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15 Indian Hotels for that Dream-like Happiness

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If you want to experience luxury juxtaposed with a warm and familiar atmosphere, perhaps there is no place better than India. When on a vacation where you stay at is one of the defining features of how your trip was. Give yourself a chance to indulge in some luxury and opulence during your vacation. Cuisines from around the world, Old World’s Charm, Fantastic Conference Halls, Exotic Spas and the perfect view from your room, will make your stay memorable. We guarantee you are going to fall in love & go gaga over these hotels/resorts. Thank us later.

This list is especially curated for you to explore, and choose your preferred holiday and have an experience for a lifetime.


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  1. Bamboo Retreat Hotel, Gangtok: Started by Helen Kampf of Switzerland, with her Sikkimese team this brings you the best of both worlds. Modernity amalgamated with tradition, and West coming together with regional food, Bamboo Retreat Hotel offers a picturesque view from all the rooms. The hotel has a Meditation room and offers a rejuvenating Herbal bath. The hotel also offers Great Sikkimese food which most of the tourists crave when they go back home. Let the beauty of North-East captivate you and experience the most beautiful sunrise with a perfect place to stay at and a Welcoming staff to take care of you. Your search for the best  Sikkim holiday packages ends here.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri and the nearest airport is in Bagdogra
    • Best Time to Visit: All around the year, except the monsoons
    • Something not to amiss: Sightseeing, A drive to Tsomgo Lake, View of the snow-clad peaks, Culture, and FoodBamboo Retreat Hotel(Image Source – The Better India)
  2. Palm Beach Resort, Alleppey: A Luxury hotel, Palm Beach Resort was earlier Palackal family’s homestay property which is now converted into an exotic resort with all the modern amenities and facilities. Providing unbeatable the best Ayurveda Treatments, this resort offers its guests the once in a lifetime kind of experience. The overall >ambiance of the resort is so casual and amazing that one doesn’t feel like leaving. Let the clear Blue waters fascinate you and fall in love with the view and your gonna miss your Bright Rooms and the landscapes.
    • How to Reach: Alleppey railway station is the nearest and the nearest airport is in Cochin. Look for your dream Kerala Tour here.
    • Best Time to Visit: August to April
    • Something not to amiss: Beaches, Houseboats, and BackwatersPalm Beach Resort
  3. Iceland Hotel, Manali: Surrounded by Apple Orchards and Pine Trees and with a Beautiful View of Snow Clad Peaks, this hotel is truly what ‘Dreams are made of’. Riverside location and proximity to tourist spots gives it an edge over all the other hotels in the city. Contemporary, modern rooms and a warm, co-operative staff makes it your perfect stay destination. The owners themselves being experienced mountaineers can arrange for you trekking, zorbing, paragliding, rappelling and other activities. The majestic view of sky touching mountains and the sound of the Beas river which flows throughout the city makes Manali a perfect escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Click here for the best Manali Holiday here.
    • How to Reach: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar which is 50 km from the town. Take a taxi from there. People living in cities that are close to the town can also commute by road
    • Best Time to Visit: All throughout the year
    • Something not to amiss: River-rafting, trekking, paragliding and Beas river, adventure activities at Solang valley.Iceland(Image Source- M.A. Zaidi)
  4. Hotel Sapphire Grand, Ooty: Located on Church Hill Road in Ooty, Hotel Sapphire Grand is a fascinating bungalow styled property. A luxury hotel which has so much more to offer than one can think about in their imagination, this hotel is an amalgamation of luxury and comfort. With a Massage center and Children’s Park, this hotel lets your children have fun while you can relax. Abounded by mystical landscapes and the captivating Nilgiri Hills and blessed with great weather all throughout the year, Ooty is totally going to be breathtaking. Rest assured, you are going to come back with a bag full of memories and a camera full of pictures. Look for your dream Ooty Tour here.
    • How to Reach: Nearest railway station is in Mettupalayam and the nearest airport is Coimbatore.
    • Best Time to Visit: All around the year
    • Something not to amiss: Ooty Botanical Gardens, Nilgiri Hills, Ooty Lake, Pykara River and Nilgiri Mountain Railway Hotel Sapphire
  5. Lotus Bay View Hotel, Pondicherry: Rendering opulence and impeccable service are what makes this hotel great. A picture-perfect location and an inviting staff will ensure that your stay here is comfortable and unforgettable. Always made to the list of ‘10 Best Places to stay at in Pondicherry’, one can easily think of how amazing this one would really be. Pondicherry also called Pondy affectionately is a mini version of France we have here, in India. Apart from picturesque views and captivating sceneries, Pondicherry has numerous bakeries and restaurants which will cater to those European taste buds.
      • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Villupuram which is approximately 40 km from the city and the nearest airport is in Chennai
      • Best Time to Visit: September to March
      • Something not to amiss: Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, Le Cafe, French War Memorial and Puducherry Tamil House

    Lotus Bay(Image Source – Buravi)

  6. 18 Hotel Grace Mount, Dalhousie: Renowned for its hospitality and excellent location, Hotel Grace Mount is the best choice for those who seek peace & comfort. Scrumptious food & easy access to the major tourist attractions add on to your reasons to choose this one. Need to chill and spend some time between surreal views and want some enthralling experiences? Dalhousie is the perfect destination for you. Not just that, it also has something to offer for the wildlife lovers.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is in Pathankot which is approximately 80 km from the city. Pathankot has the nearest airport too
    • Best Time to Visit: February to November
    • Something not to amiss: Kalatop Wildlife Reserve, Dainkund Peak, Sach Pass, Churches, and Colonial architecture and a drive to Khajjiar.
  7. 19 Woodstock Villas, Coorg: Serving freshly prepared food and offering world-class facilities and luxurious rooms makes it your best stay bet at Coorg. Rooms with modern amenities and a convenient location make it a popular choice for travelers. The hotel also has a Multi-cuisine Restaurant where the guests can enjoy a hearty meal. The heart-stealing environment and the friendly and welcoming people make this one an unforgettable experience. The breathtaking sceneries and the magical views are a view you would remember forever.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is at Mysore which is around 120 km away and the nearest airport is in Mangalore which is approximately 135 km
    • Best Time to Visit: All around the year except June to September
    • Something not to amiss: Waterfalls, Coffee Plantations, Landscapes, People, and Culture, or try activities like Zip-lining.Woodstock
  8. 20 Coniferous Resorts, Meghalaya: An award-winning luxury resort in Meghalaya, the Coniferous Resort is located very close to the major tourist attractions in Meghalaya. Catering to the need of everyone this resort has standard and deluxe rooms. Co-operative Staff and Good Food increases the likeability of this hotel which promises its guests a comfortable and wonderful experience. A Pluviophile, anyone? Famous for its Cherrapunji which receives the highest amount of rainfall in the world, Meghalaya can mesmerize you in countless ways. So, give your hungry eyes a unique experience and visit Meghalaya. Click here for the best Shillong – Meghalaya holiday package.
    • How to Reach:The nearest railway station is Guwahati which is 104 km from the main city and the nearest airport too is in Guwahati which is 159 km from the main city
    • Best Time to Visit: All around the year
    • Something not to amiss: Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, and Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  9. Taj Exotica, Goa: The moment you enter Taj Exotica it’s an experience in itself. This one is all about luxury and comfort. Rendering With old-world’s charm and marble floorings, a stay at this hotel is sheer bliss. Beyond the exotic views, it also offers unparalleled hospitality and spacious rooms. A destination for celebrations, a place where party doesn’t come to an end. A coming together of Portuguese culture, sun, sea, and sand this serves as the perfect destination for your next vacation. Easy going people and good food makes it a major tourist attraction. Click here to see 10+ awesome Goa Trip itineraries.
    • How to Reach: Three of the major railheads in Goa are Thivim, Madgaon and Vasco Da Gama. Dabolim airport is 30 km from the Benaulim Beach (nearby Colva) in South Goa.
    • Best Time to Visit: October to February.
    • Something not to amiss: Water Sports, Beaches, Goan Food and last but not the least Goa Nightlife.Taj
  10. Blue Poppy Resort, Auli: Enchanting view and Spacious rooms in this Resort makes your trip nothing less than pleasurable. With 17 huts, Blue Poppy Resorts is one of the best resorts in Auli. It is the only resort in the town which is approachable on vehicles. The wooden aroma in the rooms fascinates you in a totally different way. Abounded with Apple orchards, and Pine trees, Auli is the place you have been looking for. Snow-clad mountains, contoured valleys, and beauty all around. Dating back to the 8th century A.D. Auli is one of the oldest and cleanest hill-stations in India.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is in Haridwar which is around 150 km which is km from the hill-station. And, the nearest airport to is in Dehradun which is 279 km from Auli
    • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year. Although if you want to enjoy skiing prefer October- March
    • Something not to amiss: Skiing, Snow-clad peaks, Cable-car and Snow gamesBlue Poppy Resort
  11. The Gold Beach Resort, Daman & Diu: Say hello to the perfect getaway from the crazy city life. Gold Beach Resort is the coming together of modern architecture and sublime services. With a Gym and 24 hour Room Service, this Pet-Friendly resort is located at Devka Beach which means you can enjoy the beauty of the sea sitting in your room itself. It also has a Spa & Steam Room to provide utmost comfort to the guests. The very less talked about and the most beautiful! If you are a Gujarati and wanna chill over the weekend and have some fun and have a drink or two openly, this place is your ideal destination. Daman & Diu which was a Portuguese colony for 450 years is surrounded by the subliminal Arabian sea and age-old churches. Take a detour in here and let the beauty captivate you.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railhead is Vapi which is 10 km away and the nearest airport is in Diu which is just 5 km away
    • Best Time to Visit: October to February
    • Something not to amiss: Beaches, Caves, Portuguese Food and Culture, and Diu FortThe Gold Beach Resort
  12. Singtom Tea Estate & Resort, Darjeeling: With a rustic charm, this one is the oldest Tea Estate in Darjeeling. Live in the rooms that were built in 1862 or before and still have a Victorian influence and all the modern facilities. A view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from your room is the best thing, we feel. The hotel also offers a chauffeur driven car for sightseeing in Darjeeling. With a joyous, cutesy toy train ride and the panoramic view taking over your senses, Darjeeling is going to make you feel like you truly are in heaven. With its gorgeous tea plantations, Darjeeling makes for a perfect destination for star-gazing and for spending a laid back vacation.
    • How to Reach: Bagdogra airport is 96 km from Darjeeling and the nearest railway station New Jalpaiguri is 62 km away
    • Best Time to Visit: August to May
    • Something not to amiss: Mountains, Tea Gardens, Shopping, and Trekking, Keventers
  13. Hotel Silver Rock, Mussoorie: Amidst the panoramic view of the Doon Valley, Shivalik Range and the Himalayas. With Deluxe rooms, Super Deluxe rooms, and Luxury suites, this hotel has something to suit everyone’s needs. During your stay at Silver Rock, you can enjoy world-class facilities like a Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Parking, and a Coffee shop, this hotel truly treats its guests as a royalty. Ruskin Bond’s hometown and a beautiful hill-station how could we miss Mussoorie? With its sky touching mountains and majestic views, this makes for a perfect destination for a trip with your family, friends, a loved-one or even for a solo-trip.
    • How to Reach: Both the nearest railway station and airport are at Dehradun which is approximately 60 km from Mussoorie
    • Best Time to Visit: All around the year
    • Something not to amiss: Kempty Falls, Dhanaulti, Sceneries, Cable-Car to Gun Hill, and of course shopping the cute souvenirs.
  14. Hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang, Tawang: A perfect blend of luxury and comfort, Hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang is the best stay bet at an offbeat location, Tawang. Multilingual & a friendly staff definitely deserves a thumbs up! A warm & decorated Bar offers a lot of choices to the guests and has a chilled out atmosphere in the evenings. The hotel also has a Multi-Gym for those who don’t want to miss out on their fitness routine even for a day. If you are planning to visit the place in September or October, we suggest you attend the Ziro Festival and take unforgettable memories along. From the far-flung corners of India, we bring to you Tawang, also known as Dawang is one of the less visited destinations. This one is truly what ‘Dreams are made of’. Also, the birthplace of Dalai Lama, Tawang has a lot to offer.
    • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Tezpur Railway Station and the nearest airport is Salonibari airport which is approximately a six-hour drive from Tawang.
    • Best Time to Visit: February to November
    • Something not to amiss: Picturesque landscapes, Buddhist monasteries, War Memorial, People & Culture
  15. Heritage Resort, Udaipur: Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name.” Dylan Thomas experienced this and so can you during your stay at the Heritage Resort. Give yourself a chance to indulge in luxury and royalty during your stay. A minibar within your room and a swimming pool too, the owners perfectly know how to treat their guests as a royalty. Craving a royal luxurious vacation? Head straight to Udaipur and trust us you won’t regret it. Also known as the ‘White City’ and the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur will captivate you by its charm.
    • How to Reach: Udaipur railway station is the nearest and connects all the major cities and Maharana Pratap Airport is 20 km from the city
    • Best Time to Visit: November to March
    • Something not to amiss: Royal Palaces and Ancient Havelis, Trekking, Fateh Sagar Lake and HaldighatiHeritage Resort



Fascinated and captivated by these magnificent hotels? We sure as hell are! Do let us know if we missed any of the hotels that you think should definitely have been there! Till then plan a vacay and have a blissful stay!


Contributed by: Japneet Kaur

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