A candlelit meal in an ancient haveli, a moonlit boat ride, your own private bliss in the middle of rain forest, a romantic villa near the wildlife, your own private room in the mountains, open air baths, camping under a million stars with your loved one —romance often blossoms in a magical setting. We’ve picked the top Indian boutique resorts, Eco hotels and experiences guaranteed to set you the mood for romance.
1. The Machan, Lonavala
The Machan is a unique environmentally friendly stay with a tree house concept located in the midst of an isolated private tropical forest in the Western Ghats. This romantic vacation home is surrounded by 25 acres of lush forest and is hanging over the edge of a precipice hence offering a breathtaking view of the valley!
2. Savista retreat, Jaipur
Located in a peaceful countryside outside Jaipur, this romantic haveli (which is a ancestral home of a Rajput family) like retreat is a heaven for romantics. You can experience rural activities together with your loved one whilst staying in luxurious rooms with outdoor pool and wellness centre.
Located in a peaceful countryside outside Jaipur, this romantic haveli (which is an ancestral home of a Rajput family) like retreat is a heaven for romantics. You can experience rural activities together with your loved one whilst staying in luxurious rooms with outdoor pool and wellness centre.
3. The Serai, Kabini
The Serai in Kabini will have you relaxing on the banks of the Kabini river in a 4 star resort equipped with romantic rooms, outdoor pools and close to many wildlife parks. You can experience the chirping of birds, enjoy a kayaking ride with your loved one or romance your partner on a candlelight dinner by the waterfront.
4. Banjaar Tola, Kanha
Visit one of the best maintained national parks in India, Taj’s Banjaar Tola in Kanha to celebrate Valentines this year. You will be amidst the Kanha national park and facing Banjaar river in your very own suite where you enjoy private decks, glass doors, elegant, understated furniture, locally produced fabrics, and plush beds. The suites include a tub with a jungle view, and walk-in shower.
5. Shakti Leti 360 ,Uttaranchal
Shakti Leti 360 is a luxury retreat set up in a stunning mountain at 8,000 feet. A romantic place where you can take time to reflect, and allow the space, peace and beautiful landscape to work their magic around you and your loved one. The unique part of it is that one can access it only by foot and it faces the Nanda devi mountain.
6. Blue Ginger resorts, Wayanad
If you fancy staying in a resort in the middle of a lush rainforest with a gushing river flowing right beside you, then “Blue Ginger resorts” in Wayanad, Kerala is where you should head. Here is an Eco- resort which is located in a UNESCO World heritage location and has a perfect blend of fresh air and friendly weather for your romantic getaway.
7. Khem villas, Ranthambore
Fancy staying in a luxurious stay close to wildlife? “Khem villas” in Ramthambore is the perfect answer to your adventurous and wild spirit. You can experience staying in a luxurious tent/villa or room with an option of a romantic enclosed but open air bath. You will find lush gardens that wrap around colonial-style white house, and the air is fragrant with frangipani, lavender and roses. It’s incredibly peaceful, bordering Ranthambore Park, and they even arrange wildlife safari’s for you along with romantic dinners in your own private spots.
8. Private Bungalow , Kumaon hills
Here is a romantic room made of wood and stone in the mountains of Kumaon hills, where you can wake up to the breathtaking views of the hills whilst enjoying your romantic privacy. This is one place you must go if you want to escape the touristy destinations and stays, and just spend time alone with your loved one. Whats more, you can get home cooked food made specially for you, at your order and hiking tips from the owner.
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9. Camping in the greens, Maharashtra
For all the romantics who want to do something more adventurous then you can head to Big Red Camp’s many camping sites around Mumbai. Visualize that perfect spot, away from the city sounds, by a river and dimly mood-lit with hurricane lamps. You will have hammocks, bonfire, BBQ dinner as well as other activities like fishing/kayaking or river rafting to raise your adrenaline. What better way to bring in the valentine then sleeping under a million stars in the middle of nature!
10. Yoga magic Eco retreat, Goa
Yogamagic Eco resort is the perfect place to head if you are tired of the over touristy Goan hotels and resorts and want some peace and privacy in a unique eco-friendly resort in the interiors of Goa. Here you can sleep in Rajasthani styled tented rooms or boutique suites surrounded by swaying palm trees and lush green paddy fields. A perfect place to revive the love between you and your partner.
How many of these have you visited yet? We would love to know.
PS: This list is randomly written, and in no particular order of preference.
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