Like nowhere else on earth, India delights with a cultural, spiritual and culinary feast for the senses.
India is a place where the modern and ancient meet; where a diversity of people, cultures and landscapes exist side by side.
Arguably topping every bucket list in India is a visit to the Taj Mahal. Attracting nearly 8 million visitors per year, this spectacular World Heritage site stands as a monument to much of India’s rich past. The country’s colorful religious history means that sacred sites, ancient rituals and vibrant festivals that worship a local deity will pop up regularly throughout your visit.
It’s not just the ancient heritage of the country that will take your breath away. There’s so much to do in India to take in the dramatic landscape of the country. From the northern mountains to timeshare in Goa and the southern beaches, ancient ruins to traditional temples, India is diverse in more ways than one. Safaris, Himalayan treks or simple ocean paddles mean there’s no shortage of activities for the outdoorsy traveller.
The food in India is as diverse as the landscape. In fact, from region to region, the same dishes can be interpreted and presented in vastly different ways – but all are as flavorful, rich and ultimately delicious as each other. Beautiful curries, breads, thalis and meats mean there’s always something for the hungry traveller in India.
Sensory overload is common in India. It is an inspiring, rich and confronting land that is just waiting to be explored.
Hyderabad is a heady mixture of pearls and minarets, 400 years of tradition, fabulous diamond markets and delicious local cuisine. And this Country Club Hotel, Amrutha Castle, is right in the centre of it all, in front of the Andhra Pradesh State Secretariat and the magnificent Birla Mandirbehind. Built along the lines of a Bavarian Castle,SchlossNeushwanstien, this gorgeous and luxurious hotel has a rustic feel, complete with wooden beams and flooring, sophisticated facilities and a friendly staff waiting in attendance to make you feel like royalty. With fine dining and exquisite interiors designed for comfort, the incredible attention to detail ranges from the shining armour imported from Spain and stained glass from Holland, to the unique Fish Fountain in the Atrium, surrounded by granite benches and sculpted planters. Ninety centrally air-conditioned rooms are straight out of King Arthur's Camelot, but with all the necessary modern conveniences for a sumptuous vacation. Room service, Wi-Fi and a money exchange and tour desk cater to your every need. The plethora of resort activities includes the rooftop swimming pool, spa and health club, with sauna and steam rooms. Surrounded by the beautiful HussainSagar with the Majestic Buddha in the middle, the charming Lumbini Park, the NaubhatPahad with its glittering temple in white marble, Falaknuma Palace, the Salar Jung and Ramoji Filmcity, the gorgeous Amrutha Castle is the perfect destination for an unforgettable experience. Amrutha Castle is a gem in the city of pearls.
Nestled in the heavenly Mangala Valley and surrounded by lush forests, Country Club Wildlife Resort Bandipur is an exotic holiday destination situated just four km off the Bangalore-Ooty Highway. Choose between spacious two-bedroom units or studio apartments with all the luxurious conveniences. Enjoy the balmy climate and cool breezes from the inviting balcony, while looking out over the magnificent, sprawling gardens. Dip into a dazzling swimming pool, go rollerblading or play cricket, volleyball and billiards. Indulge in a delicious array of international and local cuisine in the restaurant, before retiring to the enormous bar area. Or simply hang out in the library. Right on the edge of the world-famous Bandipur National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, this is paradise for the adventurous. This national India treasure incorporates 874 square kilometers of unique animals and vegetation, and is home to Asiatic elephants and Indian tigers. Other exotic forest inhabitants include gaur (a type of bull), chital, sloth bear and panther. There are also over 300 different kinds of birds! But the area offers more than just majestic wildlife and fauna. The province of Karnataka is a cultural hub with traditions stretching back centuries. The resort is also right next to the Mysore district with its royal palaces, exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots. With something for all types of holiday-makers, the magical setting of The Country Club Wildlife Resort promises unforgettable memories.
Sleep amidst the clouds, dine among the trees and escape the blistering summers of the southern Indian plains at Country Club India Kodaikanal. Overlooking the valleys of the misty Palani Hill range, this22kmÂ² resort is set amid lush pine trees in a tranquil hill station with breathtaking views of magnificent valleys and spectacular landscapes. To make the most of the splendid surroundings, every room has an undisturbed view from wide panoramic windows. The bar and multi-cuisine restaurant is also designed to provide the finest views of the natural surroundings from a glorious 7,200 feet in the sky. Offering a fine blend of modern luxury and nature's glory, the spacious and rustic amenities include every modern convenience for a perfect family holiday. And, in addition to room facilities, there's also a children's play area, barbecue facilities, valet parking and a travel desk for the convenience of guests. Built on lines of a summer resort, enjoy a wide range of leisure facilities and clubbing and entertainment options. Get an experienced guide to take you trekking in the area, join local sightseeing tours, shop for chocolates, spices and herbal oils. Then return to the comfort of your home-away-from-home and relax around a blazing bonfire. This is the home of the kurinji flowers and you might be lucky enough to see them bloom. But don't count on it because it's a once-in-12-year occurrence. Come, pack your warm woollies, grab the family and indulge in a delightfully exotic slice of paradise.
The Country Club Jade Beach Resort designed with much care for perfect family and friends get togethers for clubbing, business and leisure. Awarded the 2012 "Best Resort" in South India, the resort has all modern amenities. Guests will enjoy the fun on the beach as well as the resort's luxurious hospitality. Choose an executive room or a suite. Spend some quality time by the elegant modern pool. Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 58 km south of the city of Tamil nadu. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus and Ptolemy, from where ancient Indian traders sailed to countries of South East Asia. Mahabalipuram is known for its charming seashore and incredible rock sculptures. A visit to this lovely place will rejuvenate you and fill you with fresh energy. Every nook and cranny is dotted with remarkable art works. The story goes that if you visit all the temples and take a bath in the sea all your sins will be washed away. How's that for a vacation souvenir? Take the heritage walk through nearby Manapad. Explore the best surfing spot in all of India - the incomparable Manapad Surfing Point. This year, make it a beach vacation in India - a unique beach destination.
Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The Sabarmati River runs through its centre. On the western bank is the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which displays the spiritual leader's living quarters and artifacts. Soak in the luxuries of splendid spaces and exuberant living at Narayani Heights. Each unit is designed with an eclectic charm that will exceed the expectations of even the most discerning guests. Well equipped with all modern amenities and facilities for your comfort, these luxury rooms act as a soothing cocoon. The turquoise hues and the tranquil expanse of the indoor swimming pool at Narayani Heights is a delight for your soul, along with the high-energy environment that encompasses the squash court, billiard room, table tennis room, cards room and an allocated area for carom and chess lovers. The pleasant hospitality offered at Narayani, when merged with the delightful cuisine, magnetizes the guest forever. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the mystic ambience of the spa and beauty salon at Narayani Heights. Here, the highly skilled therapists and masseurs execute Indian, Oriental and International massages in order to rejuvenate your senses. Try several and compare their soothing or stimulating effects. Ahmedabad is the textile city of India and is rightly known as "Manchester of the East." There is much to see and experience. A vacation at Narayani Heights will stimulate your senses and soothe your soul.
The Royal Goan BC Royal Palms is a spectacular colonial-style resort with grand facades and balconies overlooking landscaped gardens, swaying palm trees and the Arabian Sea. It's only 15 minutes' walk from Benaulim Beach and a stunning 28-km stretch of shoreline. This is the perfect location for tranquillity and serenity. The spacious air-conditioned rooms are elegantly designed with comfort and convenience in mind, with the emphasis on style and luxury. Lounge beside the swimming pool and poolside bars, or try out the restaurants offering dishes like fresh seafood from local fishermen, or mouth-watering curry dishes, famous in southern Goa. Of course, the resort offers a diverse range of facilities to ensure an unforgettable vacation - you'll even find a grocery store onsite! A family-friendly destination, take advantage of the children's play area, the activity programme and the babysitting, all there to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. While holiday entertainment is predominantly focused on the beach culture and water sports, keen golfers can also get their fix nearby. Margao City, the commercial hub of South Goa, is a 10-minute drive away, great for bustling markets, a spot of bargaining and the opportunity to discover the joys of Goan culture. Also visit the Church of St John the Baptist, found on a hill beyond the village. Come enjoy a relaxing holiday, soaking up the sun, sea and sand at the Royal Goan BC Royal Palms. It'll be a breath of fresh air!
This resort is located in Lonavala, Maharashtra. <br /><br />Choose from Studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units all featuring the comforts you would expect, making your stay feel like a home away from home. <br /><br />Lonavala is around 2000ft above sea level and is a favorite hill-station destination, especially with its proximity to Mumbai. The resort attracts tourists from all over India. It is only 62km from Pune which is another very important town. Nearby attractions include a bird sanctuary, Buddhist temple, Valvan & Bushy Dam, Bhaja & Bedsa Caves and Lohagad & Visapur Forts. The resort conducts tours to nearby tourist attractions and Bombay highlights. A true emerald among the resorts in Lonavala,Treasure Island is famous for its vegetarian cuisine, which is the delight of all wedding ceremonies celebrated on its vast and spacious lawns. <br /><br />Whether you are a treasure hunter looking for a resort near Mumbai for a short holiday, or looking for an amazing conference venue or couples looking for an ideal wedding destination- take a trip to Treasure Island.
Panchgani derives its name from the five hills around it. At an altitude of 1334 m it is just 38 m below Mahabaleshwar. These 38m translate themselves into a breathtaking 20kms approach from Mahabaleshwar that swoops around bends with abandon, offering heart stopping views of the river Krishna on one side & the coastal plains on the other. Panchgani is the quintessential hill station, with the Raj stamped indelibly all over it. It can be seen in the old architecture of the old British buildings, the parsi houses, & the boarding schools that have been for a century or more.<br /><br />In the midst of the hills, your senses are captivated by the serenity and beauty of the place… and at the resort you experience sheer joy with the luxurious accommodation, mouth watering cuisine and a variety of entertainment like never before. This fun-filled resort is perfect for the family, a group of friends or couples looking for a break from the stress filled world. The place holds a promise to entertain you with its Swimming pool, Mini movie theatre, Hi-tech Gym, Discotheque with hi-tech lighting and music systems, Jacuzzi & Spa and indoor games of Table Tennis & Carom and outdoor China Park for kids.
Situated at an altitude of 6400 feet in Himalayas, Shimla Havens is a newly built resort spread in 6 acres surrounded by Pine, Cedar and Rhodo Dendron forests. The Resort is located around 4km from the newly built ISBT (Inter State Bust Terminus) and 1 km from Summer Hill railway station. The resort is an ideal place for those who are looking for a perfect escape away destination for leisure, rejuvenate themselves by enjoying the vicinity of the nature and a perfect place of peace, pleasure and party. <br /><br />Revel in the splendor and majesty of the Himalayas, as you explore the streets and exotic shops of Shimla, golf at Naldhera, and wander the orchards of Mashobra. A trip to this snow-capped paradise is not complete until you experience the soothing hot sulfur springs of Tattapani, or the exhilarating ski slopes of Kurfi in winter. Marvel at the luxury of the nearby Chail Palace, and absorb the local culture as you explore the many temples, museums and churches.
Ras Resorts Silvassa is situated on the banks of the Daman Ganga River in Silvassa, just two and a half hours drive from Mumbai. <br /><br />Set on 10 acres surrounded by lush green forests, the resort features an outdoor swimming pool and separate children’s pool, fitness centre and sauna, games room, tennis court, badminton, jogging track and e-centre with computers and internet access, plus a wellness centre and spa to rejuvenate during your stay. <br /><br />Enjoy a meal at the resort’s café at any time of day, feast on lunch or dinner at the Bistro or relax and unwind at the bar, lounge and outdoor restaurant. Venture beyond the grounds to Silvassa’s beautiful gardens, lakes and temples. <br /><br />Ras Resorts Silvassa is an ideal destination for a family adventure or relaxing getaway to escape the crowds.
Located at the northern end of Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur, the Karma Haveli is an authentic old family mansion dating back to the 18th century and the golden age of the Maharajas. <br /><br />Just 10 minutes from the centre of the Pink City, the opulent hotel has spacious bedrooms – each celebrating the splendour and elegance of India’s rich cultural heritage – and features an onsite restaurant, fitness center, kids’ club and spa. Pets are not permitted at the resort. <br /><br />Guests will love the Karma Kasuri restaurant, offering a traditional Rajasthani menu daily using fresh and fragrant ingredients, or treat yourself to an array of excellent local dining options in Jaipur. <br /><br />The main sights of Jaipur are all within close proximity – including the Amber Forts, the five-storey palace, Hawa Mahal, and the captivating City Palace. You can also arrange a day tour to the Taj Mahal at Agra. <br /><br />Stay, relax and soak up the stunning views across the Pink City from Karma Haveli.
Situated on the outskirts of one of North India’s most well-known tiger reserves, Winsome Resort & Spa in Corbett is the ideal accommodation for experiencing this exciting ecotourism destination. <br /><br />The resort features pristine gardens, a large and luxurious swimming pool, onsite restaurant, conference hall, gym and spa, as well as activities for all the family. <br /><br />In the town of Corbett, visit fascinating museums and temples, or head for the heart of the jungle to the Corbett Falls. Of course, if seeing tigers is on your itinerary you have come to the right place. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India, known for its dedication as a tiger reserve. Join a Jeep Safari and get up close to these incredible cats in their natural habitat. <br /><br />Explore this fascinating region in the picturesque state of Uttarakhand from the comfort of Winsome Resort & Spa.
Look out over swaying palm trees lining serene beaches and tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters at the Country Spa Wellness Beach Resort in Southern India, one of the finest family-holiday facilities in the region. Set between lush green gardens and a swathe of beach edging the Arabian Sea, it's a clean, green and peaceful oasis. The air-conditioned rooms are state-of-the-art, furnished with imported eco-friendly furniture and world-class in-room guest facilities. All rooms are fitted with warm lighting, a minibar and an en-suite bathroom, with shower. Order room service and snuggle down in from of the flat-screen cable TV. Enjoy a selection of different massages in the floating Hydro Spa. Attend a free yoga lesson, or relax in the hot tub, sauna or spa. This resort features free Wi-Fi, free parking and an outdoor swimming pool, complete with a children's section, as well as a games room. The multiple dining options include a rooftop multi-cuisine restaurant serving the best of delicacies from around the globe. The most popular attraction is Kovalam Beach, just 16 km from the city, and an idyllic destination for sun, sand and surf. Visit the temples and museums, stroll through the Zoological Park, or find bargains in the Connemera Market and bazaars. Whether its Ayurvedic health, enchanting art forms, Indian festivals, historic and cultural monuments or exotic cuisine you want this holiday, The Country Spa Wellness has it all. And more.