10 treehouses in India for an unforgettable vacation 40 feet in the air

Iimagine living in the middle of a forest in a treehouse set several feet above the ground, offering sweeping views of the surrounding greenery and glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Fortunately, you don’t have to leave things to the imagination. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, here’s a curated list of some of the best treehouses in the country.

1. The Machan, Maharashtra

The Machan

An eco-resort located in Jambulne, one of the world’s 25 bio-hotspots, offers a unique stay in treehouses rising 30-45 feet above the forest and also in ground-level huts. These dwellings, located in the middle of a private rainforest in the Western Ghats, offer breathtaking views of the valley below and are ideal for those looking to escape into nature.
Just a few hours drive from Mumbai and the city of Pune, The Machan is the perfect option for a peaceful and secluded weekend getaway with friends and family.

Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra

How to get there:

The Machan is located about 17 km from Lonavala. It is 2.5 hours from Mumbai and 1.5 hours from Pune.
If you are taking a train, you can get off at Lonavala station and then book a taxi to The Machan resort.

Cost per night: Rs 13,000 and more (includes breakfast)

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2. The Vythiri Resort, Kerala

Vythiri Resort
Vythiri Resort

With five treehouses, the Vythiri resort is set above the lush canopy of a rainforest. These treehouses with thatched roofs and bamboo walls built by the indigenous tribes of the region, with locally sourced materials, contain all the comforts of home. They use natural spring water that flows from the surrounding hills and also harvest solar energy. Each tree house is accessible by a suspension bridge or a single staircase.

The monsoon is considered the best time to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest. The resort also has an Ayurvedic spa, swimming pool, games room and health club. Additionally, guests can enjoy exciting activities including rainforest treks, bird watching, spice plantation tours, and jungle expeditions.

Location: Wayanad, Kerala

How to get there:
The nearest airport is in Kozhikode, about 75 km from Vythiri. After getting off at the station, it is recommended to take a taxi to the complex.

Nilambur Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station accessible to Vythiri, which is approximately 80 km away. After getting off at the station, it is recommended to travel by taxi to the station.

Cost per night: Rs 20,000 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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3. Vanya Treehouse, Kerala

Vanya Tree House
Vanya Tree House

Situated on a 10-acre hill filled with organic plantations and towering trees adjacent to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, Vanya Tree House offers panoramic views of forests, ridges and mountains. Plus, it’s a perfect place to catch a glimpse of the variety of wild animals roaming around in their natural habitat.

Guests are taken by vehicle to the base camp from where they must ascend for one kilometer to reach the drawbridge that leads to the base of the tree house. Every evening, the drawbridge is folded down for more security.

The treehouse has a bedroom, a shower room and toilet and a sit-out to view passing animals. They serve Kerala cuisine in a home-cooked style.

Location: Thekkady, Kerala

How to get there: The nearest airport is Madurai Airport which is about 136 km away and the nearest railway station is Kottayam which is at a distance of 114 km.

Cost per night: Rs 19,000 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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4. Tree House Hideaway, Madhya Pradesh

Tree house
Tree house

Located near Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Tree House Hideaway is known for its unique treehouses, which allow travelers to experience nature at its best. Each treehouse is named after the trees it is built on, such as Mahua, Tendu, Peepal, Banyan, and Palash.

Set in 21 acres of dense jungle, the property has its resident species of birds, reptiles and animals residing around the forest trees creating the perfect jungle retreat. The treehouses feature a fusion of contemporary design and traditional jungle living with earth tones and eco-friendly essentials, making them blend seamlessly with nature.

The air-conditioned bedroom has a seating area, a wardrobe and an adjoining bathroom. The balcony offers stunning views of the surrounding green landscape. In addition, they organize a safari in the tiger reserve every evening.

Location: Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh

How to get there:
Bandhavgarh is best served by train from Umaria, Katni, Satna and Jabalpur stations. Tala Bus Stop is 2 km away.

Besides, Bandhavgarh is well connected to Kanha and Panna National Park and also has easy access from major cities like Jabalpur, Satna, Khajuraho and Rewa.

Cost per night: Rs 20,000 and above (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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5. Tree House Resort, Rajasthan

The tree house
The tree house

Located at Nature Farms in the Syari Valley, Tree House Resort is just a 30-minute drive from the Pink City, Jaipur. It offers luxurious treehouses with great comfort and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Aravallis.

Built on top of the Keekar trees, the treehouses are an effort to bring people back to nature. The tree houses are divided into luxury “nests” which have all the necessary amenities with air-conditioned rooms, TV and furniture. The unique eco-resort houses an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and billiards room and offers interesting activities like jeep safaris, camel and elephant safaris in the jungle, bird watching and nature walks.

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

How to get there:
The Tree House is just a 15-minute drive from the historic Amber Fort and Nahargarh (Tiger) Fort. The nearest airport is Sanganer International Airport, approximately 45 km from the property.

Cost per night: Rs 13,000 and more (includes breakfast)

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6. Treehouses, Himachal Pradesh

Tree house
Tree house

Located in the Kullu-Manali Valley, the Tree House Cottages are unique family run accommodations amidst a large orchard of apple, plum, pear, walnut, persimmon and several other trees. Surrounded by the mountains and not far from the Beas river, the property allows you to relax and enjoy nature.

They offer three units of different cottage styles, including a treehouse cottage with stunning views of the Himalayas. Each cottage at the property is tastefully furnished and includes amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, heaters and attached western bathroom.

Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

How to get there: The property is 33 km from Kullu Manali Airport and 18 km from Manali Bus Station.

Cost per night: Rs 3,500 and more (includes breakfast)

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7. Suro Tree House Resort, Himachal Pradesh

Suro Treehouse Resort
Suro Treehouse Resort

Centrally located in Kaithalighat, Suro Tree House Resort offers a luxurious stay in Shoghi, Shimla. Set amongst a forest of pines and deodar oaks, the treehouse chalets offer stunning mountain views. This secluded treehouse complex is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature.

The property has a restaurant that serves Indian cuisine as well as global specialties including pizza and clay fired pasta. The cuisine focuses on the use of local organic products.

Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

How to get there:
The nearest railway station is at Shoghi and the property is only 15 km from Shimla and 105 km from Chandigarh.

Cost per night: Rs 12,900 and above (includes breakfast and dinner)

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8. Khaama Kethna Eco-Sustainable Village, Goa

Eco-sustainable village of Khaama Kethna
Eco-sustainable village of Khaama Kethna

Khaama Kethna Eco Sustainable Village is located in Agonda, about 1.2 km from Agonda Beach. The property spans 12 acres of subtropical forest and the traditionally handcrafted cabanas and treehouses are surrounded by greenery in every direction.

The place offers an immersive experience of nature and an adventurous experience in the jungle. The property offers a terrace, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

Location: Agonda, Goa

How to get there: The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport, approximately 65 km from Khaama Kethna Eco Sustainable Village.

Cost per night: Rs 3,000 and more (food not included)

Book your stay via online booking platforms.

9. Hornbill River Resort, Karnataka

Calao River Resort
Calao River Resort

Set in the serene lush greenery of the unexplored Dandeli Jungles in the northern part of Karnataka, Hornbill River Resort enjoys a peaceful ambience and sweeping nature views. During the stay, guests can indulge in many activities such as hiking, bird watching, boat rides, nature walks, fishing and also island tour.

Their wooden tree house includes a double bed, wooden cabinets and all the basic amenities needed to enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay. In addition, the complex has an extended balcony that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding lush greenery.

Location: Dandeli, Karnataka

How to get there:
Dharwad Railway Station is located 73.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hubballi Airport which is located at a distance of 82.1 km and Dandeli Bus Stand is located at a distance of 25.6 km from the property.

Cost per night: Rs 6,000 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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10. Porcupine Castle Resort, Karnataka

The tree house
The tree house

Set atop 300 acres of coffee plantations surrounded by endless valleys and hills, Porcupine Castle is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Coorg. They have several chalets and treehouses perched on cassis, 40 feet above the ground, offering excellent views of the surrounding plantations and reserve forests.

The complex offers an infinity pool with magnificent views of the valleys and mountains, a multi-cuisine restaurant and also offers several leisure activities such as chess and cooking lessons, guided tours and walks in the estate. .

Location: Coorg, Karnataka

How to get there: Mysore Junction Railway Station is 96 km from the property and Mysore Airport is 108 km away.

Cost per night: Rs 11,000 and above (includes breakfast)

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(Editing by Yoshita Rao)