Written By: Nargis Namazi
If coral reefs, turquoise blue lagoons and silvery beaches are your idea of fun, then Agatti Island Resort in the picturesque Agatti Island has all the ingredients to make a perfect holiday. Since the beach is never crowded and the resort is located in the midst of coconut and palm grooves, it is blissful for both beach bums and couples on their honeymoon. Guests can indulge in scuba diving; snorkeling and Deep Sea Fishing here and also partake in canoeing, water skiing, island hopping and beach volleyball.
They claim to be a ‘fairytale’ resort and there’s no reason why one must disagree. For the most scenic and breathtaking views of the Greater Himalayas, there’s really no better resort. So, if you’re a nature admirer, then the Wildflower is a must-visit where you can take in the views of the splendid mountains & valleys while you dine or take pleasure walks through perfumed pine forests.
This is a 70-year old hunting lodge that is just about 20 minutes away from the famous Ranthambore National Park. Being a Taj property, the focus has been on maintaining the grandeur of the place with well-appointed amenities such as dining hall, bar, lounge and a spa. The whole resort amalgamates the old with the new – letting visitors enjoy a good mix of both.
7. Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino– for dining and spoiling luxury
At the Zuri White Sands, guests are encouraged to “open up your senses, shut the world and live it up”. The setting is serene, the beach beautifully white and everything is as impeccable as it can get. Guests can indulge in premium rooms or even opt for an air-conditioned tent by the beach. Close to Varca Beach, the resort is the preferred choice of leisure as well as corporate travelers.
If you headed to Kerala and desire uncompromising facilities, then the Leela Kovalam offers abundantly. It is Kerala’s largest beachside resort that is perched on a single rock and boasts of a number of entertainment and dining options. Some of the views from the Kovalam are simply out-of-this-world as the resort is placed between two broad beaches. Outdoor reclining stands, library facilities, exotic club cafes and personal swimming pools are to mention some facilities on offer.
5. Taj Holiday Village, Goa– For a memorable party in Goa
Being a Taj property, you know you can expect the best in luxury and service. And considering that we are talking about Goa, your holiday is about to get even more vibrant and colourful. The resort gives you plentiful opportunities to relax in leisure and engage in several fun activities. It has 142 cottages and villas all inspired by Goan-Portuguese architecture that successfully transport you to another world. Relax, reinvigorate, pamper, dine or party – the choice is all yours.
If you’re specifically seeking an adventure-soaked holiday, head straight to The Oberoi Vanya Vilas in Rajasthan. Located a few kilometers away from the Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve, this resort is a leading luxury jungle stopover to enjoy glorious views of the majestic tiger. Guests can enjoy luxury tents, private gardens and a range of other world class facilities and services. Vanya Vilas is surely the ultimate in jungle vacation.
There is no dearth of health resorts in Kerala but Kumarakom Lake Resort happens to be one of the best. Situated in the heart of lush, unforgettable greenery, the views alone can calm and invigorate tired bodies and mind. Enjoy stunning sights of the backwaters and get pampered to the hilt by the staff. Being a very popular tourist destination, the resort is renowned for its Ayurveda-based spa facilities and a host of indoor and outdoor entertainment and recreational activities.
Did you know that this resort nestled somewhere in Chaura Maidan in Shimla is over a 100 years old? Besides taking in the grandeur of the bygone eras, visitors, who come from across the globe to the Oberoi Cecil, get enchanted by the beauty of the snow-clad Himalayan Mountains that beautify the resort even further. Being a heritage resort, the property is opulently bedecked and ideal for big families with several facilities to choose from.
Situated close to the gorgeous Kovalam beach, this Taj property will really take your breath away. Stop by with close friends, family or your partner and each time you will return with a unique experience – completely unlike the former. An amazing backwater retreat, the USP of this place is its hill resort layout. Bars, spas, villas, specially designed meals – really, the works at Taj Green Cove!