5 Offbeat Staycations to Book Right Now

5 Offbeat Staycations to Book Right Now
A cosy evening in Srinagar Photo Credit: The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar

From a 14th-century hill fort to a sprawling resort repurposed from a 325-year-old estate and a refreshing wellness retreat in the Himalayan foothills, we bring you special places where you can put your feet up

Rupali Dean
June 17 , 2021
04 Min Read

Most of us are considering low-risk ways to voyage right now, which means evading places where virus cases are spiking. Progressing well-being etiquettes, safe distancing and the least amount of guest interaction is the new normal. Allow us to take you on such safe and beautiful terminuses. 

Deo Bagh, Gwalior

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The perfect place if you desire to live like royals for a few days, the reinstated Deo Bagh feels more like a regal sanctuary than a hotel. Each fragment is an example of outstanding architectural masterwork with the supplement of up-to-date indulgences. I call it 'significant high-living'. With striking family temples and gazebos, stunning woodwork, opulent gardens and twirling peacocks, this is a piquant paradise you would want to discover every edge and corner of. And it’s more than just a pictorial experience. The milieux are outdone only by the marvellous hospitality of the excellent staff. The hotel also organises reserved tours of the Gwalior Fort and surrounds, which I would approvingly endorse if this is your first time in Gwalior.

Tel: +0124-4666166

Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar
The garden at the resort
Fenced by the elegant Himalayan ranges and looking over the scenic Dal Lake, this erstwhile palace home of the Maharajas has been sensibly restored. It has palace rooms and suites in ten luxurious cottages, and many other facilities. Enclosed by the regal Himalayas, imposing views of the Dal Lake, and well-manicured pastures with abundant chinar. The crowning glory is the Infinite Lalit Hospitality that pampers you like royalty. The elegantly ornamented restaurants - The Chinar, Chinar Gardens - serve authetic cuisines. And there's the Dal Bar to order your favoured tipple.

Tel: +919906640340

Welcomheritage Ramgarh, Panchkula
The Peacock Suite at the property

Positioned inside an estate that's over 325 years old, and reminiscent of the pre-Independence era, this indulgent resort with awe-inspiring inheritance interlaced in primeval elegance abides in its spectacular exteriors, glory and treats aplenty. With just 26 rooms and suites on offer, it has possibly the foremost area-to-guest ratio in the region. There is ample space for guests to move around and not be limited to their rooms, while practicing social distancing with other guests - a safe and contained hotel with all extravagances for guests to enjoy.

Tel: +917529074141, +917529074545, 01733-253552

Neemrana’s Hill Fort-Kesroli, Alwar
Positioned over the exceptional, dark Hornstone Breccia rocks, this seven-turreted 14th century heritage site (also one of the oldest) orders magnificent farm views from its walls. Its interior gardens- both in the Mardana and the Zenana quarters are uplifting and cherished, outlining the shelter of the sky overhead. The architecture is as unique and realistic as it can be. This ‘non-hotel’, hotel spreads transversely over many acres, offering expansive rooms with natural aeration and awe-inspiring views.

Tel: +919829499901, +91 9587885005, 0124-4666166

Airbnb Walnut Grove Treehouse and Spa, Dehradun
Wake up in the middle of the forest, in a tree house!

Located just a few kilometres away from Mussoorie, this Airbnb property in the middle of woodland makes for a picture-perfect terminal for countryside lovers. It's got that mix of out-of-a-fairytale and jungle book look. The indoor spa and jacuzzi, with glittery skies and open balconies, the tweeting of birds and sound of jungle animals make this Airbnb the perfect getaway for nature lovers. This is a trip to the lap of nature with all contemporary amenities thrown in.

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