With its tranquil gardens and fresh lakeside setting, the Coconut Lagoon offers a relaxing retreat amid the Keralan backwaters. The location is particularly abundant in birdlife, with rare darters and flocks of egrets enjoying the surrounding wetlands.
Choose between a cottage or private pool villa dotted throughout the garden that lines the lakeside. All accommodation has its own outdoor space, from verandas overlooking the lake to enclosed private gardens with plunge pools. Relax in the butterfly garden, pool or with an Ayurvedic treatment or two.
Leisure: butterfly garden, swimming pools, Ayuverdic treatments, backwater tours
Rooms: 49 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.