World Desk : With the summer break reaching to the end, it’s time to pack your bags and head for adventures – be it a trek to the hills or a trip to experience the lazy backwaters of Kerala. Dotted across picturesque destinations, these stunning properties will provide you with an unforgettable summer retreat as you lose yourself in the serene surroundings of Nature.
How about an excursion in the wild with your family? Listen to the chirping of endangered species of birds in Guwahati, a city energized by the sound of the gushing Brahmaputra which is the ninth largest river in the world. Spend a week in this beautiful place studded with ancient temples against the backdrop of mountains and then you can tread through the six sisters of the region. A long drive with the family to the state of Arunachal via the longest bridge of India – Sadia is an exciting choice for the kiddies. And a stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati, which is surrounded by lush greenery and scenic hills, makes your time in the area even more pleasant.
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg
Situated at an altitude of 4,000 feet within 180 acres of subtropical rainforest, the hotel is the perfect retreat for nature lovers and sybarites, offering panoramic vistas of the imposing mountains Coorg is famous for.
Houseboat, Alappuzha, Kerala
If you are heading to God’s own land aka Kerala for this summer break then ditch the usual hotel and stay on a houseboat while exploring the backwaters of Alappuzha. This unique experience is a ‘Must-Do’ offering you landscape views of the majestic waterbodies, paddy fields and the region’s spectacular flora and fauna. This natural delight clubbed with the comfort of these standardized houseboats guarantees a much-needed break from your mundane routine and you reserve it for yourself through the hotel networking website OYO. Go, pack your bags already.
Savoy Hotel, Ooty
Ensconced high on an undulating hill in Ooty, the Savoy Hotel sprawls across six acres of landscaped gardens, offering 40 colonial-styled cottages with snug décor and fireplaces.
The iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris brings together an eclectic mix of bespoke experiences at its hotels in Kerala; in their varied moods and flavors. Having pioneered Kerala as a tourist destination, Taj Malabar began its operations in 1986, a time when Kerala was not pronounced on tourist maps.
Portuguese Villa, Calangute Beach, Goa
Take some time off from the city life and indulge in the pleasure of this Heritage Portuguese Home in the heart of Goa. An excellent accommodation for those seeking a dash of Portuguese heritage and the Goan hospitality. This 14th-century villa has been refurbished ensuring zero-wastage and is equipped with modern conveniences as well as contemporary design elements with the right blues and pastels. A short walk from the beach and minutes away from the thriving Calangute road, the villa offers you the opportunity of experiencing old-school Goa like never before with your clan and buddies.
Cool off from the hot weather by spending some family time at the beach. Alibaug is an island town of historical forts, a web of beaches, untouched aquatic life and lush green gardens. Bond with your family over local delicacies, serene surroundings and adventurous water sports like paragliding, banana ride, and water scooter. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug provides a stress-free retreat with manicured landscapes and gorgeous private gardens.
Nestled in the middle of lush forests and mountains and surrounded by a tapestry of green, Coorg Treehouse is a beautiful property for the diehard traveller and explorer in you. If you are a seeker of adventure and find your peace in the lap of nature then this is your perfect getaway. The treehouse which could be booked through OYO offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding forest clubbed with a unique never-before experience and home-like comfort.