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How to Choose Your Perfect India Escape for 2023

Desert forts, lofty hill retreats and pet-friendly palaces, discover the best India escapes for 2023. 

Now’s the perfect time to start planning your epic India escape for 2023. From hill station retreats to desert escapes and unique eco-friendly shipping container stays, we’ve rounded up the best India escapes for 2023. Whether you’re an adventurous traveller or someone seeking some much-needed relaxation time after a busy holiday period, you’ll find the perfect Indian escape to cater to your wants and needs. All you need to do is pick your travel style and let us do the rest. 

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For lovers of desert luxury: Mihir Garh, Rajasthan 

Experience desert luxury at its finest at Mihir Garh, a magnificent fort-style resort from the world-renowned Relais & Châteaux collection, located in the stunning Thar Desert of Rajasthan. This rustic paradise is a favourite among celebrities, including Madonna. Choose from one of the eight exclusive suites, each featuring a private plunge pool or jacuzzi for a truly unforgettable experience. The fort-inspired exteriors and personalized service make Mihir Garh a unique and enchanting boutique resort, but the magic doesn’t stop there. Discover the beauty of the desert through available activities such as horseback riding and Jeep safaris. Add Mihir Garh to your bucket list for a luxurious desert escape. 

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For solitude seekers: Coorg Wilderness Resort 

The opulent Coorg Wilderness Resort and Spa is situated in the picturesque hill town of Coorg, Karnataka, India. This resort provides a calm and tranquil ambience since it’s tucked away in the middle of a thick forest. The resort offers luxurious cottages and accommodations with breathtaking views of its surroundings. In addition to taking advantage of the resort’s amenities like the spa, infinity pool, and restaurant that serves delectable local and international cuisine,  you may like to engage in a variety of activities like jungle hikes, bird watching, and nature walks. For those seeking a tranquil and restorative vacation in the midst of nature, look no further than Coorg Wilderness Resort and Spa. 

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For eco-friendly travellers: Dolkhar Resort Leh 

Unearth a well-kept secret tucked away in Leh, India’s stunning alpine city. The opulent Dolkhar Resort will take you to a world of serenity and natural beauty. The resort’s traditional Ladakhi architecture will greet you on arrival, and the crisp mountain air will enliven your senses. Rooms offer a quiet sanctuary with expansive valley views and comfortable beds. 

Step outdoors and be surrounded by majestic mountains where you can go hiking, biking, or just sit back and admire the views. At sunset, make your way to the resort’s rooftop restaurant, where you can savour mouthwatering regional dishes while taking in the most incredible sunset you’ve ever seen. And after a long day, treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment or be spellbound by a spot of stargazing.  

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For pet parents: Tree of Life Ecotainers Agra 

Tree of Life Ecotainer is a unique and eco-friendly hotel located in the beautiful city of Agra. Imagine a location where your pet is free to explore the verdant landscapes and take in the clean air. With its distinctive container-based architecture and eco-friendly techniques, the hotel is intended to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Your furry friend will love exploring the grounds, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, and perhaps even meeting some new animal companions. The hotel also provides pet dishes, beds, pet minibars, and even ‘pooch menus’, making it the ideal escape for your four-legged friends. 

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For mountain lovers: Rakkh Resort, a Member of Radisson Individuals Retreat

Secluded, serene and stunning, Rakkh Resort in the lap of Dhauladhar mountains invites you to take it slow. In the beautiful highlands of Himachal Pradesh lies the opulent Rakkh Resort, part of the Radisson Individuals Retreats group. This location gives the gift of escaping the rush of daily life and savouring the serenity of the natural world. The resort’s lofty perch on the hilltop offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. You’ll find a range of activities to fit your interests while you explore the resort, from yoga and meditation courses to hiking and birdwatching. The resort also has a spa where you can pamper yourself with a range of therapies, as well as an infinity pool to cool down while taking in the scenery. 

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Suffering from eternal wanderlust and a diehard roadtripper, Varsha believes she’s born to explore the world. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her on the lookout for her next big adventure.