India is perfect for a romantic holiday with your spouse. Think of a candlelit meal in an ancient palace, a moonlit boat ride, your own private island for your romance to bloom in these magical settings. You get all of these in India. Today, we have picked up the top 10 Best Romantic Resorts in India. Spice up your love life in these mesmerizing resorts.
10. The Serai Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Karnataka is famous for its majestic temples. The Serai is situated right in the middle of it. The resort has four private villas with pools, jacuzzis and large bay windows, no kids are allowed here. The Estate Terrace a paddy field as its backyard. Let the pleasing smell of spices from nearby fields intoxicate you on walks with your spouse. You may also explore the grand Belur and Halebid temples, where Shiva and Shakti have been worshipped for centuries. You are also recouped with deep-tissue coffee massage at the resort’s Oma Spa.
9. The Tamara, Coorg
The Tamara, Coorg is located at 260km long drive from Bengaluru. You will experience only gently curving roads and blossom-scented air through the 170 acres of pristine, private space. The resort is set lush coffee plantations and also seems to float above the misty Kodagu valley. It is appointed with luxurious amenity and suite is designed for uninterrupted together time. Wake up in the morning to a ripe-peach sky blushing under the mountains and snuggle in bed with a cup of coffee. It is the perfect solitude deluxe for you and your partner.
8. Ahilya Fort Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh
Ahilya Fort Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh has whitewashed walls lined with royal images, bougainvillea festooned courtyards and age old bronze idols to narrate to you stories of love, romance and valor. The hotel consists of 13 rooms including the spectacular Narmada Suite overlooking the river, and the Neem Suite that Maratha queen Ahilya Bai Holkar once occupied. The suite now has been restored using traditional textiles such as the Maheshwari and indigo block prints from Indore. You can spend a quite evening under the giant tree in the central courtyard, feast in the moveable restaurant on food cooked using the royal recipes.
7. Barefoot at Havelock, Andaman Islands
Barefoot at Havelock is a perfect romantic resort. It is known for its pristine white sand beaches, azure waters and abundant coral. It is one of the finest resorts on the island that houses the Radhanagar beach. There are a total of 19 elegant cottages and villas each of which is built using local materials and features tribal architecture for you to fall in love with. Wake up in the morning and go snorkeling or fishing, and then laze in a hammock throughout the afternoon, with the sand tickling your feet. Pack up your day with a couples’ treatment at Barefoot’s Ayurvedic Wellness Center.
6. Glenburn Tea, Estate Darjeeling
Glenburn Tea, Estate in Darjeeling offers some of India’s most idyllic scenery from where the mighty Kanchenjunga is spotted. It has eight suites, each kitted out in lavish colonial style, with four-poster beds and roll-top baths. You’ll be woken each morning with a tray of cookies and ‘bed-tea’ made with leaves plucked from the plantations outside your window. Also book a stay in the Glenburn Lodge and Campsite on the banks of the River Teesta where you can sit around a campfire as the hotel chef prepares an alfresco dinner for you to enjoy under the star covered blanket.
5. Ri Kynjai, Shillong
The Scotland of the East, Shillong houses the most romantic break in the most idyllic natural surroundings. Ri Kynjai is the perfect honeymoon spot located in Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram. The resort is rich in Khasi culture. It has upturned boat-shaped roofs to shrug off excess water for the rainiest area of the world. The pine panelled rooms have balconies overlooking the serene Umiam Lake. Not only relax in the in-house Khem Janai spa, but also go trekking in the Khasi hills, play a round of golf at the Shillong Golf Course, or head to Laitkynsew (80km away), and spend an afternoon walking across its living tree-root bridges – the perfect setting for the perfect mood.
4. Butt’s Clermont Houseboats, Srinagar
Butt’s Clermont Houseboats, in Srinagar is the quintessential honeymoon destination. Enjoy in one of the five Butt’s Clermont houseboats. It is moored in a sheltered corner of Dal Lake and offers stunning views of the placid water and surrounding snow-covered peaks. These are ideal cozy houseboats built with cedar wood and furnished with carved wooden pieces and Kashmiri objets d’art. It is perfect to spend a lazy afternoon on the veranda amid spectacular scenery.
3. Nandadevi Estate Binsar, Uttarakhand
Nandadevi Estate Binsar in Uttarakhand is a heritage estate perched at a height of 7,500ft on the Kumaon Himalayas. It has three bungalows giving long unbroken views of the mountains and is surrounded by lush forests offering you absolute privacy. The Goralkot Bungalow provides you with wide verandas, an extensive library and an open fireplace to curl up in front of. It also arrange outdoor activities and also let you spend uninterrupted time together. You may camp overnight in the forest, go horse-riding along the centuries-old trails, or make a trip to Almora and visit the ancient Nanda Devi temple from this romantic resort.
2. Wildernest, Goa
Wildernest is situated on the Western Ghats where Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka meet up. This romantic resort is a perfect example to dwell in the lap of nature. Abundant greeneries are seen in every side but we suggest you to pick a room with a view of the waterfall. There isn’t all that much to do here so plan this time to know each other better. And in the evening, while the light is still strong, trek up the hills and enjoy the spectacular sunset as you breathe in the soothing mountain air.
1. Vaamika Island, Kochi
In the Vaamika Island located in Kochi, you will find seven-acre of private island with two main residences— Sun Rise and High Noon. These centuries-old Kerala homes are restored and relocated onto the island from nearby villages with lakefront pools, gardens, massage pavilions and a private butler service. They have a ‘dine anywhere’ concept where you can have your butler set up lunch by the pool or along the water lily-covered pond. It is a quiet, refreshing venue for hot summer days with your spouse. Wind up your romantic experience with a dinner at the resort’s moonlit museum.
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