Top 10 Tree House Resorts in India
The Tree House hotels are a unique concept of providing accommodation amidst the natural setting. These hotels range from luxurious to rustic, and are perfect for holidaying in a peaceful setting. They are built among the trunk of branches of one or more mature trees much above the ground level. During your stay at these tree houses, you will be transported back to the unique world wherein rustic charm is blended with modern comforts. The blend of modern and rustic atmosphere is fast gaining popularity among the tourists. Here is the list of top 10 Tree House Resorts in India for your kind perusal.
The Machan Tree House, Lonavala
Located in Jambulne, one of the 25 biological hotspots of the world, The Machan Tree House is a perfect base for those looking forward to an isolated base from Mumbai and Pune. The tree houses are built high on some trees, around 30 feet above the rest of the forest and even while lying on your bed. Each Machan has been carefully designed to minimize any impact on its natural surroundings while offering its inhabitants spectacular views in luxurious comfort. There are 5 kilometers of walking tracks, accessible only by guests, in the forest to explore. The house hangs over the edge of a rock face, providing a breathtaking view of the valley below.
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
The Tree House Resort is located just 30 minutes drive from the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is the largest resort in the world of its kind. This eco-tourist resort is located just half an hour away from Jaipur. The main purpose behind the construction of this resort is to bring tourists in the company of nature, but with the same trappings of an urban existence. The accommodation options are divided into a number of luxury “nests”. The staff is excellent and will organize night safaris, bird watching tours and camel cart rides.
Vythiri Resort, Wayanad
Located at the entrance of the Wayanad district of Kerala, Vythiri Resort features five tree houses buried in the middle of a tropical rainforest. A gushing river runs just outside your balcony, rocky and cold, and the low hanging trees forms a natural canopy over the river.
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This beautiful 150 acres property is built around a stream, and the tree houses have been crafted by native tribal people using locally available materials. The resort features an Ayurvedic Spa, swimming pool, games room and health club.
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Tree House Cottages, Manali
The Manali Tree House Cottages is a family-run resort with one tree house, two other normal cottages and a Swiss tent in the garden. For tourists, it is like a home away from home. The tree house is set atop an oak tree on a farm near Katrian village, bounded by orchards and lush fields; around 30 minutes drive from Manali. In winters, a small cover of snow blankets deck the cottages. It appears like a shimmering cottage straight out of a fairytale. The house owners are warm, friendly and serve home cooked meals. The accommodation is basic and comfortable.
Vanya Tree House, Thekkady
The journey to Vanya Tree House begins with a 6 kilometers drive along the hills via jeep. Built very recently, this property has two tree houses at the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Throughout the day, you can witness a large number of wild animals marauding in their natural turf, which include tigers and bison. It will not be a great idea if you choose that opportune moment to fall out of your balcony. There are no homes or resorts for miles. It offers you a perfect escapade from the chaos of civilization.
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Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh
Spread across 21 acres of dense forests, bordering Bandhavgarh National Park, the Tree House Hideaway is an intimate property featuring five exclusive tree houses. If you want to make your trip an unforgettable experience, stay at the Tree House Hideaway. The houses merge fantastically into the contours of the trees. Each of the trees houses are earthy and well-equipped with modern attached bathrooms, hot water, living area, mosquito netting, air-conditioning and power back-up. The balconies of the Tree House Hideaway overlook the national park, which is great for animal spotting.
Safari Land Tree House, Masinagudi
Owned and managed by Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, a former Nationals Rifles Shooting Champion, the Safari Land Tree House is located into the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountain range. It is spread over 5 acres and has 5 different types of tree house accommodations. These include family, honeymoon and skyscraper tree houses. The man is a modern day Jim Corbett and a story of his tracking tigers all over the Mudumalai region. The resort offers plenty of activities such as nature walks, bird watching, trekking, horse riding, elephant rides and safaris.
Rainforest Boutique Resort, Athirappilly
If you wish to see the bird’s eye view of Athirappilly Falls (Kerala’s largest waterfalls) appeals to you, then book yourself into the tree house at the boutique Rainforest Resort. Tucked away in the Sholayar rainforest, the resort is set on 7 acres of unspoilt jungle, and the tree house has been uniquely designed by a Swiss architect. Just simply rest your eyes on the lush green of the pristine Sholayar rainforest.
Sunset Bay, Srirangapatnam
Located in Srirangapatnam, the former capital of the great Tipu Sultan, Sunset Bay is located in front of a beautiful little lake. Here you can indulge in a number of activities such as kayaking in the Lake, cycling through the town or just sit on the balcony looking at the magnificent sunset.
If you are planning a trip to the North-eastern part of India and looking out to stay in a tree house, Mawlynnong has been declared as a cleanest village in Asia. There is only 1 tourist accommodation available in Mawlynnong. It is a set of two very pretty tree houses connected by a rickety and wooden bridge. It has won the acclaim of being the ‘Cleanest Village in Asia in 2003’.
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