Luxury Hotels To Call Home This Summer
Fortune India|April 2021
A luxury hill resort can be the perfect summer getaway. Here we bring you a list of some hotels to make your vacation memorable.
Smita Tripathi

TAJ CHIA KUTIR RESORT & SPA DARJEELING

Soak in the lush greenery of the tea estates along with your morning cuppa at Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa that sits on the Makaibari Tea Estate in Darjeeling. Spread over 22 acres, this 72-room property offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Rooms come with large glass windows and balconies for you to soak in all the beauty.

While you can relish delectable meals at the all-day dining restaurant or enjoy gourmet cuisine at the fine-dining restaurant, the highlight is the Makaibari Tea Lounge. Spend your evenings enjoying an elaborate high tea and partake in a tea-tasting session with the tea sommelier—after all you are in Darjeeling! You can also unwind at the pool or at Taj’s signature Jiva spa.

PRICE: Double rooms from ₹14,000 plus taxes

THERE IS SOMETHING exceptionally delightful about escaping to the mountains. Away from the hustle and bustle of a city, with its toxic dose of pollution and noise, you suddenly begin to breathe fresh air. The hills calm you. Then, of course, there are other advantages: long walks in the lap of nature, sumptuous food, and cooler climates—especially when the barometer is rising in most parts of the country. This kind of escape becomes even more important given the fact that all of us were compelled to stay inside our homes for a large part of last year. After experiencing the lockdown in 2020, a summer getaway this year becomes even more attractive. With the pandemic still looming large and international travel restricted, we bring you a list of newly-opened luxury hotels in India (some of which also feature the sea) which are taking all precautions and are perfect for a summer break.

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