India is a blend of traditions and cultures. Indians not only offers you a mere accommodation rather a stay with the blend of love, care and utmost hospitality. Besides the food, the scenic beauty, adventure and colors India constant welcomes people with luxurious stay blended with love and tradition of this heritage land. In one phrase India offers much more than heritage accommodation rather a culmination of love, care and relation. The heritage places in India makes the country a unique place to stay in and a prominent travel destination among the tourists world over.
Lets take a look at the Top 10 Unique and Luxurious Places to Stay in India:
Green Magic Nature Resort, Kerala
Located 65 km away from Calicut, enroute Bangalore Ooty Mysore, Green Magic Nature resort offer tree houses, ethnic houses and eco-lodges built on trees with all basic facilities. Nestled at 86 feet in height, tree houses can be accessed by an indigenous cane lift. The tree houses are connected by a hanging rope bridge and have been built and designed by local craftsmen using indigenous techniques and local materials once used by the early inhabitants of this region. The amenities offered by this Nature Resort includes electricity, double beds with attached bathroom, linens, telephone shower, flushing toilette, wash basin with running water, carpeted veranda and sit-out. The Tree House is completely made with Eco-friendly materials.
Phool Mahal Palace
Located in Kishangarh, the lake side Phool Mahal Palace has the massive Kishangarh fort as its background and Gundalao Lake on the front. The architectural setting of this palace is a treat to the eyes and a real luxury to stay. Originally called the Palace of Flowers due to the famous Payandaz Bagh at its foot this heritage hotel was previously the residence of the Maharajas of Kishangarh. Phool Mahal Palace offers 37 rooms each decorated with traditional and ethnic furniture, wall paintings to provide the guests a contemporary atmosphere. The amenities included in each room and suite includes multi channel colour TV for recreation and toiletries. Rooms are of 2 types, 11 luxury suites and 26 rooms. Other amenities include Indoor and Outdoor game facility, Jogging track, herbal massages and yoga for fitness enthusiasts, safe deposit lockers and exclusive camel rides and camel cart rides arrangement on demand.
Located at Wankaner in Rajkot, Royal Oasis is an excellent work of Venetian-gothic style. Manifested with a blend of architectural magnificence, the property today has a distinct identity of being one of the reputed hotels of India. Royal Oasis is ornamented with marvelously furnished rooms, European chandeliers, French crystals, rugs of Persia, talian marble floors, furnitures made from Burma teak wood and stained-glass windows. Meals come included with the full board stay and are not so expensive. he peak season is between September to February.
Surya Samundra Beach Garden
Surya Samundra Beach Garden is the heritage retreat in Kerala near Trivandrum with a blend of beauty of the beach and along side the octagon shaped house. This resort was build by German Professor from Madras University for his own use. The facilities include 14 double bedded rooms with 7 cottages within reasonable expenses excluding meals. Other amenities include swimming pool, safe deposit locker, doctor on call and money change.
Old Courtyard Hotel
Located at Kochi, Old Courtyard Hotel is heritage hotel built over 200 years ago as a private residence. It incorporates the best of the Portugese architecture. The hotel has eight rooms overlooking the courtyard. Each room is decorated with restored wooden floors, unique four poster beds and old but ethnic furniture with tiles and mirrors fitted in the wood work. The hotel has everything to transport guests to the bygone era of luxury and comfort.
Oberoi Vanya villa
Nestled in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanya villa is a leading luxury jungle resort of India located on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. It forms the perfect base to explore the territory of the royal national animal of India, tiger. Tiger sightings are most common during the months of May and June. The resort setting is spectacular with watercourse and private decks. Other than these visitors are sure to get enthralled with the tents with embroidered canopies, private walled gardens, and luxurious bathrooms which give a unique contrast to the austerity of the jungle.
Samode Palace is a perfect blend of beauty of traditional Indian art and culture with the luxury of a modern hotel, set in the midst of Rajasthani landscape. Located in Samoda Village in Jaipur with 43 rooms and 18 suits Samode Palace is a luxurious stay. The ideal time to visit is October to April and is specially meant for the royals.
Glyngarth Villa Resort
Glyngarth Villa Resort is located in the midst of serene Blue Mountains in the south of India in “Queen of Hill Stations” Ooty in Tamilnadu. This Heritage Home was built by Sir Walter Mounde in the year 1850, was home to many famous personalities including the former Prime Minister of India and the late Jawaharlal Nehru. This resort will definitely get you a feel of the bygone era with its old charm from the traditional and authentic furniture to polished wooden floors. This resort has all modern amenities including Jungle Safaris, Guided Sight Seeing tours, River Rafting, Elephant Rides, Horse Riding, Hang Gliding and trekking which can be arranged on request with additional cost.
The Green Hotel
The green hotel also known as The Chittaranjan Palace was built by the Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1920 for the Mysore princesses. It is situated on the outskirts of Mysore and was only used for the purpose of shooting. Now it is has been restored as a small hotel. It has been renovated and furnished using traditional Indian crafts. Housed near Jayalakshmipuram it has 31 rooms with 25 double and offers comfortable surroundings, friendly staff and a restful atmosphere.
Bhanwar Niwas Mansion is located in Bikaner in Rajasthan and lies within the narrow valleys engraved with terracotta and pastel designs. This Haveli is a living evidence of the splendid construction of Rajasthan. This heritage hotel is a perfect blend of Indian and European style with traditional paintings and folk music to hear. It has 25 rooms with theme Parties, Tennis, Camel safaris and City Tour on demand.