Resort in Bandipur National Park

Set in a coffee plantation that backs onto the park, this luxurious resort has gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired villas (some with private pool) that are in harmony with the natural surroundings. Thatched-roof rooms feature elegant touches such as copper bathroom fixtures, stone-wall showers and wildlife photography on the walls. Its glassed-in restaurant and infinity pool both maximise outlooks to the Nilgiri Hills.

Packages that include a treatment in the spa, a mountain-bike ride and a guided walk with a naturalist are available.