The Independence Day long weekend is just around the corner and most of you must have your plans in place. For those of you who still haven’t figured out where you want to go, OT’s here to your rescue. From a royal weekend in Jodhpur to a rejuvenating one at a charming cottage in Almora, take your pick.
AJIT BHAWAN, JODHPUR
Re-furbished by the designer Raghavendra Rathore and furnished with stunning objet d’art from the Jodhpur royal collection, this sprawling 7-acre boutique heritage property, Ajit Bhawan (ajitbhawan.com) has two special offers for the Independence Day weekend. The Ajit Suites Experience Package (Rs 22,000 plus taxes per night) includes a stay at one of the Maharaja’s private heritage rooms complete with a personalised butler service and a vintage car transfer from the airport. The Special Stay Package (Rs 14,999 all inclusive for 2 nights/3 days ) for 2 includes stay at Ajit Bhawan with discounts on food & beverages and spa treatments, as well as a special candle light dinner and a complete tour of the property.
VIVANTA BY TAJ, SURAJKUND
For this Independence Day, Vivanta By Taj (tajhotels.com) has introduced a long-weekend offer (Rs 8,499 plus taxes) which includes breakfast and buffet dinners, 20% off on spa and salon treatments at the in-house spa, and complimentary wi fi for up to four devices. The offer is valid between August 12 and 16. Valid between August 12 and 16, 2016
JAYPEE GREENS GOLF AND SPA RESORT, GREATER NOIDA
This sprawling 9-acre resort surrounded by lush green outdoors has special offers exclusively for the Independence Day weekend. The Independence Day Freedom Package offers a complementary 3rd night for a 2N/3D stay. The package also includes a Sunday brunch with unlimited house beverages, a flag-hoisting ceremony followed by special Independence Day lunch, recreational activities like yoga, aqua aerobics, nature walk, etc with an early check-in and late check-out. For more details, check out jaypeehotels.com.
ORCHARD GUEST HOUSE, MANALI
Located in the middle of an apple orchard with breath-taking views of the Hampta Pass, this property by Himalayan Eco Lodges and Camps (himalayanecolodges.com/manali.php) is offering a 2N/3D package (Rs 7,500 plus taxes) that includes accommodation in a double room, breakfast, lunch and dinner, a trekking guide and a bonfire with snacks in the evening.
If a relaxing weekend is what you are looking for then look no further than Himsukh (Rs 4,480 per night, airbnb.co.in). This Airbnb property is a cozy little stone cottage commanding fabulous views of Nanda Devi, Trishul and the rest of the Kumaon Himalaya peaks. It boasts of all modern amenities and a lovely garden, all the right ingredients for a rejuvenating getaway, eh?