1. The Machan, Maharashtra An eco-resort located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world, Machan is home to treehouses that stand 35-40 feet above the forest. Just a few hours’ drive from Mumbai and Pune city, the place is beaming with nature and wildlife. Contact:  076666 22426 Cost per night: Rs 13,000 and upwards (includes breakfast)

2. Vythiri Resort, Wayanad Located in the lush tropical rainforest of hilly Wayanad, the resort has five tree houses that are high enough to give a great view of the lush canopy of the rainforest. The homes have locally and sustainably sourced thatch roofs and bamboo walls. Contact: 98951 75555 Cost per night: Rs 20,000 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

3. Tree House Resort, Jaipur Located at a farm in Jaipur, the treehouses are perched atop kikar or gum arabic trees. The retreat also offers a stunning panoramic view of the Aravallis. Cost per night: Rs 19,000 and upwards. Contact:  9773389892

4. Bustee Tree House, Sikkim Located 16 km away from Gangtok, the retreat is surrounded by orange orchards and lush green mountains. Ideal for a long-term stay, the place also offers huts and tents to camp in. Cost per night: Rs 6000 and above Contact: 97333 11233

5. The Mudhouse, Marayoor Located just a 1.5-hour drive from Munnar, The Mudhouse offers an escape to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Atop a living tree, the houses are made up of locally sourced wood, dried coconut fronds, mud and other eco-friendly materials. Cost per night: Rs15,286 and upwards. Contact: 97781 14405

6. Tree House Cottages, Himachal Pradesh Located in the Kullu-Manali valley, the Tree House Cottages are run by a family amid a large orchard of apple, plum, pear, walnut, persimmon and several other trees. The tree houses come with a stunning view of the Himalayas. Cost per night: Rs 3,500 and upwards Contact: 98160 78765

7. Ahilya by the Sea, Goa (Arjun’s Treehouse) Perched on the second floor of the property, the treehouse is called Arjun’s Treehouse and rests among the branches of a Banyan tree. A cosy 100-sq ft room, the tree house will surely remind you of your childhood dream of living in a treehouse. Cost per night: Rs 21,700 and above Contact: 011 4155 1575

8. Pench Tree Lodge, Pench A paradise for wildlife lovers located just a 20-minute drive from Pench National Park, the Pench Tree Lodge has six treehouses built on Mahua trees. Each house offers a great view of the wilderness with its huge French windows and private decks. Cost per night: Rs 27,000 and upwards Contact:  011 4014 6400