As an Indian kid, tree houses have always seemed a foreign concept - something we were highly enticed with due to all the story books and longed for fruitlessly. However, you really cannot expect our desi moms to be at our constant service while we are atop the tree whiling away our time. What if you could treat your adult self with these childhood hideaways, cocooned away from the world in a nest? It's possible now with all the beautiful tree houses that have come up at various places and Rockstays have made life easier by compiling them in a list. We have included those places along with few others here, check them out.
1. The Nest, Mukhteshwar - Uttarakhand
Price: ₹10,000 per night including breakfast
How to get there: Take a train to Kathgodam, then drive 58kms to Nirvana Cottage
The Nest inside Nirvana cottage is the first tree house in Uttarakhand. Nirvana cottage lies in the lap of nature as it is spread across an acre of dense forests of oaks and rhododendrons. The place is beautiful and serene providing an experience true to its name. You will have all the peace and quiet you need for some healthy introspection.
2. The Machan - Maharashtra
Price: ₹12,000-14000 per night
How to get there: The resort is a 30 min drive from Lonavala.
Machan is the perfect place if you are looking for luxury inside a forest. Located inside a tropical forest near Lonavala, Machan is the perfect getaway for you with family or friends. The house adds to its thrill quotient by hanging on the edge of a precipice, promising a breathtaking view of the valley below
3. Vythiri Resort, Wayanad - Kerala
Price: ₹19,840 per night including all 3 meals
How to get there: Take a flight to Calicut, then drive 43kms to the resort.
Vythiri resort is one of the largest tree house resorts in India. Wayanad has amazing weather and the lush greenery all around makes living in a tree house an ethereal experience. The smell in the air atop those live trees will be something you have never experienced before.
4. Hornbill Tree House Resort, Dandeli - Karnataka
Price: 12,000 per night including food
How to get there: You can take a train to Alnavar Junction, then drive 49kms to the resort.
This tree house resort in Karnataka is one of a kind. It is perched among the majestic trees of the Deccan, making it an excellent spot for bird watching. Hornbill is also famous because of its proximity to Goa and to the river Kali. It is one of the few tree houses that offer activities like white water rafting, kayaking, coracle ride and rappelling.
5. Pench Tree Lodge, Kurai - Madhya Pradesh
Price: ₹20,000 per night including all meals
How to get there: It is 150 kms from both Nagpur airport and railway station.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Pench Tree Lodge is just the right place for you. It is a luxury wildlife lodge located inside the Pench National Park that comes with perks like access to 16 hectares of private forest land and a prime wildlife viewing experience from its 18 feet high tree houses. It offers some of the most experienced safari guides in the country.
6. The Treehouse Resort, Jaipur - Rajasthan
Price: ₹15,000 per night including all meals
How to get there: It is just 11kms from Jaipur airport.
Everyone loves it when cliches are broken, just like this tree house resort that offers solace amidst the chaos of the city! The tree houses are called Nests. Perched atop Keekar trees, these have several live branches running through them, making you feel close to nature. They also offer a perfect view of the Aravalli mountains.
7. Serenetree, Wayanad - Kerala
Price: ₹19,890 per night including all meals
How to get there: Take a train to Nilambur Road, then drive 72kms to Tranquil resort.
This one is unique in its own way as it is inside a coffee plantation! Serenetree the luxurious Tree Villa is situated inside Tranquil resort which gives you a 5-star resort experience with the feels of a homestay.
8. Dream Catcher Resort, Munnar - Kerala
Price: ₹8,000-12,000 including breakfast
How to get there: Take a flight to Kochi, then drive 125kms to the resort.
The Dream Catcher Resort is another escape amidst vast plantations, this time those of orange, tea and cardamom. The resort believes in personalizing the stay for their guests, it is a matter of great pride for them and thoroughly enjoyed by the guests. The tree houses are at a height of 60 feet and are a perfect abode for honeymooners.
9. Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh - Madhya Pradesh
Price: ₹21,000 including all meals
How to get there: Take a train to Katni, the resort offers pick-ups from airports and railway stations.
Exploring the wild is arduous and honestly, not all of us are good at it. But if there is a luxury room waiting for you after that adventurous safari, anyone would be up for it. The beautiful tree house at Bandhavgarh Tiger Resort offers you the best of forest living with its traditional designs.
10. Tree House Cottages, Manali - Himachal Pradesh
Price: ₹10,000 per night
How to get there: Take a train to Jogindernagar, then drive 162kms to Manali.
Living in a tree house with snow falling on the roof and the ground outside, comes a little too close to heaven, doesn't it? The tree house cottages in Manali are small, quiet houses tucked away in the lap of the great Himalayas and are surrounded by lush green lawns and trees. The scent of fruits and flowers is always in the air and you can enjoy winter with bonfires in gentle snow.
11. Pepper Trail, Wayanad - Kerala
Price: ₹9250 per night
How to get there: Take a flight to Calicut, then drive 104kms to the resort.
The Pepper Trail is a luxury jungle resort, set amidst 200 acres of coffee and spice plantations. The resort offers tree houses to its guests and there a lot of other activities to engage in within the estate. The Hornbill and Woodpecker, two of the best tree houses are built atop Jack trees and at heights of 40 feet provide breath taking views of the plantation.
12. Great Escape Resort, Munnar - Kerala
Price: ₹6,500 per night
How to get there: Take a flight to Cochin, then drive 150kms to the resort.
You can escape from routine life into this serene resort in Munnar offering the best views. The refreshing weather of Munnar is sure to fill you up with life and the surrounding tea plantations, forests and hillocks will provide a breathtaking view.
There are very few other experiences that match up to the feeling of living in a tree house. Especially for those of us who couldn't live there in our childhoods, this is something you must do. We hope you have an amazing stay.