Tired of chaotic holidays with too-loud hotels, middle of the city locations and a rush to cover everything? If you’re looking for a quiet escape into nature, here are 7 quaint lodges which will serve you with warmth and ensure that you have the most comfortable stay ever. Read on and book away y’all!
Paatlidun is a luxury resort in Jim Corbett National Park that effortlessly combines the wild with elegant comfort and hospitality. Their luxury cottages feature a private pool, a backyard with trickling sunlight and gorgeous wooden interiors. You will get all the privacy you need here so that you can enjoy nature in peaceful solitude. Also, the staff is extremely accommodating and non-interfering, so defo book your stay!
Tariff | Rs 19,500
Location | Jim Corbett National Park, Mohan, Nainital
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/corbett.paatlidun
Here’s Their Website | http://patlidun.com/
If you’re a chai lover, you’ll be especially pleased to know that The Wah Tea Estate also has a homestay with some enchanting little cottages made of mud and charming slate roofs. The cottages are theme-based and have been designed by taking inspiration from various tea types and extending its elements into the room’s design. You can also take a tour through the tea factory and witness the entire manufacturing process as well as explore the organic plantation garden, which is lovely!
Tariff | Rs 9,000
Location | Panchrukhi - Paprola Rd, Patti, Deogran, Himachal Pradesh
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thelodgeatwah/
Here’s Their Website | https://www.thelodgeatwah.com/
Located around 170 kms away from Chandigarh railway station, Kikar Lodge is a private forest reserve spread over *gasp* 1,800 acres of forest cover! They have 12 adorable forest view cottages with small private gardens and sitting areas. Because of the huge area it’s spread over, you will be guarded from the noise of the buzzing world outside. There are also a number of adventurous activities that you can try out here like zip lining, night safari and quad biking!
Tariff | Rs 7,000
Location | Kangar Village, District Ropar, Nurpur Bedi, Punjab
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/thekikarlodge/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.thekikarlodge.com/
The Blackbuck Lodge is located close to the Velavadar National Park, near Bhavnagar. The cottages have lovely sitting areas and decks to admire the sprawling views. The place is a beautiful mix of austere dotted with elements of nature that offer a lovely contrast to the luxurious interiors. The Bush Dinner is an interesting concept where an exclusive dinner setting is placed in the middle of nowhere and scrumptious Kathiawadi to Continental European cuisines are served to the guests. Nice!
Tariff | Rs 9,000
Location | Velavadar National Park, Dist. Bhavnagar, Bhal, Saurashtra, Gujarat
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/theblackbucklodge/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.theblackbucklodge.com/index.html
Located 180 kms South-East of Bhopal lies the Forsyth Safari Lodge. It is situated right along the edge of Satpura Tiger Reserve, and boasts 12 independent cottages a short walk away from the main lodge. The cottages are quite simple so that one can enjoy an authentic, rustic experience. They also offer a two-day hike to Pachmarhi for the adventurous lot and one can also camp right next to the Denwa River - wow!
Tariff | Rs 15,000 Onwards
Location | 14/1, Village Bijakhori, Sohagpur, Dist. Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/forsythsatpura
Here’s Their Website | http://www.forsythlodge.com
If you’re looking for something that’s not mainstream, check out this pretty wooden cottage in the middle of Karnataka’s coffee plantations. Spacious and surrounded by lush greens, this isn’t a luxury resort, but here you can explore nature the way it is supposed to be, quiet and at peace. Apart from the coffee plantations, there are also some cardamom plants growing around. The estate is located in Madikeri, at a comfortable distance from all sightseeing locations, which is always a plus!
Tariff | Rs 4,928
Location | Horoor, Sunticoppa Madikeri, Karnataka
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/NaturaVistaAPlantationStay/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.naturavistacoorg.com/index-2.html
If the hills and mountains are not for you and you’re a summer person, Devaaya is where you’d wanna be. Located on Divar Island near Goa, it is primarily a yoga and Ayurveda retreat where you can experience some alternative therapies to rejuvenate the body and mind. The cottages are built in Goan style and are luxuriously furnished and the entire area is extremely peaceful and serene!
Tariff | Rs 11,000
Location | Divar Island, Goa
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/devaaya/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.devaaya.com/
Let your next vacay be a visit to one of these lodges where you can explore nature at its best as you unwind and reconnect with yourself in solitude!