The Easter long weekend is knocking at your door and if you love the delicious respite a long weekend (29th March-1st April) brings to your calendar, then its the perfect time to fill up your tank and hit the road. So, set your eyes on new sights for the long weekend, pack your bags and get ready to live it up a little. We’ve rounded up some truly exceptional stays for you – from a tea plantation estate in Assam to a palace-turned-hotel in Rajasthan and from a retreat located on the edge of the cliff in Meghalaya to a wilderness lodge in Gujarat.
This stunning property is located in the centre of Assam, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River and set in the midst of the Balipara division of Addabarie Tea Estate. You can spend your time here sipping on Assamese tea and gazing at the magnificent Himalayas. The 5 bungalows offer absolute privacy in a pristine setting. The old-world charm coupled with the exuberant surroundings and the vast range of activities makes Wild Mahseer an ideal getaway spot!
Blackbuck is a stunning wildlife retreat set in Western India. You can gaze out of the deck of your cottage at the changing colours of the vast stretches of the grasslands. The blackbuck (Indian antelope) wander close to the cottages and you might also spot some endangered species of birds. And for those of you wanting to get closer to the wildlife the lodge also provides safaris in customised jeeps with experienced drivers along with guides and spotters.
Polo Orchid is a mid-segment opulent retreat located at the edge of a cliff in the breathtaking Cherrapunjee Valley. The rooms are elegantly designed with stunning views from each room. You can indulge in activities like zip-lining or biking through the mountains. A romantic dinner at this property under a blanket of stars with a mesmerizing view of the valley is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
The property is located on the banks of Khari river amidst 600 acres of organic farms. The rooms at this bygone property are beautifully done-up with painted walls and ceilings. There are many options for enjoying your meals here – either in the comfort of the fabulously painted dining room with original stucco work or at the ‘al-fresco’ dining area with a barbecue.
Set amidst the orchards of Amla and rose fields these 15 royal tents cover an area of 590 sq feet each. The interiors of these luxe tents is contemporary. The Rajasthani essence is kept intact by pieces of pottery everywhere. The bedroom area is done up with a large queen-size bed with marble lamps.
So, let the countdown to the long weekend begin!