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Neha Sharma Jan 21 2015

Which are the most unique hotel experiences in India?

Debangana Sen Jan 21 2015
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These enchanting unique hotel experiences in India are surely going to give you a memorable holiday. Take your pick from these hand-picked hotels and get ready for an experience of a lifetime.

Glenburn Tea Estate, West Bengal

Enjoy a stay in charming renovated plantation bungalows surrounded by an endless expanse of tea gardens. Glenburn Tea Estate reflects an English countryside ambience. All the rooms and suites on the property offer spectacular views of the Kanchendzonga peak. Guests can also indulge in various activities like exploring the plantation, nature walks, picnics and local sightseeing.

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Solitude by the Riverside, Uttarakhand

A breathtaking luxury vacation home located on the pristine banks of the Kalsa River near Nainital, Solitude by the Riverside totally lives up to its name. This organic farmstay offers 3-room village homes and lovely cottage accommodations, each with beautiful views of the mountains and the river. A perfect nature retreat, there is a lot to explore and experience here from intriguing treks in remote settings to rock pools and waterfalls.


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Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Kerala

Enveloped in verdant wilderness, Niramaya Retreats Cardamom Club stands out from its contemporaries in Thekkady. This quiet retreat lies within a cardamom plantation away from the chaos of Kumily Town. The cottages are provided with every creature comfort, and have features like bathrooms with skylights, porch seating, walk-in wardrobes and huge windows that gateways to the exotic wildlife of the region. Guests can enjoy activities like barbecues, cooking classes, nature walks and a number of wellness therapies.


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Royal Desert Camp, Rajasthan

The Royal Desert Camp offers the ultimate desert adventure in Jaisalmer! Experience a unique stay in luxuriously appointed tents with attached verandahs. These tents are elegantly decorated and appointed with all the modern amenities. Bonfires, cultural music and dances, gala dinners and camel safaris are a few activities that you can look forward to here. Plan a trip around a full moon night and relive your Arabian Nights fantasies.

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Ramathra Fort, Rajasthan

Nestled between the Ranthambore National Park and the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Ramathra Fort is a private fort perched atop a hill. It lies in a quiet, obscure region unspoilt by traffic and city noises, with miles and miles of unspoilt countryside dotted by farms--an ideal serene retreat. The beautiful perennial lake, home-cooked meals, cycling trails and a star-spangled inky black sky are some of the major highlights of a stay here.

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Ken River Lodge, Madhya Pradesh

Another fantastic wildlife retreat, Ken River Lodge (Tree House) is a nice jungle lodge in the Panna National Park, on the banks of the Ken River. It offers both village-style hut accommodations as well as rustic cottages stays, that are spread across the wild expanse of mixed jungle and undulating terrains. It has a huge sprawling machaan that serves as the onsite restaurant. The local staff, boatmen, naturalist and owners make for delightful company and strive to make your stay at the lodge even more memorable.

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Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa

Next on the list of unique hotel experiences in India comes from the much-loved Goa! Away from the chaos and bustle of the Calangute Beach, this hidden gem is tucked away amidst a private tropical garden. Akshaya Lakhanpal is a charming boutique hotel with the beach just a breath away. It offers luxurious villas and cottage accommodations along with tree-shaded gardens, a yoga pavillion, ayurvedic spa, private pool and private sit-outs. A perfect Goan retreat doesn’t get better than this!

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Villa Shanti, Pondicherry

Hiding behind a discrete facade and exuding a quiet charm, Villa Shanti is a 19 CE mansion located in the old French town of Pondicherry. With a serene colour scheme of beige and white interrupted by a mural here or flowers there, the property boasts of 15 rooms and suites, a bar lounge, restaurant and a lovely terrace. The overall experience is very different from other hotels in the area.

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Punjabiyat, Punjab

Punjabiyat brings you the true essence of Punjab! A stay here is a fantastic way to unwind and reconnect with nature and the country life. Located an hour away from Amritsar, this farmstay offers 4 stand-alone rustic cottages decorated with traditional Punjabi artifacts. The wide windows provide a beautiful vista of the verdant farmlands and the daily farm life. The property is also close to a dairy farm, a gurdwara and a Sikh cultural museum. You can also volunteer your services on the farm or opt for a tractor ride through the yellow mustard fields for an authentic Punjab feel.

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Nimmu House, Ladakh

One of the last standing examples of the traditional Ladakhi architecture, Nimmu House is the largest building in Nimmoo Village with 30 rooms, 5 tents and 2 Buddhist temples within the premises. You will love this place if you’re looking forward to familiarise yourself with the traditions and culture of Ladakh, and are fond of light sports like rafting, cycling and trekking. It lies around 45 minutes away from the main town centre of Leh.

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Nothing defines rare and unique hotel experiences in India better than these hand-picked hotels. Get off the tried and tested and explore these hidden gems. Be sure to like and share with your friends.

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