It is holiday time and you have a trip to India planned. How good will it be if you could make your stay unique? If the idea of living inside a tree house excites you, we have some recommendations for you:
The Machan, Maharashtra
Tucked away in lush environs, about 2.5 hours of drive away from Mumbai, the Machan in Maharashtra is for nature buffs as well as for seekers of solitariness. With the motto of eco-tourism at the heart of its operations, this luxurious tree house has been welcoming visitors to this paradise of peace and serenity for over 18 years now. Categorised into six different types –Heritage, canopy, forest, jungle, sunset and woods – these cabins woo visitors with their opulent amenities as well as their natural setting. Among a range of activities planned for guests here is star gazing, trekking, birding and sightseeing to historical places around.
The Himalayan Village, Himachal Pradesh
Perched amidst the breathtaking surroundings of Kasol, a small hill station in the very picturesque Parvati Valley; the Himalayan Village resort scores high for its location and setting. Add to it the quaint atmosphere, the rustic interiors and the great flavours of food from around the valley; you have for yourself a stay that you will leave you rejuvenated. Built in the ancient Kathkunia style (by dry stacking stones and wood without cement), the resort highlights the native culture and traditions of Himachal very well. In addition to wellness activities like spa, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy, guests can chose an adventure matching their adrenaline from a range of activities such as river crossing, rappelling, nature walks, jungle excursions, rock climbing and more.
The Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
No matter if you are looking for a place of stay complimenting your visit to the popular Bandhavnagar National Park or just wanting to spend some quiet time amidst nature, in the background of thick trees, wild animals and gushing streams; The Tree House Hideaway is your best bet. Finding itself in the middle of 21 acres of woodland, just adjacent to Bandhavnagar National Park, the five trees and the rooms built on them offer a cocoon of luxury in combination with the taste of nature. Flaunting elements of local craft and, all the tree houses here are constructed by local staff using regularised wood.
The Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala
A remote getaway located in Wayanad, Kerala, the 150-acre Vythiri Resort finds itself surrounded by lush tropical forest and overlooks a gushing stream, passing right through the middle of the jungle. Guests can have their pick from five equally beautiful tree houses comprising of thatch roofs and bamboo walls and designed by local craftsmen. All the tree houses are laced with modern amenities, including spacious verandas that offer mesmerising view of the forest.
Nature Zone Resort, Munnar, Kerala
Located amidst the verdant mountains of Munnar, known for their rolling hills, Nature Zone Resort delivers to its promise of unifying the guests with Mother Nature, away from the rigmaroles of daily life. When you stay in a tree house here, you will wake up listening to the sounds of birds chirping as well as the sound of water as it gushes down the stream. Monkeys, pythons, deer and other wild animals keep you constant company even as you enjoy the best of modern amenities and facilities that come with a tree house stay in the Nature Zone Resort.