As December brings along the cold winter chill, it’s normal to have mentally checked out from the hectic nature of everyday life and escape into vacation mode. Make use of the holiday season this year to take off on a much-deserved getaway that is built to pamper you. Not all of us may be able to experience the luxury of being a celebrity, but we can experience luxury like a celebrity by choosing to stay at some hotels in India that our favourite A-listers choose for their downtime. From the Himalayas to the forests of Ranthambore, these hotels present themselves as an oasis of luxury and elevated sophistication.
Below, we’ve listed six hotels in India that celebrities ranging from Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Suniel Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Sara Alia Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Malaika Arora have chosen to unwind from their hectic schedules. So, the next time you plan to take a holiday, you too can choose from these celebrity-loved hotels in India.
From Ranveer Singh to Alia Bhatt and Anil Kapoor, 6 hotels in India that celebrities love:
1. The Ananta Udaipur
Located amid the Aravalli range and spread across 90 acres, this stunning hotel is the perfect getaway for those looking to get away from the non-stop hustle of the city. It’s covered and surrounded by lush greenery, giving you a chance to get close to nature and more importantly, crisp fresh air. From intricate Balinese architecture to beautiful rooms that have been designed with attention to detail, the Ananta Udaipur lets you rewind while you treat yourself to stunning views of the mountains while enjoying their delectable locally sourced dishes or indulging yourself at the spa. Celebrities ranging from Anil Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Shikhar Dhawan, Malaika Arora, Sonakshi Sinha, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Kubbra Sait have chosen this luxury hotel to spend downtime. With winter in full swing, it’s the best time to visit the property and experience that Rajasthani winter chill.
2. Mary Budden Estate, Binsar
This is a luxury estate that sits within the hills of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand and offers the luxury of seclusion and privacy. Spanning five acres, this boutique stay has limited accommodation spread across 3 bedroom cottages and 4 lodges that have double rooms. The interiors are tastefully done with fireplaces to cosy up in front of, stone patios to hear the harmonious sounds of the fauna around and many spots that allow you to breathe in the beauty surrounding you. Moreover, the private drawing and dining rooms boast of antique furniture and astounding views of the mountains. From bird walks and treks that end at temples, shrines and gorgeous sunset spots, to offering culinary experiences that take advantage of the ambience, this estate should be on your bucket list. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone celebrated their third anniversary at this beautiful location, while Ishaan Khatter has also been spotted catching sunsets here.
3. Atmantan Wellness Centre, Pune
Atmantan offers holistic wellness treatments while also being an oasis of luxury. Looking over the Mulshi Dam, this property caters to your Atma (soul), Mann (mind) and Tan (body). It is the ultimate spot to visit when you’re looking to detox, as it offers scientifically-backed health and fitness treatments while surrounding you with nature and serenity. Celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap, Neelam Kothari and Gaurav Gupta have all booked a stay at Atmantan in the past.
4. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat And Spa, Pawana
When brand commitments, shoot schedules and photoshoots don’t allow you to take a lot of time off, the Hilton Shillim Estate presents itself as the ideal weekend getaway. Located right off the Mumbai-Pune expressway, this retreat promises to transport you to a land of serenity. Surrounded by the mighty Sahyadris, it offers luxury accommodation with large rooms boasting canopy beds, a large balcony to lounge and lose yourself in nature, large bathtubs and complete privacy. In fact, the resort even has its silent zones! It offers a Dharana wellness program that allows you to experience the best of their spa treatments, yoga and meditation sessions, hikes, wine tastings and more. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan are some of their celebrity clientele.
5. Khyber Himalayan Resort And Spa, Kashmir
If you want to experience the magic of white winters, there is no better place than the Khyber Himalayan Resort, located in Gulmarg Kashmir. Looking out to a beautiful pine cone forest, this resort offers you stunning views of not just the Himalayas, but a snow-covered paradise from every nook and corner. The design of the hotel is an ode to Kashmiri architecture, as seen in the Khatambandi ceilings or the intricate stone and woodwork. This resort also has plenty of activities on offer ranging from skiing and sledging in the winter, to golfing and picnicking amid the apple orchards in the summers. Moreover, they have an indoor heated swimming pool, so you too can take a relaxing swim like Sara Ali Khan, while it snows outside. Moreover, this property also acted as the perfect backdrop for the romantic balled “Tum Kya Mile” from Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. Nushrratt Bharuccha, Mouni Roy and Soni Razdan have been some of their other celebrity guests.
6. Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore
What better way to disconnect from hectic work schedules and never-ending press tours than taking on a jungle adventure? Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been vocal about their love for the forests and wildlife safaris several times in the past. In fact, the Sanju actor proposed to Alia Bhatt in Masai Mara! However, closer to home, the couple shared their love for the jungle with their family by whisking them away for the luxury glamping experience of your dreams. Situated within the Ranthambore National Park in the Sawai Madhao district in Rajasthan, Aman-i-Khas isn’t your regular tent stay that offers guided safaris. Their camp has an air of elegance and sophistication, boasting only 10 “Mughal-inspired” tents that offer the best amenities, complete privacy, spa treatments and an irresistible local menu.