See the Best of Incredible India Through these 7 Luxury Villas

Travelling in India is about exploring majestic mountain ranges, taking road trips through lush green plains, and even unwinding on the soft golden sands of beaches. At SaffronStays, we offer you luxury villas for rent that will show you some of the most beautiful parts of India. Here are 7 private villas at offbeat holiday destinations, with unique experiences that you can’t find anywhere else!


1. SaffronStays Verandah By The Valley, Panchgani 

As suggested by the name, the key feature of this beautiful estate is the verandah, perched on the side of the hill overlooking the lush green slopes of the valley. This gorgeous location can be where you celebrate your next milestone, cut your next birthday cake or take your next profile picture. A classic jhula on the verandah is the perfect place for you to sip chai and enjoy the sunrise. This private villa in Panchgani also features one-of-a-kind experiences like strawberry picking (in season) and a 20-minute trail that leads you to a clearing with a bird’s eye view of the whole valley!
No. of guests: 6-8
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Verandah By The Valley


A charming white 4-bedroom bungalow, this villa allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of Kashid in multiple ways. You can swim in the pool under a canopy of trees with dappled sunlight to keep you warm or have a tête-à-tête with the family in the cosy outdoor seating arrangement, nestled in cushy chairs surrounded by lush plants and creepers. Or you could enjoy a golden hour on the terrace and watch the sun dip into the far-off ocean. Located at the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, head to this villa for an amazing offbeat holiday in India. 
No. of guests: 8-12
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Sunglade


3. SaffronStays Jade Gardens, Pawna

What’s better than a 1-acre plot of smooth rolling hills and wide-open skies? An infinity pool to enjoy the view from! Opt for this secluded spot amidst the stunning Lonavala hills if you’re not a fan of crowded tourist spots. Here, you and your entire family can unwind and soak in sunsets from the various sit-outs and swings in different parts of this farmhouse-style villa. Dine on multicuisine delicacies, from traditional Maharashtrian dishes to gourmet Italian meals. Don’t forget to bring your pets along to enjoy this spacious property that will be all yours!
No. of guests: 8-15
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Jade Gardens


4. SaffronStays Belmonte, Karjat

With its large open spaces, this luxurious Karjat estate is ideal for those who love spending their time in the greenery, letting their feet touch the grass and taking countless photos of bright flowers. A truly unique holiday destination near Mumbai, this villa in Karjat offers a refreshing breath of fresh air and spectacular views of hills in the distance. You can play cricket or badminton on the wide lawn, swim for hours, or simply relax in the jacuzzi. Give your reunions with friends and family getaways a special touch at this lovely location! 
No. of guests: 6-12
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Belmonte


5. SaffronStays House of Só Alegria, Goa

Goa might seem like the most traditional vacation spot but holidays in India don’t get more offbeat than Assagao — a quaint little town tucked away from the crowded tourist hotspots of Goa. With vibrant cafes, dreamy Portuguese houses and beautiful churches, Assagao feels like a quiet world of its own. Take a step in to revel in its charm which you can perfectly enjoy from SaffronStays House of Só Alegria, an elegant pool villa with soundproof French windows, plenty of board games, and an in-house chef who makes delicious home-fresh meals. 
No. of guests: 4-5
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays House of Só Alegria


6. SaffronStays Hillview, Kasauli

Another peaceful nook amongst bustling vacation spots, this hilltop villa will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. This getaway in the mountains has enchanting balconies with curved iron balustrades — a perfect place to wrap yourselves in shawls, play board games, breathe in the cool air and watch a fiery sunset in the sky. Imagine cosying up on a plush couch, sipping on hot coffee and gazing at snow-capped mountains through the window. Get more such magical experiences at this villa. The chef’s classic North Indian food like dal makhani and chicken curry is the cherry on top. 
No. of guests: 10-12
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Hillview


7. SaffronStays Casa Marari, Cherthala
Serene rivers, soaring coconut trees, splendid lawns, and breathtaking beaches — this offbeat holiday destination in Kerala has everything you need for the ultimate tropical vacation. Sit back and relax in a boat as it winds through the calm backwaters. Enjoy a hundred different hues of green across the flourishing estate. Make new memories with your loved ones in the traditional style house, whose heritage architecture and old-world decor will transport you away from all your day-to-day hassles. Give yourself a well-deserved break at this green paradise. 
No. of guests: 8-12
Book your holiday today: SaffronStays Casa Marari


From the hills of the north to the backwaters of the south, the perfect offbeat holiday in India is just waiting for you among these villas. This is your sign to take a break — what are you waiting for?!

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