If there’s anything that does justice to a couple’s true love, it is a romantic getaway far from the hustle-bustle of city life and as close to nature as possible. What can be better than waking up to a gorgeous sunset from a perched up tree house, without tree branches swaying in the gentle wind and birds singing their morning songs? While the treehouse concept is slowly taking place in India, we combined a list of 11 treehouses across the country that is perfect for an escapade for that romantic couple!
1. The Machan – Lonavala, Maharashtra
Machan, literally meaning a treehouse, is a treetop resort located in Lonavala. Overlooking the lush Sahyadris of the Western Ghats, this is the perfect Instagram worthy resort that is your dream come true! Their commitment to sustainability with practices like using a borewell for water and wind and solar energy for cooking and electricity, this is the perfect resort to be treated luxuriously, and not feel bad for destroying the planet in the process!
2. Vythiri Resort – Lakkidi, Kerala
Situated in the small village of Lakkidi in the mountain district of Wayanad in Kerala, the Vythiri Resort features a beautiful resort home to five tree houses made of locally sourced resources, by local tribes of the region. Their water is sourced from a nearby natural spring and solar energy is a common source of power here. Complete with a spa, an Ayurveda centre, and a natural swimming pool, this is as romantic as your holiday can get!
3. Rainforest Resort – Athirapally Falls, Kerala
Located in a secret location deep in the Sholayar Forest of Kerala, the Rainforest Resort features treehouses designed especially to keep the modern taste in mind by a Swiss architect. With a beautiful 360 degrees view of the rainforest, one can also indulge in a waterfall hike, a forest or cycling trail or eat the traditional cuisine at the resort.
4. Tree House Resort – Jaipur, Rajasthan
Tree House Resort, Jaipur believes in providing a luxurious yet in-sync with nature living spaces. Featuring an open swimming pool, birding tours, a spa, and various sports, their treehouses also have private baths and the resort offers wellness, heritage, and cultural experiences as well, making your trip to Jaipur natural, holistic and simply amazing!
5. Tranquil Resort – Kolagappara, Kerala
Nestled amidst coffee and spice plantation in the lush forests of Wayanad of Northern Karnataka, Tranquil Resort features two tree houses surrounded by areca nut, pepper and coffee farms. From birding to working at farms to wildlife tours, this resort makes for a complete weekend getaway from nearby cities like Bangalore and Calicut.
6. Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort – Pondicherry
Situated just a few kilometers away from Pondicherry, the Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort feature tree houses amidst its mangrove forests surrounded by backwaters. Guests can also sail down to the beach and have a true experience of the outdoors. Also known as Paradise Beach, this is one of the most pristine beaches in the region and is a popular sunbathing spot, offering its guests a serene experience.
7. Hornbill Tree House Resort – Dandeli, Karnataka
Located in northern Karnataka in Dandeli, the Hornbill Tree House Resort features riverside tree houses by the River Kali and offers activities like birding, nature safaris, natural pools, etc, making for a perfect romantic getaway in the woods!
8. Tree House Hideaway – Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Featuring five treehouses, the Tree House Hideaway Resort in the Bandhavgarh Natural Reserve is home to a number of birds, animals and reptiles species that can be enjoyed on various trails around the resort. While the exterior of the tree houses may look rugged and raw, the interior opens up to comfort and luxury mixing well together. All treehouses have been built by the local communities using their craft knowledge that has been passed down on them from generations.
9. Tree House Cottage – Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Located amongst the majestic Pir Panjal Ranges of Manali, surrounded by various orchards of plum, apple, persimmon, walnut, pear and more, Tree House Cottage in Manali are open year-round weather sun or snow and offer experiences like Chandrakhani trek, day trips to Solang Valley and Rohtang, etc making for the perfect romantic getaway from city life.
10. Marmalade Springs Plantation Resort – Kalpetta, Kerala
With a private open verandah, the Marmalade Springs Plantation is situated in the Wayanad District of Kerala and is made completely from teak wood, suiting the surrounding forests. A child-friendly resort, they feature a swimming pool, play area, caves and much more. Guests can indulge in wellness activities, hike to the caves or the natural spring, go birdwatching and have dinner by a campfire at this resort.
11. Safari Land Resort – Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu
Located in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in the Nilgiri Ranges near Ooty, the Safari Land Resort is the perfect nature getaway for couples to indulge in activities like birding. Complete with a swimming pool, this resort also offers wildlife safaris, forest hikes, bonfires and more.