With Independence Day right around the corner, it's a good time to take some much-needed R&R. The upcoming 4-day break with the weather being the way it is, it only makes sense to want to get in the car and head out on a long drive before arriving at your temporary holiday home. Below we've put together a list of some destinations that are easily accessible!
Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort
If you're looking for a quick trip around Delhi NCR, this new property is the ideal setting for an unforgettable weekend getaway or a scrumptious brunch during the forthcoming long weekend surrounding Independence Day. This lavish resort, tucked away in the breathtaking Aravali mountains, guarantees leisure and business travellers an experience they will never forget. With scrumptious meals and a relaxing staycation, the resort is an ideal place for a family getaway. Take a dip in the pool or soak in the lush greenery.
Jehan Numa Retreat
Jehan Numa Retreat is a luxurious spa retreat located on the outskirts of Bhopal, adjacent to the beautiful Van Vihar National Park. The retreat is made up of 28 cozy cottages surrounded by lush greenery and features a premium spa. It provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. The retreat has two restaurants that blend in with the surroundings and offer a variety of Indian, regional and international cuisine, including dishes from the royal kitchen. The Greenhouse Bistro café follows the 'farm to fork' concept and serves seasonal, healthy food. The retreat is committed to preserving the environment and promotes eco-friendly practices. Whether you're a leisure or business traveler, the retreat is a perfect getaway that gives you access to nature trails and national parks in Madhya Pradesh.
WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa
Looking for the perfect destination for multi-generational travel can be a daunting task. However, WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort and Spa located in Jawai, Rajasthan, is the ideal spot for a diverse range of interests. Those who love adventure can enjoy spotting leopards and bears on rocky terrains, while culture enthusiasts can delve into tribal traditions. Spa aficionados and culinary connoisseurs can find solace in luxury. With a serene Aravalli, panorama spread over 20 acres, this 5-star haven offers lakeside tranquility organic gardens, and birding. There's no need to "rough it out" as WH Cheetahgarh seamlessly merges luxury and authentic experiences. Families and groups can choose from chalets with pools, two-bedroom luxury tents, and chauffeur-driven cars. This resplendent retreat is conveniently located near Jodhpur and Udaipur airports.
Jim Corbett, Taj Resort and Spa
A destination known for experiences rooted in nature and elevated by luxury, Taj Corbett Resort & Spa, has built a new collection of stunning Luxury Suites that will ensure you have a luxury break. Taj Butler service coupled with bespoke services and the unmatched hospitality that the Taj is known for, the 11 new suites have been designed to spark a #SenseofWonder in travellers. The luxury suites are a harmonious blend of nature and culture, with soothing earthy tones to add to the quietude. The plush living space delivers a unique forest bathing ambience for a rejuvenating holiday.
Situated within close proximity of the Jim Corbett National Park, the resort welcomes guests with its impeccable hospitality and curated in-house and hyper-local experiences. For the gourmands and connoisseurs of fine living, this epicurean haven offers a diverse mix of world cuisines at its themed restaurants and bar. Take your palate on a gastronomic journey, as skilled culinary maestros guide you through flavours, aromas, and textures of authentic Kumaon delicacies. Or unwind with exquisite drinks crafted by their skilled mixologists. Let your mind and body rejuvenate with the healing therapies at the award-winning J Wellness spa, where ancient Indian wisdom and culture are brought to life embodying the essence of wellness.
Located on a private island, Raffles Udaipur offers stunning views of Udai Sagar Lake and bespoke experiences. If you wish to rediscover the City of Lakes, reminiscent of its rich cultural heritage and experience timeless traditions, it's time to spend time in luxury at this resort. The enchanting Raffles Udaipur is also home to migratory birds and bountiful flora and fauna. Spread across 21 acres, the hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Begin your experience as the Raffles butler service escorts you to your private boat. Take in the gentle breeze and quiet whistles of nature while the boat gently takes you away from the mainland and into the illustrious world of Raffles.
Narendra Bhawan Bikaner
If you're looking for a luxurious escape, consider booking a stay at Narendra Bhawan in Bikaner. The rooms are unique and provide a peaceful haven away from the chaos of city life. Additionally, the hotel offers a variety of activities and attractions to suit all types of travelers. You won't want to miss their famous sundowners, royal thalis, and spa treatments. If you're seeking something specific, don't hesitate to ask the staff for recommendations.
If you're looking for a relaxing escape, I highly recommend visiting Jaisalmer. It's a popular destination known for its stunning landscape and warm weather, especially during the month of August when there is typically little rain. One of the best places to stay in Jaisalmer is Suryagarh, which is known for its luxurious accommodations and excellent service.
Noormahal Palace, an iconic Heritage Landmark with an untold story of a family legacy in Karnal - the kingdom of Raja Karna and the mystical land of Mahabharata. Nestled in the heart of Karnal, Noormahal Palace is an unparalleled experience of grandeur and elegance, reflecting the rich heritage and culture of India. From its regal architecture to its opulent interiors, the hotel provides an experience that is both luxurious and authentic. If you wish to transport yourself back to the Mughal era for a few days, with culinary delights, don't think before you book!
Leela Ambience Gurugram
Looking for a staycation with your special one? The Leela Ambience Gurugram offers a romantic getaway, or to enjoy the luxury of space, discover artfully curated spaces that enchant and excite an urban experience in the heart of the bustling city. Spend time in the pool or simply indulge in delicious food in the heart of Gurugram. From stunning interiors to breathtaking views, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to elevate the living experience. Experience unmatched luxury and create unforgettable memories with a complimentary breakfast buffet at Spectra and a special 15% discount on hotel services.
Soul and Surf, Kerela
Nestled in Varkala, Kerala, Soul & Surf is more than just a boutique stay. It's a vibrant community, embracing both yogis and surfers of all levels, all year round. Hoping to create a space that allows those seeking a unique experience: One that offers a soulful surf culture, in a sustainable, Earth-friendly format and serves local, hearty meals that are playful twists on regional fare. The rooms at the retreats are simple, but offer magnificent views, ensuring serene rest to be followed by either a meditative surfing session or a yoga session by the beach, in the morning. Varkala is well known for its untouched beaches, dramatically beautiful cliffs, and choppy waves.
With locations that are straight out of paradise, and stays that have a whole lot of heart, Soul & Surf is hard to beat if you’re looking to make a trip that’s exciting, yet slow, and makes you feel just a little bit transformed, given your improved yoga practice, and brand-new surfing skills.
No one needs an excuse to jet off to Goa! So this long weekend make the most of it at W Goa. With modern and contemporary interiors, wake up to tropical weather and a dreamy sunset on a Monday morning. Get ready to recharge by the sparkling Arabian Sea, where vibrant resort living beckons from India’s most exotic hideaway.
The Sula Source, Nashik
Experience the beauty of Tuscany with a stay at this charming resort located within the stunning Sula Vineyards. Enjoy comfortable and stylishly decorated rooms and suites, or opt for a unique stay in a tree house with breathtaking views of the vineyards. Take a leisurely bike ride through the vineyards, indulge in a wine-tasting session with delicious meals, and relax at the spa with indulgent treatments. This resort has everything you need for a rejuvenating and unforgettable getaway
SaffronStays, Falcon Hill, Lonavala
Looking for a hillside escape? Make your way to SaffronStays Falcon Hill, a 6-bedroom luxury villa in Lonavala that boasts an infinity pool overlooking Lonavala Valley. Nestled amidst 16 acres of private, forested land near Aamby Valley and 5 minutes from the famous Tiger Point. Wake up with breakfast on your private balconies or drink cocktails from the bar amidst the scenic backdrop of the valleys. Along with fully-trained staff, the villa offers various amenities and facilities, such as refreshing yoga sessions and indoor games. Resembling the shape of a tiger leaping, this clifftop boasts a beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset across the hills. The monsoon season is perfect for visiting this viewing spot as it elevates the spectacle by creating tiny waterfalls all around and increasing the hues of the forest and meadows.