We all had a treehouse fantasy during childhood, didn’t we? I have always imagined myself living in cute hut accommodations atop tall widespread trees. Treehouses clad with greenery and serenity are most popular choices for holidaying in the lap of nature. India has an exotic range of luxurious treehouse hotels, apt to snuggle, relax and experience an offbeat long weekend getaway. Here are some of those top picks, what with 2016 bringing in 16 long weekends!
The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Looking for an offbeat long weekend stay in Jaipur? Said to be the largest of its kind in the world, The Tree House Resort in Jaipur atop Keekar trees is perfect to soak in the stunning views of Aravallis. Luxury nests, modern amenities, golden sun-rays, delicious food and not to mention, sprawling greenery, awaken your senses to a naturally luxurious experience. Keep smartphones ready to upload breathtaking photos of this nature kissed hotel. Guests here can embark on different activities like jungle jeep safari, camel safari, forest trekking and camp fire.
Unique features: The treehouse restaurant, Machaan, and the Peacock Bar
How to go: Can be reached by road in 4 hours from Delhi
Price: Rs. 17,600-Rs. 25,500 per night (approximately)
Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh
Visiting Bandhavgarh to spot a tiger? Make sure you stay at the Tree House Hideaway. Enclosed within 21 acre jungle of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Tree House Hideaway gives a fairy tale touch to your adventurous mood. Its rustic charm, tree top dining and five luxurious, tastefully designed and well-equipped treehouses will please your mind and eyes. Delicious snacks, bonfire and balcony’s loungers make for a perfect evening. What more can you expect for a luxuriant weekend atop the wild? Don’t be surprised to spot an animal from the treehouse. A romantic stay here is accompanied by jeep safari, elephant safari and village visits.
Unique features: Its dining hall perched high up around a 100 year old Mahua tree
How to go: Can be accessed by road from Jabalpur, Satna, Khajuraho and Rewa
Price: Rs. 16,000- Rs. 30,000 per night (approximately)
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
An eco-friendly jungle getaway hidden in the tropical rainforest of Wayanad, Vythiri Resort boasts of tree houses crafted by native tribal. This one is a distinctive treehouse that almost touches the sky and pampers you with private jacuzzi, spa, swimming pool and health club. Breathtaking vistas of a gushing river, low hanging canopies, soothing sound of nature, chilly breeze and golden sun kill your week-long stress. The distinctive environment of the resort is ideal for trekking to the tropical rainforest and embarking on a village or plantation tour. Guests can also take part in morning yoga and meditation sessions during the stay. Planning a weekend outing from Bangalore here? I think it is the right choice.
Unique features: Its fascinating scenery dotted with mountain stream, stone lined pathways and canopies
How to go: Can be reached by road from Calicut International Airport, Kerala
Price: Rs. 14,000 – Rs. 17,000 per night (approximately)
The Machan, Lonavala
An isolated gateway perched on almost 45 feet high wild fig trees and encapsulated by thick green jungle of Western Ghats, this is a premium private getaway ideal for Mumbai and Pune goers. Devoid of rain and abundant with golden rays of afternoon sun, Machan in Jambulne offers pristine views of zigzag valley, Sahyardi ranges and tropical forest. Activities like trekking, bird watching, stargazing and visits to mountain top forts of Korai are extra toppings.
Unique features: The resort is 100% off grid and solely run on sustainable resources
How to go: Machan can be reached by road from Mumbai and Pune
Price: Rs. 9,345-Rs. 14,020 per night (approximately)
Tree House Cottages, Manali
Imagine you are on a treehouse on a lovely white snowy morning. Your window pane full of snow flakes, snow blankets adorn the cottages and you sipping hot coffee. These dreams come true at the Tree House Cottages in Manali, an exotic treehouse hotel set atop an oak tree that overlooks lush green fields and orchards. It is a family-run resort and is ideal to visit on an extended weekend break. Adventure lovers can choose activities like zorbing, paragliding and mountain biking when here.
Unique features: Being run by a family, the cottages give a true home-stay feeling
How to go: Can be reached from Manali Mall Road, which is nearly 19 kms away
Price: Rs. 3000 per night (approximately)
Thrilling, dreamy, romantic and adventurous – these tree houses tucked miles away from chaotic cities are perfect getaways for your upcoming extended weekends.