Karnataka is the largest state in southern India. It may be most well-known for its capital city of Bangalore, but the state has much more to offer, aside from its urban centers. History buffs will love visiting the ancient Sri Virupaksha Temple and Vittala Temple. The state is also dotted with impressive palaces such as Mysore Palace and Bangalore Palace. Though there are many man-made places to visit in Karnataka, be sure to leave time to explore the state’s natural beauty too. There are several beautiful waterfalls, including Jog Falls, Abbey Falls, and Shivanasamudra Falls. Karnataka’s wild jungle is home to wildlife, like tigers, monkeys, and Asia’s largest population of elephants, which, if you’re lucky, you might spot on a safari. If you want to stay in great comfort in between your excursions around the state, read on for our picks of the top luxury resorts in Karnataka, India.
1. Purple Palms Resort & Spa (from USD 103)
For the ultimate relaxation, you can stay in this luxurious hotel with many amenities. You can rejuvenate in the spa and relax in the steam room, or go for a swim in the outdoor pool. You can play badminton, darts, and indoor games if you’re into sports. Your child/children can have a yummy American kid-friendly buffet in Elephants & Coffee. Keep connected to your loved ones back home using free WiFi.
This hotel also welcomes disabled guests with amenities such as wheelchairs and lifts. In addition, there is a free airport shuttle to and from the airport.
Purple Palms Resort & Spa
Address: Bollur Village, Guddehosur Post Kushalnagar coorg
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden
2. Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort (from USD 250)
Stay in this luxurious air-conditioning hotel and immerse yourself amidst the lush greenery. There’s free parking on-site which makes it convenient for those arriving by car. There are many facilities you can enjoy, like a delicious Indian buffet in the Tangerine restaurant, or a spa with a steam room and wellness packages.
This hotel is a nice getaway, but you can still be in touch with your loved ones using free WiFi. If you wish to stay active, you can play badminton, tennis, squash or rent a bicycle. There is also outdoor play equipment for your kids to play in the children’s playground.
Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort
Address: Rajanakunte, Doddaballapur Main Road,
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna
3. Evolve Back Coorg (from USD 451)
Evolve Back Coorg has a unique, traditional design that is combined with luxurious and modern amenities. All of the room options at the resort are bungalows, villas, or cottages, so you’ll have more space and privacy than the average hotel room. Some of the villas even offer their own private pool. All of the accommodations are surrounded by the resort’s beautiful grounds, which include thick groves of trees and ponds with lily pads.
Evolve Back Coorg
Address: Karadigodu Post, Siddapur
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
4. The Windflower Jungle Resorts & Spa Bandipur (from USD 162)
The Windflower Jungle Resorts & Spa Bandipur is in a great location for exploring the city and all of its attractions. Just a few minutes away is Bandipur National Park, which has a large population of tigers and Indian elephants. In between excursions, the resort is a great place to recharge. Book a treatment at the spa or play pool and ping-pong in the game room. There is also a restaurant with an extensive array of breakfast options.
The Windflower Jungle Resorts & Spa Bandipur
Address: The Windflower Tusker TrailsMangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Bandipur (Karnataka), India, 571126
5. The Serai Chikmagalur (from USD 319)
The Serai Chikmagalur is an ideal resort for families with kids. Children will love playing at the playground and swimming in the kids’ pool. The resort also offers a bicycle rental on site, so the whole family can explore the beautiful grounds. You can upgrade your stay from an average room to a villa, which comes with its own private pool and whirlpool tub. The hotel also offers daily free breakfast and room service if you’d rather dine in private.
The Serai Chickmagalur
Address: Mugthihalli Post, K M Road
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre
6. Coorg Wilderness Resort in Madikeri (from USD 287)
Coorg Wilderness Resort is a five-star resort with luxurious rooms and other excellent amenities. Each of the rooms is appointed with cozy furniture, and all units have fireplaces and heated bathroom floors for chilly nights. Sit in comfort on your balcony to take in the breathtaking mountain scenery. With a gym, an infinity swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar right on site, you’ll feel content with everything you need during your stay.
Coorg Wilderness Resort & Spa
Address: Madikeri - Virajpet Road
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms
7. Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa in Devanahalli-Bangalore (from USD 143)
The glamorous Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa is the perfect hideaway if you’re looking for a balance of adventure and relaxation. It is also one of the top kid-friendly resorts in Karnataka. Day trips and car rentals can easily be arranged by the front desk, so you can explore the area. During your down time, book a relaxing treatment at the spa or play a game of tennis at the courts. All comfortable rooms all have air conditioning, and some come with a kitchenette or a whirlpool tub.
Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa
Address: Swiss Town, Hollywood JN, Sadahalli PO, Devenahalli Road
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna
8. Heritage Resort Hampi (from USD 94)
Heritage Resort Hampi is set on beautiful grounds with swaying palm trees and gorgeous gardens. It features a huge outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs for sunbathing and even tables for a romantic meal.
The incredible Achutaraya Temple and Virupaksha Temple are just a few minutes away; with these attractions close by, you will have an unforgettable day trip. After a fun trip, enjoy a meal at the hotel restaurant, which serves Indian and Chinese cuisine, before retiring to your room to watch TV and unwind.
Heritage Resort Hampi
Address: No 48/C & 4B, Hosamalapanagudi,Hospet Taluk,Bellary District
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace
9. SwaSwara Gokarna - CGH Earth (from USD 178)
SwaSwara Gokarna - CGH Earth is a wellness retreat where you will leave the place, feeling completely refreshed in body and mind. The gorgeous surroundings allow you to immerse yourself in nature. Since the property is set on a hillside, there are beautiful views of the ocean that you can take in on the deck, and you can set your feet on the sand in mere minutes.
The resort has many activities to choose from, such as yoga, pottery classes, and it even features a library.
SwaSwara Gokarna - CGH Earth
Address: Om Beach, Donibhail
Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Laundry
10. Taj West End in Bangalore (from USD 116)
Though Taj West End is located in the heart of Bangalore, the resort is surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens that create an oasis in the middle of the city. All of the rooms are elegantly designed, and each has its own private balcony or veranda. The 24-hour butler service is available so that guests’ needs are met any time of day. You can choose from one of two restaurants on site, with international and modern Asian cuisines.
Taj West End
Address: Race Course Road
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
11. The Serai Bandipur (from USD 256)
The Serai Bandipur offers modern luxury while being surrounded by a rustic, natural beauty. Many of the rooms feature views of Nilgiris Mountain, and the resort has a bike rental if you’d rather explore on wheels. To soothe sore muscles from biking or hiking, book one of the massages offered at the spa. The hotel also has an outdoor pool where you can take a refreshing swim. On site, there is a restaurant, which can provide a packed lunch.
The Serai Bandipur
Address: Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post, Gundlupet Taluk,
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms
12. Amanvana Spa Resort, Coorg in Kushālnagar (from USD 273)
Surrounded by a lush, tropical jungle, Amanvana Spa Resort is an idyllic retreat from the cares of everyday life. The spa is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate, offering foot reflexology, full-body scrubs, and manicures. There are many dedicated reading spots around the property where all you can hear is the gentle river and birdsong. All of the accommodations at the hotel are bungalows that feature a soaking tub underneath a skylight.
Amanvana Spa Resort, Coorg
Address: No. 21, Guddehosur, Kushalnagar
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Garden
Luxurious comfort in Karnataka
Karnataka is an exciting state with many adventures to be had, such as visiting ancient temples, admiring rushing waterfalls, and spotting wildlife. In between excursions, be sure your stay is relaxing by booking a room at a luxury resort. With the resorts’ comfortable accommodations, excellent amenities, and peaceful surroundings, you’ll end your trip feeling refreshed in mind and body and filled with many great memories.
For more accommodation options, check out some Airbnb vacation rentals in Karnataka as well.
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