While the hills are often preferred for their calm and relaxing ambiance, they are also making an ideal location for an exciting and thrilling vacation. Apart from the various adventure activities, the hills stay provide magnificent and unique sites that are bound to quicken your heartbeat with excitement. For people who prefer a rush of adrenaline on their trips, the following hill stays in India are built to deliver just that.
Top 10 Non-Excuse Hill Stays In India
1. Atali, Rishikesh
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Set amidst a forest and on the bank of Ganga, this stone-built resort is a dream come true for a thrill-seeking adventurer. The Aquaterra adventure services provided by the hotel include river rafting expeditions, trekking, kayaking, and camping. If you desire to explore the wilderness of this side of India, their services are the best, comprising everything from personalized itineraries to well-experienced staff.
2. New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats, Srinagar
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A stay at New Jacqueline Heritage Houseboat will prove why Kashmir is called ‘paradise on earth’. Experience authentic Kashmiri hospitality across the majestic Himalayan mountains in a houseboat, floating on the peaceful Nigeen Lake. The staff are expert guides and make personalized itineraries for their thrill-seeking guests, which include fishing, rafting, paragliding, skiing, mountaineering and much more
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3. The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa
Lavasa is the first-ever private-planned city built on the hills of Maharashtra. It is a popular weekend getaway and provides an array of extreme water sports for its visitors. The Waterfront Shaw is the most comfortable aboard in Lavasa. Sign up at the Xthrill academy just across the hotel and participate in adventure activities such as rappelling, rock climbing and much more or Lakeshore water sports such as kayaking or scenic nature trails.
4. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas
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Let the Oberoi Hotel’s hospitality and services make your vacation at this gorgeous and secluded hill property, perfect. The hotel’s outdoor activities include a thrilling trip to the Sutlej River for a three-hour raft ride, mountain cycling and walking trails among 23 acres of fragrant pine and cedar forest. It is an ideal hill resort in Shimla for couples seeking thrill and romance.
5. Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, Coorg
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Coorg is considered one of the most exciting adventure destinations in India. Vivanta apart from being the top luxury resort in Coorg has some very unique and exciting planned activities for its guests. For the extreme adventure traveler, the hotel provides activities such as survival training, the Rainforest insider, off-terrain biking and the Vivanta Octathlon.
6. Elephant Valley Eco Farm Hotel, Kodaikanal
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Located on the Western Ghats in the Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu, the Elephant Valley Eco Farm Hotel is situated in one of the top 25 biodiversity hotspots on Earth. The entrance itself will excite you for the coming adventures this place has to offer. The place is surrounded by exotic species of flora and fauna and beautiful waterfalls. Explore the ageless beautiful forests or enjoy taking a dip in the natural pools and the river.
7. Norwood Green, Palampur
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Palampur is considered one of India’s best sites to explore both on the ground and in the air. This luxury hotel will arrange for your various unforgettable experiences such as paragliding on Asia’s best site, bicycling tour in and around Palampur, trout fishing and day treks through a forest. The Kangra Fort is a must-visit for all the historical monument buffs.
8. Briar Tea Bungalows, Valparai
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As the name suggests, Briar Bungalows are built on 2000 hectares of tea plantations and it’s home Valparai is one of the very few hill stations in India devoid of man-made tourist attractions. The place offers its guests various types of bungalows to choose from. The most famous is Sirukundra tents. While the stay at these bungalows is most preferred by wildlife photographers, other activities to do include bird-watching, trekking, cycling, and long plantation walks.
9. Trekkers Nest, Joginder Nagar
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This specialty lodge in Himachal Pradesh as the name suggests is made for the true traveling gypsies, complete with two camping sites to choose from, two rock-climbing walls and other events including paragliding, rappelling, and trekking. Do not miss out on their river crossing adventure which is sure to enhance your thrilling stay at this lodge.
10. The Machan, Lonavala
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Stay above the forest in unique tree houses built as high as 45 feet at The Machan in Lonavala, Maharashtra. Suggested activities at the Machan include stargazing, guided treks to 1000ft peak above, cycling and exploration of the historical sites, including the caves built between 1st and 2nd century BC around one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the planet.
It is high time to move over the relaxing and calm ambiance the hills are famous for and move over to the exciting and thrilling experiences the hills have to provide. Book your rooms now and add to your life some of the most exciting experiences the hills have to offer.
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