There’s dirt, there’s grime. There’s sweat and no relief worth a dime! Summer’s blazing heat continues to exhaust us with its fire and there is only one way to beat the burning summer. And that’s by swimming into India’s best infinity pools that offer a spectacular view.

1. 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.

Doubles from INR 14,500
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Taj Medikeri, Coorg

2. Le Meridien Forest Resort, Mahabaleshwar

Not far from the splendid views of this hill station, Le Meridien Forest Resort is surrounded by rare evergreen forests of the Western Ghats. The resort offers a perfect blend of nature with luxury. At an elevation of 1430 mts, the highlight of the hotel is its amazing temperature controlled infinity pool that is definitely worth a dip!

Doubles from Rs. 14,000
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Le Meridien, Mahabaleshwar

3. The 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.

Doubles from INR 20,000
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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

4. 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 the

Reconstructed over the 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.

Doubles from Rs. 13,000
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Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

5. Alila Diwa Goa, 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.

Doubles from Rs. 10,000
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Alila Diwa Goa, Goa
6. 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.

Doubles at INR 30,000
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Oberoi Wildflower, Shimla
Phew! That would clearly be a welcome relief from summer’s heat and dust. So, how many pools have you knocked off from the list?

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