With its own private beach on the Bay of Bengal, just outside the historic town of Mahabalipuram and within easy reach of Chennai, the Ideal Beach Resort is a comfy option, with lots of family-friendly facilities.
Guest rooms face the gardens or out towards the sea, all with space for relaxing outside on. The resort’s beach is furnished with huts and hammocks for you to laze in or there’s the Ayurvedic massage centre to truly hit the Zen-spot.
Leisure: swimming pool, massage, playground, fitness centre, garden, tennis
Rooms: 68 rooms & suites
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.