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7 Exotic Swimming Pools That Will Make You Want To Dive In Right Now

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Have you ever decided on your holiday accommodation just by looking at pictures of the calm blue waters that seem to go on for miles? Or imagined yourself lounging in the deckchair with a cocktail in hand by the pool? No doubt, it’s a yes. Here are some of the most iconic hotel swimming pools in India. Dive in!

7 Exotic Swimming Pools That Will Make You Want To Dive In Right Now:

  1. Wildflower Hall, Mashobra (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Alila Diwa Goa, Majorda Beach (Goa)
  3. Raas Haveli, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  4. Madikeri (Karnataka)
  5. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Orange County-Kabini, Kabini (Karnataka)
  7. The Bungalow on The Beach, Tranquebar (Tamil Nadu)

1. Wildflower Hall, Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

Wildflower Hall, Mashobra, Himachal Pradeshsource: oberoihotels.com

An open air whirlpool with the views of the Greater Himalayas! Is this is not reason enough? Okay, here’s one more. The hotel has a climate-controlled indoor swimming pool which overlooks 180 acres of rainforest. Relax in the pool that is lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers. If this is not sheer luxury, we don't know what is!

Traveller Bhanu Bansal shares: “Oberoi hospitality is in a different league, for them you are no less than a king. In addition to that property in itself a rare gem, their indoor swimming pool, open air jacuzzi, wonderful food, exceptional staff.”

Also check out the private villa that the hotel offers. They come with an indoor lap pool overlooking the forest.

2. Alila Diwa, Majorda Beach, Goa

Alila Diwa, Majorda Beach, Goasource: alilahotels.com

Doesn't it feel awesome to lounge on a relaxing beach chair or float in a pool that has no edge? So, with the wind into your hair and a chilled cocktail in your hand plunge into Alila Diwa’s infinity pool.

Luxury traveller Shifa Merchant shares: “I like the fact that this hotel is situated just 1. 6 km from the Majorda Beach. Their outdoor infinity pool is to die for. Get some amazing clicks right here inside the hotel premises if you enjoy photography. I would definitely visit it again.”

Don not miss to try out homemade specialities at Bistro.

3. RAAS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

RAAS, Jodhpur, Rajasthansource: raasjodhpur.com

This will draw you away from your usual distractions (read: technology). Dive into the shimmering turquoise swimming pool with curtained loungers where you can slurp your favourite mojito.

Traveller Nakul Shivharey shares: “Good Indian heritage style property with a great swimming pool.” Adds Traveller Nikhil Vyas: "The view of the fort you get from there, the ambiance they have created, the Rajasthani culture is also reflected. Not to forget the food, it’s just class apart and also do not forget to visit the spa there."

4. Vivanta by Taj, Coorg, Karnataka

Vivanta by Taj, Coorg, Karnatakasource: spadreams.com

3,300 square feet of pure pleasure! Dive into your own four-foot deep, heated plunge pool while you frame the beauty of the evergreen rainforest view through the windows.

HolidayIQ traveller Praveen Kumar shares: “Beautiful hotel in a captivating environment! Heated indoor pool with breathtaking views is a highlight. Outdoor pool, rooms and restaurant is amazing. Incredibly spacious property built in the Western Ghats.”

Also, check out the Luxury Bliss Villas. The three distinct rooms consist of a separate living and dining space, separate sleeping area and a heated plunge pool area with a fully retractable roof that can be made “open to sky”.

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5. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmirsource: khyberhotels.com

A heated swimming pool and the snow all around. Need we say more? Get lost amidst beautiful vistas of the hulking Himalayan peaks and pine forest covered in powder white snow while you take a dip in the luxurious pool.

The resort is a destination in itself. Traveller Monica Rai shares her experience: “There are several dining options like their restaurant called Cloves with splendid views, Nouf a covered deck to enjoy cosy meals besieged by breath-taking sights of the snow covered mountains, Chaikash a tea lounge with myriad flavours of teas to choose from and Calabash the cigar and sheesha lounge. The Khyber Spa by Occitane is one of India’s most luxurious and holistic well-being spas, again with magnificent view. One cannot spend a dull moment in this imposing environment as a whole lot of recreational activities awaits you such as a fully dedicated area for children called the Igloo, a stupendous heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, game area for adults so on so forth.”

6. Orange County, Kabini, Kerala

Orange County, Kabini, Keralasource: bstatic.com

Imagne living in a hut which has your own personal swimming arena. Sounds great, right? Even better. Spend a few hours in the infinity pool of the resort located at the lake’s edge. Whether you’re paying obeisance in the pool or soaking in the atmosphere at the enchanting pool lounge, the azure waters and the russet skies of a Kabini sunset will leave you amazed.

HolidayIQ traveller Bhuyasi Desai says, “They welcome you with traditional method - Tilak and Puja Thali. They serve lovely Coorg coffee as welcome drink. Swimming pool is very good and view of the pool from restaurant is just awesome. Activities like nature walks, bird watching, boat rides along the Cauvery River were good.”

7. The Bungalow on the Beach by Neemrana, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu

The Bungalow on the Beach by Neemrana, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadusource: whiteskyhospitality.com

This one is irresistible! After a lazy swim here you will never be able to own up the cosmos like this anywhere else. And do not miss the poolside menu that includes coconut water and fresh seafood.

Traveller Ann Thomas says: “The bedrooms lead out onto a veranda which connects to the pool which was very well kept. The pool was lovely. We spent most of our time here.”

Nothing about the Neemrana experience is ordinary. Soak in the sun during the day, feel the sea breeze as the magical evening lazily settles in or just  watch the stars overhead and the sea below.

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