Updated: Nov 5, 2020
After kick-starting the new decade we all need some respite from the hustle-bustle of everyday life, and what better than a weekend getaway. Revive your energy and uplift your spirit as you indulge in a luxurious vacation. Pamper yourself at the spa, or go on a digital detox to feel refreshed. We've rounded up the best hotels for a weekend getaway, so sit back, relax and immerse yourself in an extravagant experience.
1. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg
Nestled among the Himalayas amidst the beauty of Gulmarg, snow-covered mountains and all its greenery, Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa resembles a fairytale. With lush green surroundings and luxurious interiors, the resort spells out lavish and extravagant living. Kashmiri architecture has been fused with contemporary designs to create a wooden paradise. A world away from the ordinary, experience nature at its most spectacular. Cut off from the hustle-bustle of fast-paced life in the city and indulge in activities that soothe the soul. From Rs 16,675 / night Book your stay now
2. ITC Grand Bharat, Manesar
An epitome of fine living and dining, ITC Grand Bharat is situated along a beautiful stretch of the Aravali Range in the heart of Manesar. Reflecting India's rich heritage, the resort boasts of being India’s first all-suites luxury retreat and is the ultimate expression of unhurried luxury. Home to four presidential villas, each one comes with a private pool and a personal butler to ensure a luxurious and royal stay.
From Rs 50,000 /night Book your stay now
3. Mihir Garh, Jodhpur
Located 55km south of Jodhpur, Mihir Garh is the official address of extravagance. The fortress of the sun overlooks the Thar desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land. With a royal appeal and a peaceful, tranquil ambience, explore the rich heritage of Indian architecture. Holding nine magnificent suites, each one defines pure luxury and, private Jacuzzi's with each suite, re-define the word indulgence. From village safaris to royal picnics, and the novel experience of riding horses, or simply gazing at the magnificent night sky after a Shikar Dinner, Mihir Garh will keep you yearning for more.
From Rs 32,000 +taxes /night Book your stay now
4. Amanbagh Resort, Alwar
Inspired by Mughal and Indo-Persian architecture Amanbagh nested in the Alwar district of Rajasthan is all things royal. Surrounded by the gorgeous Aravali hills and 40 km from the Bengal tiger sanctuary of Sariska, this lush green estate is utterly peaceful and consummately private. Indulge in lip-smacking food where guests are treated to a princely experience among the wilderness and the candles where they dine. Immerse yourself in the soaring greenery and wildlife adventures this resort has to offer.
From Rs 60,596 /night Book your stay now
5. Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Located with the majestic Himalayan Range, breathe fresh air whilst enjoying your stay at the Wildflower Hall, Shimla. Nestled amid pine trees and an expanse of greenery, let loose yourself in the romance of nature. Go on an adventure as you indulge in activities that allow you to experience nature in its true form - trekking, mountain biking and heritage walks. A truly relaxing and lavish experience, where you get quality time to yourself while re-energizing yourself.
From Rs 20,500 /night Book your stay now
6. Ananda Spa & Resort, Himalayan Foothills
A rejuvenating experience, connect with yourself amongst the lush green unexplored expanse of the Himalayas at Anand Spa & Resort. Securing a place as one of the top ten royal resorts, it is a leading destination for yoga and meditation besides being a spa destination. Ananda has proven to be a spiritual destination for those seeking respite from a stressful urban lifestyle. The enchanting surroundings of the resort combined with the traditional Indian Ayurvedic health regimes, help the guests to rediscover themselves. Enjoying a relaxing and luxurious holiday with your loved ones as you break away from city life.
From Rs 40,000 /night Book your stay now
7. The Oberoi, Rajvilas, Jaipur
A warm and opulent welcome to the 'Pink City.' Rajvilas is defined by its royal heritage, opulent palaces, and extraordinary artisanal traditions, making it one of the destinations you can’t get enough of. Spread over 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and a princely staying experience, The Oberoi Rajvilas spells out sheer luxury. The perfect setting for a holiday of a lifetime, Rajvilas offers exquisite accommodation, including luxury tents inspired by the era of Maharajas, specially curated private dining, cultural experiences and relaxing spa treatments for you to feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
From Rs 49,500 /night Book your stay now
9. The Leela Palace, Udaipur
The Leela Palace Udaipur, the most recent addition to the scene impeccably capture the romance of Udaipur. Situated on the banks of Lake Pichola, it offers grandstand views of the lake but has brought a more contemporary sensibility to this ancient city. The design sensibility of the hotel brings together modern design elements with old heritage and architecture effortlessly. The rooms offer the guests a taste of regal and opulent living. From the services of a personal butler to walk-in wardrobes, a jacuzzi, a personal massage parlour, plunge pool among many more. Going beyond the regular services what wins hearts over are their specially curated experiences - a dining experience at the Suryast Alcove during sunset or a royal feast in the Maharaja Room.
From Rs 32,000/night Book your stay now
10. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pune
Set against the breathtaking Sahyadri mountain range, Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Sp answers all your wellness needs. Known for its personalised wellness programmes, the property is set in a picturesque location allowing you to disconnect from the world. Choose from a variety of wellness programmes ranging from three nights to 28 night including Ayurveda, Panchakarma, and naturopathy treatments. The five-star luxuries of the presidential villa make it the most sought after - a wine cellar, personal butler and private pool. Offering a garden to dinner service, The Green Table prepares dishes with ingredients from the resort’s private gardens.
From Rs12,000/night Book your stay now
11. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerela
Scenic, serene and sublime, Kumarakom Lake Resort celebrates Kerela's backwaters by providing an immersive experience. Regional rituals are mixed with modern comforts to make your stay a truly unique experience. From Luxury Pavilion Rooms to Houseboats, the resort caters to all kind of holidays. An ideal location in a quaint setting for rejuvenate yourself. From Rs 21,500/night Book your stay now
12. Aman-i- Khas, Ranthambore
Take a trip to the wild side and experience grandeur when modern comforts are combined with a rugged setting. Taking inspiration from the regal tents built by the Mughal emperors, this wilderness camp it's located close to the Ranthambore Nation Park. Taking you back to the camping lifestyle bedroom, living room, and bathroom are separated by cotton drapes. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and temple bells ringing as you book your stay at one of the 10 high ceiling tents. The pool at the spa is designed replicating the lines of ancient step-wells.
From Rs 85,550/night Book your stay now
13. Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur
Offering world-class accommodation that epitomises elegance and gracious living, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the only warrior fort to be converted into a heritage property. The splendid Jaipur Gharana architecture makes this a premium property for extravagant wedding ceremonies.
From Rs 19,000/night Book your stay now
14. The Serai from The House Of Sujan, Jaisalmer
A haven of peace and a calm oasis, The Serai from The House Of Sujan, takes luxury to a whole new level. Sprawled over 100 acres of private desert land in Jaisalmer, it draws inspiration from the designs of the royal caravan sites of Rajputana. The resort features a linear grid of 21 tents that are a delightful symphony of styles. Six luxury tented suites have their own private walled-in gardens and sunken, heated dip pools with Jacuzzi jets. White and gold hues are the prominent colour palette that complements the colours of the desert. Carpet, cushions and turbans add a dash of colour to the property. If you're looking to discover the golden fortress, there's no better place. From Rs 55,000/night Book your stay now
15. The Serai Bandipur
A magnet for wildlife lovers, The Serai Bandipur is situated on the periphery of Bandipur National Park against the Nilgiri Hills. The resorts capture the essence of the wilderness with a play pf neutral tones and textures with each cottage overlooking the hills. A decadent accommodation amongst the beautiful dark woodwork interiors, this property will hardly want to make you venture out.
From Rs 21,500/night Book your stay now
While the fast-paced city life is loved by many of us, sometimes it's essential to break away from such a busy schedule and connect with your inner self.