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  • The combination of exotic locations, warm ambience and ancient therapies and treatments is what primarily defines luxury resorts in India. Designed for providing a relaxing and invigorating experience to guests, royal resorts in India have raised the bar of lavishness and comfort to a new level all together.

    The wide variety of ultra luxury resorts spread across the length and breadth of the country provide several opportunities for visitors including family, friends and couples to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Indian architecture and royalty.

    Royal resorts in India have merged the true essence of regal era with a modern outlook, thereby, enhancing the opulent experience for  a traveler. These luxury resorts offer their services not only to the crème de la crème of the nation but also countless visitors from across the globe.
  • 10 Super luxurious resorts

  • 01Amanbagh Resort

    Amanbagh Resort
    Experience a Mughal inspired resort in Alwar district of Rajasthan with Amanbagh Resort. Amanbagh Resort is located 40 kilometers from the Bengal tiger sanctuary of Sariska and 12 kilometers from Bhangarh Fort. The surrounding Aravalli Hills combined with the exquisite Indo-Persian architecture of the resort gives it a very regal look.



    The resort has a very well maintained garden space where guests can take a walk and experience the sheer luxury that surrounds them. Indulge in some mouth smacking food at the restaurant in the resort. The restaurant uses local made ingredients and guests are treated to a princely experience among the wilderness and the candles where they dine. The resort has 4 types of stay- pool pavilion, terrace haveli suite, garden haveli suite and courtyard haveli suite. For those looking for some more relaxation, indulge in their ayurvedic spa which is sure to calm and relax.
  • 02Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Cansaulim, Goa

    Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Cansaulim, Goa

    Located in the picturesque village of Cansaulim, The Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa covers a sprawling area of 45 acres. Situated amidst magnificent beachfront gardens, the resort is designed to resemble a Goan village. It offers a great combination of comfort, style and unique local flavour.

    The well landscaped gardens feature waterways and lagoons shimmering with clear water. The highlight of the resort is its collection of exquisite restaurants -- Casa Sarita, Masala, Da Luigi, Village Cafe, Palms, Praia de Luz, a poolside bar, Wine Room and Cabana -- where guests can enjoy various lip smacking Goan, Indian and other international delicacies.

    With respect to rooms, one can opt for Standard, View, Deluxe and Suite. The resort is also known for its pousada-style guestrooms and suites each of which offers a spa-inspired bathing experience to the guests.


    The Park Hyatt is one of the best luxury resorts in India that offers various facilities to help its guests unwind and relax. The most prominent of these is the Sereno Spa where guests can enjoy a wide range of holistic treatments including Ayurvedic and Yogic therapies.

    Guests interested in exploring the history of Goa can also take a tour of Old Goa and visit the ancestral homes of the local community. The resort also features a vast swimming pool, a fitness center and a tennis court for the guests to enjoy various sports and fitness activities.

    Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Cansaulim, Goa
  • 03The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

    The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

    Located within the majestic Himalayan ranges is The Oberoi Cecil, a Grand Heritage Hotel that symbolisesthe colonial history of Shimla. This resort, dating back nearly a 100 years, brings to fore the original British era grandeur.

    The guests are transported back in time as they walk over its wooden floors, enjoy its crackling fires and colonial era furniture and are mesmerised by its welcoming atmosphere. The hotel has a magnificent atrium and also provides a great view of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    During their stay at The Oberoi Cecil, one of the best luxury resorts in India, guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as a colonial heritage tour, walk in the woods and the train ride.


    In addition, the hotel provides the facility of a heated indoor swimming pool, where the guests can relax and unwind. Guests can also opt for Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Deluxe Suite and Luxury Suite. The mesmerising and romantic view of the snow capped mountains, from the windows of the pool, makes the guests feel pampered by nature itself.

    The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • 04Ananda Spa Resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

    Ananda Spa Resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

    Ananda Spa Resort has definitely earned a well-deserved place in the top ten royal resorts in India. Located strategically in the midst of unexplored green stretches, at the Himalayan foothills, it is a leading centre for yoga and meditation tours besides being a famous spa destination.

    The wide choice of residential accommodation and the tranquil ambience of the resort makes it a great place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the company of loved ones. The resort, which was at one time the royal residence of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, has been turned into a spiritual destination for guests seeking respite from a stressful urban life.


    This one of the few royal resorts in India that offer a vast range of accommodation facilities including Palace View Rooms, Valley View Rooms, Premium Valley View Rooms, Garden Suites, The Ananda Suite, The Viceregal Suite and Ananda Villas. The enchanting surroundings of the resort combined with the traditional Indian Ayurvedic health regimes, help the guests to rediscover themselves.

    In order to provide a rejuvenating experience to the guests including friends, family and couples, the resort also offers various facilities including Vedanta spa and yoga retreats. The guests can also participate in outdoor activities including nature walks, thrilling mountain treks,thrilling river rafting and amazing wildlife safaris. The resort has much to offer to people seeking peace, privacy and adventure and is an ideal place for people to enjoy the breathtaking treasures of nature.

  • 05Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort, Kutch, Gujarat

    Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort, Kutch, Gujarat

    For people seeking a great holiday retreat that also offers a glimpse into the rich traditional Gujarati culture, Shaam e Sarhad is just the perfect resort. Located in a secluded region of Kachchh, the place offers diverse accommodation choices including mud cottages and tents, both of which have an old world ambience and charm.

    The beauty and hospitality of the place will make the guests  including friends, family and couples forget their everyday troubles and enjoy the blissful seclusion. Not only will guests be given an opportunity to visit the Hodka village but they will also get to meet artisans who have mastered the art of making embroideries including pakko, neran, kambhiro and applique apart from leather work. Accommodation here is comfortable and defined by simplicity. Guests can also opt for tents, family tents and bhungas.


    The resort provides a perfect opportunity for the guests to experience the various traditions and culture of Kachchh on a first hand basis. They can not only lose themselves in the mesmerising folk dances and music presented by local artists but also delve into delicious cuisine of the region which has a unique taste and aroma.

    A traditional dinner of bajra ni roti with ghee and jaggery, and khichdi kadhi is usually served here. In addition, the guests can also take a ride to the nearby Chhari Dhand Reserve, to enjoy the experience of bird watching. Despite barren lands, the vivid and colourful lives of the local people combined with the intoxicating hospitality of the resort give the guests much to look forward to during their stay at this luxury resorts in India.

    Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort, Kutch, Gujarat
  • 06Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa

    Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
    One of the finest and most well known hotels in Goa, Vivanta by Taj Overlooking Sinquerium Beach, this fine stay was also the first luxury hotel in Goa. The hotel is a well known spot for business tycoons and celebrities who frequent it for the luxury it provides. With its proximity to the beach, guests are enthralled by the beauty of the resort and the calmness of the open sea. The hotel has 5 restaurants- Latitude, Morisco, Il Camino, SFX and Martini Bar, all of which provide the guests with some very exquisite dining experience with their collection of various local and international delicacies.



     The staff here is very cordial and are more than willing to help guests have the perfect stay they desire. The hotel also has a spa, a business center, a fitness center, a meeting room, a Children’s activity centre and a on-call doctor. There are also provisions for guests to opt for sightseeing tours in Goa or indulge in activities such as Deep Sea Fishing Experience, Champagne Sunset Cruise, Private Dining Under the Stars and a whole lot of other activities. For accommodation, guests can opt for a garden view room, a sea view room, a deluxe sea view room with sit out facility or a cottage stay with a garden view.
  • 07Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kumarakom)

    Kumarakom Lake Resort (Kumarakom)
    Step into luxury with an incredible stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort. Stated by BBC as one of the most luxurious holiday destination in the world, Kumarokam Lake Resort is a high-end resort with the finest of services, located about 3 kilometers away from Kumarokam Bird Sanctuary. The resort is known for not just its facilities but also its very courteous staff. The rooms, villas and suites of the restaurant combine the best of Kerala’s indigenous architecture and modern contemporary comforts and luxuries. Staying here is an experience of its own as evident from the testimony of many about the resort. Guests staying here can enjoy the tranquility of the Vembanad Lake on whose shores the resort is. The resort has 4 restaurants where guests can enjoy a nice meal. They are Ettukettu The Specialty Restaurant, Vembanad The Seafood Bar, Thattukada The Traditional Tea Shop and The Pool Pavillion. The restaurants are a class of its own and one can enjoy some very lavish meals comprised of local and international cuisines. For accommodation, the resort provides presidential suites, villas with private pool, lake view villas with private pool, meandering pool villas, luxury pavilion rooms and houseboats. The resort also has a conference room, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a business centre and an Ayurveda treatment centre where you can indulge in some relaxing massages by licensed masseuse. The resort also has provisions for watersports on the lake along with backwater and sunset cruises. Guests can also opt for sightseeing activities nearby which will be organized by the resort.
  • 08The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa (Gulmarg)

    The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa (Gulmarg)
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    Nestled among the Himalayas amidst the beauty of Gulmarg and all its greenery, Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa resembles something from a fairytale. The resort is located in close proximity to Gulmarg Gondola, the world’s highest ski lift. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery including flora that is indigenous to hilly areas. Due to its location, the resort is often covered in snow during the winter months making it an even more incredible stay.

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    One can enjoy a great holiday experience gazing out at the beautiful mountains and its views. For dining, the resort has 4 restaurants- Cloves, Nouf, Chaikash and Calabsh, each of which comes with their own incredible dining experience. Guests can opt to stay in premier rooms or take a cottage for stay. The resort has been designed with a combination of Kashmiri architecture fused with contemporary designs to create a splendid wooden paradise. The resort also has a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and children stay along with a bunch of activities that guests can participate in such as golfing, skiing, trekking and so on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • 09Punnamada Resort (Alappuzha)

    Punnamada Resort (Alappuzha)
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    Overlooking the beautiful backwaters of Punnamada Lake Alappuzha, Punnamada Resort is an enchanting place marked by comfort and luxury at a location that enlivens all your senses. This beautiful resort is surrounded by lush green trees and flowers on all sides except one which faces the lake. Combining the best of Kerala architectural senses and contemporary designs, this grand stay will be like no other for anyone who chooses to stay here. The serene lake shore is a wonderful place to relax. Enjoy reading a book under the trees on the lake shore or just stare out into the open vast lake that is sure to soothe one and all. The resort also has an Ayurveda and Yoga center for guests to relax in. One can opt to stay in a villa with either a garden view, lake view or a duplex villa. The best part about the resort is that they have special rooms for people with any sort of disability. The rooms have built-in ramps so that moving wheel chairs would be easy along with specially constructed lifts and hand rails everywhere to make the experience for people with any disability much easier. Their restaurant is another major plus point as you get to experience traditional Kerala dishes that can cater to both vegetarian and non- vegetarian guests. It is truly a grand experience.
  • 10The Tree House Resort (Jaipur)

    The Tree House Resort (Jaipur)
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    Experience the thrill of living on a tree with Tree House Resort in Jaipur. This fine resort combines the best of modern comforts amidst the tranquil pristineness of the jungle all around. Perched atop keekar trees , the nests, used to denote the tree house, have several live branches running through the rooms making nature omnipresent in this fantastic stay. Several winged friends visitors of all hues and shapes , chirp merrily outside the Nests' windows to be nature's morning alarm call. Staying here will be an experience of its own as you escape the hustle of the city and experience nature at its best. Guests can indulge in resort spa and the aviary shop for some fine relaxation. This is a resort stay that one will remember for years due to its sheer uniqueness and comfort. Guests can choose between various types of stay depending on their group size and their requirements. For dining, indulge in the fine dining of Machaan, the tree house restaurant that produces the finest delicacies from local produce. Head over to Peacock Bar for an after meal drink and experience this 400 year old former Mughal relic turned bar. One can never have a dull moment while staying here with the open ambience, the lush green and the pure air that surrounds them at all time
    Luxury Stay at the Tree House Resort, Jaipur

    Luxury Stay at the Tree House Resort, Jaipur

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  • Other incredible resorts you must stay in

  • 11The Naini Retreat (Nainital)

    The Naini Retreat (Nainital)
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    The Naini Retreat Hotel is a heritage hotel located in close proximity to the Nainital Lake. Formerly, the residence of the Maharaja of Pilibhit, The Naini Retreat Hotel is among the best heritage hotels located in Nainital. The hotel is situated on the very scenic Ayarpatta Slopes, providing a breathtaking view of the Nainital Lake at an altitude of 1,995 meters.

     

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    This luxury hotel, a strikingly beautiful palatial building, embodies an old-world charm along with visible impressions of contemporary luxury. The hotel provides 6 different types of accommodation- standard rooms, deluxe rooms, duplex stays, garden facing rooms, lake facing rooms and luxury suites and each of them comes with all the comforts that one can hope for. The hotel has 3 restaurants- Gurney House, Jim's Grill and Stella Bar, all of which provide a plethora of cuisines for the ultimate dining experience. The specialities of the Kumaon region are also a favorite feature on the menu. The hotel also has a spa, conference room and indoor game facilities. Guests here can opt for a variety of activities such as golf, boating, cable car ride, yachting, horse riding etc. during their stay here.
    Stay at Hotel Naini Retreat in Nanital

    Stay at Hotel Naini Retreat in Nanital

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  • 12Coconut Lagoon (Kumarakom)

    Coconut Lagoon (Kumarakom)
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    Coconut Lagoon is located in the Kerala district of Kuttanad. This exquisite stay is marked by its incredible cottages as surrounded by the Vembanad Lake which gives it a marvelous appearance. The waters flow all through the cottage giving the impression that the resort is on a small island. While the total resort area is 30 acres, more than 8 acres have been donated for rice cultivation so staying here is a unique way to experience farming, up close and personal. The cottages have been designed in the way of ancient Kerala traditions with equal contemporary galore to provide guests with the ultimate living experience. The rooms are very homely in their feel and items here have been procured from local markets. One can enjoy traditional Kerala styled meals at the Ayamanan restaurant along with contemporary style of cuisine. Staying here will be a lifetime experience and should be experienced at least once by all.
  • 13Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

    Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

    The best aspect of Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray is its extremely convenient location. Spread over an area of 23 acres, the resort surrounds a man made lake which covers an area of 5 acres. In addition to the high quality services, the resort employs multilingual staff. The rooms and villas overlook the beautifully maintained waterfront which in itself makes the guests feel calm and relaxed.

    The place is just ideal for people who want to have a good time amidst pure luxury and comfort. Their accommodation is probably one of the best in the country. Guests have a wide range of options that include Ferns (Garden View Rooms), Cascade (Water View Rooms), The Heavens (Open to sky jacuzzi Rooms), The Bermudas (Villas), The Guadeloupe (Luxury Villas) and Tahiti (Royal Villas).


    There is also an amphitheatre, an island pool, a tea lounge, discotheque and spa and wellness facilities which are sure to leave the guests refreshed and rejuvenated. It is a haven for water lovers for in addition to the lake and the swimming pool, the resort offers various opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of watersports and other activities.

  • 14Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

    Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

    The Radisson Blu Temple Bay Beach Resort, Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) offers sights that will make your trip here worthwhile. It provides aesthetic landscapes of palm trees rising from blue lagoons, small isolated sliding roof shelters and a delightful tiny bridge.

    It is from this resort that you also get a good view of the Shore Temple from the comfort of your balcony. And how can we forget, the spectacular vision of the inviting beach as well.


    There is also an outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool which pampers the guests. For fine dining options you can choose from a vast variety of cuisines offered by Aparanta, Kokum & Spice, In-room Dining, Lounge Bar, Piano Lounge and Razz Ma Tazz. The guests can also opt for visiting one of the several popular beaches that are located near the resort.  

    Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • 15Wood House Beach Resort, Varkala, Kerala

    Wood House Beach Resort, Varkala, Kerala

    Located on the beautiful seashores of Varkala in Kerala, The Wood House Beach Resort is perfect for people seeking luxury and comfort without compromising on their privacy.

    The resort consists of wooden cottage style rooms that provide an old world charm which is further enhanced by the lush green environment of the place. It  provides a great view of the golden red sun setting across the ocean with the lapping waves trying to catch its last rays. In addition, the guests can get a sneak peek into the everyday lives of the locals as they watch them hauling in fishing boats with the catch of the day or tending beautiful coconut groves.

    The facilities provided here include independent and fully furnished villas, Ayurveda spa and a provision for herbal steam bath. The resort also provides a balanced combination of modern amenities and traditional lifestyle which provides the feel of simple yet comfortable living.

    The resort also provides facilities to help the guests calm their frayed nerves. Prominent among these are the Ayurvedic spa and the adventurous water sports at the unexplored Kovalam beach. The unmatched privacy and intimacy of this luxury resorts in India truly makes for a memorable stay.

  • 16Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala

    Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala

    Hidden in the lush green tropical rainforest on the beautiful hills of Wayanad is the jungle getaway of Vythiri Resort. The place is ideal for people seeking a retreat into nature while enjoying all the comforts of modern day living. Whether it is the touch of cold breeze or the soft kiss of mists settling down on the surrounding mountains, or even the sound of the fabulous waterfalls and bubbling water streams, Vythiri provides a great way of experiencing nature at its best.

    Located amidst 150 acres of coffee and cardamom plantations, the guest rooms at Vythiri are designed like the cottages of planters. The unparalleled beauty of the majestic landscape along with the warm hospitality and perfect services offered by the luxury resort, make it a great holiday destination for guests who like a bit of thrill and adventure in their lives. For accommodation, one can opt for Tree House, Pool Villa, Honeymoon Villa, Vythiri Haven, Vythiri Habitat and Serenity Cottage.


    This luxury resorts in India offers diverse facilities for the guests to rejuvenate and relax. Guests can enjoy the perfect combination of ancient ayurvedic and aroma therapies at the Vythiri spa to heal their body and soul. In addition, they can also opt for exotic and therapeutic treatments offered at the ayurvedic center which help guests to re-balance their mind, body and spirit. For those who love outdoors, a walk through wilderness and trekking in the surrounding mountains will help them connect with nature.

    Stay at Vythiri Village Resort in Wayanad

    Stay at Vythiri Village Resort in Wayanad

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  • 17Leonia Holistic Destination (Hyderabad)

    Leonia Holistic Destination (Hyderabad)
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    Experience the thrill of Leonia Holistic Destination, Hyderabad with a wonderful stay at the resort in the adventure complex. From Go-Karting to Paintball, there are a whole bunch of activities and sports one can participate in during their stay here. This unique stay in Hyderabad is sure to fulfill every holiday desire with equal parts fun at their adventure centre and equal part relaxation at their resort. One can choose to stay between 4 hotels within the complex namely Leo Celestia Suites, Leo Lagoon Bay and Leo Biz. Each of these provide the best of comfort for their guests and are custom designed for an experience of its own. Leo Celestia Suites comprises of designed suites to cater to private or business moments.
    Leo Lagoon Bay are 18 villas set in picture-perfect environment with dramatic semi private lagoon and private patio that await to pamper. Leo Biz comprises of suites built for business and family travelers. There is a seperate complex for conventions and conferences called Leonia International Center for Exhibitions & Conventions. The resort also comes with a private spa for some quite relaxation through massage from licensed masseuse. 
  • 18KTDC Tea County Munnar (Munnar)

    KTDC Tea County Munnar (Munnar)
    KTDC Tea County, Munnar is a very cozy and luxurious resort nestled between two mountains and surrounded by picturesque scenery all around. The resort is composed of cottages that are quaint but luxurious, aimed to provide guests with the best experience they could desire. The tea county is located close to the river Muthirappuzhayar which is a sight to behold with its gushing waters.

     



    Guests can experience the hills nearby which are used for terrace farming and thus make for an incredible view. The resort provides different types of room stays and has a restaurant with a great view. The resort has a beer parlor, health club, conference room, Ayurveda treatment centre and spa. The resort can also make provisions for para-gliding and trekking which the guests can avail.
  • 19The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino (Varca)

    The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino (Varca)
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    Located near Varca beach in Goa, The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino is a grand establishment that boasts of an amazing stay experience for its guests. The resort is spread over 38 acres and is surrounded by a meandering pool. This five star resort is both glamorous and exquisite. Guests can experience the beauty of Goa while enjoying a wonderful stay here.

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    There are 5 restaurants within the resort namely, Sake, Waterfall, Tangerine, Fins & Rambooze and Blue Lagoon, all of which serve a variety of different cuisines and dishes. Any guest here will have a lavish time eating at any of these restaurants. While staying here, one can choose between garden view rooms, premium rooms, deluxe rooms, executive suites and the exclusive Zuri suite. The accommodation is designed for the utmost comfort of its residents and all care is taken to ensure that they have a wonderful stay. They also have a wellness center and spa to pamper the guests in the warmth of a comfortable massage.
    Family Holiday at Zuri White Sands, Goa

    Family Holiday at Zuri White Sands, Goa

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  • 20Della Adventure Resorts (Lonavala)

    Della Adventure Resorts (Lonavala)
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    Enjoy a stay at Della Adventure Resorts in Lonavala which is India’s largest extreme adventure luxury resort. Designed by Jimmy Mistry, Principal Designer & Managing Director, the resort are a reflection of his passion for design and has a impeccable charm to it. The resort is best known for its distinctive architecture, exquisite interiors, picturesque locations, landscape gardens, pavilions and beautiful decorative fountains. Use the opportunity to stay at Della Resorts and experience the thrill of Della Adventure Park for some thrilling activities including paintball, ATV rides, dirt biking, water shorba and a whole lot of activities. While at the resort, choose from a whole different options of stay including villa stays, luxury stays and suite stay. Della Resorts provides unique 24 hour services at Della Spa, Salon, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Mini Mart and a Business Centre with all modern amenities. For dining options, guests can head to Cafe 24, PNF Restaurant, Creme Della, Parsi Dhaba and Sports Bar. Each of these places provide different types of food options and each is an experience worth trying.
    Stay at Della Resorts in Lonavala

    Stay at Della Resorts in Lonavala

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    O11,200

  • 21The Elephant Court Thekkady (Thekkady)

    The Elephant Court Thekkady (Thekkady)
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    The Elephant Court is a luxurious resort stay in Thekkady, near the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This beautiful resort is equal parts contemporary and modern and is a one of a kind experience as guests are surrounded by the beauty of the Periyar jungle all around them. Be it a romantic vacation or a family outing, the resort is a perfect stay for all the occasions one can hope for. In terms of stay, one can choose from a range of stay varying from rooms to suites. Each of them have been designed to give the perfect stay one needs and deserves in the lap of nature.

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    Guests can indulge in the multi cuisine restaurant that serve an authentic mix of both local and continental cuisines for some fine dining. The resort also has a spa and an ayurveda center for relaxation where guests can calm themselves of all their stress through a therapeutic massage.                        
  • 22Fariyas Resort Lonavala (Lonavala)

    Fariyas Resort Lonavala (Lonavala)
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    Fariyas Resort is a beautiful five star hotel located at Frichley Hills, It enjoys proximity to the express highway, main market and several tourist attractions, including Pawna Lake, Lohagad Fort and Karla and Bhaja Caves. The resort has often been cited as the best stay at Lonavala. Their most impressive point is their fine dining and the 3 restaurants that provide it- Tavern, Fusion and The Coffee Shop. The food here is well known among people who have been here and their buffet spread is said to be one of the best buffets ever with a rich variety of various cuisines.

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     This luxurious stay provides accommodation in 3 varieties- Deluxe Room, Premium Room and Suites. All the rooms provide the best of services for utmost comfort. Be it business or leisure or a holiday home, the purpose of visit of every traveller is fulfilled here, thanks to the wide array of business facilities and the strategic location. Fariyas Resort features 2 spacious banquet halls, 3 conference halls and a well-appointed boardroom. A mini lawn, indoor swimming pool, saloon, spa, health club and a kid’s zone are other highlights of the resort.
  • 23Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair

    Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair

    For those who wish to enjoy peaceful few days in the lap of nature, Fortune Resort Bay Island is just the right destination. The well-designed guest rooms overlook the calming blue sea water of the Bay of Bengal and provide all the amenities of luxury and comfort to guests.

    The resort also features an open-deck restaurant named The Malady where the guests can treat their taste buds to delightful local delicacies, a wide range of seafood and several Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. The resort offers various recreational facilities which help the guests to unwind and relax.

    In addition to enjoying various water sports in the Bay of Bengal, guests can enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool within the resort. Moreover, they can also explore the various local tourist hotspots such as Cellular Jail, the Corbyn's Cove Beach, the Marine Park, the Marine Museum, the Viper Island, and the Mini Zoo. The strategic location of the resort also makes it possible for the guests to enjoy day long excursions to nearby islands and farms.

    All the above mentioned resorts are fully equipped to provide the best levels of comfort and luxury to their guests in addition to pampering their minds and bodies with the most ancient and productive therapies and strategies used by Indians over the ages. A visit to any of these resorts is sure to make the guests not only feel like kings but also provide them a glimpse of the varied cultures and regions of India.

  • 24Lahari Resort, Patancheru, Hyderabad

    Lahari Resort, Patancheru, Hyderabad

    One of the most eclectic ultra luxury resorts in India, Lahari Resort is situated amidst beautiful natural settings. Covering an area of 35 acres,  the topography features various fountains and water bodies with sparkling water, in addition to beautifully set flowerbeds and well-maintained lawns along with paved sculptures.          

    The resort provides a wide range of options for leisure and entertainment. It has 59 centrally air-conditioned luxurious rooms and suites. One can also enjoy sports activities and fitness activities at a well-equipped modern gym, swimming pool, water polo, beach volleyball and table tennis.

    The resort also features an international standard cricket stadium. For accommodation, one can also opt for Deluxe Suite, King’s Suite, Queen’s Suite, Presidential Suite and Royal Suite. In addition, there other relaxing and rejuvenating facilities such as, water slides, rain dance, bowling alley, go karting and discotheque which offer a complete oasis of pleasure for guests.

  • 25Marbela Beach Resort (Morjim)

    Marbela Beach Resort (Morjim)
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    Experience luxury with a grand stay at Marbela Beach Resort, Morjim Goa. This luxurious stay is equal parts grandeur and comfort rolled into one incredible package. This beautiful resort, which was conceived a few years back, had humble beginnings and now is one of the finest resort stay option in all of Goa. Accommodation is here on tent stay basis along the beach and is an incredible way to experience the beauty and calmness of the open sea. One can choose between luxury tents, master tents and Spanish villas for their stay options.

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    The beach resort is also equipped with a restaurant, bar and lounge that serve a variety of local and continental cuisine for a fine dining experience. Idle along the open sea sipping a margharita and indulge in this beautifully constructed resort.

Attractions

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the entre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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Havelock Island

Being one of the topnotch attractions in Andaman is the sublime Havelock Island brimming with silky beaches and exuberant greenery. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to host as many tourists as possible. This is the largest of all the islands in Andaman and comprises of a lot of small islands. The administration in Havelock promotes eco-tourism on a large scale.

 The lighthouse established in 2005 at the northern part of the island gives additional recognition for the island. The accommodation options on Havelock will let you be surprised. Ranging from high-end, luxurious resorts to camps with basic amenities, the stay arrangements done by the administrative people here are unbelievable.

Highlights: The long stretches of different types of beaches are the main highlight to be pointed out. Declared the best beaches in the world, almost all of them are blissfully located on Havelock Island, connected to closely to the main boat jetty on the island.  

Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach which are known in numbers also are proclaimed to have the highest number of tourists every year. The green fringed shorelines, the clear sea water, the colourful marine animals, the long coral reefs, the wild fauna and flora bring forth the astounding picture of Havelock incomparably beautiful.

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are the favourite activities done on the islands though other major water based activities like boating and kayaking are frequently done.

Distance from Port Blair: Havelock Island is lying 42 kms northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. There are regular boat services by the Directorate of Shipping Services which connect Phoenix Bay jetty in Port Blair to Havelock daily.

 

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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, people come in plenty toward this beach to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them. Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.


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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all what it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island.

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right. The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday. There are nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkeling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

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Baratang Island

One of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman lives in Baratang Island, a highly blessed region with years-old wilderness. Earlier, the tribes did not let outside people to enter their community but presently, Baratang Island is a vibrant tourist destination as people love to spend time amidst the huge forests, limestone caves, mangrove ranges and the mud volcanoes.

Baratang is a part of the Great Andaman Chain with an area of 243 sq.kilometers and that marks it as the main island of the group. Middle Andaman is lying to the north and South Andaman in the south of Baratang Island. And it belongs to Rangat Taluk.

Highlights: The active mud volcanoes are the highlights of Baratang Island along with the abundant mangrove forests and evergreen rainforests and the limestone caves located beyond the forests. So adventure lovers find Baratang as a wise choice to indulge in mind blowing trekking and nature walk. Among the multiple number of mud volcanoes, jalki, as the locals call it, is the famous one.

Activity: Nature walk through the wild forests and the extensive mangrove forests is one of the prime activities done on Baratang Island. Boating, trekking, hiking etc are some of the other, identified activities available on the island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


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Elephant Beach

Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year.

Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day. 

During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.

Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.


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Diglipur

A marvelous town in the north part of Andaman Islands is Diglipur, an amicable tiny town with a lot of good people around. For eco- friendly tourists, this town is an inevitable choice. Though the marine life is the prominent feature of this town but the cultivation of orange and rice has enormous importance in the economy of Diglipur.

Highlights: Lamiya Bay Beach is a highlight of the town, it is located a few kilometers away from Kalipur Beach. The beach is lying in the foothills of Saddle peak, the highest one in Andaman. Around 20 kms from Diglipur is the green Shyamnagar covered by thick jungles and why Shyamnagar is a priority for tourists is because of the presence of mud volcanoes here. Kalipur Beach and Ramangar Beach are the other famous beaches at Diglipur and they are famous for turtle nesting. Moreover, visitors are quite eager to visit Alfred Caves as well where a huge collections of limestone structures are found.

Activities: Since there are plenty of beaches, caves, greenery etc, Diglipur offers the visitors a huge number of activities ranging from refreshing trekking through the jungles to the water based activities like island hopping, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc. Near to Diglipur there are famous spots to do multiple activities.

Distance from Port Blair: Lying 290 kms away from Port Blair, the small town of Diglipur that can be connected by boat from both Port Blair and Mayabunder. The boat services from Port Blair are available twice a week. But one can reach the town by road via ATR from Port Blair.

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Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. 

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activity: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.