There are mountain resorts, tea garden resorts, and then there are lake resorts. The thing about lake resorts, is the absolute feeling of serenity, just like the serene lake view. Staying close to water bodies, as shown by multiple studies has a calming and nurturing effect on the human body. Likewise, if you’re a water baby, yearning for a little pampering, then do head to a luxurious lake resort. And India, has plenty, dotted all across the backwaters of Kerala, crystal lakes of Rajasthan and also around the lagoons of Odisha. So, here are 6 stunning lake resorts in India, that will not only enhance your perspective to the beauty of our country but even transport you to Italy’s Lake Como.
1. Kumarakom Lake Resort In Kerala
Perched just a few kilometres away from Kerala’s famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, this lake resort is surrounded by coconut groves. Kumarakom Lake Resort infact gained a lot of popularity after Prince Charles celebrated his 65th birthday here, with his wife Camilla. The colonial-style rooms, houseboat stay and villa options offer you spectacular lake views, coupled with Kerala styled modern amenities. The prices range from ₹15,000 to ₹55,000 per night.
2. Ri Kynjai In Meghalaya
Ri Kynjai in Shillong is rightfully known called Serenity By The Lake. This is one of the best lake resorts in India. Spread over 45 acres, Ri Kynjai has spellbinding cottages built in traditional Khasi style. The lake view cottages here stand on stilts with all luxuries inside. Expect lush greenery, crystal blue lake view and a glorious golden sunset experience. Pamper yourself to delicious meals, warm hospitality and also a cosy fireplace. A night here would amount to around ₹10.000 to ₹15,000.
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3. Chhatra Sagar In Rajasthan
Rajasthan has plenty of lake retreats. But Chhatra Sagar is not your ordinary lake resort, infact it’s like a desert oasis. This glorious resort is perfectly built for people who seek utter privacy, a great escape from the humdrum of everyday life. Chhatra Sagar overlooks a scenic manmade reservoir, built in the 19th century by a nobleman. Staying here would give you total desert feels, thanks to its luxurious private tents, locally crafted pieces and of course the stunning views of the dam. The prices here start from ₹17,000 per night.
4. Vivanta by Taj Dal View In Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar is rightly called heaven on earth. And if you truly wish to explore this heaven on earth in style, then what better place to do so than at a gorgeous lake resort? Vivanta by Taj Dal View gives you the chance to experience the iconic Dal Lake first hand. This magnificent property overlooks the snow-capped Himalayas, as well as the scenic Dal Lake. Get the best of both beautiful landscapes, at this single property. Stay in rooms decorated in traditional Jamavar style, and explore the Tulip Garden and Mughal Garden on foot. The tariff here ranges from ₹10,000 to ₹1,10,000 per night.
5. Mayfair Lagoon In Odisha
Did you ever stay in a property built around a lagoon? Well, in Odisha you certainly can! Mayfair Lagoon is a 5-star luxury resort built around lagoons in Bhubaneswar. This 10-acre property is adorned with expansive gardens apart from being surrounded by the turquoise blue gushing waters. Book yourself a lovely cottage, spend time catching the sunset on the balcony, devour delicious local food and feel the breeze of the lagoons. This is an ideal resort for travellers who seek a slice of beauty in their everyday life. You’d have to shell out around ₹8000 to ₹10,000 per night here.
6. Residency Lake Resort & Spa In Maharashtra
The next time you visit Pune plan a stay at Residency Lake Resort & Spa. This gorgeous lake resort overlooks the majestic Sahyadri Valley. What makes the view so spectacular, is the fact that this resort is nestled right between the hills and a huge lake. Plan a trip with your loved ones, rejuvenate at the spa, devour traditional Maharashtrian food and enjoy unending views of the crystal blue lake. This lake resort also offers discounts for groups. The tariff here ranges from ₹5000 to ₹7000 per night.
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Travel enthusiasts, we hope you found this little list quite helpful in picking a luxurious lake resort for your next vacation. These resorts offer panoramic views of the lake, as well as a slice of peace and serenity, that you most certainly deserve.