18 Romantic Hotels To Escape To In India

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Photo courtesy Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Photo courtesy Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Whether you want to be one with nature, explore the wild, get a cultural fix or bliss out in a spa retreat, we know just what will hit your sweet spot.

Nature

Mihir Garh, Rajasthan

Mihir Garh Rajasthan Hotel Romantic Getaway

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Mihir Garh, or “The fort of the sun” is a nine-room boutique hotel that rose out of the Thar desert six years ago. The hotel draws on the aesthetics of Rajasthan, and Jodhpur in particular, right down to the cuisine and the traditional fireplaces of cow dung and clay. Linger over al fresco breakfasts, ride Marwari horses, soak in your private plunge pool, picnic in a tent by the lake and snuggle up on your private terrace under the luminous star-studded skies. See more.

taj hotels

Photo courtesy Vivanta by Taj

Vivanta by Taj – Fishermen’s Cove, Tamil Nadu

This Taj Hotels’ European-styled property in Chennai overlooks the azure Bay of Bengal from the ramparts of an old Dutch fort. There are cottages and villas on the beachfront, candlelit al fresco dining, and if you feel like exploring outdoors, a catamaran ride, turtle walks and deep sea fishing. See more.

The Leela, Kerala

Lose yourself over gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea in this cliffside resort in Kovalam. Soak in the sunset from the infinity pools, and choose the “Romance at The Leela” offer that throws in a candlelit dinner, breakfast in bed, and a spa therapy. See more.

Ri Kynjai, Meghalaya

Ri Kynjai Hotel Lake Meghalaya

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The view from the luxurious Ri Kynjai in Shillong is this: a thick blanket of gorgeous green foliage that envelopes a lake so serene that you can see the sky reflected in it. Add to this a sprawling property with romantic walks and Khasi-styled cottages, and short trips in and around Shillong, and you’ve got yourself a romantic holiday. Also, Ri Kynjai literally means “serenity by the lake”. How wrong can you go, really? See more.

Tea Bungalow, Kerala

Unwind at this beautifully designed colonial bungalow in Fort Kochi. Outside, there are heritage walks and Chinese fishing nets dipping into the Arabian Sea, but you might find yourself spending the weekend cosying up in armchairs on the verandah. See more.