The salubrious climate combined with the well-preserved natural beauty of the virgin forests of Munnar makes it “one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. The roads are fantastic. One must try to visit the wonderful waterfalls and also tea gardens” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Muhzin Firoz.
Where to stay: The Deshadan Mountain Resorts is backed by miles and miles of tea plantations to one side, and a huge mountain face standing watch on the other side. “Great valley view from room balcony. The staff is courteous. As the sun sets the view from room balcony into the valley is completely covered in fog.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Madhusudhan Kodavati.
Encircled by snow-covered peaks of the great Himalayas, Auli boasts of captivating oak flanked slopes and dense coniferous forests. Auli is “a place to feel mesmerised and enjoy the nature's absolute charisma. The bright colours of the valley and chirping birds of the mountains refreshed and rejuvenated me from the core.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Aparajita Ray
Where to stay: Located at an altitude of over 10,000 feet, the Clifftop club is India's most scenic property amid the snow-clad Himalayas. “Auli has no noise and not a little pollution. The food was delicious. And all the area looks like we are in the pocket of real natural the Himalaya.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Jai Nishav.
The one destination in India that attracts pilgrims, yoga and adventure enthusiasts in Rishikesh. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh is a “destination where you will automatically feel spiritual and at peace. There are so many things to do for say Rafting, adventure sports, trekking, wayfaring waterfalls, sitting in cafes on the banks of River Ganga, Yoga and much more” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Nitish Varshney.
Where to stay: Surrounded by graceful Sal forests, Ananda in the Himalayas provides the perfect vantage point for Rishikesh. The spa provides traditional Ayurveda, Yoga, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance. ”The place that draws you into its serene arms, pampering you so that you would never wish to leave. Sanctify your mind and body.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Madan Mohan Mohta.
Located deep in the foothills of Himalayas, Shimla is strung across a single ridge with sharp hillsides surrounded by pine forests, spectacular vistas and colonial structures. “Shimla has a healthy climate. The mountain slopes are covered with tall, green trees which present a caring sight at sunset and look very grand. A cool breeze sets up and refreshes the mind.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Sumit.
Where to stay: The Windflower Hall “is amidst pine and cedar trees away from the hustle bustle of Shimla. The hotel has an old world charm.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Kanika Marwah. The resort organises nature walks, rafting, cycling, yoga sessions and ayurvedic treatments to help you relax and rejuvenate.
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling “is famous for the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga and chilling but pleasant weather in the month of December. However, you want to pause your urban life for a few days and get rid of your boring hustle and bustle routine then Pelling will be a perfect choice. ” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Swakhar Panchal.
Where to stay: Set amidst lovely location, the Chumbi Mountain retreat still retains the quintessential Sikkimese culture and the old world charm. “The stay was very comfortable and the hotel is very nice and peaceful. It is great for people looking to relax and enjoy. Filled with many activities. Overall great and only remorse is not being able to stay for a long time.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Aman Bansal.
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