When planning a holiday with your loved ones most of us pick out intimate, comfortable and often eccentric places of all and to our benefit our country is dotted with breathtakingly charming places which rewards those who stay off the beaten path. Boutique hotels are cropping up in amazing locals in India. From futuristic glass boxes to historic hideaways, these charming alcoves of hospitality are as much worth a visit as the destination itself. So, here is list of most unheard exotic places across India, making your getaways surreal!
Tucked away in the Aravallis, this 16th-century-type fortress is only 4km away from the Ranthambhore National Park. It has 100 palatial rooms, some of which also have courtyards and terraces.
2. The Bungalow on the Beach, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu
This 18th-century Danish colonial property used to be the Governor of Danish India’s house. About 270km away from Chennai, this hotel lies opposite Fort Dansborg. This area used to be the Danish East India Company’s pepper trading post. The place is also known as Tharangambadi. Tranquebar is a Danish term derived from the Tamil word Tarangambadi, which refers to a place of the singing waves.
3. Taragarh Palace, Palampur, Dharamshala
This royal hotel in Palampur was built in 1937 by the Nawab of Bhawalpur. Later, Jammu and Kashmir’s royal family took it over in 1951. Now, this 15-acre property with lush tea gardens is a hotel with 26 rooms. While there, you can go horseback-riding, trek around the area, and go for nature walks.
4. Fateh Safari Lodge, Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
This boutique hotel, 55km from Udaipur, has 35 rooms and is 1,100m above sea level. Since it’s in the Aravallis, the rooms have an uninterrupted view of the hills. It also has a fort and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, which is known for hyenas, sloth bears, leopards, the rare chinkara, and migratory birds.
5. The Villa Goa, Assagao
This boutique hotel is a restored 200-year-old Indo-Portuguese villa. With high-ceilings, an open courtyard, and European architecture, this place is worth your time and money.
6. Vythiri Resort, Kerala
In the lush rain forests of Wayanad, Kerala, the treehouses at Vythiri Resort are ideal to spend some time alone with nature. From rainforest treks and bird-watching tours to trips to the nearby spice plantation, there’s plenty to do while you’re here.
7. Mihir Garh, Khandi Rajasthan, Rajasthan
Sixty kilometers from Jodhpur, Mihir Garh has nine suites, 1,700 sq ft each. From pools to fireplaces, these suits have every luxury at your disposal. While there, you can go horseback-riding, bird watching, attend in-house culinary workshops, and bonfire barbecues.
8. The Machan, Maharashtra
Located two-and-a-half hours from Mumbai, this resort is an eco-friendly property that generates electricity through wind and solar power. It lies on top of a hill in the jungle and gives you a breathtaking view of the valley below. It’s great if you like expeditions and adventures.
9. The Himalayan, Kullu Valley, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
This castle-like, straight-out-of-a-Disney film hotel in Manali is gorgeous. First of all, it’s the only structure for miles around where it’s located, so it gives you an opportunity to have some quiet time. Secondly, it has a very Gothic-inspired feel in architecture, so much so that it has an underground dungeon that serves as a bar.
10. The Hill Fort, Kesroli, Alwar, Rajasthan
You can reach this 14th century monastic heritage hotel via a road trip from Delhi. While there, you can visit Kankwadi Fort, Neelkanth temples, Jaisamand Lake, Talvriksh hot-springs, and Bharatpurand. It’s away from all the hustle and bustle, and allows you to unwind and relax.