If eating chocolate dipped strawberry, or getting pampered at the hands of a masseur made you feel WOW, imagine what will a holiday oozing with comfort and style do to you. Besides, everyone needs a little treat once in a while, and most of all, YOU deserve it. So, take out the moolah stacked in the bank and get yourself the ultimate self-indulgence package – deluxe lodging and opulent sleep!
Here’s some hand selected luxury holidays in India that you can get your hands on. Join the elite network by picking one, or all of these indulgences!
1 AYURVEDA TOUR – EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY HOLIDAY
With the sole objective of pampering your senses and making you feel like a Diva, this holiday can be the best little gift that you can give it to yourself. Ayurveda tour, in Kerala, normally ranges from 5 to 10 days where you will be staying in luxurious villas and indulging in organic food, herbal massages, steam baths, yoga, all under the supervision of experienced therapists. Waking up to the sound of chirping birds and the smell of fresh crisp, air is an added bonus. Coconut Lagoon (Kumarakom), Kalari Kovilakom (Palakkad) and Coconut Bay Beach Resort (Kovalam) are some hot spots.
2 ROYAL HOLIDAY – WHILE IN RAJASTHAN, DO LIKE THE ROYALS DO!
If cheap and ordinary isn’t the word for your next holiday, settle for nothing but a royal package! Experience the regal life by staying in one of those forts turned hotels in Rajasthan, where moments become memories of a lifetime. Once the palace gates open for you, you will be transported into a different world – of the gardens and courtyards, the royal ambrosia, evenings of folk songs and dances, magnificent décor and artifacts, and stories of Rajput love and war. Some pocket-friendly options are Umaid Bhawan (Jaipur), Neemrana Fort Palace (Dehi-Jaipur highway) and Gajner Palace (Bikaner).
3 HOUSEBOAT – FLOATING IN THE STILLNESS OF THE WATER
Indulge in a lazy, sedentary holiday, doing nothing but gazing at the emerald backwaters and wondering about Nature’s abound offerings to south heaven, Kerala! Fully-furnished and incorporated with all the amenities, houseboat voyages through canals, temples, coconut grooves, paddy fields, churches and takes you deeper in rural areas. These houseboats or Kettuvaloms come fitted with a cook, captain and an oarsman, but for such a kingly treatment, you may have to shell out around Rs. 5,000/night!
4LUXURY TRAIN – RATTLING THROUGH MILES OF TIMELESS ESCAPADES
Go retro, with the classic travel medium, the train. The train in talk is not your average, everyday train, but is a luxurious trolley with cozy cabins, lavish décor, modern furnishings and personalized service. World-class food and warm hospitality are a part of the package. Palace on Wheels, the world’s fourth best luxury train, offers a week-long expedition across Rajasthan for a whooping sum of approx. Rs. 25,000/night! Deccan Odyssey Train and The Golden Chariot are some other names from the luxury assortments.
5 TREEHOUSE – WHERE YOU SLEEP IN THE LAP OF NATURE
Where will you go if you want to shut yourself from worldly noise and sight for couple of days? Beaches are too hot, and mountains are a bit too cliché’, isn’t it? Treehouse is a new-age concept that offers a perfect balance of rustic and luxury, and makes for an ideal hideaway to clam your nerves. These luxurious abode with all the modern facilities are set in the heart of lush woodlands and built atop trees, but spending a night here can cost you, believe it or not, as much as Rs. 14,000/night! Some popular names are Tree House Resort (Jaipur), Green Magic Nature Resort (Kerala) and The Machan (Maharashtra).
Sometimes, luxury is affordable, time is expensive. So choose wisely.
Ah!! To be locked in luxury time and again. I can never forget the massage that we had in Goa. The houseboat in Kerala and treetop house is there on the back of our minds!!
@ Roh – Treetop is a good idea, moreover down there is so crowded, staying up there on the trees seems to be thing for the future generation. 🙂