Rest and Relaxation

Travelling can be tiring, especially in India where your senses are constantly stimulated, so ending your trip with a few quiet days of R&R – by the beach, or in the mountains, backwaters or desert for that matter – will leave you refreshed for your return home.

Being the dutiful worker that I am, for many years I have thoroughly researched and documented the best locations and hotels for unwinding in India – the best beaches and beach-side accommodation, the best mountain views and wellness resorts, the most stylish boutique hotels – all by first-hand trial and error of course. It’s been tough going, staying in so many fabulous resorts and private hideaways, but I now have a firm grasp of the many options for enjoying some Rest and Relaxation in India.

Many of the properties listed below also make for wonderful honeymoon locations.

When you make an inquiry, please mention that you would like to include some ‘R&R’ at the end of your travels and we’ll be sure to suggest a suitable place and accommodation options to choose from.

Here is a little sample to get you thinking (or daydreaming):


Peaceful, simple and luxurious – Neeleshwar Hermitage 

Peaceful and simple – Costa Malabari

Peaceful and luxurious – Lalit Bekal

Boutique – Marari Villas

Traditional – cgch Marari Beach


Villa / B&B – Vivenda dos Palhacos

Designer resort – Alila Diwa

Boutique – Casa Candolim

Exclusive – Fort Tiracol & A Sea Escape 


Exclusive – Mihir Garh

Oasis in the city – Raas


Wellness resort – Ananda in the Himalayas

Boutique guest house – Paradisa Retreat

Boutique lodge – Two Chimneys


Eco-lodge – Sarai at Toria & Kanha Earth Lodge

Luxury lodge – Samode Bandhavgarh

Tree house – Tree House Hideaway