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Unshackle Your Soul & Rejuvenate Completely At These Best Places For Staycations In 2020

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - Jan. 3, 2020 9 min read

When after getting home from the routine monotony of life, you wish to rewind and relax, we get it. But the question remains, where and how? There are only so many options that would really make you feel better and pamper your soul to the fullest. Not knowing of places to be at, we end up heading to the same old destinations and places we've visited a number of times before. But not anymore, this list of the best recreational hubs and resorts is where your search for the best Stay-cations in 2020 would end. 


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We've curated a list of the most serene, the most luxurious and the most visually delightful resorts and hotels in India for you! So without much ado, get to it, choose from one of these best resorts and make the most of your time away from the shackles of life.  



The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

If Kashmir is known as the heaven on earth, then places like this are the reason behind it. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, situated 8,825 ft. above sea level, teeming with all the possible luxuries of life and providing a world-class stay experience to all kinds of visitors, will only make you fall in love with yourself all over again. While the multi-cuisine eateries spoil your senses to the most, the restorative treatments available at its spas are rejuvenating enough and complement the entire idyllic setting, both at the same once. Come here to experience the epitome of luxury and extravagance in hospitality at one of the most beautiful corners of the earth, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa. 


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Location: Gulmarg, Srinagar (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 19.6 K per night for Standard Room (Double Occupancy)


Woodhouse Beach Resort Kerala

When the beautiful azures kissing a white sandy beach make for your backdrop and a palm-lined spree outline the vast verdant expanses of Western-Ghats behind, the place that rises among many is the Woodhouse Beach Resort Kerala. The resort brings you closer to a simple, primitive, organic yet comfortable sense of life. Come here to delve yourself in the goodness of nature and feel one with the miraculous beauty speckled around. Unspoilt, untouched and yet undiscovered elements make this resort a one of kind stay-cation property in India.   


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Location: Varkala Kerala (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 2505 per night for a standard room (Double Occupancy)


Barefoot Havelock Island Andaman

Barefoot does it best for those looking for an experience that's all thing rejuvenating. A resort experience that's renowned to be among the best in the world, the Barefoot sits pretty on the edge of a beautiful waterfront, Asia's best, the Radhanagar Beach, and restores a perfect balance among nature and man with its therapeutic ensembles of hospitality, coupled with its naturally aware presence on the island. Its wooden cottages and villas bring you the closest you can get to being one with the goodness of nature and greens. The spa sessions at Barefoot are orgasmic and replenishing, making it an experience that's innately natural and pristinely beautiful. Barefoot is totally the place to be at for a complete vacation experience. 


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Location: Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 18K Onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


Marbela Beach Resort Goa

Bask in the sun or feast upon the many pleasures of life known to mankind, you've got it all at the Marbela. Known for hosting a Chic clientele, the Marbela Beach Resort enjoys an unrivalled spot among the most beautiful resorts in India. Sticking your feet in the warm sand, while the cool ocean breeze grace your soul within, the sight of these white tents and shades make your jaw drop in awe and appreciation. And the best is yet to be unveiled, it's more about their hospitality, the food, and arduous efforts by the staff in making your stay one of the best experiences ever. For all things comfortable and insta-worthy, your one-stop destination is nowhere but the Marbela Beach Resort.   


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Location: Goa (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 15.5 K onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


Alila Fort Bishangarh

This 230-year-old fortress is as magnificently charming, as marvellously comfortable a stay it is. Scaling the Aravali's as far as your sight may take you, a look at this property is what it takes to fall in love with its grandeur presence in the world of hospitality. Who knows, while strolling down its alleys, you come across a trap door or a tunnel leading you to a hidden treasure of life? Well, if there's something you can definitely expect from your stay at the Alia fort, it's surely going to be a host of pleasant surprises. From it's location atop a hill to the path leading to this mammoth structure, this resort equal parts modern and historic at the same once. Undeniably, there's not a single moment that would go by drab over here. 


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Location: Bishangarh, Jaipur, Rajasthan (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 22K Onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


The Serai Kabini

The Serai boasts an experience that makes you respect and fall in love with nature all over again. From waterfront villas & verandas to a personal pool overlooking a beautiful backdrop, the Serai Kabini is the perfect getaway for those looking for some time out of their city life routine. Wake up to the sounds of nature, and sleep with some beautiful sights in your eyes, the Serai Kabini detaches you from the entirety of worldly worries and chores of life. The culinary experiences it has to offer at Wildgrass & Outpost are one of a kind in the entire nation. Undeniably, it's a contour hiding away the best-kept secrets of nature and man on the same page.  


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Location: Karapur, Karnataka (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 16.5 K Onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


The Neemrana Fort Resort

Given a creative outlook resonating from every nook and cranny of the Neemrana Fort Palace, no wonder it's been getting some serious attention from the connoisseurs of hospitality in India. Enveloped in an evoking sense of historically architectural magnificence, the Neemrana Resort would inspire you to take a stroll through its centuries-old alleyways, while exploring the tales of its abandonment and restoration through the chapters of past. More of a time capsule perfectly preserving the time gone by, it is now a gleaming hospitality hub adorned with a number of art pieces and landscaped gardens that make it a mesmerizing experience. While admiring and adoring the marvellous art speckled across and after you've noshed in some of the finest Rajasthani delicacies or while soaking in a traditional performance by the talented folk dancers called upon from the various corners of the state, you would wonder about how something as historic as it is, can be simply rejuvenating and replenishing at the same once. If still in doubt, you should definitely come and experience this first hand.     


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Location: Neemrana, Rajasthan (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 5.5 K Onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


ITC Grand Bharat

ITC stands symbolic of grandeur luxury and comfort for one and all in the hospitality industry of India. When people think of world-class hotel experiences, ITC is one of the names that peak above the rest. And personating the same aura and reputation of ITC that's itself a niche among hotels, is the ITC Grand Bharat. A feast of Indian culture and heritage, the ITC Bharat is a complete recreational experience for the ones looking for something extravagantly grand and epitomized in terms of luxury.  


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Location: Tauru, Gurugram, Haryana (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 25 K Onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


Aalia Haridwar

Spiritual, Yogic, rejuvenating and cosmic, is what you would define the ambience over here to be. Located on the banks of majestic Ganges, the Aalia is like a leap of luxury amidst a mosaic of culture and surreal faith speckled across. Those who come here for a stay would be able to describe the kind of appeal this property packs with its chic setting and the luxurious amenities, along with the places around that bring you closer to divinity in life. From a transforming Spa to an infinity pool overlooking the most beautiful vistas of Himalayan foothills, the Aalia is heart stealer at every step. 


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Location: Haridwar, Uttarakhand (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 4.5K onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


Laxmi Villas Palace

It is not just a resort, it's a living legend of courage, extreme pleasures of life and period hospitality. The Laxmi Villas Palace has been a melting pot of soirees and ceremonies ever since its existence came up in time. Still serving as a Royal Abode to the blue lineage, the resort is one of the most sought after experiences by local and foreign visitors in India. Compiling a host of beautiful displays, a culinary tradition that being honed since centuries now, along with modern embellishments that make it a heavenly spot for relaxation, the palace resort is one for those who like to plunge completely in luxury and lavish indulgences of life.  


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Location: Bharatpur, Rajasthan (Get Directions)

Accommodation Tariff: 5.5 k onwards per night (Double Occupancy)


Luxury is not a necessity but a choice that people make in life. And these places epitomize luxury, comfort, beauty and a presence that's all things rejuvenating to a whole new level. Make the most of the new year 2020 by checking into these beautiful resorts and properties that would amplify your life on a scale of happiness and feel good times. 




Q. What is the best time to visit these resorts?

A. That's a relative question, these resorts lie in the various corners of India and there will be specific times suitable for visit as per. 


Q. Will there be any age restriction on adventure sports available at these places?

A. Yes, there will be specific age constraints, for example, a white water rafting session may not allow children on board and so one must go through the latest terms and conditions before making reservations.


Q. Will the tariff include food and other leisurely activities like Spa?

A. No, the tariff stated is for accommodation only, all other facilities availed would be chargeable. 


Q. Will there be any other hidden charges or fees involved?

A. These prices are not inclusive of taxes and fees, apart from which there may be an additional internet handling charge applied as well. All of which will be stated upfront in the breakdown of the final payable amount. 


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