Finally, the monsoon is here! The most romantic season that everyone eagerly waits for the whole year. It’s the time of year when nature is at its best. Cool breeze flows by; rain droplets nourish the plants, settles down the dust. Undeniably, it is the best time to explore the beauty of nature.
Dark clouds all over the sky, sitting by the balcony, sipping a hot cup of tea, spending time with your loved ones, while music plays in the background jamming with the sound of the pitter-patter of the rain. Sounds refreshing right? So why not plan a staycation to enjoy this beautiful season to its fullest?
Can’t decide where to go? No worries, we have handpicked the five reigning villas from around the country to make your monsoon even more memorable:
Marari Villas, Kerela
Marari Villas, located near the Marari beach in Kerala, are the perfect blend of international hospitality and local Indian culture. The villa manages to provide each customer a personalized stay experience to make their trip more convenient and relaxing. The eco-friendly villa offers you three different options to choose from – Orchid, Hibiscus, and Frangipani Vilas. All the villas are designed beautifully; Orchid is a small traditional house, Hibiscus is a 100 yr old villa, and Frangipani features an enormous backyard to chill. Irrespective of which one you choose, you get to experience a premium stay with the mesmerizing monsoon of Kerela. You also get to enjoy numerous perks like complimentary breakfast, free wifi, free laundry service, a private pool, and even a private kitchen. You can even go bicycling with your friends and family, rent a car or book a private yoga session.
Junoon In The Hills, Uttrakhand
Junoon In The Hills is an exquisite villa on the beautiful hills of Nainital, Kumaon. The villa features five rooms, a kitchen, a small inbuilt gym, and a garden with gabezos to sit and enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills. The place located near the village Ranikhet gives you a homely feeling at a villa. You are provided with every facility to make your stay comfortable. In the chilly weather of Kumaon, you can enjoy an indoor binge watch with a fireplace and electric blankets to keep you cozy. They offer free wifi, free parking space, and also a buffet breakfast in the shiny morning with a beautiful view. You can take long walks to explore the place. There are markets, lakes like Naini, Bhimtal, and mountains of Ranikhet and Almora to trek. The villa offers various leisure activities like cooking classes, local culture tours, hiking, massages, a library, a games room, and a fitness center.
SaffronStays Parsi Manor, Maharashtra
What can be a better place to enjoy the monsoon other than Maharashtra? Amid Maharashtra, Matheran is the smallest hill station, famous for its intact greenery and rich cultural heritage. Covered by the foliage of Matheran, there is Parsi Manor, secluded from the hustle-bustle of the city. The villa, made in the 20th century, reminds of the lifestyle of British Colonial Era through its well-preserved Persian architecture. The villa welcomes with two staircases leading to the main entry; then, there is a verandah with a complete view of the forest. The villa features four rooms with a capacity of 16 people in total. With a stunning view of the forest, you can enjoy a hot cup of tea and authentic Persian and Maharashtrian dishes. The villa is perfect for a staycation if you are visiting Matheran. One cannot resist themselves to go for an outing in pleasant weather. You must visit the place’s main attractions like Charlotte Lake, Louisa Point, One Tree Hill Point, Matheran Observatory, and Lord Nowroji Garden. There are fun activities too like paragliding and zip-lining.
Cocoshambala Villas are known for one of the best luxury experiences in Goa. It is located in tiny village Nerul in the north goa region. What can be better than enjoying the best services with a pleasant monsoon? Cocoshambala has four villas in Goa – each featuring two bedrooms, one kitchen, dining room, and terrace packed with Indo-Portuguese-style furniture. The villa is surrounded by a tropical garden and a private pool so you can chill indoors with your loved ones. If you want to explore Goa, you can go for a walk to Candolim and Calangute beaches and Shanta Durga Temple nearby. To make your stay more comfortable, they provide complimentary breakfast, free wifi, and parking. They have the finest chefs to take care of your taste buds. You also get additional benefits like spa, massages, wine tasting, and cooking classes.
Wild Mahseer, Assam
Assam, the flush green state full of biodiversity hotspots, looks even better during monsoon. In case you are planning to explore the scenic beauty of the eastern region, Wild Mahseer would be the best option. The villa provides the perfect blend of the natural and cultural heritage of Assam. Wild Mahseer features different villa options to offer their guests a personalized experience. They have different properties like the cottage and heritage building, Ambrosia, golden tips, silver tips, Camellia, and the first flush. These villas were built several years ago on a tea estate. You can enjoy the colonial lifestyle; there are still tea plantations, vintage hunting rifles, old books on mahseer fishing around the villas! They provide complimentary breakfast made of fresh vegetables and fruits handpicked from their garden. You will fall in love with their Assamese and Anglo-Indian dishes. In the meantime, there are many fun activities to do as nature walks, cultural tours, bird watching, unwinding with the tea-making process, cycling, playing piano, and even cooking classes from their talented chefs.