- Villa Urvin Khan, Chikmagalur
Stunningly surreal. It’s what a dream mountain home is made of. Architecturally speaking, think antiques, open bathrooms, a gorgeous infinity pool, poster beds.Oh yes and how can I forget the super huge projector screen. So you can grab your beer by the pool and watch a movie. Goodness! I’m in love with this place for eternity.
Price: Rs.6000/person per night inclusive of meals
- Aranya Yoga Retreat – Goa
A place that combines modern minimalism. Perched atop a hill in arpora, the northern part of Goa, Aranya is a villa retreat that typically houses families on a longer stay.
With just 2 days to myself, the solo traveller in me ofcourse pestered them to let me grab a room for my short stay. And boy! I felt like this was all I needed from life.
Price: Rs.3500 for 2 people/night (2015)
3. Grand Palace Hotel and Spa, Yercaud
This one is pretty much a gem that not too many know about. A gorgeous view from the top of a mountain. All you see below is a valley and the vast forest in front. Serves a decent buffet and is worth a visit.
Price: Rs. 4700-5000 for 2 inclusive of breakfast and lunch
- Kurumba Village Resort, Coonoor
It’s made like a township, but with natural materials. A bamboo stilt restaurant, a lovely infinity pool, wooden beds and balconies and a playful stream right outside it. Perfect to be with yourself and experience some quiet.
Rs. 10,000 for 2/night. All meals inclusive.
- KTDC Waterscapes, Kumarakom
Managed by the Kerala Tourism Development Authority, this one is a surprise. With an infinity pool overlooking the lake, rooms clean and well-maintained and a good, hefty breakfast, it is complete value for what you pay.
Rs. 2500 for 2 inclusive of breakfast