TREEHOUSES THAT COULD PASS AS YOUR CHILDHOOD FANTASY
Raise your hands if while growing up you were one of those kids who really envied Bart Simpson for having his own personal treehouse. I most certainly did and having lived in an apartment setting the whole of my childhood and even as an adult I couldn’t help but feel that occasional pangs of jealousy towards Bart. Alright, enough of my childish rattle, and so what I couldn’t have a treehouse in my backyard, there are plenty around where I can take a wishful holiday and relive that childhood fantasy of mine. For those of you with a similar whim, read on-
TREE HOUSE HIDEAWAY
Where? Village Vijarhia, Bandhavgarh, Umaria, Tala, Madhya Pradesh
The beautiful Tree House Hideaway is situated in the dense forest of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve and designed very traditionally as forest living. Imagine living in the middle of a forest with the excitement and fear of coming face to face with a wild animal at any given moment. Don’t tell me this wouldn’t excite you.
Where? Private Road, Atvan, Maharashtra
One of the first places to pop in your search engine if you were to look for Treehouses towards Central India, so yeah this place is pretty famous and rightfully so. The quintessential destination for those looking for an escape into the wild, surrounded with trees amidst 25 biological hot-spots in the world. No surprise that it is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune.
Where? Vandanmedu, Thekkady
How long can one go on with a list like this without mentioning the hub of all treehouses a’la Kerala? So here we got Camelia Heaven, pun very much intended.
The resort is located amidst a tea and cardamom plantation, surrounded by lush green lawns, away from the hustle-bustle of the crowds. Close to the village of Vandanmedu, the resort is about half an hour drive from Thekkady along the Thekkady - Munnar road.
THE TREEHOUSE RESORT
Where? 35th Kilometer stone, NH-8, Jaipur
Sophisticated much? Well then this might just be the place for you.
Treetop lodge is one of a kind. Masonry imbued with dark wood, contrasted with bright lights and colorful furniture will make you feel remarkable.Situated in the foothills of Syari Valley, with a perfect view of Aravalli Mountains, Treehouse Resort offers an astonishing experience.
TREEHOUSE COTTAGES, MANALI
Where? Katrain, Jong Village Road Katrain, Himachal Pradesh
Let’s get to business, shall we? And this time Himachaly style.
Surrounded by apple, walnut and plum orchards Treehouse Cottages in Manali are ideal for a quick getaway from Chandigarh, or even Delhi. Whether you choose to opt for the treehouse or a Swiss tent, you’ll get cosy lodgings and exceptional views of the Himalayas. The adventurous type can choose to go paragliding, zorbing and mountain biking. Need more to explore this versatile piece of modern marvel with a touch’o nature?
Where? South Goa
Okay now this is going to require a little bit of hard work from your side as unlike the options mentioned above, Goan treehouses require a little bit more of effort to locate them.
The best place for tree houses and coco huts on stilts is Palolem in very south of Goa. Like most of Goa, it has the usual hustle and bustle of the average tourist yet it still embodies the characteristic ‘Susegado’ attitude that attracts almost everyone to the place. Beach shacks line the beach and each has a collection of coco huts behind that you can stay in. Ahhh all the fodder for the hippie soul.
Where? Maylynnong Village, Shillong
There cannot be a better fun activity than spending some time in treehouses built on the hills of Shillong and as the information I gather from a dear frien from Shillong, it is indeed a unique experience and adds to the repository of unforgettable memory. And to add to the charm of this already endearing a place, Maylynnong holds the reputation of being the cleanest village in Asia. Now there is no competing with that.
Be it a childhood fantasy or just that desire to feel a little edgy, treehouses can never go off-season.
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