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9 Spectacular Pools With Some Of The Most Stunning Views Across India - How Many Have You Been To?

Picture this : a pool (heated or not) with views of the Himalayan peaks, of the Arabian Sea or the Western Ghats, how awesome would that be! Well we've grouped together a list of such pools across India that are not only incredible examples of architectural genius but also, you'll never want to get out of them! So let's dive right in, shall we?!

1. The Leela Palace, Delhi

Leela boasts of having the only rooftop and temperature-controlled pool in Delhi and it’s gorgeous! Located at the heart of Diplomatic Enclave, one can enjoy views of Lutyen’s Delhi from the beautiful pool. So dive right in for the relaxing swim but we're sure that you’ll stay for the spectacular views!

Location | Africa Avenue, Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://bit.ly/1XShjRR

2. Hotel Vivanta By Taj Malabar, Cochin

Grand just like every Taj property but what truly takes the cake in this hotel is the exquisite pool here! Built on the serene harbour lines of the Arabian Sea, the pool creates an illusion of merging with the sea. The result of this illusion is picturesque to say the least! Pssst...don’t forget to take a waterproof mobile case with you, to capture the beauty of this pool and induce some serious Insta-envy! 

Location | Willingdon Island, Kochi
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/malabar-cochin/

3. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Srinagar

Imagine taking a swim indoors during the winters, in a temperature-controlled pool and getting to indulge in panoramic views of the magnificent Himalayan peaks and dense pine forests, covered in snow minus the cold and inconvenience! What else? The pool is also adjoined to the L’Occitane Spa to double your relaxation. They understand comfort and *ahem* our inherent laziness too!

Location | Hotel Khyber Road, Forest Block
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.khyberhotels.com/

4. Alila Diwa, Goa

With palm trees in the middle, a view of the surrounding paddy fields extending towards a white sandy beach and cool blue waters of the Arabian Sea - this infinity pool with floating beds is already giving us serious vacay goals! The hotel sports Goan architecture and features an open air Jacuzzi along with a hot tub. The pool has certainly upped this hotel’s staycation game so just…uhh…pack your bags already?!

Location | 48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.alilahotels.com/diwagoa

5. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

Under the open sky and surrounded by lush green fields, this resort’s infinity pool is surely a treat for the eyes! With the Vembanad Lake near it, the large and tranquil pool seems to be merging with the shimmering lake here. Lose yourself to the awe-inspiring sights here! 

Location | Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.kumarakomlakeresort.in/

6. Wildflower Hall, Shimla

This property is so beautiful that it’s surreal but coming to the main highlight - the pool here is built at 8,250 feet above sea level. Yeah, we are still trying to wrap our head around that! The pool also extends into the magnificent Himalayan mountain ranges and the view is nothing short of heavenly! You can truly become one with the valley here and soak in the scenic beauty while immersing yourselves in the pool!

Location | Shimla Kufri Highway, Chharabra
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-shimla-wfh/

7. Le Meridien Forest Resort, Mahabaleshwar

Set amidst the mountains and dense forests of the Western Ghats, the pool is definitely worth a dip! The fact that it is temperature-controlled also deserves a mention here. Plus, a little birdie told us that, the infinity pool has been making waves among the Mumbai and Pune crowd too. Cool!

Location | 211 / 212 Mahabaleshwar - Medha Road
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.lemeridienmahabaleshwar.com/

8. The Panoramic Getaway, Munnar

This getaway offers you exactly what it claims! Located at 4000 feet above sea level, it’s rooftop pool offers you an unhindered panoramic views of Munnar including, the lovely sunsets and the Lion-head mountain. It's also heated and it’s unparalleled views proves to be a truly healing experience!

Location | Munnar Bypass, Chithirapuram
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.thepanoramicgetaway.in/index.php

9. Kurumba Village Resort, Coonoor

Here’s a hidden gem from down south! This resort has been kept away from us far too long, but it’s natural beauty and pool ensured that it got on our radar anyways! Nestled in the untouched greens of Nilgiri, the pool here becomes one with the lush valley which makes it the perfect spot to bask in the glory of nature. Drown yourself in the stunning landscape while swimming in this glorious find! 

Location | Ooty-Mettupalayam Road, Hill Grove Post, Kurumbadi, Nilgiris 
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.natureresorts.in/kurumba/

These pools have definitely navigated their way through our hearts and bucket list, along with piggy banks now devoted just to them! So take that well-deserved vacay and take a dip in these pools with jaw-dropping views!