Once in a while, it’s important to escape the monotony of everyday life and pamper yourself to a luxurious getaway. Fortunately, India is dotted with a myriad of luxury destinations spread across the length and breadth of the county, offering the best location, activities, food and of course, service.
Here’s a look at the top 3 luxury resorts in India by The LaLiT Group that are guaranteed to make it to your all-time holiday wish list:
1. The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar
Surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range on all sides, the LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar is a destination in itself. Historic and majestic in its structure and vibe, the gorgeous property offers a unique regal experience that’ll make you feel nothing short of royalty. Basking in glory since the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh, the exquisite palace boasts of antique fittings, elegant upholstery and rich handicrafts, packaged in a truly 5 star experience. The three iconic restaurants – The Chinar, The Dal and The Chinar Garden - create the perfect blend of local Kashmiri food and universally acclaimed culinary concepts. The hotel is also renowned for its beautiful gardens, ideal to soak in the rise and setting of the sun, while taking a leisurely stroll with your partner. The 100-year old Chinar trees and breathtaking view of the Dal Lake offer a picturesque image that’ll you want to cherish forever. If you’re a golf enthusiast, you must take a tour of the magnificent Royal Spring Golf Course, set with a backdrop of lush green trees and Zabarvan mountains.
2. The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal
Situated in the heart of Kasargod in Kerala, Bekal is one of those small towns where every corner will make you go “awe!” Dotted with coconut trees, gorgeous green mountains, picturesque waterfalls and heavenly shorelines, Bekal is everything you’d imagine God's own country to be. To add a cherry on the cake, The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal is bound by the river Nombili and adjoined by an internal lagoon overseeing a beautiful white beach. The stunning LaLiT property will live up to all your dreams about a luxurious holiday and then some more. Each one of LaLiT’s 38 suites boasts of a private Jacuzzi and access to the trademark Rejuve – The Spa, spread across 17,000 square feet.
To experience Kerala like a local, witness traditional performances such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Yakshgana and Bharathanatyam dances as part of the resort’s planned tours. You could also spend time within the resort itself, playing exciting indoor and outdoor games such as badminton, table tennis and billiards. To get closer in touch with your spiritual side, indulge in meditation and personalized yoga sessions. Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go kayaking, canoeing or fishing along the Nombili River, set in the backdrop of lush greenery and serene backwaters. With so much to do, there’s no surprise why The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal was awarded a special mention in the “best beach property” category of the Outlook Traveller Awards 2017.
3. The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa
Ranked among the top 10 luxury hotels in India, The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa is situated on the Raj Baga beach in Canacona. It is set in the lap of the Sahyadri mountain range with a magnificent view of the Arabian sea. Designed in a Baroque-Portuguese style, The LaLiT Goa is home to a double-tee 9-hole golf course that is a popular attraction for Indian and foreign tourists alike. The resort is perfect for a beach hideout away from reality (and all the stress that comes with it). For those who would enjoy an adventurous twist to their holiday, the resort also offers on site water sports between October and May.
Imagine hearing the sound of the waves and feeling the bright sunrays on your body while you sip on a margarita in your bathrobe - this is why luxurious holidays are nothing short of therapy.
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