Let not the last-minute panic of planning a vacation come in the way of you and your holiday. Take a look at this list of properties close to Delhi that can be your home away from home, at least for a couple of days
Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan
Ask a person hailing from Delhi NCR about their favourite weekend getaways, and you will undoubtedly hear of Neemrana. Their Fort Palace property falls right on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, and is only close to 2.5 hours from the heart of the capital city, making it an ideal quick getaway. Be warned, however—its convenience is no measure of its grandeur. This 14-tiered fort has been converted into a magnificent heritage property, with a 74 rooms and suites to add to its roster. Add a swimming pool, interiors that are out of a design guide and a starry nightsky, and call us a happy camper.
Accommodation starts at ₹ 4500 a night for a single’s basic room
Niramaya Royal Heritage Haveli, Jaipur
When you’re thinking of Delhi-Jaipur, a road trip is sure to come to mind. Leave behind any trepidations of a back ache or a bumpy ride, however, because the good folks at Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya are sure to fix you up. At this hunting lodge turned heritage hotel, find bliss in little corners: by the pool, at the spa, under the large Kigelia tree or simply in your beautiful room that has been restored to its historic glory. It lies on the fringes of Jaipur, and gives you just the space you need from the city life.
Accommodation starts at ₹ 6000 for the Heritage classic suite
Westin Sohna Road
When in doubt, just head over to Westin’s Sohna Road property close to Gurgaon. This resort has all the makings of a fine holiday—comfortable rooms, delicious food and a spa. As soon as you enter, a golf cart awaits to whisk you away to your cottage, after which you could unwind with a Balinese massage at the spa, and then have your fill at the Xiao Chi, the Chinese restaurant, or at The Living Room for some international fare. Later, head to the poolside bar for drinks and maybe have a TT session at the activity room.
Accommodation starts at approx ₹ 10,000
A home away from home, Peepal Kothi is a family-run farmstay located on the periphery of Gurgaon. This 6-room garden property, has 3 cottages and 3 kothis (rooms) and is mostly for larger groups as you must book two rooms at a time. As you sit outside and play a fuelled game of Catan, get served homemade lemonade and fried pakoras, and later sit on the swings or climb the treehouse. Also, if you don’t bother the ducks, they won’t bother you.
If it’s simplicity and restfulness that you are seeking, Peepal Kothi is for you. Accommodation starts at ₹ 9000 for a kothi room on single occupancy, ₹ 13000 for a cottage on double occupancy
Tip: Close to Peepal Kothi lies the luxury property ITC Bharat, in case that’s more your cup of tea.
Rokeby Manor, Landour
This journey may require grit to travel to the hills, but once you get to the idyllic town of Landour, there’s no looking back. Rokeby Manor is a charming boutique hotel located near the heart of Landour, Chaar Dukaan, where the town seems to end and begin. At Rokeby, rooms and suites are named on flowers, and each have décor to match it. The breathtaking view from its blooming garden and sit-out areas are only some of the reasons to visit Rokeby, the rest include its library which turns into a breakfast area and its hot-cross buns at the bakery.
Accommodation starts at ₹ 9500 for the rustic rooms
The ride to Corbett is always a pleasant one, whether you take the road or the train. The journey is only 5 hours from the capital but takes you to the heart of the jungle, quite literally. Put up at Namah, a luxury resort in Corbett that will take care of your weekend. This beautiful property has greenery, a great review of the Kosi river and the hills, beautiful rooms, a pool and a spa to boot. That the served in its all-day dining is top notch only adds to the experience.
Accommodation starts at approx ₹ 6000