As another week comes to an end, we can’t help but look forward to the weekend – and what’s better than a weekend trip to someplace exciting and fun, and add some gorgeous views to that and we’re sorted. If you’re thinking where to head? Don’t worry, we’ve got some amazing properties on our minds. Here they are!
This stunning resort is set up in a natural environment that offers hospitality in tranquility. Featuring every possible contemporary convenience blended with a traditional heritage ambience, you are sure to get a feel of the quintessential Sikkim culture and tradition as you relax in the serene comfort of a lush and luxurious five star setting. The design is a marriage between the best in modern facilities and amenities combined with traditional trappings – a blend of Sikkimese architectural design with the Bhutanese module of exclusivity.
Set in a clearing, amidst 100 acres of untouched forests in Uttrakhand, is this pretty and rustic 80-year-old house. It’s situated just a couple of hours away from Nainital, in the South Gola range of Himalayas, with stunning views of Nanda Devi and the surrounding peaks on clear days. Featuring heating facilities for the cool climate, the rooms feature a hardwood floor, sofa and an electric kettle. All rooms have a sitting area. Some rooms also include a balcony and/or patio. There is also a kitchenette in some of the rooms for that midnight snack or cup of tea.
Rolling hills, winding roads, pine forests and trees laden with apples, oranges and other fruits surround the quaint village of Peora, Uttarakhand. The architectural style of this enchanting property is that of a farmhouse in Tuscany. Tiles and marble imported from Italy adorn the floors of the property while graceful arches and galleries lead you to luxurious guest quarters. Outside, the verandahs and balconies are perfectly positioned to maximize the sweeping vistas of valleys, hills and the majestic Himalayas. This lush property was created with Italian sensibilities in mind and designed to pamper and charm its guests.
This property lies in the heart of the Kumaon Himalayas at 6200 feet. In the midst of verdant valleys and mountains clad in forests of oak, rhododendron, deodar and pine, the stay offers five rooms, a suite and an exclusive cottage, each with its own sit out. The bedrooms are inviting and comfortable with all modern amenities. There’s a common lounge and dining area, and a deck that faces the Himalayas. The many terraced gardens are safe for kids to run free in and perfect to just hang around in and unwind.
Situated near the Tirthan valley, on one of its tributaries and in the eco zone of the Great Himalayan National Park, this place has much to offer. The valley has quite a reputation for trout fishing and you could try your hand at the beautiful sport of fly fishing. There are ample trails and treks for those with varying degree of enthusiasm and preparedness. Bird watching enthusiasts will find plenty to explore and document, with the brown dipper making a regular appearance and the lammergeier an occasional one. There are two comfortable cottages surrounded by apple trees. The cottages have been made with local materials like pine wood, stone and slate.
Every old house comes soaked in myth. So a century-old home has its fair share. This charming stay in Nanital has a living room and dining area, both with magnificent fireplaces beneath old rafters. The Deck is the central space of the house, sun kissed in winters and shaded by trees in summers. Legend envelops the place. It is said Gandhiji had tea here in 1936 while on his way to the Bhowali Sanatorium to see Kamala Nehru; and that the hunter-conservationist Jim Corbett was a friend of the lady of the house and often came visiting!
Dreaming about the weekend already, aren’t you?