Indian summers offer a fantastic opportunity for nature lovers to explore the nature’s bounty across the country. The seven mountain ranges across the country namely the Himalayas, Aravalli, Vindhya, Satpura, Purvanchal, Western and Easter Ghats are home to some of the most charming hills stations of the world.
Munnar Tea Country Resort, Munnar
Nestled amongst the Nilgiri mountain range in the Western ghats, Munnar is one of the most beautiful tea producing hills stations. Acres of verdant tea gardens coupled with scenic lakes and forests, this place has so much to offer to one seeking solace in nature. The Eravikulam National park, home to the precious Nilgiri Tahr, provides an opportunity to explore nature at its best. Trekking, trout fishing, and a visit to the Echo point are few of the activities one can indulge into. Amongst a plethora of hotels to choose from, one can consider staying in Munnar Tea Country Resort. Located in sylvan contours of the Nilgiris, this family resort goes an extra mile to add meaning to the vacations. With creatively designed living spaces and state of art facilities, the Munnar Tea Country Resort exudes excellence in hospitality.
The Elephant Court, Thekkady
Known for its Periyar National Park, Thekkady is an ultimate option when it comes to living amidst nature and its creations. The very mention of Periyar Lake conjures up the images of elephants, lush green mountain ranges and spice plantations. Trekking, cruising across the Periyar Lake and engaging in plantation tours and elephant rides are some of the activities that one can indulge in. The Elephant Court Thekkady offers one of the best hospitality options to choose from. Creatively blending in with nature in earthly hues of brown and green, this resort spells opulence and enigma.
Taj Savoy, Ooty
Deemed as the ‘Queen of hills stations’, Ooty is extremely picturesque with terraces of lush green tea and coffee plantations. Retaining the colonial fervor of yesteryears, Taj Savoy is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Ooty. Quaint cottages with colorful gardens add to the British charm and one can really lay back and experience hospitality par excellence.
Dal View- Vivanta by Taj, Kashmir
Cherry blossoms, the orange of the saffron and the beautiful shikaras perfectly create what is known as the heaven on earth, Kashmir. Cradled in the Himalayas, this spectacular hills station with its Dal Lake and beautiful gardens weaves magic. Capturing the essence of this paradise is Dal View-Vivanta by Taj. Classy hospitality, traditional Kashmiri cuisine coupled with the warmth of the people is what makes a stay here so exciting.
Himalayan Kothi Kias, Kullu
Popularly known as the ‘Land of Gods’, Kullu Manali captivates the heart of the visitors through its picturesque valleys and the thrilling Rohtang pass. With numerous temples dedicated to various Hindu deities, this place is nothing short of pilgrimage. Capturing the beauty of this place is the Himalayan Kothi Kias. The beautiful cottages located in a serene setting coupled with traditional hospitality makes this place extremely enchanting
Kalmatia Sangam Himalayan Resort, Almora
Situated at an altitude of 1,638 meters above the sea level, Almora is surrounded by four hill ranges, each dedicated to a Hindu deity. The clear blue sky and the snow capped Himalayas weave a view, majestic and breathtaking. Offering an out of the world accommodation amidst the pristine nature is the Kalmatia Sangam Himalayan Resort. Beautifully designed cottages with all modern amenities really make it a place worth exploring.
The Naini Retreat, Nainital
Famous for its lakes, this quaint little hills station inspires awe and wonder. Flanked by beautiful lakes, this hills station offers quiet gateway from hustle bustle of the city life. The original residence of Maharaja of Pilibhit has been converted into a heritage hotel to give the travelers a taste of royalty. Replete with modern state of the art facilities, this heritage hotel boasts of warm hospitality and a promising view of the valley.
What makes these hotels stand out is the thought that has gone behind crafting the look and feel in tandem with the nature and then, working out a fantastic level of hospitality. Undoubtedly, these luxury resorts and hotels add a whole new zest to the summer vacations.