There’s dirt, there’s grime. There’s sweat and no relief worth a dime! The daily mundane routines, continues to exhaust us and there is only one way to beat the feeling- by swimming into India’s best pools that offer a spectacular view.

1. Orange County Kabini, Karnataka

You won’t be able to resist this infinity pool, which offers near-endless views of the Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka. It’s perfect for post-safari relaxation. Order a cocktail and watch the sunset over the wild. 

Location: Bheeramballi, Kote, Mysore, Karnataka 571116
Price: Doubles from ₹33,300
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Also read: 5 Luxury Beach Resorts In India That You Cant Miss

2. Laxman Sagar, Pali, Rajasthan

A swimming pool inside a boulder, in the middle of a stark desert: this isn’t Star Trek fantasy. We’re talking about the pool at Laxman Sagar Resort in Rajasthan, which wasn’t cut into a single rock and took two years to build. To add to the drama, the resort offers folk music performances and evening barbecues. 

Location: Raipur Road, Near Haripur Railway Station, Dist. Pali, Raipur, Rajasthan 306304
Price: Doubles from ₹17,000
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3. The St. Regis Mumbai, Maharashtra

Add a bit of Dubai glamour to Mumbai, this pool on the hotel’s wellness floor has a sunk-in lounge, four private cabanas and a bar serving contemporary cocktails and tapas. The hippest location to view the “Maximum City’s” iconic skyline from far above its crazy chaos.

Address: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Price:
Doubles from ₹16,000
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4. RAAS Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Want to hang out on the sunbeds where the likes of sting, Jared Leto, Mick Jagger have slurped Pina Coladas? RAAS has one of the few heated pools in Rajasthan, and a spectacular view of the Mehrangarh Fort glowing pink in the night. Indulge in their blissful poolside spa treatments, such as the sun cooler, which hydrates and refreshes your skin using aloe vera gel and ice-cold rose quartz crystals.

Address: Tunwar ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Price: Doubles from ₹10,600
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Also read: 10 Bathtubs Across The World With The Best Views

5. The Park Hyderabad, Telangana

Built by Skimore Owing & Merring of Burj Khalifa fame, this hotel is a bit of a marvel, and its pool, the piece de resistance. Overlooking Hyderabad’s famous Hussain Sagar lake, the pool also has a glass lined-bottom, which looks into the hotel’s Kismet bar. The pool with its ambient lighting, gives you a cool urban vibe.

Address: 22, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
Price: Doubles from ₹4250
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6. Vivanta By Taj Madikeri, Coorg

Spread across an 180 acre living rainforest, Vivanta by Taj Madikeri sits within a vibrant hill range at an altitude 4000 ft. The lobby offers a spectacular view of the valley and showcasing the quintessential Coorg landscape, different levels of the hotel offer expansive views of the region. It has two swimming pools.

A climate-controlled indoor pool offering an infinity view of the valley accompanied by heated Jacuzzi that lets you have a dip in all seasons and an open-air one, which overlooks 180 acres of rainforest.

Address: 1st Monnageri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201
Price: Doubles from ₹14,500
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7. Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

 Pristine pine trees, freshly powdered slopes and snow capped mountains! That’s your view from the heated swimming pool of The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg. 8,825 feet above the sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the majestic Himalayas, the hotel is surrounded by 7 acres of forest & greenery. As you get cozy in the pool, enjoy the views of snow-covered Affarwat peaks of the Himalayas.

Address: Hotel Khyber Rd, Forest Block, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Price: Doubles from ₹20,000
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Also read: The 6 Less Explored Beaches of India

8. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

Handpicked by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 must-see destinations in the world and highly recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide, The Kumarakom Lake Resort has been exquisitely landscaped with numerous canals meandering in and around the 22 heritage cottages. Reconstructed over 25 acres of picturesque greenery overlooking the stretch of the lake, the best place to catch the sunset view over Vembanad Lake is to sink at the gorgeous infinity pool of the hotel.

Address: Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam, Kerala 686563
Price: Doubles from ₹13,000
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9. Alila Diwa Goa

 Overlooking the lush paddy terraces of South Goa, the infinity pool at Alila Diwa Goa is one of the best in this beach town. With the special attention, the infinity pool has been constructed with climate and topography in mind. The air that passes over the pool cools down on its way into the common areas of the resort.

Address: 48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda, Goa 403713
Price: Doubles from ₹10,000
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10. Oberoi Wildflower, Shimla

Known as the queen of the hills, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of the British Raj in India for a reason! And if you wish to holiday the way Britishers did, lets head over to commander in chief, Lord Kitchener’s summer home. Rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall by Oberoi creates the grand style of the colonial era. And to soothe your frazzled nerves dip into one of the best infinity pools, which also comes with a jacuzzi.

Not just that, the spa and wellness in the Himalayas package offers revitalizing massage therapies drawn from Ayurvedic, Asian and Western techniques long with a stay for two nights.

Location: Shimla Kufri Highway, Chharabra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171012
Price: Doubles at ₹30,000
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Phew! That would clearly be a welcome relief from your mundane routines! So, how many pools have you knocked off from the list?

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Jinal Inamdar narrowly escaped a tragedy when the Journalism world tried to hammer her brain down to the size of a peanut, but she ducked at the right moment and escaped, inexplicably untouched. She enjoys walking you through her travel diaries and food trails.