Take a break from the hustle-bustle of everyday life as you step out for a luxurious getaway this weekend.
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Messy, fun and full of colour, nothing defines Holi better than this. While some love the chaos that comes along with the festival others prefer to keep away from it. Unlike all other years in light of covid-19 the last two years have been disappointing for those who love the festival of colours. Although Holi celebrations will carry on this year, there will be strict safety measures in place to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.
However, if you wish to stay in and keep it safe, why not plan a getaway for the long holi weekend? Road trips are always a good idea, head to the hills or drive down to a beachside for a memorable weekend. We can safely say that there is never a reason NOT to holiday and let's admit it, we all need a change of environment given the current scenario making us work from home. Here's a list of the best places you can whiz off to this holi weekend.
Pristine beaches and crystal clear water, a religious hub and oodles of adventure activities make Rishikesh a getaway favourite. Experience the quiet or immerse yourself in rafting full of hustle and bustle, no matter what you enjoy Rishikesh has it all. And when it comes to pinning down on the hotel look no further than The Glass House by the Ganges. Set on the riverside this property is the perfect choice if you're looking for a luxurious and scenic stay.
The good part about Shimla? The weather! March/April offers the perfect weather conditions to enjoy a stay in the hills, and Wildflower Hall in Shimla is at it's best this time of the year. Surrounded by tall pin trees, and a beautiful expanse the property offers everything you'd envision to enjoy on a relaxing vacation.
Bask in the sun, and experience the rich cultural heritage the city has to offer. If you're looking to reconnect with your roots Rajasthan is the ideal getaway. Bringing together world-class luxury and Indian architecture, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the rebirth of this historic fort into a stunning property. Set amidst the rolling Aravali range, royalty and romance come together to make your stay here a truly memorable experience.
The allure of the blue mountains and the vast green expanse makes the Nilgiris mountain range perfect for a quiet weekend getaway. Indulge in wildlife spotting Mudumalai and Mukurthi national parks, channel your adventurous side as you plan a hiking trip or sit back and enjoy the soothing and pristine nature views. The Kurumba Village Resort lets you enjoy luxury amidst nature.
Let go of the art busy city life, as you experience a slow pace of life in Coorg. If a detox is what you're looking for, Coorg is the place. Expect camping by a bonfire and long walks in the lush tea estates while you spot a plethora of birds chirping early morning. And this is the best time to visit as the nip in the air is sure to draw you in completely. Book your stay at Taj Madikeri Resort and Spa that is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of a lush forest area as far as the eye can see.
All you Mumbaikars, get set go - Alibaug is the closest place to visit if you're in need of a last minute and quick weekend getaway. But we recommend this destination to all those of you who love the tropical climatic conditions. And when it comes to hotel options, The Mansion House should be on the top. An idyllic escape into nature, it is tucked away in a quaint village and surrounded by a lap of greenery with the perfect blend of urban luxury and tropical indulgence. The poolside space with airy cabanas, veranda restaurants, and a sky bar designated for sundowners make this perfect for a break.
Take a walk in the wild, or whiz off to the jungle in a safari as you are on your quest to find a tiger. Jim Corbett brings together scenic views and wildlife adventures allowing you to truly enjoy nature at it's best. Get wild and rustic as you book your stay at Jim's Jungle Retreat. Unwind and rejuvenate at the jungle-inspired spa, spend your time at the poolside, indulge in organic farm-to-table meals or sit out on your private verandah as you seek the tiger.
If you're a hardcore mountains person, make your way to the hills of Dharamshala. Overlook the snow-covered mountains on one side and a lush green valley on the other, as you enjoy eternal bliss and solitude. Discover Dharamshala's first-ever luxury hotel, Hyatt Regency that has the perfect cosy hill station vibe.
Rohet Garh, Jodhpur
Immerse yourself in the world of heritage as you cherish your stay at Rohet Garh. House of Rohet, a boutique hotel combines opulence and comfort. Being built on a sand dune, it is quiet and quaint allowing you to truly cut off from the mayhem of the city life. Spend time in the sprawling lush green lawns or take a walk to explore the area.
If you're looking for an extravagant vacation splurge on the luxurious Udaivilas property. An epitome of luxury it will transport you into a dreamy world filled with majestic opulence and glamour. And what more could you ask for on a holiday than sheer indulgence? Fall in love with the charming 'city of lakes' as you arrive in a private boat to begin your stay. What's more? It's one of the most romantic getaways.