In a country like India where every nook and corner has a picturesque sight to offer, private villas are bound to be aplenty. There is a section of tourists who’d rather live by themselves, at their own pace and style, in private and heritage villas instead of large chain hotels. After all, nothing can beat the charm of a private space all to yourself. Check out some exceptional villas that you can customize your vacation at.

Emerald Isle, Kerala


You’d expect Kerela to have lots of private villas that entertain foreign tourists, right? You’ve got it bang on, because the backwaters of Kerela do house some of the most amazing private villas of the country. One such villa is the Emerald Isle Heritage Villa, an ancestral country house located in an area of 9 acres, 10 kms away from the Alleppey city. If you’d like to soak in the private spaces of paddy fields, fish ponds, some teak architecture or simply lie like a log in a hammock all day, a visit to this 150 year old heritage villa is a must for you.

For more details, visit their website: Emerald Isle Villas

Aashyana Villa, Goa


We’re not surprised to see the array of private villas found in beach loving Goa. The best thing about this villa is that you can rent it out for your family. Located near Candolim beach, this villa is set in 6 acres of garden and has 5 bedrooms that can easily house 10 people. You can plan your own gatherings and parties in the villa at the swimming pool or at the outdoor dining and barbeque area. And yes, there is a private beach access too!

For more details, visit their website: Aashyana Lakhanpal Villa


The Ananda Spa, Himalayas


For experiencing luxury spa treatments and yoga sessions in the middle of the Hiamlayan range, the Ananda Spa has become a famous hotspot. You can choose villas of 1 or 2 bedrooms with serene views, equipped with private saunas and pantry for the butler. If you are ready to shell out some more monies, you can select cottages that have a private pool. What’s more, there will also be a set of white kurta pajamas lying on your bed for your comfort. We don’t think it can get more private and tranquil than this.

For more details, visit their website: Ananda Spa

Khem Villas, Ranthambore


Would you fancy staying in a jungle camp close to the Ranthambore National Park? You can choose between traditionally styled Indian tents or luxury cottages. The cottages are well rated because of the view they offer. Wouldn’t you love to spot wildlife from the room’s window while you sip your coffee? The Khem Villas are armed with a jungle spa, outdoor showers and private courtyards – all amidst the middle of exotic wildlife. Additional facilities also include trips to nearby villages and campfire story sessions.

For more details, visit their website: Khem Villas


Villa Christophe, Ponidcherry


A vacation at the restored 18th century villa in the French influenced Pondicherry doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Villa Christophe is a charming little villa located in the French Quarter of the city. Located just 400 meters away from the ocean, you can choose between rooms named ‘Jasmine’, ‘Hibiscus’ and ‘Frangipani’ with varying amenities. What we love about this Villa is that you can use it for long stays because it also provides a small study area with a multi utility printer.

For more details, visit their website: Villa Christophe

Why not look at India through a different lens by vacationing at a private villa? Not only will you enjoy the sightseeing of the place, but also experience the joy of having a private family space.

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