Make your winter holiday more comfortable with these luxurious resorts in India
Winter season is all about luxury and comfort. As we know that winter holidays are around the corner. This is the best time to plan a winter holiday with some most luxurious resorts in India. Whether you’re planning a skiing vacation to the snowy slopes of Gulmarg in Kashmir, or you’re heading out for some quiet mountain time to Darjeeling in the north east—check in at the country’s premier winter resorts for a stay that’s luxurious, charming and atmospheric. From a restored palace converted into a hotel, to a decadent hill-top property that was once home to British aristocracy—here are India’s most luxurious winter resorts.
THE KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORT & SPA
This brand new luxury property is fashioned on European Alpine ski resorts, with the wooden two-storey units cascading down a terraced slope a short walk from the Gondola Station. The rooms are decadently furnished Kashmiri-style with unfettered views of Mt. Affarwat or the valley. The 80-room resort has all the accoutrements you’d expect from a world-class luxury resort—a range of rooms, top-notch service, multiple cuisine and dining options. The sprawling resort includes the beautifully landscaped Paradeez Gardens, an amphitheatre, retail outlets and a ski shop in case you’re not carrying your own gear for skiing or snowboarding.
THE ELGIN HOTEL
The 125-year old and erstwhile summer residence of Maharaja of Cooch Behar (a town in West Bengal), The Elgin is now a luxury hotel located on Lama Road, Darjeeling. Extensively refurbished, the hotel is at a walking distance from the hill town’s centre of activity—The Mall. Appointed with their own fireplaces, the hotel has 25 luxury rooms which offer a premium stay. Guests can enjoy a light meal at the gazebo at the hotel garden while taking in the splendid views of the surrounding hills, or sip their evening tea at the hotel’s tea lounge. Offering a selection of Indian, continental and Italian cuisines.
Once a stately home, Dar-Es-Salam has the distinction of being the only hotel perched just aside the beautiful Nageen Lake, with easy access to the heart of the city. Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, this hotel is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. The 14 elegantly appointed double rooms—including two suites—are luxuriously furnished and beautifully decorated. The hotel is also centrally heated, making it a preferred option in the snowy winter months.