Offbeat Retreats Perfect for Your Next Family Holiday
Vacations are a great way of bonding and making memories with your family. However, deciding on a place can get tricky as popular spots frequented by travellers lose their charm because of overcrowding. If you have become averse to the idea of going to the same destinations again, we have a lot in store for you.
amã Stays & Trails brings offbeat & pet friendly retreats, for those who seek unexplored travel experiences that reflect natural beauty and simplistic charm. Spend time with your family in the midst of nature and enjoy a unique array of authentic experiences and local cuisines.
Alappuzha is a beautiful city situated on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala with acres of vegetation, clear blue skies and fresh local produce. If you’re looking for intimate holidays in the lap of nature, Alappuzha is the place to be.
You can visit the beautiful and unfrequented Thottappally Beach and spend time on its tranquil sandbanks between the sea and the lake, with views of fishermen, sea birds and a mesmerising sunset.
You can also give a visit to International Coir Museum if you want to spend some engaging time getting to know about the history of coir (the husk of coconut) and its uses, while witnessing wonderful artefacts made from coir.
If you’re looking for villas in Alappuzha, amã Stays & Trails Pathiramanal Villa is a stunning villa that features a convergence of traditional as well as modern aspects of Kerala’s architecture and is a great place to stay.
A quaint city in the state of Maharashtra, Khadakwasla is an elegant town with a lot of authentic experiential and culinary experiences in-store for your family.
The main attraction is Khadakwasla Dam and it's reservoir, Khadakwasla Lake, which is around 20 kilometers away from the center of Pune. A pleasant spot for a nice getaway, here you can dig in the Maharashtrian street food, take a quick swim in the lake, and view the mesmerising sunrise or sunset. You can also trek with your family to the Sinhagad Fort, or explore Taljai Hills, a wildlife reserve and explore the wonders of pristine nature.
If you’re looking for the best villas in Khadakwasla, at just 45 minutes’ drive from Pune, amã Stays & Trails Cliffs Edge is a four-bedroom bungalow situated on a hill overlooking the Khadakwasla Lake offering an unparalleled view of the Western Ghats. The pet friendly bungalow is a great place for your family to unwind after a leisurely day.
A serene hill station located in Karnataka, Chikmagalur lies in the heart of South India’s coffee plantations. Families looking to spend time bonding can engage in the many immersive local activities that this city offers.
In the north of the city is the mighty Baba Budangiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats. Trails through forests and grasslands lead up to Mullayanagiri Peak, the highest peak of Baba Budangiri that offers stunning views of the starry night sky.
You can visit the cascading Hebbe Falls, the way to which lies through lush tea and coffee plantations. Spending time visiting coffee plantations is a great way to connect with the tranquil nature away from the noisy bustle of city life.
You can also choose to visit the dense & evergreen Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a perfect place to explore the wilderness and spot many different types of plant and animal species.
If you’re looking for villas in Chikmagalur, located in the Mylemoney Coffee Estate of Chikmagalur is amã Stays & Trails Arabidacool Bungalow . Nestled at a height of 4000ft above sea level, this charming heritage bungalow offers breathtaking views and memorable stays.
Munnar is a lush town in the Western Ghats in Kerala. Breath-taking landscapes reflected on pristine lakes, unending expanses of tea plantations, and rolling hills caressed by blankets of mist – these are only a few of many reasons that make Munnar look like a picture from a postcard.
When here, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, one of the highest tea plantations in the world is a great place to visit if you want to understand the traditional methods of tea production.
You can also visit Shrishti Trust, an Experience Centre where you can see local handicrafts made with natural dyes and taste a variety of natural Jams that are made locally.
Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr, is also home to the Lakkam Waterfalls and the 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak, and is a great place to experience the serenity of nature.
Located in the famous Kanan Devan Hills are amã Stays & Trails Tea Estate Bungalows . A page from the history, these 7 original planters bungalows have been lovingly restored and are a perfect place to stay with your family.