There is a time in everyone’s life when the city seems to be closing in on you. This is a sure sign that you need to plan a getaway. And, here is some inspiration for you to plan that perfect break!
Dhanachuli is a place where you go to do nothing. Te Aroha is a 12 room property that offers a perfect venue to indulge in doing nothing. All the rooms are differently designed with a lot of care. The place is perfect for long walks, hot cups of tea and quality time with family and friends.
Naldhera, Himachal Pradesh
If you find Shimla too crowded just drive 20 kilometers further and you would come to the beautiful town of Naldhera. It has a golf course, a temple and plenty of walking trails. The best place to stay is The Chalets which is a hotel inspired by the Scandinavian log huts. It has a heated indoor swimming pool too.
If you are really tired and wish to venture further, take a flight to Srinagar. Gulmarg is just a two-hour drive. In colder weather, you are going to find snow in Gulmarg. Otherwise, as the name suggests you will find the place abundant with flowers. The Khyber with a heated indoor swimming pool, world-class spa and warm hospitality is the perfect place to pamper oneself.
Pali town offers a glimpse of the past with its old havelis and a local bazaar. Lakshman Sagar, in Pali, is a constructed lake with 14 rooms scattered around it. It used to be the hunting lodge of the King of Pali, and is now a fine getaway for the discerning traveler.
Shivpuri is well known as a rafting destination. However, sometimes one probably does not want to stay in a tent. In that case, you will find the Bull’s Retreat to be an ideal place. Surrounded by trees and flowers, it offers just the right place to unwind. Birds come chirping right outside your room. They serve food that is as good as home cooked food.
The drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer itself would refresh you. Even though it is a single lane highway, there is virtually no traffic. The city has the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, grand havelis and Gaddisar Lake. If you venture out further you will find the ghost town of Kuldhara and Sam Sand Dunes beyond it. Suryagarh is a beautiful boutique hotel in Jaisalmer, which offers many offbeat safaris to lesser-known places around Jaisalmer.
Pragpur and Garli, Himachal Pradesh
Pragpur and Garli are beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, close to Dharamshala. If ancient temple and Kangra paintings are on your agenda you will find Pragpur and Garli delightful. The best place to stay is the Judge’s Court, an old colonial style house converted into a hotel.
So, where are you getting away to?
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