Living and working in a metro city can be hard, especially if the city in discussion is Delhi. The capital of India is renowned for its heritage and cultural history, but the city can become disenchanting if you are a permanent resident. The pollution, the climate and the unrelenting traffic are just some of the things that usually gets on one’s nerves.
However, there are many perks associated with the city too; great accessibility is one of them. Vacations quickly become a necessity, and Delhi provides you with options ranging from a desert safari to mountain climbing and adventure sports owing to its strategic location. Whizzing off to a luxury resort near the city has never been easier, especially now that you can rent a car in Delhi.
Let us take a look at some of the most popular luxury resorts in proximity to the capital city:
Kikar Lodge, Ropar
The Kikar Lodge is situated in Ropar, Punjab at the foothills of the Shivalik range. It is around 320 km away from Delhi, but the journey is well worth it; the resort combines warmth, comfort and adventure all in a single package.
Kikar Resort is the nation’s First Private Forest Reserve, and is spread over 1800 acres of forest. The lodge is ideal for a corporate getaway and for couples, with accommodation options ranging from family suites to garden view rooms. Guests can choose to relax amidst the greenery and get pampered, or go for various adventure sports and activities like camping according to their preferences. A taxi from Delhi to Chandigarh can easily be arranged, and pickup service from the resort is provided upon request.
Umaid Bhavan Heritage Hotel, Jaipur
Umaid Bhavan Heritage Hotel is the place to go to, if you want to feel and be treated like a Maharaja. The hotel itself is built in the traditional Rajasthani style, complete with exquisitely carved balconies, open terraces, stunning courtyards and a lovely garden.
The rooms are decorated in opulent fashion, with antique furnishings and all modern amenities. The rooftop restaurant at the hotel has won many plaudits for their dishes, and even features a live puppet show. Delhi to Jaipur cabs are the easiest way to get to the hotel, as they provide free pickup from Jaipur city upon request.
Punjabiyat literally means “being Punjabi” or “essence of Punjab”, and that is exactly what this luxury resort promises. It is an hour’s drive away from Amritsar, amidst lush green fields crisscrossed by long canals in beautiful isolation.
The resort provides the whole Punjabi package, combining the experience of living in a farm, the tranquility of large fields and the most importantly, the exquisite cuisine and snacks. Ideal for an idyllic vacation, the Punjabiyat experience stays with you for a long time.
Tikli Bottom is not exactly a hotel or a resort. It is more of a homestay, where guests are personally welcomed by the hosts and owners Martin and Annie Howard. There are only four bedrooms in the isolated property, ensuring complete privacy.
Tikli Bottom is the perfect place to spend a few days just relaxing doing nothing at all, in the lap of the Aravalli Hills. The property is located just 45 minutes from Delhi, off the Jaipur highway so travelling there is easy.
Delhi is surrounded by many luxury resorts and these are just some of the many offbeat destinations that you can choose from. So what are you waiting for? Beat the city stress and take that much needed vacation!