Blessed with some of the best trekking routes in the world, India is a trekker’s paradise. Whether an active vacation enthusiast or one who just wants to take pleasure in the scenic outdoors, trekking is a magnificent way to take in the sights of our country while remaining active. Here’s a list of some amazing trekking trails that are not only lesser known but also peaceful and are sure to erase all memories of stress and chaos of your city.
Sattal is paradox of sorts, it’s a great place to unwind, but also, it’s a great place to rough it out. The seven lakes, surrounding rhododendron and oak forest, white mountains, make it a meditative trekker’s paradise. You can trek and trek, without anyone to bother you. Based on each traveler’s preference, Sattal has clearly etched-out trails, easy, moderate and challenging
Challenging Trek: This one starts from V Resorts Sattal, and although it is just a 2 km expedition, its steep incline, almost 30 degrees and rocky path, make it one of the more tough treks. The scenic pine and deodar trees offer respite
Normal Trek: A 6 Km trek (to and fro) takes you to Surya Gaon, a little village. Cutting through pine and oak forests, a quaint temple, undiscovered lake, the trek is a chance to discover the region around
Easy Trek: Two easy and leisurely treks give travelers’ a chance to laze around, explore the place alongside getting their bit of adventure. A 4.5 Km trek (to and fro) along the Sattal lake is a combination of paved roads and forest cover. Another 4 km trek (to and fro) is to Subhash Dhara, a waterfall deep into the forest. It’s ideal for birding.
Get your groove back at V Resorts, enjoy the calm cup of tea in its terrace gardens, get your appetite of the snow-clad peaks, and you are ready to go again.
Rs. 11.499 per person (On Double/ Triple Sharing)
Find your muse at V Resorts Ramgarh, which is surrounded by the captivating snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas.
There’s something in the 180 degree view of the mighty mountains — and the striking peace and solitude — that sets the creative juices flowing here.
After all, this is where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote parts of Geetanjali. The Hindi writer and poet Mahadevi Varma was also known to visit Ramgarh while working on her novels and poems.
Though laidback, the topography of Ramgarh provides a perfect opportunity for treks. V Resorts Ramgarh customizes treks, ranging from easy to tough.
Rs. 10,499 per person (On Double/Triple Sharing)
Blessed with some of the greatest trails and most spectacular scenery, the below mentioned resorts offer you with trekking holiday.
V RESORTS RAMGARH
Find your muse at V Resorts Ramgarh, which is surrounded by the captivating snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas. There’s something in the enchanting views of the mighty mountains — and the striking peace and solitude — that sets the creative juices flowing. Relax on the terrace, take in the warmth of the sun, browse through the magazines in the in-house library or sip a juice in the gazebo. Who knows, the scenic setting might just inspire the writer in you. After all, this is where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote parts of Geetanjali. And the Hindi writer and poet Mahadevi Varma was also known to visit Ramgarh while working on her novels and poems.
V RESORTS MUMUKSHU PAURI
Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, V Resorts Mumukshu Pauri offers great views of the snowcapped Himalayas. From the serene premises of the resort, watch the evening turn to dusk as a beautiful golden sun disappears into the mountains. The resort is also a launchpad to discover the rich cultural heritage of Pauri, which is dotted with a number of old temples.
V RESORTS RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
Get in touch with your wild side at V Resorts Rajaji National Park. Known for its elephants, the popular National Park was declared a tiger reserve in 2015. Nestled between fields, V Resorts Rajaji National Park is just a few minutes away from the forest. Besides touring the jungle and birding, get ready for a rush of adrenaline with adventure sports such as river rafting in Rishikesh, flying fox, rappelling and tree climbing.
V RESORTS SATTAL
It’s a dreamy, enchanting world, surrounded by fluffy clouds, pine trees and the sparkling green waters of Sattal lake. A great hill station just six hours from Delhi, V Resorts Sattal is perched prettily on the highest peak, and will mesmerise your senses. So, relax in a hammock, sip the locally made rhododendron juice and immerse yourself within the pages of your favourite book. The only interruption will be the chirping of birds. (Sattal has scores of varieties including magpies, barbets and woodpeckers.) Relax in the three private gardens of the resort or tap the wanderer within and discover delightful little paths around the lakes and along the ancient woods.
V RESORTS NARKANDA
At V Resorts Narkanda, wake up to the stunning views of the Churdhar Range in Himachal Pradesh. The massive windows of the beautiful resort open out to deep valleys and snow-capped mountains. Relax in the wooded interiors, enjoy some apple wine, take your first ski lesson with experts and lose yourself amidst the fruit orchards – V Resorts Narkanda is the perfect holiday destination.
V RESORTS MONOLITH BHIMTAL
Visit Bhimtal for its weather, its untouched charm, its forests and lakes, but also visit Bhimtal for V Resorts Monolith. Located on the Kathgodam – Bhowali road, the resort overlooks the Bhimtal Lake and has an architecture that will transport you to a charming English countryside resort. Made of stone and wood, with green creepers lining its walls, large stone sculptures in the lawns, warm wood rooms, lake views with Al Fresco dining, a stylised, relaxing holiday is a guarantee. The resort has been built around the natural contours of the area – a cottage is built embracing a tree, the organic landscape is retained. the resort has been built using natural contours without disturbing the nature around. Take a break, catch your breath away from the hectic city life, lounge in the gardens with your favourite book, once ready, go trekking in the surrounding forests. The Bollywood enthusiasts have much to visit the property for – many films have been shot here and there are also dedicated rooms, named after the celebrities
V RESORTS KEMPTY FALLS
Not far from the famous Kempty waterfall on the Mussoorie-Yamunotri road, V Resorts Kempty Falls is a pleasant weekend getaway from Delhi. The resort's proximity to Mussoorie (it's about 26 km away) makes it a good destination to explore the famous hill station. The mountain air is fresh and crisp around the resort, and you can explore nature, spot birdlife and see the waterfalls nearby.
V RESORTS CONIFER CHALET KULLU
Eight km from the main Kullu market, the V Resorts Conifer Chalet Kullu is literally tucked between mountains and green forest valleys. With its quintessential, unique views, location, warm wood interiors and cosy rooms, the chalet stands out from the other hotels in Kullu. Here, you can sip tea all day long, day dream, pen down that story you have always thought of, watch the views and do absolutely nothing. And when in the mood, you could choose to go rafting on the Beas, very near the chalet, fish in the waters of river Parvati, 15 mins away or undertake an arduous trek to the temple local deities worship. Ride up to the eclectic Kasol or the traditional Manikaran or just visit Manali to indulge in a little bit of Himachal special shopping. Come back to the peace, calm and cosy loveliness of the chalet.
V RESORTS GREEN VILLAGE JAGESHWAR
If peace, calm and a little spirituality is what you are craving for, head to V Resorts Green Village in Jageshwar, 31km from Almora. Right in the lap of green hills, amidst Deodar forests and boasting of a 360-degree view of the Nanda Kot range, the resort is a true hideaway. Take the cycle and ride to the many stone temples preserved by (Archaeological Survey of India) and dedicated to Lord Shiva. After you have paid your obeisance, walk back and engage in bird-watching in forest paths. Visit the local market and pick local Kumaoni foods, come back and get back to reading your favourite book with endless cups of coffee.
V RESORTS KOTABAGH
Very close to the Jim Corbett National Park, near the Sitabani forest, is V Resorts Kotabagh. It's right on the riverbed, with an expansive view of the forest and hills. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, it serves as an ideal getaway for travellers juggling with a hundred things while in the city. You can relax and do nothing apart from sipping endless cups of tea and taking in the views of the riverbed, hills and forests, spotting birds from the deck and revel in its isolated quietness. That's how it stands apart from the other Jim Corbett National Park hotels. You can go for the famous jungle safari, or go across the temple in the thick of Sitabani forest, come back, get a relaxing head and foot massage, practice yoga outdoors. Dinner can be had under the stars at the riverbed, tea at the birding deck and lunch in the cosy garden of the resort. The resort is an oasis for travellers where they can relax amidst stunning surroundings and explore nature at its best.
V RESORTS E&G GREEN VALLEY NASHIK
Located in the scenic green belt of Triambakeshwar Hills near Nashik, V Resorts E&G Green Valley is a premium property comprising studios and villas designed to pamper you. Its proximity to nature and vineyards makes it an ideal getaway for wine-lovers and those looking to spend some quiet days away from the chaos of a city. Guests can sample some fine wines, go on a fascinating vineyard tour, hit the cycling and trekking trails or just sit and take in the scenic views. The superb menu range also has locally procured items. Our rooms include landscaped villas thoughtfully designed to provide the perfect mix of elegance and comfort.
V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska
Discover an unknown, enchanting part of Sariska. At V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, which is part of our premium Black collection of exquisite holiday destinations, you are up, close and personal with nature. The resort lies in Rajasthan's Tehla village at a side of the Sariska National Park that is magnificent in its isolation. Here you will find farmlands, bushes and hills. Close by is the 1,200 sq km national park. Not far away are historic forts, lakes that double up as superb birding destinations and several nature trails. From rocky terrains to dirt tracks, the land reveals itself in all its varied glory here. Wake up to the sound of birds, get a taste of village life, hit the various little roads on a cycle and experience the rustic side of life without compromising on comfort and elegance.
At V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, the hospitality is very personalised, and caters to individual needs. Whether it's bush dinners, gazing at the stars, having a traditional Rajasthani thali, or discovering the fascinating bird life in the area with the help of an in-house naturalist, we put our guests at the centre of all that we do.
V RESORTS ARAVALI SILENCE LAKEND UDAIPUR
Thirteen kilometre from Udaipur, perched on top of a rolling hill, with a great view of the Lake Badi is V Resorts Aravali Silence Lakend Udaipur. Its great location - several kilometres from the main city – makes it an ideal place to relax in. Watch the sunset, sipping your favourite brew in the pool, cycle around the hills and green patches with the lake by the side, go riding or just sit and introspect in peace in the sit-out overlooking the Badi Lake. Step out to discover the charms of Udaipur, the Lake City.
V RESORTS QUEENS MEADOWS RANIKHET
An exclusive 600-metre trek through the scenic pine and deodar forest cover is the only way to reach V Resorts Queens Meadows, which is part of our premium Black collection of exquisite holiday destinations. The stone and wood villas are made from old-world British barracks and offer expansive views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges (especially between October and March). Five km away from an already sleepy Ranikhet town, in the middle of 200 acres of forest cover, with no TV, a step back in time is a living reality here. Guests can experience nature and pick from doing yoga on a jut-out rock, trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, village walks, golf or paragliding, or just lounge near the jungle stream and read with chirping birds for company. Welcome mornings with a view of the mountains from the villas’ beds, followed by breakfast on the deck, dinner and barbeque in the woods. An eco-resort, Queens Meadows prides itself on sourcing food locally, and customises the menu according to guests' preferences. The villas, inspired by provincial homes, promise a pristine Kumaon experience.
V RESORTS MASHOBRA GREENS
Located 15 km from Shimla, V Resorts Mashobra Greens is tucked deep inside the pine forest, and lined with apple orchards on one side and views of the snow-clad western Himalayan range on the other. The camp, comprising tents and cottages at an altitude of 7,100 ft, is a lovely paradox for the lovers of nature. Its scenic, placid setting brings peace to the mind and its expertise in adventure activities – all trainers are certified – gets the adrenaline going. It's quiet here (if you don't mind the chirping birds waking you up). There are accidental seasonal streams to surprise you, apple orchards to take a walk in, night treks, survival training modules if stuck in the woods, and rafting to test your stamina. You can also sample some delicious, undiscovered Himalayan dishes... and that's just a sample of what we have to offer!
V RESORTS BLISS VILLAGE SIKKIM
Miles away from the din and dust of urban life, right beside the mighty Himalayas, is the idyllic little hamlet of Biksthang in West Sikkim's Mangalbarey area. Mt. Khangchendzonga ( also known as Kanchenjunga) looms tall here, but the stunning mountain views are not the only reason to visit V Resorts Bliss Village, which is spread across 7 acres.
It is here in these sacred parts of the state that the recorded history of Sikkim began in the first half of the 17th century.
Within 90 minutes of V Resorts Bliss Village are serene Buddhist monasteries, a hot spring with seemingly magical properties, an organic farm that makes its own wine, and more!
V Resorts The Woodz Chamunda
V Resorts The Woodz Chamunda, located conveniently between Dharamshala, Kangra and Palampur, is the perfect refuge to the wandering soul. The famous Chamunda temple, which lends its name to the resort, and the mesmerizing scenery of the Kangra valley, lend it an incomparable beauty.
With the resort being inundated with modern facilities and amenities, spoils our guests for choice. Take a dip in the pool, lounge in the poolside restaurant or have a quiet meal in the indoors restaurant. If you find some leisure time on your hand, head to the gym, or the activity room to engage yourself physically. Or take a seat in one of the cafes or the bar, with a coffee or a drink in hand and unwind with a book for company. Not one to leave the business travelers behind, we also provide a lavish conference room, perfect for all sorts of corporate gatherings, events and conferences.
The food here is to die for. And so are the activities. Visit the Norbulingka monastery or the Chamunda temple for a breath of spirituality. Or If you feel up for a challenge, head on the Himani Chamunda trek or go soaring above the peaceful valley with a paragliding session. The immediate location of the resort is blessed with Pine trees and tea gardens, and they deserve an afternoon’s picnic for sure.
Don’t let this swarm of choices and offerings overwhelm you. Take a lot of time, and do them all. With so much to do and see and experience, you’re anyways going to be compelled to extend your stay by a day or four!
V Resorts Kotagiri
A retreat for nature and solitude lovers alike, V Resorts Kotagiri is a charming little property on a hillock surrounded by acres and acres of tea estates. While most Kotagiri resorts are situated bang in the middle of the town, our resort is located at a comfortable distance from all the bustle, on the outskirts of the town. This lends it a peaceful appeal, making it one of the best places to stay in Kotagiri.
While V Resorts Kotagiri, with its lush tea gardens, rolling hills and their valleys, is the ideal setting to enjoy natural beauty and the ever-pleasant Kotagiri climate, it is a great place to stay for travellers visiting Ooty and Coonoor too. These towns, being two of the most popular hill stations in South India, attract a deluge of tourists round the year. While this is good for business, it ruins the experience for travellers looking to enjoy these destinations without the constant crowds and bustle. Located at an optimum distance between Kotagiri, Ooty and Coonoor, our property affords an unadulterated experience of these places, with nothing to ruin it for you.
Visit the many tea gardens around the resort, watch tea being made in the tea factories nearby, or just relax around a bonfire or under the gazebo. If you’d like to travel more, head to the Doddabetta Mountain, the highest peak in the Nilgiris, and survey the entire region from the ‘telescope house’ at the top; visit Catherine Waterfalls and Wellington Lake, the latter of which is also a famous army cantt. Or head to Coonoor or Ooty. Either way, you’ll never run out of things to do in Kotagiri, at V Resorts Kotagiri.
V Resorts Sunshine Courtyard Shoghi
Just about 20 km from Shimla and a few kms on the outskirts of Shoghi awaits a holistic getaway at V Resorts Sunshine Courtyard Shoghi. Being located in the countryside amidst Himalayan foothills, the resort is gifted with the perfect balance of natural harmony and memorable experiences. As a result, this is a perfect retreat for a well-heeled traveller looking to skip the usual tourist crowd of Shimla, and guests looking to add a new destination and its vivid, unique experiences to their already long offbeat list.
Live Shoghi like a local- go on treks, visit the small but wonderfully located temples, participate in local rural life and delve into local cuisine. Or catch your ragged city breath with some much needed unwinding on the resort itself- enjoy the enamoing night sky, play one of the many outdoor and indoor games here, lay back and read in the organic garden, or have an evening cookout the local way on a chulha.
While most resorts in India would do well to either provide a premium stay or an authentic holiday experience, V Resorts Sunshine Courtyard is of the rare breed that offer both.
V Resorts New Blue Heaven McLeodganj
McLeodganj is one of the best new hill destinations in India, and V Resorts New Blue Heaven is located at one of the best locations there. Perched on a hill a few hundred metres from the start of the now-famous Triund trek, the resort offers unique bird’s eye views of the Dhauladhar range with its valleys and hills, the Bhagsu village in the valley below, and other important sites here. While McLeodganj is now busy with activity round the clock, the resort is located at a quiet distance from the main town, to offer all the joy minus the distractions and noise. Head to McLeodganj to sample an overwhelming variety of Indian, Tibetan, and Continental cuisine besides exploring the town’s Tibetan heritage and culture, drive down to explore Dharamshala for an extra dose of natural beauty, or take the trek to challenge yourself to an experience of a lifetime.
V Resorts Yedamakky Plantations Coorg
Imagine moorish hills of western ghats stretching out into the distance. Covered in coffee plantations and shrouded in mist. Imagine the Kaveri river twisting its way through these landscapes. Imagine gentle drizzles lifting your spirits.This is the charm of Coorg, one of the best known hill destinations in South India. And this is the sort of beauty that V Resorts Yedamakky Plantations Coorg encompasses in itself.
V Resorts Yedamakky Plantations is not your usual swanky, straight-from-Instagram resort. It’s solitary cottages and groups of huts are spread between acres of coffee and pepper plantations interspersed with the occasional fruit trees and vegetable gardens. While the uniquely captivating experience here won’t leave you with much to ask for, you can engage yourself in badminton or archery in the play area here toget the blood flow going. Walk through the occassionaly misty plantations; take a seat on the benches or under the thatched gazebos scattered in between, to appreciate your surroundings. Late evenings, sit around a bonfire, humming some tunes or just sitting and talking, celebrating the beauty around you.
During your days, go around the vast expanse of Coorg, visiting elephant camps, trekking up tall peaks and then looking down over the valleys, rafting on the Kaveri or exploring its source point, or just enjoying the views of vast greens spread over rolling hills. At night, let your haird down in the silences of the resort’s plantations. The truth is, your experience will be a memorable one either way.
V Resorts Pristine Chail
V Resorts Pristine Chail, located in the lap of Shivaliks, is the ideal sort of quiet getaway. While solitude can be unimaginable in these locales, with destinations like Shimla always filled with tourists, a trip to Chail is an unexpectedly peaceful rendezvous with nature. Located amidst the Shivaliks, with a view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, the natural beauty here can at times feel unfair to other destinations.
At V Resorts Pristine Chail, you get a holiday experience that is true to its home destination, right down to the very foundation. Built at the side of a hill following its contours, with the restaurant and reception on the ground floor and the rooms on the floor below, the resort makes for a picture-perfect postcard moment. You may choose to lounge in the pretty balconies attached with each room, have an authentic flavour-rich Himachali meal in the restaurant, or enjoy a quiet bonfire late in the evening. Appreciate the nature with a literally laid-back stargazing session, or by heading on the trek to the scenic Kali ka tibba (Kali temple) on a hill not too far from here. Visit the major attractions in Chail including the Chail Palace, the Chail Sanctuary, the Gurudwara Sahib among many others.
Whatever you do, you’ll feel unusually at home in these quiet, scenic settings. And a stay at V Resorts Pristine, justifiably named so, will be etched on to your memory for some time to come.
How to book your trekking holiday?
You can directly book from our package page or choose from the above listed resorts and select trekking activity.