Our selection of the best hotel deals right now
Nestled in the forests of Binsar, Mary Budden Estate offers a serene natural setting with comfortable lodges and cottages, perfect for a secluded getaway near the Himalayas. With their “Save on 7” package, you can book a six-night stay and enjoy a 7th night free on the estate. The offer includes all meals, as well as an afternoon tea as well as a bonfire with refreshments so you can experience the best of mountain life. Doubles from Rs30,500 (for the lodge). For the gîte (sleeps 6): from Rs70,000. Valid until October 31, 2021. Website.
And if you are planning to fly to the Maldives or Sri Lanka …
Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani Maldives
With the Maldives open again to travelers from India, Soneva is offering a special five-night package exclusively for guests arriving from the country. Valid at both Soneva Fushi on Baa Atoll and Soneva Jani on Noonu Atoll, the stay includes a selection of free exclusive experiences. A 24/7 personal ‘Barefoot Butler’ will ensure all your needs are met and you can even enjoy free access to the resort’s famous chocolate, cheese and ice cream parlors. At Soneva Fushi: USD 9,650 (7,12,145) for a one bedroom Crusoe villa; to Soneva Jani: USD 15,850 (Rs 11,689,689) for a one-bedroom water retreat with slide. Valid until December 17, 2021. Website.
The Nautilus Maldives
Book a stay at this bohemian hideaway on a private island in the Maldives and enjoy a combination of adventure and relaxation activities. Choose from an ocean house, beach house, retreat, or mansion, each with its own private pool. Throughout the month of September, you can enjoy a 20% discount on your stay. It includes daily breakfast in the all-day restaurant or in the comfort of your room, full butler service, champagne and a bespoke gourmet tray on arrival, yoga sessions, non-motorized water sports and more. Doubles from Rs2,13,983. Valid until September 30, 2021. Website.
Ceylon tea trails
One of the many luxury resorts under Resplendent Ceylon, Ceylon Tea Trails is home to five restored tea planter bungalows at an elevation of 1,250m. The beautifully furnished bungalows overlook the vast tea fields, lakes and mountains. Enjoy a four-night stay in a Garden Suite with inclusions like a Sri Lankan cooking class, a special five-course tea-infused dinner, and a guided walk through the resort. The package also includes a la carte breakfast, lunch, afternoon cream tea, dinner, and drinks (including spirits and wines). Doubles from Rs2,31,139. Valid until December 19, 2021. Website.