Howdy Holidayminers! If you’ve ever had that fantasy of living in a house like Tarzan’s your wait is finally over, Holidaymine takes you or rather swings you to some of the most beautiful tree-top hotels in India!
5 Tree houses (including 1 exclusive child-friendly Tree House) set high above the lush canopy of the rainforest. Built by indigenous tribals with locally available materials, the cottages are designed to utilize natural spring water that flows down from the surrounding hills and to use solar energy for power. The ultimate jungle retreat, ideal for couples and for small families. You will be escorted in a separate jeep to explore the surroundings and the means to reach this treehouse is by staircase or a hang-bridge, adventurous isn’t it?
THE MACHAN- LONAVALA
The Machan in Lonavala is a luxury eco-resort with unique tree houses rising 30 - 45 feet above the forest, offering complete serenity to those looking to escape into nature. Each machan has been carefully designed to minimize any impact on its natural surroundings while offering its inhabitants spectacular views in luxurious comfort. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 hours drive from Mumbai or 1.5 hours drive from Pune, the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway.
THE TREEHOUSE RESORT-JAIPUR
The Tree House Resort located in Jaipur is the world’s largest resort of its kind offering most luxurious facilities atop live trees. The Resort has 20 Tree Houses & 10 Water Cottages with Indian and Local Cuisine. Christened after various bird species, these spacious nests offer a unique tree house experience with live tree branches running through it. Fitted with all mod cons, and an earthen decor, it makes sure that guests enjoy a serene welcome to the magnanimity of nature. These nests include large patios and private gardens also. A small duck pond tries its best to play hide-and-seek, and don’t be astonished if you are welcomed by a couple of turkeys inspecting your tree house early in the morning.
THE TREEHOUSE RESORT
Deep in the jungle, high up in the trees, 5 exclusive Tree houses are spread in the dense jungles, having an area of 21 acres merging into the jungles of finest tiger reserves of the world. It is not uncommon to spot animals from the privacy of one’s balconies which overlook the tiger reserve and the Bandhavgarh Fort. Designed in a fetching fusion of traditional jungle living and contemporary design, the tree houses are self-contained and perfect getaway for a couple that is fanatical about privacy. The bedrooms are furnished with understated accessories in natural and earth tones. Specially designed Suzuki jeeps accompanied by a trained English speaking resident naturalist will ensure comfortable and experienced interpretation of the park.
NATURE ZONE RESORT-MUNNAR
Nature Zone is all about experiences. Sleeping in a tree house in verdant Kerala, in the middle of the woods, listening to the rhythmic chants of the beetles, waking up to the morning alarm set by the bird, and sunrays peeping through the leaves. The tree houses are built on living trees, with no compromise on comfort. Spacious and airy with bathrooms and even balconies that offer commanding views of the forest. Every tree is carefully selected by a tribal and the tree houses are constructed with no impact to the tree or its environs. A stay in the tree houses of Nature Zone Resort in the mist of Munnar is a must on your tour to South India.
NATURE ZONE RESORT
SAFARI LAND RESORT-MASINAGUDI, TAMIL NADU
Safari Land is an eco-friendly jungle getaway nestled in the vicinity of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort is located in beautiful jungle surroundings at the foothills of the gorgeous Blue Mountains of Nilgiris near the famous hill station of Ooty in South India. Nature has been lavish in providing this chip of heaven with thickly wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, rivers, marshes, and streams. The five categories of treehouses include The Honeymoon, Family, Skyscraper, Exclusive and Twin Tree Houses.
SAFARI LAND RESORT
TREE HOUSE COTTAGES-MANALI
Tree House Cottages is a unique, one-of-a-kind family-run cottage service, set in the picturesque Kullu-Manali valley, Himachal Pradesh. In 1996, they opened up their home, and created beautiful, cozy cottages, so that visitors from around the world could get a feel of living in the authentic and natural atmosphere of the majestic Himalayas and the rustic Himachal Pradesh. Each of the cottages has been carefully designed, crafted, and furnished to ensure that you get a tantalizing taste of the Himachal hospitality, the warmth of its vibrant culture, and peace of the pristine surroundings. Set in a landscape of 1.5 hectares, the cottages are surrounded by lush green lawn, apple, plum and walnut orchard groves, dotted by bunches of colorful scented flowers. Winters in the cottages are sheer joy, bringing gentle snow, campfires, and lots of winter games, like skiing, and hiking, at the Solang Valley close by.
TREE HOUSE COTTAGES
VANYA TREE HOUSE AT THE GREENWOODS RESORT-THEKKADY
Vanya means `Wild' and the name in itself portrays the location of the standalone Tree house. This is dedicated to those who are adventurous and would love to be up, close and personal with Mother Nature. It is located in a 10-acre hillside filled with organic plantation and gigantic trees, adjacent to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, in Thekkady, and is the best place from where you can get a glimpse of the variety of wild animals wandering in their natural habitat. Accessible only by an uphill trek for the last kilometer, guests are taken in a vehicle till the base camp. From the base camp, you need to trek uphill for a kilometer to reach the drawbridge which takes you to the Tree House base. Every evening this drawbridge is folded back and then you are safe there.
VANYA TREE HOUSE AT THE GREENWOODS RESORT
THE HIMALAYAN VILLAGE RESORT- KASOL, HIMACHAL PRADESH
The “Himalayan Village” is a glorious mix of style, top class facilities, where the traditional architecture & aesthetics blend harmoniously. It is an ideal place to rejuvenate amongst nature and its ways. Sitting under deodar jungle in the morning hours with the sunrays breaking through brings with it the peace of nature. The resort, set amidst thick Deodar forest, helps you rediscover yourself, The serene mountain landscape of the land of gods and the unique architecture of Himalayan village resort- made of stone and wood-is so captivating that you many not want to go back to the city and its chores. Its Machan tree houses, which are wooden structures called bhandars, are perched 50-60 feet above the ground. There's no need to sacrifice comfort or luxury to stay there they offer king size beds, sitting area with sofa, study, separate dressing room, rain showers, and a mini bar.
THE HIMALAYAN VILLAGE RESORT
RAINFOREST BOUTIQUE RESORT-ATHIRAPPILLY
The Rainforest boutique resort is situated in the Sholayar range of virgin rainforest. Man has yet to set foot in much of this protected forest; so what you experience here is nature at her purest. On a guided jungle trek (subject to approval of the Forest Department), you come face to face with some exquisite and endangered plants and trees. The experienced native guides share their knowledge of the rainforest with you, helping you understand the world around you better. The tree house is sure to bring back happy memories. Climb into it and the tree house surprises you with its airy expanse, not to mention the amenities at hand. So you can lounge in luxury even as you indulge the child in you. The tree house is an exceptional example of the fusion of nature with modern architecture. This design marvel, created by a Swiss architect, has been engineered to allow for the needs of the growing tree. Special care has gone into the design of the tree house to ensure that the tree is unharmed while the tree house remains a safe abode. Enjoy all your en-suite amenities even as the breeze tickles you awake in the mornings or the twittering birds keep you company before sunset.
RAINFOREST BOUTIQUE RESORT