Children are adorable with their curious questions, laughter and energy. However, every once in a while, adults need some time off from them and even parents will agree to this. However, with most hotels and restaurants being children-friendly and family vacations being the norm, couples or adults seldom find spots where they do not spot kids running around. Heck, you can even find families out with their tiny tots in resto-bars. But there are a handful of hotels in India that do not allow children below a certain age for specific reasons, giving adults the much-needed freedom to be themselves. Whether you have children or not, if you are looking for a quiet vacation or a place to spend some quality time with your partner without hearing the shrill voices of kids, these are the hotels you should check into. There are only three of them in India currently but you will get the much-needed respite. ALSO SEE Hotels in India that allow unmarried couples
The Tamara, Coorg
Log on to their website and you will find a note on it clearly stating that children below 12 years of age are not permitted in this resort due to the steep gradient of its terrain. The hotel has won many awards in the most romantic and luxury categories and clearly, the charm is intact with no kids running around to disturb the silence and peace that prevails here. The Tamara offers luxury cottages with all creature comforts and amenities including a sun deck and private area. They also have a serene spa to melt your stress away and conduct activities in and around the resort. From plantation tours to meditation and yoga sessions and nature walks, they have something for all. They also have three eateries that offer different cuisines. This is a resort where you can soak in the bliss nature has to offer whilst being pampered in a beautiful property. The property is perfect for adults who enjoy a peaceful vacation.
Where: Kabbinakad Estate, Napoklu Nad, Yavakapadi Village, Madikeri Taluk, Kodagu District
Contact: +91 80 7107 7700
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
One of the best destination spa hotels not just in India but the world, Ananda is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand and offers splendid views of the forest, river and hills. The resort does not permit children below the age of 14 years and children below 18 are not permitted to use the sauna, steam and Jacuzzi facilities. Some therapies are also restricted for children. The resort takes well-being to another level and offers several spa packages and therapies that range from rejuvenating ones to treating certain ailments too. Combining yoga, ayurveda and Vedanta, the spa here offers treatments that are unique and soothing to one’s body, mind and soul. It also makes arrangements for nature treks, white water rafting and experiencing Ganga aarti. Being a wellness retreat, the food here is organic and wholesome to give your body maximum benefits. There is also a tea lounge, a private dining area, a restaurant by the pool and two more restaurants. Look up their packages if you plan to visit this resort anytime soon. ALSO SEE 6 best spa resorts in India
Where: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri – Garhwal, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand
Contact: 01378 227 500
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Just 20 km away from the bustling touristy spot destination of Shimla lies a posh Oberoi property call Wildflower Hall. It is situated in Mashobra which is on the outskirts of Shimla and offers a world of a difference that is serene, beautiful and tranquil. The best part, the hotel restricts the entry of children below the age of 10. Though it may not outright say it, the message is pretty clear as it is situated at a height of over 8,000 ft with a steep descent that is unsafe for children as there are several open spaces within the property. Parents who do insist on bringing their kids have to make sure they monitor them all the time. There aren’t any activities for the kids nor are there any play areas or extra cots, etc for them which is usually the norm in any five-star property. The resort offers splendid views of the Himalayas and has all the amenities you can expect from a luxury resort like an infinity pool, a spa and signature Oberoi experiences like rafting, yoga, walks, cycling and more. There is also a restaurant and bar in the property making it a one-stop place for couples to vacation in. ALSO SEE 5 resorts in India with private pools
Where: Shimla Kufri Highway, Chharabra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Contact: 0177 264 8585
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