6 unique and quirky hotels and resorts in India for a perfect weekend away from home!
Updated: Apr 26
Sometimes, all we look for while planning a trip is a stunning property with the best of facilities available just so we can get away from the monotony of life and take time for ourselves while enjoying the gorgeous set up.
When we think of a place away from home, we tend to look for something unique and mysterious, that makes us want to explore that place and let it sink in our hearts and souls.
Therefore, when we look for an accommodation whether it is a comfortable hotel, an eco-friendly lodging, a luxurious resort or a homely airbnb, we keep an eye for graceful premises that make us feel close to nature, warm and cozy rooms, sumptuous food, hospitable environment & a friendly staff, regular sanitization measures and the presence of the basic amenities.
If you are looking spend few days away from the daily humdrum in some quirky and distinct place, here is a list of 6 unique and ravishing hotels and resorts in India that can help you take your mind off of things!
1) TREEHOUSE RESORT, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
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Are you a fan of Winnie the pooh?! hahah, if yes, I am sure, it would have been your childhood fantasy to live in an actual treehouse!! I have some great news for you! YAYAYAY!
This resort in Jaipur offers you an opportunity to experience the woods in the way they should be experienced! You get to live in actual treehouse cottages and huts. There are green treehouse nests (feel like a birdie), ethereal earth house abodes and serene overwater cottages. These accommodations that thus adorn this pristine landscape derive their inspiration from the three elements of nature; Air, Earth & Water.
You can just take in all of nature at this one destination with fresh waterfalls, outdoor showers, walking trails in the woods, bird watching, calming jacuzzis, mud art, stunning interiors and much more providing you with the complete bliss.
LOCATION: Tree House Resort Jaipur Nature farms, NH11c, Opp.Amity University, Kalwad Kalan and Khurd, Rajasthan 303002, India
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Mid-June to December
BOOK HERE: Book your treehouse!
2) BAL SAMAND LAKE PALACE, JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN
IMAGE CREDIT: Bal Samand lake palace
Feel like a queen or a king(ugh), if you wish at this mesmerizing property. Get into your royal feels, Bal Samand promises to get you into the imperial feels right from the start with your welcome in a royal chariot, to the very end of your stay.
They have got elegant and lush green garden rooms along with stays inside of the castle with a never ending garden along with a divine and serene pool right in the middle of this luscious garden.
Experience waking up to White peacocks dancing in the greens and beautiful birds, you may not even be able to recognize the names of some, singing to you. They also provide the opportunity to get on a horse of your own choice and take a tour of their elegant palace.
Not to forget, YOU GET AUTHENTIC INDIAN FOOD! NOM NOM NOM NOM........
They have a Garden Restaurant that serves Indian and International cuisine and a Kebab Konner, it is an open air BBQ restaurant that serves kebabs and barbeque dishes.
LOCATION: WH WH BAL SAMAND LAKE PALACE
Mandore Road, Jodhpur- 324006, Rajasthan, India
BEST TIME TO VISIT: March to December
BOOK HERE: Palace is calling you!
3) BANASURA HILL RESORT, WAYANAD, KERELA
IMAGE CREDIT: Banasura resort, Kerala
De-stress yourself and experience the lush, elegant and serene hideout. Their unique feature is that they offer a tribal tour for all their guests, so if you are a fan of learning about a place's history & culture, this is the place for you!
Not just that, exotic flora and fauna, thundering waterfalls, rippling streams, magnificent mountains, panoramic views, Banasura has it all. It is THE place for all the nature lovers.
Banasura also offers numerous trekking options for the footloose traveler driven by wanderlust, eager to explore new and unchartered terrain. Oh and after a tiring yet super fun trek, enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating time at the Banasura Ayur spa.
Fill in your bellies at an airy restaurant with a panoramic view of the surrounding verdant land.
An atmosphere of intimacy and spaciousness. Discretely arranged tables offer privacy, while melodious music creates a soothing ambience.
LOCATION: Banasura Hill Resort
Kerala 670 731, India
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Monsoon season
BOOK HERE: Book your hideout!
4) BAREFOOT AT HAVELOCK, ANDAMAN ISLANDS
Barefoot is an eco-friendly idyllic retreat set up exclusively amidst pristine tropical forests at Havelock Island in Andamans. Barefoot at Havelock Jungle Resort is a place meticulously designed to offer stay amid the natural extravaganza. Bordered by sun kissed sandy beaches, azure crystalline lagoons, dazzling corals and spectacular & dreamy starlit skies.
There are 19 well-appointed and spacious wood and thatch villas and cottages with en suite bathrooms making it one of the best accommodation options in Havelock Island. Plethora of bird species can be witnessed here and thus resort is an apt place for bird watchers as well.
They offer water sports such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. There is also an elephant beach trek. Experience all of it barefoot at the Barefoot resort!
Let's talk about food! Mhmmmm, dine under the starlight while the waves lapping at the shore serenades you. Indulge in the dishes inspired by local cuisine and curated with fresh produce. Relax and rejuvenate at the spa at our resort on Radhanagar Beach.
LOCATION: Barefoot at Havelock
Beach N0. 7, Radhanagar Village, Havelock Island,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211, India
BEST TIME TO VISIT: All year around
BOOK HERE: Lets get barefoot!
5) TAMARA, COORG, KARNATAKA
IMAGE CREDIT: Tamara resort
A lil tired of the citydust?! Don't worry, checkout this lush and relaxing stay in Coorg, Karnataka, that offers something known as "Forest therapy" to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Taking inspiration from Japanese philosophies, this experience aims to give our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a natural environment, bathing in positive energies of the forest.
The Tamara Coorg is filled with uniquely curated experiences and nature-based activities. Get the opportunity to experience stunning waterfalls, mesmerizing viewpoints enhanced by beautiful streams and chirping of exotic birds, in the form of an adventurous trek. They also offer activities like bird watching and plantation tours.
Enjoy some delicious food at The Falls, it is a one-of-a-kind architectural marvel built on a bridge across the valley as a natural stream runs underneath. A stunning glass floor in the center of the restaurant provides a dizzying view of the waterfall below.
Sip on a drink at The Deck, It is perfect for those leisurely evenings.
LOCATION: Kabbinakad Estate, Yavakapadi
Village, Napoklu Nad, Madikeri
Taluk, Kodagu District – 571212
BEST TIME TO VISIT: July - January
BOOK HERE: Let's get some forest therapy!
6) KANAK, JAISALMER
IMAGE CREDIT: Kanak
Wanna watch mirages?! fa tranquil stay with Kanak in the desert of Jaisalmer. Ride on Camels, sunbathe, relax in your tent, stargaze at night, take fort tours, enjoy authentic Rajasthani culture and food at Kanak tents and camps.
Away from the hustle and bustle, lies a world of tranquility, colored in the hues of heritage and the shades of serenity. Experience an amazing amalgamation of architectural aesthetics, modern amenities, cultural activities and authentic cuisine, all in a camping experience that is as rooted in the culture as it is ravishing in its appeal, at Kanak Jaisalmer.
Visit the stunningly huge sand dunes and experience the best desert safari offered by Kanak at Jaisalmer.
LOCATION: Khasra No. 99, Salkha, Rajasthan 345001
BEST TIME TO VISIT: All year round
BOOK HERE: Desert safari, here we come!