When it comes to luxury travel, a holiday is not just visiting a place and experiencing different sights but revealing in the experience itself. Such a traveler wants to experience a lavish vacation and indulge in the feeling and create a memory that would last forever.
When it comes to luxurious travel destinations, India has numerable options to offer. Here are 10 of the best destinations in India where travel and luxury go hand in hand.
1. Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort, Gujarat
As the name suggests, the resort, located in Kutch in Gujarat, offers some great evenings to spend on the border. The old world charm with its beautiful mud chalets and tents, the stay mesmerises you and adding to it, is the musical performances of local artistes and the delicious cuisine. Guests can visit the Hodka village and meet the artisans engaged in embroidery work and also indulge in some nature walk and bird spotting at the Chhari Dhand Reserve. They say money can’t buy peace but at the Shaam-e-Sarhad Resort, perhaps you can.
2. Sula Vineyard Tour, Maharashtra
What is better than taking a stroll amongst grape climbers, experience wine making and spend few days and nights in five-star style surrounded by the sight and smell of mouth-watering grapes? If the mere imagination has awed you, then head to the Wine village in Nasik in Maharashtra. The lavish Sula vineyard stands in all its glory to give you an option to explore the region and also stay in the luxury suite surrounded by lush greenery, hills and serene lakes.
3. Cruise on Oberoi Vrinda
Experience the luxury of lifetime on the Oberoi Vrinda Cruise on Kerala backwaters, surrounded by picturesque landscape. You are not only surrounded by everything that is absolute opulence but you also get to enjoy nature in its purest form.
4. A luxurious stay at Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Those who wish to experience adventure and wildlife but in the lap of luxury, head to the Aman-i-Khas wildlife resort located within the park. If you have always wanted to experience camping in a forest but with all the modern amenities, you are at the right place. Stay in the air-conditioned tents and enjoy spa and rejuvenation along with the thrill of wildlife spotting.
5. Ananda Spa, Himalayas
What is luxury if it cannot pamper you? Ananda Spa, located in the picturesque and spiritual Rishikesh offers just that. Indulge in some rejuvenating therapies, mind awakening yoga and also some adventure activities including trekking, safaris and more but in a posh setting. The beautiful nature around is a bonus.
6. Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray Resort, Tamil Nadu
Located in Pondicherry which itself is a splendid location, the resort has everything that money can buy and more. There are different luxury accommodations, spa, amphitheatre, wellness centres an even an island pool. Apart from living life king and queen size, also enjoy the water sports.
7. A royal journey aboard the Maharaja’s Express
It indeed makes you feel like royalty. A luxury train that has all the modern facilities enjoy a journey that you have only dreamed of. It is said that life is a journey but aboard the Maharaja’s Express, life is a luxurious journey.
8. Punnamada Resort, Kerala
If you want to see your dream life come true, then Punnamada Resort is the place to be. Located in Alappuzha, the resort gives you a chance to stay in villas built in the traditional architecture style. Overlooking the amazing backwaters, the resort not only offers a serene stay with modern facilities, but also has an Ayurveda and Yoga centre.
9. Raj Niwas Palace, Rajasthan
Located in the beautiful Pink City, Jaipur, Raj Niwas Palace is considered to be one of the best heritage hotels in the world. Apart from, of course, the Jaipur tour, the stay at the palace offers a royal and exclusive stay complete with private dinners, private elevator and more.
10. The Naini Retreat, Uttarakhand
A heritage hotel, the Naini Retreat is actually a splendid palatial building, the mere sight of which is luxury in itself. The resort also offers many activities along with luxurious stay. Surround yourself with the breathtaking view of the slopes and the picturesque Nainital Lake along with staying in the most opulent rooms that pamper you at every step.
All holidays rejuvenate you but spending some time in luxury where you are pampered and cared for all the time without sacrificing the delights of a traveller is something that will keep refreshing you for a long time. These luxurious destinations are just that and may be, more.