People who love to travel to hill stations enjoy staying in hill top hotels located at an immense height from the sea level. These hotels offer beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. There are many beautiful hotels & resorts in the various hill stations of India. Staying in a hill-top hotel is like living on the doorstep to heaven and one should not miss this lifetime experience. If you are planning a trip to any of the popular hill stations in India, then here is a list of the best hill top hotels in India.
Hill top hotels have always been popular amongst tourists. Kalimpong has many hill top hotels amongst which Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort is a favourite with tourists. It offers sweeping views of majestic snow-clad mountains. This property is surrounded by lush green gardens and every room of this resort offers panoramic views of the mountains. This is a world-famous resort which has served many Hollywood superstars as well as mountaineering legends. The resort has luxurious suites and heritage rooms. It also has a superlative spa where you can rejuvenate your body.
USP: The in-house restaurant serves delicious food and offers the best outdoor views.
Location: 72 km from Jalpaiguri Railway station
The Heritage club is also known as Tripura Castle and it was built by the king of Tripura in early 1920s. This club was used as a summer palace for the Royal family of the Manika dynasty. Shillong is a popular hill station and the Heritage club is situated and spread over 9 acres of lush greenery. The club has 34 luxurious rooms and 4 restaurants to handle the special requirements of the guests. Heritage Maharaja suite is the most expensive suite in the castle. You can also enjoy some golf sessions at the Shillong golf course.
USP: The valley view Resto-Bar offers delicious food and drinks with an option of flavoured hookahs.
Tariff: ₹ 4720 onwards
Location: 33 km from Shillong Airport
Sinclairs Retreat Dooars is located at Chalsa Hill top near Jalpaiguri. Sinclairs Retreat Dooars is one of the most popular resorts in North Bengal. The resort has 66 rooms, fully equipped with modern amenities. The resort has the in-house ‘Laya Spa,’ which offers Swedish therapies so that you can get authentic world-class spa treatments. There is an organic farm and children’s park where you can spend your free time.
USP: Sinclairs Retreat Dooars has an in-house restaurant serving organic food.
Tariff: ₹ 7930 onwards
Location: 80 km from Bagdogra Airport
Sinclairs Retreat Kalimpong is surrounded by lush green landscaped gardens and the Himalayan Mountain range where one can appreciate the beauty of nature. The retreat has 44 rooms offering beautiful views of the alluring Himalayan Mountain range. It also has an in-house restaurant known as ‘The Golden Oak’ where you can enjoy international as well as Indian cuisines. The resort also has a spa and swimming pool where you can relax your body and soul.
USP: The resort has a terrace café where you can get delicious cakes and pastries and authentic coffee made from the coffee plantations.
Tariff:₹ 5000 onwards
Location: 6 km from Kalimpong bus stand
If you are looking for a luxurious living experience, then you should stay at Trivik Hotels and Resorts, which is located in Chikmaglur. It offers you a combination of luxury and leisure and the staff will provide you with the finest of services. This resort is more expensive as compared to other hotels in Chikmaglur but it offers you an experience of a lifetime. You can choose to stay at the Garden View suite or the Mountain valley suite. When you are here you can also visit Mullyanagiri, which is the highest peak in Chikmaglur and it is only 5km away from the Trivik Resort.
USP: They provide bird watching tours, hiking and plantation walks to give you an unforgettable experience.
Tariff:₹ 17,920 onwards
Location: 170 km from Mangalore and 196 km from Mysore city
The Tamara Coorg is one of the most popular resorts in South India. The resort is surrounded by coffee and cardamom plantations and exotic waterfalls. It is located at an immense height of 3900ft from sea level. When you wake-up you will hear the chirping of birds and the gurgling of water. The resort has 56 luxurious villas for their guests where they can enjoy the beautiful views of Coorg valley from the balcony of their room. This is surely one of the best hill top hotels in India.
USP: Apart from its location, the main USP of this property is their restaurant ‘The Falls’ where one can get delectable dishes and beverages.
Tariff:₹ 23,000 onwards
Location: 135km from Mysore
Chandy’s Windy Woods is located in one of the most popular hill stations of Kerala, ‘Munnar’. You can enjoy bird watching here, with over 250 species of birds. The resort has a modern and contemporary style. The resort has 48 rooms, fully equipped with all kinds of modern amenities. You can go on a mountain biking tour as well as trekking. This place also offers jeep safari facilities so that you can enjoy an enchanting forest tour. This resort provides fine dining experiences and you will be amazed to see the breathtaking vistas and mountain tops.
USP: The bird watching tour is famous here.
Tariff: ₹10,239 onwards
Location: 100 km from Cochin International Airport
The Mountain Club Resort is one of the most popular and luxurious resorts in Munnar. The resort has two types of accommodation for their guests- Honeymoon Villas and Family villas and all are made on the lines of British colonial structures. The resort has an infinity pool where you can relax. It also has provides services for ATV bike riding and cycling.
USP: The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves a-la-carte meals as well as buffet to their guests. You can get authentic Indian and continental dishes here.
Tariff:₹ 8,189 onwards
Location: 119 km from Cochin International Airport
When you are in Kerala you need to stay at the perfect hotel to enjoy the beauty of Kerala. The Siena Village is surrounded by majestic mountains. You can feel the traditional aura here. It has its own conference room which can be used to organise any event. At night you can enjoy mouth-watering delicacies at Grill- The Barbeque County.
USP: The ‘Pepper Mill’ restaurant where you can get delicious organic food.
Tariff: ₹ 6195 onwards
Location: 120 km from Cochin International Airport
If you want to stay in the lap of nature, then you should stay at Carmelia Haven Resort in Thekkady. This is also known as Plantation Resort because it is surrounded by cardamom bushes and pepper vines where you can smell the fragrance of cinnamon and clove. The resort is located near the Vandanmedu village. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food. The resort has deluxe cottages and honeymoon villas where you can stay and get relaxed. The resort provides fishing activities and plantation walks across the valleys.
USP: Rejuvenate yourself at Rithgeham, the in-house Ayurvedic Spa that offers Ayurvedic treatments for every type of illness.
Tariff: ₹ 6,000 onwards
Location: 125 km from Cochin International Airport
Saj Vagamon Hideout is one of the most popular resorts in Kerala. It is located in Kochi, which is the capital city of Kerala. This is the perfect tourist destination for enjoying vacations with your loved ones. It is situated at an immense height of 3000ft. from sea level and is built using only mud and stones. You can visit this resort any time of the year, since weather is pleasant through the year. The resort has 16 cottages equipped with modern amenities. The resort provides options tea plucking, camp fire, fishing and water rides.
USP: The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can taste traditional Kerala dishes. The restaurant is open 24 hrs a day.
Location: 100km from Cochin International Airport
The Pavilion hotel in Nainital was established in the 1800s by a British lady but later it was converted into a full-fledge hotel. The hotel has four types of room from which you can choose according to your preferences and requirements. It has two restaurants, Baker’s hut and Mountain spice where you can have delicious food and drinks.
USP: Enjoy amazing views from the heritage family room, which is the most expensive room in the hotel.
Tariff: ₹3,000 onwards
Location:1.5 km from Nainital Lake
The best part about staying in hill top hotels is the beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. It is a completely different and refreshing experience. Next time you travel to a hill station, make sure you stay at one of these best hilltop hotels in India.