Staycation trips are the new normal for the couples planning their honeymoon or a romantic getaway in the COVID times. And, therefore, it’s only fair to book the best romantic resorts in India which offer the best of best worlds- from quaint and high-end facilities to mesmerizing views and locations to unwind and relax. 

Well, we bet you’re gonna fall in love with these properties just like we did because they are destinations in themselves. From indulging in a romantic spa retreat, to a candlelight dinner under the stars to staying in a treehouse, these luxury resorts have a lot to offer to the millennial couples. 

From snow capped mountains to lush plantations, our list of handpicked romantic resorts in India are for every kind of couple:

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1. The Machan- A Treehouse Resort In Lonavala

One of the best romantic resorts in India, The Machan is one-of-a-kind eco-resort with treehouses rising 30 – 45 feet above the forest. Offering cozy room settings, it is an ideal staycation spot to book if you want to unwind in the laps of nature away from the mundane of city life.

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USP: Couples can witness the beauty of nature at its best here while indulging in some fun activities including hiking and cycling.

Room Tariff: INR 10,000/- onwards.

2. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

Located at a height of 8,825 feet, The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa offers a picturesque view of the snow capped Himayalan mountains and is well-known for its luxurious and heart-warming hospitality. Further, the property is located just 10 minutes away from the Gulmarg Gondola that goes high up till the Kongdoori Mountain. Yayy! So, if you and your Bae are mountain lovers, then you surely need to book this beautiful property in Kashmir.

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USP: In winters, the entire property is covered with snow and hence offers its guests with trekking and skiing opportunities together with some other winter activities to make the most of their vacation. P.S. it’s larger than life pool with mountain views is to die for!

Room Tariff: INR 16,000/- onwards.

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3. The Naini Retreat, Nainital

The Naini Retreat is among the best heritage hotels located in Nainital near the lake. Situated  at an altitude of 1,995 meters, the hotel provides its visitors with a breathtaking view of the Naini Lake. With a strikingly beautiful palatial building, enjoy an old-world charm along with visible impressions of contemporary luxury taking your romantic staycation a notch higher.

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USP: From trekking into the mountains and going on a golfing date at the regal hundred-year-old Raj Bhawan Golf Course to enjoying a special cultural evening featuring performances by traditional Kumaoni artists, The Naini Retreat promises the most romantic stay in India with its high-end services.

Room Tariff: INR 9,000/- onwards.

4. Ri Kynjai, Shillong- One of the Romantic Resorts In India

With the most spectacular views of Lake Umiam, the treehouse resort Machan truly boasts for its name offering a romantic hideout in the Khasi hills. Spread over an area of 45 acres, the breathtaking location of this resort in Shillong calls in for the most memorable couple stay. From mouth-watering Khasi cuisine to traditional spa treatments, this place is a heaven for all the married couples out there.

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USP: It’s lakeview treehouse cottages are one-of-a-kind with mesmerizing settings all around!

Room Tariff: INR 11,000/- onwards.

5. The Lalit Resort and Spa Bekal, Kerala

Next to the Kalanad River, this luxe spa resort on an 11-hectare property with gardens and lagoons is all you need to unwind with your bae. With multiple awards in its name from best “Beach Property” to best “Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Centre”, it truly deserves a space in one of the best romantic resorts in India. 

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USP: All of its suites feature private jacuzzis.

Room Tariff: INR 11,000/- onwards.

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6. Marari Beach Resort

A perfect tropical escapade, Marari Beach Resort is strategically located in Alappuzha – one of the best places to visit in Kerala.  Featuring tropical-themed cottages with a terrace, you are sure to spend some quality time with your partner in the laps of nature. From relaxing by the pool to going out on a ride in traditional Kerala houseboats, this resort is a favorite staycation spot for couples for all the right reasons.

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USP: This seaside property is renowned for serving delicious seafood and other regional dishes.

Room Tariff: INR 8,000/- onwards.

7. The Tamara, Coorg

An abode of luxury, this resort is an ideal staycation location for photographers and nature lovers alike. Located in Coorg, Karnataka, the resort is located amidst a lush cardamom plantation providing a natural escapade away from the hustle bustle of the city. Presence of an iconic waterfall and lush botanical gardens make The Tamara one of the most picturesque resorts in India. 

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USP: From taking a tour of the plantation hands in hands to enjoying candle light dinner and berry picking, The Tamara promises a one-of-a-kind experience for all the couples out there.

Room Tariff: INR 13,000/- onwards.

8. Mayfair Spa Resort And Casino, Gangtok

Located among acres of tropical greenery, Mayfair Gangtok boasts scenic mountain landscapes, making it one of the best honeymoon hotels in India. It is also one of the only casino hotels in India offering not just exciting casino games but also oodles of entertainment. Featuring spectacular architecture, it offers luxurious accommodation with wood flooring.

honeymoon resorts in IndiaUSP: Couples can pamper themselves at Mayfair’s award-winning spa with holistic treatments in a tranquil environment. 

Room Tariff: INR 9,000/- onwards.

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9. Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambore

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambhore is an award-winning jungle resort located at the border of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.With luxurious tent accommodations and spa treatments, it is an idyllic place to be for all the adventure lovers.

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USP: From starting the day with tiger spotting in the jungle to ending it with a night under the stars, Oberoi Vanyavilas promises an exquisite staycation for couples looking to spend some quality time together.

Room Tariff: INR 45,000/- onwards.

10. Barefoot At Havelock, Andaman

An escapade from the necessities of daily life, the resort is tucked away in absolute serendipity. Crispy ocean-air coupled with the vistas through the trees envelops the resort with an idiosyncratic silence. Located on Radhanagar Beach, the resort opens its gates for a myriad of activities including water sports and candle light dinner by the beach or peaceful sunsets making it one of the most romantic resorts in India.

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USP: Discover the idyllic charm of Barefoot at Havelock during your stay in their elegantly designed thatch, completely wooden, tents, cottages, or villas. Constructed using environmentally sensitive indigenous materials, they are the first sustainably designed and operated resort in the Andaman Islands.

Room Tariff: INR 11,000/- onwards.

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11. Le Pondy

Le Pondy is a beautiful resort located in Pondicherry overlooking the Chunnambar River. Built in traditional architecture style, it is one of the best resorts in India. With palatial rooms overlooking the sea, the resort is an abode to elegance and comfort. 

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USP: Couples can have some private time together at the nearby beach away from any kind of distractions.

Room Tariff: INR 7,000/- onwards.

12. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur- One Of The Most Romantic Resorts In India

Venice of the East, Udaipur features many romantic retreats, but nothing beats the royalty that Oberoi Udaivilas has to offer. The lake resort is synonymous to world-class luxury, be it decor or its gracious hospitality. Standing on the 200-year-old hunting ground, the property showcases the heritage of Rajasthan merging gracefully with contemporary luxury.

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USP: A private lakeside candlelight dinner, under an ornate dome, in this luxurious property is an affair you can never forget.

Room Tariff: INR 27,000/- onwards

13. The Wildflower Hall, Shimla

Wildflower Hall provides a unique opportunity for you to lose yourself in the romance of nature. Apart from luxurious rooms, the property features indoor and al fresco dining areas with mountain views, personalized spa experiences in wooded locations, energizing outdoor sports and private dining. 

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USP: Dine in at their private hillside gazebo with your bae to make some memorable memories.

Room Tariff: INR 20,000/- onwards.

14. ITC Grand, Goa

Nestled in serene south Goa, amidst lush 45 acres of landscaped gardens, swaying coconut palms and shimmering lagoons – the ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa with direct access to the pristine Arossim beach, provides all the ingredients for an invigorating or intimate relaxed getaway. This beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure that is infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more – promising a truly immersive experience.

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USP: The property features one of India’s largest multi-leveled free form pools and provides direct access to the pristine Arossim Beach with deck chairs and cabana (seasonal).

Room Tariff: INR 9,000/- onwards.

15. The Himalayan Resort, Manali- One of the Top Romantic Resorts in India

Built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style and perched at an elevation of 2003 metres, The Himalayan is the premier luxury resort in Manali. Spend some quality time with your partner at their castle and cottages which are set in the midst of apple and cherry orchards, overlooking resplendent snow capped mountain peaks and waterfalls plunging down rock faces.

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USP: Each guest chamber is substantial and supremely comfortable, enjoying a fireplace, an antique four-poster bed and armoire with exceptional views.

Room Tariff: INR 9,000/- onwards.

16. Lakshman Sagar Resort, Pali

Touted as one of the hidden gems of Rajasthan, the picture perfect surroundings of Lakshman Sagar not only make it a perfect romantic destination but also a place to disconnect from the hustle bustle of the city life. 

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USP: For an authentic local experience, activities such as local liquor tasting, goat herding, nature walks, horse trailing & star gazing or ‘in-activities’ such as kite flying, watching the sunset by the dam or simply relaxing by the single rock-cut pool are definitely recommended for a memorable holiday.

Room Tariff: INR 15,000/- onwards.

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