If you’re an absolute workaholic who feels like you're about to OD on work, Wi-Fi, traffic and pollution, maybe it's time you headed out of the city and, you know, swapped your coffee for some coconut water. And if you'd rather not rough it out, hey, we feel you! Here are 8 gorgeous, luxurious ways to get off the grid.
JUNGLE HUT, MASINAGUDI
Find yourself the closest to nature with an estate that's surrounded by dense plants and animal life that thrives amidst the jungle (and sometimes even your room). Submerge yourself in peace and quiet under starry skies, or head out on a jungle safari - you might even spot a tiger, if you're lucky. While you can book yourself into a regular room, we recommend the tree house for an incredible view of the entire property and the surrounding hills.
THE SERAI, BANDIPUR
Bandipur, known for its rich wildlife, finds itself a little piece of luxury through the Serai. The Mountain View Courtyard is about as private as it gets, set as it is on its own plot, complete with a garden and a huge verandah from which you can survey your kingdom while trying to play it cool when deer and squirrels peer in through your window. It’s the perfect balance of luxury and nature.
JUNGLE LODGES, KABINI
For a quick break away from the city, head to the Kabini Lodges. You'll feel less like a tourist here and more like an intrepid explorer. Named after the river that runs close to the property, the Kabini Lodge comes with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and sometimes even tigers. Plus: the colonial style lodges will take your right back in time.
VIVANTA BY TAJ, COORG
Fancy getting a massage in the midst of the jungle? Head to this stunning property, set in the midst of a 180 acre rainforest. Head out on one of the nature trails during the day and come back to your villa, complete with heated pool, fireplace and the most unbelievable view of the forest.
FRAGRANT NATURE, KERALA
Find yourself a slice of heaven in God's own country. The resort is designed to stay in harmony with its natural surroundings, with premium luxury lakeside accommodation, the resort lies nestled amongst graceful palms, on over five acres of beautifully landscaped, waterside land, on serene Mala Lake near Paravur, in Kollam district. The beauty of the property and the amazing Prana spa known for mainly ayurvedic treatments will make you truly feel like you’re in heaven.
THE GATEWAY HOTEL, CHIKMAGALUR
Kick back in a lush coffee estate surrounded by mountains and snowy white blossoms. Chikmagalur is located in the coffee district of Karnataka, so there's plenty of greenery to go around. If you'd like to connect with nature (without any of the wildlife), this is the idea getaway.