A humble royal residence of the region's former ruling family, this tastefully restored heritage mansion is now a private getaway for those seeking peace and tranquility. Despite its secluded feel, you're still conveniently close to Cochin.
Arriving by boat, you step out onto the sheltered lawn and immediately made to feel at home by the welcoming staff. With just a couple of rooms, the property is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay - your own private idyll.
Leisure: boat trips, pool, traditional music, gardens, lounge
Rooms: 2 rooms
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.