Originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, yoga is an ancient way to handle modern stress. It’s an art that encompasses meditation, breathing and both physical and emotional wellbeing. And if performed in the midst of nature, nothing can get much better...
Each of our resorts is unique in some way, whether in its design or its natural setting. From jungle retreats to historic places, we have put together a genuinely charming and assorted range.
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 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 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 BANNI KHERA FARM ROHTAK
Less than two hours from Delhi, V Resorts Rohtak gives you a fascinating glimpse into village life. Sprawled across 10 acres in a Haryana village off NH-10, the resort is situated amid farmlands, far away from the anxiety-laden fast pace of city life. Here, go for a tractor, camel or bullock-cart ride; visit a fascinating herbal farm; relax by the in-house pond; get your hands dirty on a potter's wheel, take a curated village tour and have a traditional meal made of freshly procured vegetables and grains. The resort is a serene, self-contained world, and, unlike the city, you're no longer divorced from nature and the local community.
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 Aranyawas Ranakpur
Two hours away from Udaipur and a 30-minute drive from the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort is V Resorts Aranyawas, part of our exclusive V Resorts Black range. It's tucked away in the woods, in a valley between the green Aravallis, on the bank of a tributary of river Magai. You'll find no TV here, and mobile phone coverage is limited to the resort's main area — to switch off completely from urban life. Spot birds from your room while you take in the green hill and river views, walk around the pretty orchards, get enchanted by the cultural show in the evening, and enjoy a candle-light dinner outdoors near the pool. The resort is a self-contained, serene world. Writers come here. Painters come here (21 artists from across the world came here for an International Art Symposia a few years ago). So relax and get inspired anew.
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 Mahua Tola Tadoba
V Resorts Mahua Tola Tadoba is a well-kept secret. The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, where it is located, is Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park, offering incredible views of the abundant biodiversity here, including tigers. The resort is luxurious in it's hospitality, without losing touch with the wilderness that is it's home. Being an eco-sensitive resort, the food served here is mostly grown on the small farms on-campus and the rest sourced locally; also major waste produced is recycled using vermicomposting, staying true to its eco-friendly nature.
While V Resorts Mahua Tola Tadoba is a wildlife enthusiast's delight, it is also a good prospect for family travellers, casual tourists and even for guests looking to kick their feet up and relax for a bit. The quiet comfort, the exciting activities- reading, bonfire, outdoor games, birding, stargazing- and the unobstructed interaction with nature that this resort affords is bound to keep you busy and perhaps extend your stay by several days.
V Resorts Tigergarh Bandhavgarh
Bated breaths, sweat beads, alarm calls...and the greatest sighting known to the Indian jungle. If the wild is your thing and the big cats set your pulse racing, visit Bandhavgarh. Spread over 450 sq km, Bandhavgarh National Park boasts a high density of tigers, some 65. And so there is a high probability of spotting them over a period of two-three days. V Resorts Tigergarh is just 3.5 km from Tala Gate, the park entry. A soulful boutique resort, it has echoes of the rustic and a very personalised service. Its proximity to the forest (a mere 150 metres from the barbed wire) makes staying here a thrilling adventure. So relax in the gazebo, hear the forest sounds, watch the night sky while lounging in the plunge pool, go deep into tiger territory on the safaris, and then if you get time, watch the Baiga and Gond tribes enthral you with their traditional song and dance performance. At V Resorts Tigergarh you will be truly, One With The Wild. Make sure to carry jackets – the woods in these parts tend to get cold early mornings.
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 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 Lonavala
While Lonavala is the ideal weekend getaway, V Resorts Lonavala is just the sort of resort in Lonavala for such a getaway. Located in a peaceful, posh neighbourhood barely a kilometer from the Mumbai Pune Expressway, it is blessed with proximity to all the major sightseeing places and hangouts in and around Lonavala.
Whether you plan to let your hair down over the weekend or spend that time on your feet, indulged in sightseeing and activities, the resort’s cosy interiors and action-packed vicinities allow for both. Choose between visiting one of the wax museums here, trying out the local sweet- chikki, heading to an adventure park for some quick thrill, appreciating the natural beauty from one of the beautiful observation points here, or taking a dip in the on-resort pool to soothe yourself. Head here with your fatigue and worries and return a rejuvenated person.
Premium accomodations located in gorgeous destinations are always a draw for the creative types. And V Resorts Lonavala offers that creative inspiration in abundance. Take up a short, or long, creative residency and feel your creative juices flow. You’ll be rushing to your typewriter/ easel/ journal/ drawing board in double-quick time.
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.