A Breath Of Fresh Air
Mountain Retreats by Taj Holidays
Misty abodes above the clouds, charming stays tucked far away from city life, places for soul searching and sanctuaries for respite from the everyday hustle. Imagine a refreshing place to spend the hot summer, and you're transported to verdant hills and mighty mountains. Casting an enchanting spell with their solace, set in the quaint Indian countryside they are a haven where one's worries seem to melt away. Whether you wake up to marvel at the majestic sunrise, take a stroll to breathe in the crisp air or stare in wonderment at a star-studded sky, a holiday in the mountains encapsulates unforgettable memories.
With Taj Holidays experience mountainside retreats that offer breathtaking slices of the magnificence and expansiveness of nature. Tapping into the distinct landscapes across India, you will find a truly immersive, luxurious and enriching experience. Seek inspiration for your next vacation, beat the summer heat, dance to the pitter-patter of rainfall or cosy up to winter charm with these mesmerizing getaways.
From colonial Himalayan tea estates to the rugged Zabarwan range, plan to escape to the lap of luxury amidst nature, with unfiltered views, rich cultural experiences and gastronomical affairs that tantalize your taste buds. Immerse yourself in India’s favourite hill station Ooty or wander to a wildlife retreat in Corbett to enjoy a tryst with migratory birds and the Bengal Tiger. Soak in the old-world charm and meandering streets of Shimla or hit a high note by traversing Srinagar or Darjeeling's higher altitudes to witness the contrasting landscape and culture.
Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla
This mountain-side retreat stands gracefully on a vantage point of the south-western ridge of the Himalayas. With awe-inspiring backdrops and five undulating acres of pine forests to explore, time comes to a standstill here. For an instagrammable morning, walk up to the tall french windows that offer views of dense coniferous forests, snow-fed lakes and gushing rivers. Every room at Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla reflects the exquisite craftsmanship of the local culture- rustic furniture, wooden floorings, delicate woodwork, and thoughtful artefacts warm up the ambience. For food enthusiasts, a delectable array of culinary offerings in unique alfresco locations awaits. Dine amidst lush apple orchards or on the lawns in a classic English-style picnic. Cosy up under the starry night with a bonfire and enjoy a barbecue. To add to the exhilaration there are dreamy sunsets and moving clouds to chase from the patios.
Taj Corbett Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand
This luxurious gem hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, along the banks of the river Kosi, promises unmissable wildlife experiences. The famed Jim Corbett National Park is a stone’s throw away from the property, letting you capture exemplary sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephants, Leopards, Red Foxes, Sloth Bears and more. You will find yourself retreating to your jungle-inspired, modern suites with stunning forest and river views. Savour the Kumaon cuisine like Rasbhaat and Gahat Ke Paranthe at the in-house local themed restaurants. Enjoy a colonial-style high tea at the Ghural Deck or feast on expertly prepared international cuisines at the Tree Top restaurant. Taj Corbett Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand offers more than you can wish for: a dip in an outdoor pool, a deep cleansing Uddharsana spa treatment, forest trails, overnight camping experiences for the family, riverside archery and more. Here, your day can oscillate from blissful to exciting in no time.
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand
On the pebbled banks of the river Ganges, this luxurious hideaway enchants your senses with the bounteous offerings of nature. The architectural nuances of this 12.5-acre eco-friendly property are an ode to the Garhwal heritage. Every room at Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand is abundant in space and dressed with locally sourced materials and rustic aesthetics. The luxury pool villa alleviates your experience to a surreal level, featuring a private sit-out and an infinity pool overlooking the majestic Ganges. Whether whilst serving up the world on a plate or perfecting local delicacies, dining here indoors or outdoors is enjoyed with a view of the mighty mountains. The 20,000 sq. ft wellness sanctuary lets you dive into yoga sessions, meditation, and Jiva spa treatments. At this resort, you can connect with yourself and hit pause without even trying.
Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa, Darjeeling
Prepare for a taste of nature’s pristine beauty at this property, nestled amidst the Makaibari Tea Estate founded in 1859 in Kurseong, Darjeeling. Those keen on reducing their travel carbon footprint will be amazed to know that the estate sustains local communities and follows eco-friendly practices. Bamboo, stone, timber, and wood weave the silhouette of the rooms here, preserving the essence of the tea estate. The rooms at Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa are as generous in space as they are in their luxury, comfort and views. A striking feature is the terracotta wall inspired by the Bishnupur temple. The alfresco dining delights you by curating dishes using seasonal, small-farm produce. The Makaibari Tea Lounge serves the best organic tea, and the in-house restaurant Sonargaon is known for its classic indulgences from East India. Every corner here is a breathtaking surprise of gorgeous mountain views, rollicking vistas, and blazing sunsets.
Savoy, Ooty - IHCL SeleQtions
A mystical, old-world charm set against the backdrop of the beautiful Nilgiri estates greets you at this heritage hotel. The stunning property has history and accolades to its name. Rooms are cottage-style with vintage fireplaces and private sit-outs opening up to the views of the six-acres of lush greens. Relive tales of the past: in rooms 101 and 103 where the teak wood beams were carried by elephants from Tipu Sultan’s palace at Srirangapattanam. The restaurants at Savoy, Ooty - IHCL SeleQtions cannot be missed as they serve signature Anglo Indian dishes along with unusual 400-year old Badaga cuisine. The afternoon high tea with buttery scones and croqêt on the lawns is reminiscent of British aristocracy. Spend your days chasing rabbits, sipping Nilgiri teas, visiting the 152 year-old library, cozying by a fireplace or relaxing at the spa. This is where you create unforgettable memories by the hour, each one different from the last.
Vivanta Dal View, Srinagar
A veritable paradise, this property invites you to celebrate being in unison with nature. Here, one can bask in the vibrance of the Tulips in spring, the snow-capped peaks of the Zabarwan range in winter, and the golden glimmer of the Chinars in autumn. True to its heritage, the rooms at Vivanta Dal View, Srinagar have unhindered views of the fabled Dal Lake with accents of copper and timber carvings and an earthy palette. Within the hotel grounds are two restaurants serving Kashmiri food as well as international cuisine. A flamboyant spread is the “Wazwan” experience, which combines Kashmiri hospitality with finger-licking traditional preparation like the grilled trout. There’s also a tea lounge, open all day, serving the famous Kahwa tea and an array of international delights. A shikara ride by on the lake or quiet conversation while gazing at the Himalayas are befitting moments of pure bliss.
With every one of these destinations, Taj Holidays brings you one step closer to nature and connecting with yourself and your loved ones. With so many hill stations to experience and choose from across India, you are sure to find your perfect getaway, for the mountains are calling.
With the best in class hospitality, inimitable dining, unique experiences, picturesque locations and exciting holiday packages, create memories for a lifetime with Taj Holidays. Every holiday is crafted with impeccable details just for you and your loved ones.