Located in the hills of the Western Ghats just outside town, this mountain retreat is all about natural harmony, from its solar-powered outdoor pool to the stone and wood interiors with their large windows.
Each guestroom has mountain views, its own jacuzzi and furniture made from reclaimed wood. The pool allows you to swim in mountain spring water and there's plenty of hiking nearby if you wish to dip in an actual mountain like under the verdant peaks.
Leisure: Solar-heated spring water pool, spa, yoga
Rooms: 16 suites & villas
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.