Kanan Devan plantations of Munnar. This homestay features a traditional clay oven bakery, a cute café, small library and plenty of warmth and care from a typical Kerala Syrian Christian family. Perhaps the only homestay in Munnar where the host’s family resides in the house. The rooms are spacious, well-appointed with modern shower rooms and private balcony and entry. The guests could expect a peaceful, homely atmosphere that is clean, hygienic and safe all. Mistletoe is also a cozy place for small groups of friends, who look for an undisturbed place to unwind. Food is a major ingredient during holidays and they understand that hence offer neat home cooked food, BBQ, customized to your taste with prior discussions. One cannot expect a typical hotel menu to order especially for major meals. Baking and cooking as an activity is encouraged with prior intimation and with an affordable price.
Situated at an altitude of 1950 feet above sea level in the mesmerizing hills of Dharampur is Sylvan Villa, a quaint charming property with amazing interiors and luxurious amenities. The warm and supportive staff ensures any and every whim is met at the earliest. For a pleasant stay, the villa features facilities like Wi-Fi, parking, security, power back-up and much more for the complete convenience of guests. The cottage has been immaculately done up with great woodwork finish and furniture that offer a rustic charm to the entire property. The beautiful sit-out is a great place for photo ops and also to enjoy a hot cuppa tea in the morning.
Kasauli, often described as a hiker’s paradise and being a small town can be covered mostly by foot. Famous for its lush green and picturesque surroundings of the mountains and its quiet and tourist friendly people, this place is one of the must-visit places. If you are also planning your trip to this location then head to this resort which is perfect for a vacation far away from the city. The resort is beautifully decorated and well-lit that gives a very elegant look to this place. This resort is that destination that would make you fall in love with it and you might just end up extending your trip here. The stunning rooms welcome you to a trip of a lifetime. The rooms are spacious and provide amenities like wifi, parking, 24hr security and many more. A great place for the fitness freaks as they have a gym too. So forget about your life back in the city and have a great stay here.
Munlom Resort is a gem which lies hidden away in the tiny hamlet of Gyathang. It the new stay experience you long for. Enveloped in the misty hills, it is a haven for you, your family and your family pets to stay together and bond over numerous things. These simple yet elegant wooden cottages give you complete privacy and a promise of good night’s rest which will be complimented by the conveniences of the amenities installed in place. Relish the rich home cooked food you will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which are included in the tariff itself. While you’re out exploring the surroundings for amazing experiences, the housekeeping staff will ensure that you return to a well-made bed to quickly retire to after dinner. Experience the special Lepcha reserve, Dzongu through the eyes of the locals, your host, who happen to stay on the property itself. So prepare yourself for a refreshing stay!
The Bungalow Retreat is a nice place to go to when you think of getting away from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Located in beautiful surroundings, this place provides rooms that are so comfortable and well maintained with all the basic amenities. The spacious rooms are cosy enough to make you laze around in your beds all day long. This is an apt place to hit that snooze button to your city life. You would not want to leave this place once you have stepped in. They provide many amenities taking care of your needs and requirements. Once here you would end up extending your stay here.