Live in lush tropical forests without uncomfortable camping. Get close to rare wildlife without spending long days in the sun. Inhale the fresh mountain air without long and hard treks. Sounds too good to be true? These are all possible on your next holiday to India!This week we’ve dug deep to find luxury holidays that offer the earthy experiences you crave but also pack in so much pampering that you’ ll find it hard to go back to regular hotels.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore
Tents that offer Safari Lodge like comforts.
The intimacy of a camping holiday in the woods is perfectly complemented by four-poster beds, multi-cuisine restaurants, and a heated pool. The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore also has a tall observation tower for sweeping forest views and torch-lit walking pathways at night. This award winning luxury camp also comes with the bonus of some of the best tiger safaris in the country. Now, this just seems to have it all.
A Match Made in Heaven – Tiger Safaris and Vanyavilas’ Luxury Tents
Trip Ideas: Ranthambore makes an excellent stop whether you just want to catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger or you want to sample every experience of Northern India. Here are some itineraries that pack tiger safaris as well as an opportunity to stay at these award-winning Luxury Tents – Golden Triangle with Wildlife, Highlights of Northern India
The Serai, Jaisalmer
Luxury Tented Suite
The gorgeous sand dunes of western India need to be explored, and now you can do it without any sweat! The Royal Serai in Rajasthan gives you the chance to experience the desert from your private air-conditioned room, with personal butlers., and even go for a cool camel ride.
Private Desert Excursion
Relive an era during which royal caravans used to roam these deserts. The best part? You get to experience it like a king– in complete luxury. These tented suites come with a spa, pool and private terraces. Something tells me the ancient Kings will be jealous.
Get a Massage Under the Open Skies
Trip Ideas: Adding a couple days at The Serai would make for a perfect, relaxing end to your action-packed trip. A great itinerary to pair this extension with – Colors of Rajasthan
Chamba Camp, Ladakh
Private Picnic at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey – Ladakh, India
Northern India has a gem that very few people get to experience, The gorgeous vistas of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh. The sweeping white and gray mountain views are dotted with turquoise waters of lakes melting for the summer. The monasteries that fill this area add to the calmness of this experience.
Interiors of the luxury tents at Chamba Camp, Thiksey – Ladakh, India
And now you can enjoy the serenity of a monastery without giving up on any material pleasures. At Chamba camp, you can take in the glorious views of Ladakh with your personal butler, picnic lunches, and en-suite bathrooms. Since there is such a short window forgreat weather here, this trip needs to be planned immediately.
Enjoy an Outdoor Dinner with Traditional Performances and a View you’ll never forget!
Luxury Tent from the outside.
Trip Ideas: The Chamba Camp belongs to a region of India so beautiful that it demands an itinerary of its own. Buried deep into the Himalayas, to truly be able to experience the regions of Leh and Ladakh, you would have to put aside a minimum of 6-8 days. But, in return, you will leave with a memory of a lifetime.